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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

Mayor Hales Signed Settlement Without Knowing The Details

OPB | July 29, 2014 3:23 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he did not know the controversial details of a legal settlement he signed with Portland Police Captain Mark Kruger.

Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative

NWNews | July 23, 2014 4:05 p.m.

An initiative that will give Oregonians the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered...

Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Clash In First Debate

NWNews | July 18, 2014 5:35 p.m.

Oregon's two leading candidates for governor faced each other on a debate stage for the first time Friday. Republican challenger Dennis Richardson...

'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses

NPR | Aug. 02, 2014 12:26 p.m.

HiIlary Clinton's book tour is over, and her final decision on a 2016 presidential bid is months away. The tour highlighted Clinton's strengths, weaknesses and possible presidential campaign.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

NPR | July 30, 2014 4:17 p.m.

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 6:07 p.m.

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 5:17 p.m.

One of the most expensive Senate races this year is in North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Kay Hagen is trying to keep her job. Her approval numbers are dismal, but so are those for her GOP opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 3:24 p.m.

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 3:24 p.m.

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords, Who Once Tipped Senate Scale, Dies

NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 10:18 a.m.

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.

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 9:28 a.m.

The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bi-partisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.

President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains

NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 7:57 a.m.

Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 3:45 p.m.

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.

Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 3:18 p.m.

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 5:11 a.m.

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.

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