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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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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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