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Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict

In a way, Natalie Jaresko is on the frontlines in Ukraine's conflict with Russia. The Ukraine finance minister says financial stability is the only way to regain territory lost to Russia.

Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and how it differs from the campaigns of her husband.

How Would Hillary Clinton 'Reshuffle' Economic Inequality?

Many of Clinton's supporters say the sooner she lays out her economic policy vision the better, especially as her unfavorable ratings have been growing. She'll start Saturday.
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After Visit To Cuba, Rep. Beyer Discusses U.S. Relationship With Castro Regime

The relationship between Cuba and the U.S. continues to improve since an initial thaw late last year. Virginia Rep. Don Beyer recently returned from a trip to the island nation and spoke with WAMU 88.5 News about it.


Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.

The Life And Death Of The Iowa Straw Poll, A Once Important Political Event

Republicans killed the controversial Iowa Straw Poll after major candidates passed on attending. The tradition, rife with pay-to-play allegations, may have been a victim of its own success.

Dealing Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass Trade Plan Fail In The House

Obama made a last-ditch personal visit to the Capitol, but it didn't make a difference. A House vote today on trade legislation complicated prospects for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
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Labor Unions And Minority Groups Focus Virginia Ground Game

Labor unions and minority groups in Virginia are celebrating a major victory this week after forming a coalition that successfully campaigned for a slate of Democrats.

Senate Compromise Could Help Obama Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

The Senate is debating a defense policy bill that would make it virtually impossible for President Obama to close the war captive lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the bill has an escape clause.

Hillary Clinton To Address Economic Issues In Campaign Speech

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton holds her first big campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City with a unusually personal speech about how her upbringing forged her commitment to helping others.