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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton's Upcoming Announcement, Rand Paul's Remarks

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.

President Obama, Raul Castro To Share Face Time At Americas Summit

The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas.

Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy For 2016 Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her intention to run for president Sunday. It will be her second run, and a very different campaign is in store.

'Great Wall Of Sand': China Builds Islands In Contested Waters

The scale of China's construction in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands is clear in new satellite images released by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, whose director speaks with NPR.

Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Bid On Sunday

NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.

GOP Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Clashes With Media

Rand Paul kicked off his campaign with media interviews and stops in states with early nominating contests. Reporters wanted to know if he'd shifted his views to better appeal to GOP voters.

U.S. Intervention In The Caribbean Comes On China's Heels

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Margaret Myers, director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

President Obama is in Jamaica, where the U.S. is trying to gain influence in the region by using a powerful tool — energy.

Cuban Dissidents, Castro Supporters Throw Fists At Americas Summit

A scuffle between members of a Cuban delegation and anti-Castro groups has raised tensions in Panama, ahead of the Summit of the Americas.