Politics

3:16pm

Wed April 27, 2011
Politics

Bennet Discusses Clean Energy During China Trip

Senator Michael Bennet

Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and nine of his colleagues are just back from a week-long trip to China, where clean energy emerged as a top issue.

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12:01am

Tue April 26, 2011
The Spark

Mitt Romney: Like Father, Like Son?

There are at least a dozen Republicans considering a run for the White House in 2012. Over the next two weeks, NPR will be profiling some of them to find out what first sparked their interest in politics.

Before Mitt Romney went from the boardroom to the campaign trail, his father did the same thing.

George Romney was the head of American Motors — a gregarious, no-nonsense CEO who championed a line of innovative compact cars sold under the Nash and Rambler nameplates.

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1:17pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Politics

Fight For Ohio Union Rights Turns To The Ballot Box

Over the past few months, Ohio has had its share of fighting over public sector unions' collective bargaining rights.

Earlier this year, thousands marched on the statehouse in Columbus, but those protests didn't get unions or their Democratic supporters very far. Senate Bill 5 passed the Republican-dominated Ohio Legislature on March 30 and Gov. John Kasich signed it into law the next day.

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12:41pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Bear Hunts

Lawmakers Consider Repealing Ban on Spring Bear Hunt

Black bear in the woods
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Division of Wildlife

State lawmakers worried about the growing bear population are considering giving Colorado wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted.

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12:01am

Mon April 18, 2011
Politics

Republicans Mount Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

On Monday, House Republicans are scheduled to weigh in with a federal court in New York on the side of a law called the Defense of Marriage Act.

Big majorities in Congress passed the law 15 years ago to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Usually, it's the Justice Department that speaks up when federal laws are challenged in court. But in this case, the Obama administration has declined to defend a law it considers unconstitutional.

The decision generated controversy among conservatives and even within the Justice Department.

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