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4:04am

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 2:45 pm

An engineer from Cisco shows live wireless traffic to a FedEx employee during a recent security conference in San Francisco.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

When President Obama took office back in 2009, "cybersecurity" was not a word that everyday people used. It wasn't debated. Then, mega-breaches against consumers, businesses and the federal government changed that.

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6:25pm

Tue May 26, 2015
It's All Politics

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 9:11 am

Part of Texas' congressional redistricting map from 2003. The lead plaintiffs in Evenwel v. Abbott are residents of a state Senate district in Texas who say their equal rights to representation are diluted because Texas equalized the districts in population terms, and€” not in terms of eligible voters.
Harry Cabluck AP

When the Supreme Court returns for its next term in October, among the cases it has agreed to hear is a challenge to a fundamental practice that has governed American elections for generations.

When public-policy makers talk about a state's population, they generally mean the number of human beings living in that state β€” as counted or estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That applies to a host of political actions, including the apportionment of seats in Congress and the Electoral College votes that choose the president.

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4:27pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Law

Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 5:31 pm

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3:35pm

Tue May 26, 2015
It's All Politics

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 10:20 am

The next president to occupy the Oval Office will confront four seemingly intractable problems: stagnant wages, cybersecurity, violent extremism and federal debt.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Presidential candidates are doing what they have to do at this point in the campaign season β€” they're raising money and strutting their biographies and electoral viability to voters. We haven't heard much yet about policy papers or what they would actually do if they win. But those policy issues will matter β€” as the campaign picks up steam and especially once the next president steps into the Oval Office on Day 1.

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3:23pm

Tue May 26, 2015
It's All Politics

Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:21 pm

Seattle Space Needle elevator operator Michael Hall says despite the success of the attraction, his pay hasn't budged in four years.
Ted S. Warren AP

As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

For seven years, Michael Hall has been guiding tourists to the top of Seattle's Space Needle and back. It's a unique vantage point from which to watch the ups and downs of Americans' paychecks.

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