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Despite Calls For Defunding, Support For Planned Parenthood Holds Steady

Planned Parenthood recently has become a flashpoint in the 2016 presidential campaign, especially among GOP candidates. But public opinion about the organization isn't changing much.

The Big-Money Effort To Turn The GOP Greener

Republican entrepreneur Jay Faison tells NPR's Robert Siegel why his foundation, ClearPath, brought together GOP pollsters to help find a way to get Americans to take climate change seriously.
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The Fight For Affordable Housing In D.C.'s Chinatown

D.C.'s Chinatown is known more for its entertainment and dining options than for Chinese culture. While the development is welcomed by many, the neighborhood's shift is being played out in a fight for affordable housing at Museum Square, home to many of the neighborhood's last Chinese residents.


'Fierce Determination' Fueled Fiorina In 2010 Bid, As It Does Now

Carly Fiorina lost out on going to the Senate five years ago but, as a former adviser said, "she gave Barbara Boxer a huge run for her money." Her rise in this year's race is reminiscent of that run.

Trump Tax Plan Would Slash Rates For Businesses And Individuals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils a tax plan that would drop the maximum rate from nearly 40 percent to 25 percent. Businesses would also get much lower rates.

Obama, Putin Meet After Trading Dueling Statements On Syria

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Monday after both spoke at the United Nations General Assembly. The two have been at odds over a solution to the Syrian conflict.

Bill To Avert Government Shutdown Survives Test Vote In The Senate

Senators agreed to limit debate on a measure to fund the government through Dec. 11 without stripping funding from Planned Parenthood. They're expected to approve the bill and send it to the House.


Next Speaker Faces Challenges Governing Divided House GOP Caucus

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John McCormack, senior writer for The Weekly Standard, about the challenges ahead presented by the demands of the Freedom Caucus.

Judge Throws Out 4 Bribery Charges In Sen. Menendez Case

Eighteen charges remain against Menendez and an eye doctor, Salomon Melgen. The men are accused of engaging in a bribery scheme involving lavish trips and political campaigns.

Donald Trump's Tax Plan Could Be Huge(ly Expensive)

The real estate mogul tried to strike a populist tone in announcing his tax plan. It cuts taxes for corporations and raises them on hedge fund managers, but its cost ... sure looks huge.