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  • With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

    20 August 2014, 3:36 am by: Scott Horsley

    President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
  • Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

    18 August 2014, 4:16 pm by: Scott Horsley

    President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords, Who Once Tipped Senate Scale, Dies

    18 August 2014, 3:32 pm by: Dana Farrington

    James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
  • 4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

    18 August 2014, 11:11 am by: Eric Deggans

    NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.
  • An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

    18 August 2014, 5:14 am by: Don Gonyea

    In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.
  • Obama Breaks Up Vacation With Brief Return To Washington

    18 August 2014, 1:42 am by: The Associated Press

    In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

    16 August 2014, 5:12 pm

    Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.
  • Perry Pushes Back Against Allegations He Overstepped His Authority

    16 August 2014, 5:07 pm

    Tess Vigeland talks to Ben Philpott of member station KUT about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. The governor spoke for the first time since the charges, saying he acted within his power.
  • Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

    16 August 2014, 3:15 pm by: Scott Neuman

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges against him are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."
  • Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

    16 August 2014, 10:39 am by: Scott Neuman

    Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.
  • What's Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

    16 August 2014, 9:56 am by: Scott Neuman

    The indictment stems from the Texas governor's veto of funding for a public integrity office after the Democratic head of the office was arrested for drunk driving.
  • Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges

    16 August 2014, 7:53 am

    A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted On Abuse-Of-Power Charges

    15 August 2014, 7:15 pm by: Dana Farrington

    An ethics complaint was opened last year after the governor vetoed funding for state public corruption prosecutors. Perry had said he would carry out the veto unless a district attorney resigned.
  • Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response

    15 August 2014, 4:48 pm by: Scott Horsley

    A shift in police tactics helped ensure protests stayed peaceful in Ferguson, Mo. Critics on both sides of the aisle say the response earlier in the week was heavy-handed and contributed to violence.
  • Week In Politics: Ferguson And Foreign Policy

    15 August 2014, 4:09 pm

    Political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Hillary Clinton's take on President Obama's policy.

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