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Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.

Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Martin O'Malley

The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers shares an update from Nashua, N.H., where current and potential Republican presidential candidates have gathered to speak to party leaders and activists.

Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.

O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the president can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

Week In Politics: Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2016 Presidential Candidates

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about progress on trade in Congress.

Lawmakers Approve Bill To Help Finalize Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

Senate negotiators move forward on legislation that would give President Obama the authority to negotiate a sweeping trade accord. That deal, however, will align Obama with Republicans and pit him against Democrats.

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