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2:16 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Bill Clinton Says His Wife's Brain Is Just Fine, Thank You

Former President Bill Clinton answers questions Wednesday from Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour at the 2014 Fiscal Summit organized by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington.
AP

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 3:50 pm

Bill Clinton says he was "dumbfounded" by Republican strategist Karl Rove's recent comments about Hillary Clinton's brain. But the former president was hardly left speechless.

"First they say she was faking her concussion; now they say she's auditioning for a part on The Walking Dead," Clinton said on Wednesday when asked about Rove's remark that Hillary may have suffered "brain damage" from a fall in 2012.

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Around the Nation
10:33 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 8:25 am

Social media is still buzzing about the video of Beyonce's younger sister Solange attacking Jay Z while leaving a party. But is it any of our business? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

Politics
10:33 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Sen. Scott: Democrats Too Focused On Symptoms Of Poverty?

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 11:39 am

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Around the Nation
5:34 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Newark Mayor's Race Seen As A Referendum On Cory Booker

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 6:27 am

Residents in Newark, N.J., voted on Tuesday, closing a raucous mayoral campaign to replace Corey Booker, who is now a U.S. senator. Renee Montagne talks to Mark Bonamo of the website Politicker NJ.

Around the Nation
5:16 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Tea Party Challenger Wins Nebraska's GOP Senate Primary

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 6:27 am

In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.

Politics
4:36 am
Wed May 14, 2014

With Midterm Elections In Mind, Democrats Micro-Target Voters

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 8:30 am

During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.

Around the Nation
4:27 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Tea Party SuperPAC Targets Established GOP Candidates

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 8:29 am

Mainstream Republicans have been fighting back against Tea Party groups in congressional primaries this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Drew Ryun of the Madison Project, a national Tea Party superPAC.

Law
4:10 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Judicial Nominee On Hold Over Drone Strike Justification

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 6:27 am

Harvard law professor David Barron is under fire for signing memos that allowed the U.S. to kill a U.S. citizen overseas in a drone strike. Those blocking his nomination want the documents released.

The Two-Way
7:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

A former Seleka soldier stands in the ruins of a mosque, which residents say was attacked and burned by anti-Balaka militiamen, about 16 miles from Bambari.
Siegfried Modola Reuters/Landov

President Obama has issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against five people in the Central African Republican in connection with the country's sectarian conflict.

In a statement, the White House cited "[escalating] violence and human rights abuses," and noted that "[communities] that have lived together peacefully for generations are being torn apart along sectarian lines."

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The Two-Way
6:37 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Longtime Congressman John Conyers Off Primary Ballot

Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Capitol Hill last year. A local election official in Detroit says Conyers doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the August primary ballot.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 9:00 am

Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, who's served in the U.S. House for nearly five decades, has failed to collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot, a local election official says.

Quinn Klinefelter of member station WDET reports:

"Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett found that some campaign workers who gathered petition signatures to place Conyers on the primary ballot were not registered voters.

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