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Sen. Jeff Merkley On North Korea And Immigration

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:54am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., about his experience trying to visit a migrant processing center and the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Canada Reacts To Trump's G-7 Statement Rejection

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:54am

President Trump said he won't sign a joint statement with America's G-7 allies, calling Canada's prime minister "Very dishonest & weak." Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Peter Armstrong of the CBC.

Documents Shed Light On Decision To Add Census Citizenship Question

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:00am

Emails and memos show Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross overruled Census Bureau concerns and was urged to exclude noncitizens from census numbers used to reallocate congressional seats.

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Liberal Rep. Keith Ellison Launches Bid For Minnesota Attorney General

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 4:14pm

Keith Ellison announced on Tuesday that he will be running for Minnesota Attorney General, giving up his seat in Congress. NPR's Michel Martin talks to him about that decision.

At G7 Summit, Trump Demands Changes To 'Unfair' Trade Policies

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 4:14pm

President Trump left the G7 summit early after railing against what he called 'unfair' trade practices.

Columnist Charles Krauthammer Says He Has Just Weeks To Live

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:56am

Krauthammer is a columnist for The Washington Post, and commentator on Fox News. He has been fighting an aggressive form of cancer, and says his long fight against the disease "is over."

Viet Thanh Nguyen Says The U.S. Could 'Lose Its Soul' With Migrant Family Separations

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:35am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was separated from his family as a child. He says the Trump administration's policy is "inhumane, it's immoral and the United States is simply doing the wrong thing."

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A Perspective From A Pro-Trump Political Science Professor

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:10am

Scott Simon speaks to Randall Schweller, a political science professor at Ohio State University. Schweller is unusual in the international relations community for his support of President Trump.

Trump At The G-7

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:10am

President Trump downplays tensions with allies at the G-7 summit in Canada. The countries are at odds over recent U.S. trade moves.

William F. Buckley's 'Firing Line' Returns With Margaret Hoover

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:10am

Almost 20 years since Firing Line ceased production, Margaret Hoover is stepping in to become the next host of the conservative talk show on PBS. She talks with Scott Simon.

Trump Administration Won't Defend ACA

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:10am

The Justice Department has said the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which requires Americans to have insurance, is unconstitutional.

Jeh Johnson On Immigration And Trump

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:10am

The Trump administration's policy of separating parents from children illegally entering the U.S. has drawn much criticism. Scott Simon talks with former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

Trump And The G-7 Update

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:10am

A contentious G-7 and developments in the Mueller investigation have rounded out the political news of the week.

The Russia Investigations: So Many Pieces Of The Puzzle Are Missing

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 6:00am

Two years after important overtures by foreign operatives to the Trump campaign, Russian motives still aren't entirely clear.

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Special Prosecutor Decides Against Re-Charging Former Missouri Governor

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 8:58pm

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says she won't refile an invasion of privacy charge against Eric Greitens, who was accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a lover against her will.

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All Jokes Aside, Dave Chappelle Stumps For Democratic Maryland Governor's Candidate

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:35pm

The comedian is one of many high-profile endorsements Ben Jealous will roll out ahead of Maryland's June 26 primary. Incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan remains very popular in the blue state.

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Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down On Trade Positions As G-7 Summit Begins

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:08pm

President Trump and leaders from the other G-7 nations began their summit in Canada on Friday. It comes at an awkward time for the U.S. and its allies.

Scott Pruitt's Ethical Missteps Don't Seem To Have Any Effect On His Standing With Trump

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:08pm

The list of alleged ethical missteps by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt just keeps growing longer, but they don't seem to be having any effect on his standing with President Trump.

Former Senate Aide Faces Charges That He Lied To FBI About Contacts With Reporters

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:08pm

The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that intelligence information made available to the Senate Intelligence Committee was leaked to the press.

Week In Politics: Lessons From The Primaries, The G-7 Summit And Trump's Pardons

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:08pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and John Phillips of The Orange County Register about the G-7 summit, lessons from the California primary and President Trump's embrace of the presidential pardon.

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