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Week In Politics: U.S. Policy On Islamic State, 2016 Presidential Race

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review about U.S. policy on the self-declared Islamic State and the 2016 presidential race.
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State Department Releases First Set Of Clinton Emails

The State Department released the first batch of emails from when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state on Friday. They relate to Benghazi, Libya, and the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate there.
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Obama Faces Criticism For Light Footprint Strategy Against Islamic State

President Obama says the U.S. is not losing the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq, but his strategy has come under criticism after the fall of Ramadi.
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Some Clinton Emails Were Retroactively Classified

The State Department released the first batch of 296 emails from the former secretary of state's private email account. Some were classified at the request of the FBI after the fact.
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Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Congress continues to debate the USA Patriot Act. A key provision allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records expires at the end of the month.
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Bulk Collection Debate Highlights Need To Revise Patriot Act

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, who says the debate in Congress over the NSA's bulk collection program shows the Patriot Act needs to be revised.
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Sen. Rand Paul Stages 'Filibuster' To Protest Patriot Act

The Kentucky senator and presidential candidate opposes the collection of bulk telephone data and other surveillance measures that the government says are needed to combat terrorism.
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Sen. Rand Paul Ends 'Filibuster' Over NSA Surveillance Program

Rand Paul voiced his opposition to the Patriot Act, which authorizes bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government. Paul says collecting the records is an assault on civil liberties.
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U.S. Releases Documents From 2011 Osama Bin Laden Raid

U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday released a collection of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
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Fall Of Ramadi Highlights 'Fundamental Failure' Of U.S. Strategy In Iraq

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post, about how the U.S. miscalculated the vulnerability of Ramadi, Iraq, to takeover by the self-declared Islamic State.

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