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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 21, 2014 | NPR · As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.
 
July 21, 2014 | NPR · Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip. According to many foreign observers, Egypt must play a key role in any peace agreement between Israel and Hamas. To find out why, Robert Siegel speaks with Michele Dunne, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
 
July 21, 2014 | NPR · It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Party Animals

Aug 26, 2010 — On NPR tonight, host Melissa Block interviews The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder. Ambinder has a new article about Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the RNC and campaign manager for President Bush in 2004, who has announced he is gay.
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Jul 29, 2010 — Two points of view on conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. The view of Michael Steele of the RNC is positive; he's invited Breitbart to head up a GOP fundraiser next month. The view of Shirley Sherrod is less positive; she's suing him.
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Jul 28, 2010 — Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is in the process of leaving the GOP to run for governor as a candidate of the American Constitution Party. Here's what the party stands for.
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Jul 18, 2010 — Sen. John Cornyn, head of the Republican effort to recruit and fund GOP Senate candidates, says it may take two cycles — this year and 2012 — for his party to win a majority of seats.
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Jul 6, 2010 — With more and more Republicans calling on national party chair Michael Steele to resign, some conservatives are suggesting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his replacement.
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Jul 2, 2010 — Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele calls Afghanistan a "war of Obama's choosing," leading some to remind him that the war has been going on for nine years.
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May 12, 2010 — The site selection committee of the Republican National Committee is recommending Tampa-St. Petersburg as the site for the 2012 GOP convention.
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Apr 9, 2010 — NPR's Don Gonyea, on the ground at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
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Apr 6, 2010 — The feisty party chief was hired to lift Republicans out of their post-Obama funk. He's given them internal battles and even a bit of bondage-themed scandal. But he won?t quit and Political Junkie Ken Rudin says it's unlikely that he will be pushe...
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Apr 5, 2010 — The Democrats will hold their 2012 national convention the week of Sept. 3.
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