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Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

Morning Edition

Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Planned Parenthood Controversy

A video involving Planned Parenthood features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says the videos are heavily edited.

Morning Edition

Action On Guantanamo Will Likely Wait Until After Congresss' Summer Recess

Congressional Republicans have demanded the White House send them a plan for closing the lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently outlined such a plan.

All Things Considered

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

All Things Considered

President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

President Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so. He encouraged African leaders to end political corruption.

All Things Considered

After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

Political Campaigns Go Social, But Email Is Still King

Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.

Most of Donald Trump's Political Money Went To Democrats — Until 5 Years Ago

The man making a strong showing for the GOP presidential nomination also has a remarkably inconsistent track record as a conservative.

All Things Considered

Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

All Things Considered

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

4 OB-GYN Residents Explain Complexity Of Training For, Providing, Abortions

July 30, 2015
Pro-life and anti-abortion demonstrators converge in front of the Supreme Court in Washington Jan. 22, 2015. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

If there’s one thing pro-life and pro-choice camps can agree on, it’s that the decision to have an abortion can be a difficult one. But the decision to perform abortions can be difficult for medical providers, too.

Do Background Checks For Gun Sales Really Work?

July 29, 2015
Federal investigators respond to the scene of a shooting at the Grand Theatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, La. (AP)

Guns, background checks, and mass shootings. A new outcry over the system that decide who gets a gun and who doesn’t.

IOC President: Boston Failed To Deliver On `Promises’ To USOC

July 29, 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when the city was selected as the American candidate for the games.

What Does Boston’s Olympic Meltdown Mean For The City?

July 28, 2015
The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Monday. The decision came after months of low public support and mounting criticism over whether the city should host the games. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Monday afternoon, citing low public support, the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizers of Boston 2024 doused the city’s Olympic flame — before it was even lit.

Boston 2024: Long On Dreams, Short On Reality

July 28, 2015
E.M. Swift: The hub's Olympic bid was so delusional, it was misleading. In this photo, a boat glides along the Cambridge, Mass., side of the Charles River, Monday, July 27, 2105, in front of the Boston skyline, behind. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (Steven Senne/AP)

The hub’s Olympic bid was so delusional, it was misleading.

Obama, America And Africa Today

July 28, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama, center left , and Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn review an honor guard at the National Palace in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP)

The United States and Africa. What we see in and beyond President Obama’s big visit.

Though The Republican Base Has Shifted South, N.H. Primary Keeps A Role

July 28, 2015
When Republican candidates are not in New Hampshire, they often show off their socially conservative credentials. Not so much in the Granite State. Here, GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit on April 18 in Nashua, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

The national party has shifted away from New England, but New Hampshire still seems to have an outsized impact on picking the GOP nominee.

Mayor Walsh Has ‘No Regrets’ About Boston’s Pursuit To Host 2024 Olympics Games

July 28, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The decision to end the bid came shortly after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a news conference that he would not sign a host community contract that made the city responsible for cost overruns.

Olympics Business Reporter Offers Perspective On Boston’s Failed Bid

July 28, 2015

Ed Hula says he was not surprised by Boston’s failed bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Analysts Discuss Potential Political Injuries In Wake Of Boston’s Failed Olympic Bid

July 28, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks in January after Boston was picked by the USOC as its bid city. On Monday, the city's quest to host the 2024 Summer Games came to an end. (Winslow Townson/AP)

Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne take a look at potential consequences for local and state leaders following the end of Boston’s pursuit of hosting the 2024 Olympics.

Some Upset, Others Relieved: Bostonians Wake Up To Dead Olympic Dream

July 28, 2015
Opponents of Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games are celebrating its end. Others, however, including some politicians, suggest the city has benefited in simply having gone through the process. (Boston 2024)

Bostonians are waking up to a dead Olympic dream. Some say Boston’s rejection shows other cities that the Olympics are not worth it. But others say it opens the door for other cities to step in.

The Role Of Public Opinion In The Boston Bid’s Failure

July 27, 2015

WBUR’s pollster Steve Koczela discusses the role of public opinion and transparency played in the failure of Boston’s Olympic bid.

Boston’s Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Is Over

July 27, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.

Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments

July 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

Q & A: Carly Fiorina On Trump, Sexism, And Being Cut From The GOP Debate

July 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at Cecil's Cafe, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

Is Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 A Good Idea?

July 27, 2015
McDonald's employees wait to take orders during a one-day hiring event at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As New York is expected to raise its minimum hourly pay, we look at the economics and politics behind the minimum wage.

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