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In Trump's German Ancestral Village, The Locals Are Not Impressed

"Ich bin ein Kallstadter," Donald Trump likes to say. But many of the villagers are more proud of other famous American descendants with links to Kallstadt: the Heinz family, of ketchup fame.
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Jim Gilmore, Who Was Campaigning For President, Isn't Anymore

He had the resume — swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader — but there's a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.
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#MemeoftheWeek: What Would Honest Abe Really Think Of Politics Today?

#ThingsLincolnDidntSay brought the 16th president back to Twitter on his birthday to weigh in on the current presidential race. But in reality, he might actually feel at home.
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Ward 7's Yvette Alexander On Gray's Comeback: It's 'Revenge'

At one time, Yvette Alexander was Vincent Gray's protégé. Now the former mayor is challenging her for the Ward 7 seat he held before her. Alexander calls his re-entry into politics "revenge" after his career was tarnished by scandal.
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Photos: Obama Declares 3 New National Monuments In California Desert

The new designations protect nearly 1.8 million acres of public lands that include Southern California's highest peak, thousands of Native American rock carvings, endangered animals and a ghost town.
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NPR Politics Podcast: South Carolina's Dirty Reputation

South Carolina has a reputation for being a state where presidential primary politics gets dirty. NPR's Politics Podcast explores what that's about.
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Russian Escalation In Syria Narrows Options To Help Civilians

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Katulis, a senior fellow for Middle East policy at the Center for American Progress, about negotiations for helping civilians caught up in the violence in Syria. He says Russia has in effect created a no-fly zone for themselves there, which has made it almost impossible to do anything without Russia's cooperation.
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Week In Politics: Democratic Debate, New Hampshire Primary

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentator David Brooks of The New York Times and MSNBC analyst Alex Wagner. They discuss Thursday night's PBS Democratic debate and the emerging virtue of humility in the GOP.
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In Nevada, Generation Gap Over Democratic Candidates Widens

Democratic women are overwhelmingly supporting Hillary Clinton — or rather, those over 45 are. Women under 30 are strongly supporting Bernie Sanders. With the caucuses in Nevada coming up, NPR asks women there what they make of this generational divide.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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