Politics

4:04am

Fri May 15, 2015
NPR Story

House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:57 am

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7:02pm

Thu May 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos is apologizing for failing to disclose $75,000 in donations over a three-year period to the Clinton Foundation.

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5:06pm

Thu May 14, 2015
It's All Politics

Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 5:54 pm

This small unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted flying near the White House.
US Secret Service

It's red and black and not much larger than a brick.

But the unmanned flying device, that looked more like a toy than a drone, was a big enough problem to put the White House, executive mansion and surrounding area on lock down for about an hour while it was checked out.

The small "unmanned aerial vehicle" was spotted flying 100 feet above Lafayette Park at lunchtime Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The park is right across the street from the White House.

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4:52pm

Thu May 14, 2015
It's All Politics

After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 6:46 pm

Demonstrators participated in a March2Justice for criminal justice reform legislation outside the Capitol in April. Lawmakers who are working to on fixes to the justice system say recent unrest is pushing them to act.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Lawmakers working on fixes to the justice system say that unrest in places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore is pushing them to act.

"The whole idea of a young man dying in police custody, the confrontations with police, the looting and burning of innocent minority owned businesses," Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said on the Senate floor this month. "The question arises, what can we do?"

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3:54pm

Thu May 14, 2015
It's All Politics

Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

Ben Carson, seen speaking in the early presidential nominating state of New Hampshire, is the latest Republican to vault to the top of a primary poll.
Mary Schwalm AP

Following a trio of Republican campaign announcements last week, Ben Carson leaps to the top spot of GOP presidential candidates in the latest Fox News poll tied with presumed GOP front-runner Jeb Bush.

Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee all entered the race for the Republican nomination early last week, but none has seen as dramatic a bump as the retired neurosurgeon.

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