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4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:41 am

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 5:33 am

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Top Spelling Contestants Give Advice To The Next Generation

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 7:00 am

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Politics
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

While annual deficits have shrunk dramatically since the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government is still adding to its overall debt.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 7:49 am

Our next president is likely to have some big plans for the future of the country. But he or she will also have to wrestle with some leftover bills from the past. The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

That's why Danette Kenne has some questions for the presidential candidates about what kind of budget they plan to present to Congress.

"Being in Iowa, one of the things we can do is ask questions," Kenne said.

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It's All Politics
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks with Frederic Hunt, a minister at First Calvary Baptist Church, during a campaign stop Wednesday at The Main Street Bakery in Columbia, S.C.
Richard Shiro AP

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:51 am

Hillary Clinton will need black voters if she wants to win the Democratic nomination and the presidency next year. But African American voters were a major reason she lost the early nominating state of South Carolina to Barack Obama by nearly 30 points in 2008.

She's trying to make up for it this time around.

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