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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

Pressed For Time? Try Hiring A Body Double

A Mexican politician is trying to find a body double to attend ceremonial events in his stead. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if it might be a useful gimmick for American politicians, too.

Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

She's Not A Candidate, So Why Do So Many People Have An Opinion Of Her?

Emily Farris is not running for anything and has no national profile or political aspirations. Yet, a quarter of GOP primary voters in one poll had an opinion of her. What's going on? Pseudo-opinion.

Politics Rewind: Between Iraq And A Hard Place

Jeb Bush's shifting positions on the Iraq War gave an opening to Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. And will Hillary Clinton answer questions directly on her trip to Iowa next week?

Week In Politics: Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict, Obama On Poverty

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Jeb Bush's comments about Iraq.
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Low Turnout Expected In Virginia's June Primary

A new analysis by the Virginia Public Access Project shows that only 8 percent of registered voters participate in General Assembly primaries.