Politics

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn’t conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.
 

AP
February 27, 2015 | NPR · The former Florida governor’s supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate’s bill does not contain language blocking President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · The Conservative Political Action Conference has been meeting just outside Washington, D.C., this week. A parade of presidential hopefuls addressed the annual event for grassroots activists. There were many conservative favorites, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But perhaps the biggest test at CPAC was for Jeb Bush, who’s long been greeted with skepticism by conservative activists.
 

NPR
February 27, 2015 | NPR · Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.
 

AP
February 27, 2015 | NPR · The Senate approved a bill that funded Homeland Security through Sept. 30. The Republican leadership in the House decided to move forward with a more limited bill, but that failed.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.
 

 

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News

Reuters/Landov
February 28, 2015 | NPR · The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.
 

Reuters /Landov
February 28, 2015 | NPR · A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.
 

APA/Landov
February 28, 2015 | NPR · The organization, an offshoot of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.
 

Arts & Life

Reuters/Landov
February 28, 2015 | NPR · The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Marky Ramone, who has just written a memoir called Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, will see if he can correctly answer three questions about Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the “Ol’ Man River” musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn’t make sense to get on board.
 

Music

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 28, 2015 | NPR · A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.
 

Frannie Kelley for NPR
February 27, 2015 | NPR · In honor of Black History Month we went down to NPR’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to show Sam Greenlee’s 1973 film and host a conversation about its resonance.
 

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