Politics

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

July 18, 2014
Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at the entrance of Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia, on July 18, following a protest against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of bolstering his ground assault on Gaza in what commentators said was part of a strategy to pressure Hamas into a truce. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

What will drive Israel’s decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?

Boston’s Beacon Hill To Get Handicapped Ramps

July 18, 2014

Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood is getting sidewalk ramps for the disabled over the objections of some residents who say it will destroy the area’s character.

Sen. Warren Goes Campaigning, Pleasing Democrats — And Republicans

July 18, 2014
As much as Democrats love to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail, so do Republicans, who say she can help boost GOP candidates. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is her party’s star, bringing out crowds and checkbooks nationwide. But as much as Democrats love to see Warren on the campaign trail, so do Republicans.

Israel Launches Ground Operation In Gaza

July 17, 2014

Aaron David Miller, who was a Middle East negotiator for Republican and Democratic administrations, discusses the implications.

Tensions Cool As China Removes Oil Rig Off Vietnam

July 17, 2014
In this photo from May 15, 2014, China Coast Guard 3411 vessel, left, and Vietnam Coast Guard 4032 vessel sail in the waters claimed by both countries in the South China Sea. China's deployment of an oil rig off Vietnam's coast prompted a tense sea standoff and touched off deadly anti-China rioting. China recently removed the oil rig, though they have vowed to return. (Hau Dinh/AP)

After two months of drilling, China has moved an oil rig in waters claimed both by it and Vietnam, but China has has vowed to return.

Hamas, Israel Resume Attacks

July 17, 2014

After a five-hour pause, both rocket fire and airstrikes have resumed, even amid reports of full ceasefire negotiations in Cairo.

Crossings, Coyotes And Children At The Border

July 17, 2014
Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed on July 15, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. (Rick Loomis/Getty Images)

NPR’s John Burnett has been to some of the immigrant children who have crossed the border and joins us to share their stories.

U.S. Sen. Warren’s PAC Raises More Than $620,000

July 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political action committee raised more than $620,000 during the past three months, significantly boosting her efforts to help Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate.

District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country

July 16, 2014
In West Virginia's third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins, right, will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall. (U.S. House of Representatives / West Virginia Legislature)

In West Virginia’s third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall.

Sen. Flake: President’s Border Proposal Needs ‘Significant Changes’

July 16, 2014
Immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border are held inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border is looking increasingly elusive with three weeks left before Congress leaves for recess. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

The Arizona Republican shares his thoughts on the president’s proposal and how to address the immigration situation at the border.

California Teachers Divided On Court’s Tenure Ruling

July 16, 2014
Julia Macias, a plaintiff and Los Angeles Unified School District middle school student, comments on the Vergara v. California lawsuit verdict in Los Angeles on June 10. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Political rhetoric on both sides of the issue risks drowning out the voice of educators, whose take is far more nuanced.

What Honduran Children Are Fleeing

July 16, 2014
A woman and her son look out of a doorway in a neighborhood with heavy gang violence on July 20, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sonia Nazario joins us to discuss the conditions in Honduras and what the U.S. should do.

Florida Scientists Press Governor On Climate Change

July 16, 2014
Buildings are seen near the ocean in North Miami, Florida, in March 2012. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We talk to oceanography professor Jeff Chanton, who’s part of the group of professors pushing to meet with Gov. Rick Scott.

Some Call For More Military Aid To Honduras To Stem Migration

July 15, 2014
A boy watches as the plane carrying 40 Honduran deportees from the United States at the airport of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on July 14, 2014. A first group of 120 deportees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who had crossed into the United States illegally were repatriated by plane to their countries -- most of them unaccompanied youths. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

The conservative Heritage Foundation says more aid is needed to reduce the violence that’s pushing migrants to the U.S.

Another Town Protests Child Immigrants

July 15, 2014
A group protests the potential arrival of migrant children in Oracle, Arizona. (Jude Joffe-Block via Twitter)

Protesters in Oracle, Arizona, will try to block a bus they believe will transporting several dozen immigrant children.

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