What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like02/28/15
On the Webcast Extra, NPR's Juana Summers explains the practical impact of failing to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress
In the hours before funding for the Department of Homeland Security was set to run out, the House of Representatives failed to pass a 3-week stopgap measure.
Countering Violent Extremism as ISIS Threat Expands
This Week, ISIS expanded its reach to North Africa where 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded. At the same time, the White House held a violent extremism summit where President Obama rejected calling the group “Islamic.”
Ceasefire Breaks in Ukraine; ISIS Recruits Women
The ceasefire in Ukraine collapses, ISIS recruits women and children, Rudy Giuliani accuses President Obama of not loving America, and the Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act
Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine
President Obama has formally asked Congress for war powers to fight Islamic State militants, but his request is being met with resistance. Republicans think Obama's three-year proposal is too restrictive with limits on his power, while Democrats want...
Will President Obama's Viral BuzzFeed Video Help Healthcare Sign-Ups?
President Obama's BuzzFeed video “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” went viral this week — racking up tens of millions of views. The White House effort to make give the president the “cool factor” was an effort to shore up sign-ups on...
Instability in Yemen, Republicans Court Kissinger, Spying on Wall Street
On the Webcast Extra, Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times details the coup in Yemen and the struggle the US government may have trying to work with the Houthi rebel group that is now in power.
Fighting the Islamic State, U.S. Considers Arming Ukraine
This week, Islamic State militants released a video showing the barbaric execution of a Jordanian pilot held captive since December. As Jordan stepped up its fight against ISIS, the terrorist group reported that a Jordanian airstrike killed an...
Is 2016 Ready for Hillary?, The Fight Against ISIS and Souring U.S....
On the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz of the Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News report on Hillary Clinton's impending 2016 presidential campaign. When will she officially jump in? And what is she waiting for? Plus, Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast...
Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights Old Fights
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he will not seek the nomination again in 2016. What does this mean for the rest of the 2016 field? Who benefits? Plus, the Republican-controlled Congress re-litigates hot-button issues...
Obama's YouTube Moment, Harry Reid's Return and Upheaval in Ukraine
On the Webcast Extra, Alexis Simendinger reports on President Obama's round of interviews with YouTube personalities and the administration's digital approach to get the State of the Union message out. While the viewership of the speech itself was...
The State of the Union Impact at Home & Abroad and Potential 2016...
President Obama's State of the Union was met with pushback from the Republican-controlled Congress, but where is there room for compromise on the president's 2015 legislative agenda? Alexis Simendinger and Ed O'Keefe report on the president's...
Renewed Relations with Cuba and Immigration & 2016
On the Webcast Extra, NPR’s Tom Gjelten details what the new Cuba regulations mean for the individual traveler. Robert Costa of The Washington Post explains how the GOP is using immigration as a strategy for 2016 and what to watch with potential...
European Terror Attacks, Nuclear Talks with Iran, Same-Sex Marriage at...
Reverberations from the terror attack in Paris continued this week as dozens of arrests have been made, and Europe remains on heightened alert. Plus, nuclear talks with Iran continue, and President Obama is threatening to veto legislation imposing...
Boston Marathon Trial Jury Selection, Potential Charges for Petraeus...
On the Webcast Extra, jury selection began in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Over 1200 potential jurors have been summoned in a process that could take three weeks in the death penalty case. Plus, former CIA Director...
Paris Attacks & Global Terror Threats and the Republican-Controlled...
Three days of chaos in France ended Friday when law enforcement officials stormed two hostage sites in Paris and a nearby city killing the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine shooting that left 12 people dead. We provide the latest details,...
North Korean Sanctions, Freshmen Members of Congress to Watch
On the Webcast Extra, will newly announced sanctions on North Korea deter change the behavior of Kim Jong Un's regime or just send a message? Domestically, 34 years after the assassination attempt on President Reagan, shooter John Hinckley will not...
Shifting Political Landscape in 2015
As the New Year kicks off, we look at the new political landscape in Washington as a new Republican-controlled Congress takes over. As President Obama begins his final two years in office, will he find common ground with Republicans? Plus, the Supreme...
Tying up the Loose Ends of 2014
On the Webcast Extra, we wrap up all the stories we couldn't fit in the main broadcast including: 2014's culture shifts on gay marriage and marijuana, the Republican's good year in state-level elections and "normalizing" relations with Cuba.
The Stories That Shaped 2014
From good news on the economic front to cultural debates to foreign policy challenges, 2014 was an eventful year. As the year comes to a close, we examine the big stories and how they may impact the year to come. President Obama had a mixed year that...
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