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Trump Will Toast NFL's Patriots At The White House — At Least Most Of Them

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump will host the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at the on Wednesday. The president has strong ties to the team. But some players are boycotting, saying they don't feel welcome.

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George H.W. Bush Treated At Houston Hospital For Pneumonia

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:36am

After treatment for a mild case of pneumonia at Methodist Hospital in Houston, former President Bush is being held there for observation while he regains his strength, spokesman Jim McGrath says.

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Georgia Special Election Headed To Runoff As Republicans Avoid Nightmare Scenario

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:46pm

Republicans escaped a potentially brutal loss — for now — by forcing a runoff in a closely watched special congressional election that Democrats have tried to cast as a referendum on President Trump.

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On Police Treatment, Asian-Americans Show Ethnic, Generational Splits

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:56pm

Younger Asian-Americans are more likely to cite unequal treatment by police than older generations, according to a survey of Asian-American voters who are also split on the issue along ethnic lines.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Call To Action: 'This Fight' Will Take Everybody

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:51pm

"Everybody's got to get out there and find the piece that they can do," the Democratic Massachusetts senator says. She talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about her new book, the middle class and activism.

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Protesters Step Up Calls For Trump To Release His Tax Returns

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

In recent days, demonstrators have been calling on President Trump to release his tax returns. But experts say even if the returns were released, they might not reveal much about specific sources of Trump's revenue and debts.

Trump's Latest Executive Order Targets High Skilled Worker Visa Program

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

President Trump announced an executive order on Tuesday that will sharpen the focus on the H1-B visa program. The tech industry is a key beneficiary and hopes this will prod Congress to overhaul the program.

Trump Travels To Wisconsin To Tout 'Buy American, Hire American' Policy

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

President Trump traveled to a tool making company in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday and announced an executive order that calls for stricter enforcement of laws requiring the federal government to buy American-made products when possible. The second part of the order will sharpen the focus on the H1-B visa program. The executive order calls on the departments of commerce, labor, homeland security and state to more strictly police the visa program, which is used to recruit foreign tech workers.

Iowa Republican Rod Blum Faces Tough Balancing Act In Swing District

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

While members of Congress are home in their districts for spring break, one Republican is getting some extra scrutiny at home. Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa is the only member of the Freedom Caucus who also represents a swing district that's a top target for Democrats in 2018.

Trump Congratulates Turkish President Erdogan On Winning Referendum

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council and former U.S. representative to NATO, about U.S. interests in Turkey after the referendum vote to give Turkish President Erdogan sweeping powers.

Democrats Face Divided Republican Field In Georgia Special Election

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

In the Atlanta suburbs, Democrats nationally have rallied around a candidate trying to pick off the House seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, against a divided GOP field.

What Trump's Taxes Would Not Show About His Finances

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:32pm

Demonstrators are calling on the president to release his tax returns. But even if the returns were released, a tax expert says, they might not reveal much about specific sources of revenue and debts.

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That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:01pm

The U.S. Navy cancelled a carrier strike group's planned visit to Australia amid a potential standoff with North Korea. It's still thousands of miles away.

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Simple Beats Nuance, Which Is Part Of Why Trump's Not Releasing Those Tax Returns

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:56pm

This has been said repeatedly, but it's worth repeating: There is nothing preventing the president from releasing his taxes while under audit.

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A New Vote On Brexit Resurfaces Racial Anxieties Among Black Brits

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:12pm

Brexit has made many black people question their place in British society, and the snap election may yet heighten their anxiety.

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'I Basically Ran On Adrenaline': A Staffer Remembers Obama's White House

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:12pm

Alyssa Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She describes that era in her new memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

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Trump Lost More Of The Asian-American Vote Than The National Exit Polls Showed

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:13am

Less than one-fifth of voters in the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to new results from the largest exit poll of Asian-American voters.

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Republicans Look To Avoid A Political Headache In Georgia

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 9:01am

Democrats hope Jon Ossoff can clear 50 percent in the special election to succeed now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a race they've tried to make a referendum on President Trump.

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U.K. Prime Minister Calls For Early Election, U.S. Special Election In Georgia

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:29am

Steve Inskeep talks to the BBC's Jonny Dymond about Theresa May calling for an early general election in June. Domenico Montanaro of NPR's Politics team discusses the House election in Georgia.

Democrats Target Rep. Issa's Seat As One They Could Take From Republicans

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:04am

Rep. Darrell Issa won his Southern California seat by less than a point last year. With Issa trying to distance himself from President Trump, Democrats feel confident about unseating Issa next year.

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