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Trump Judicial Nominees Keep Mostly Mum In Confirmation Hearings

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard from some of President Trump's judicial nominees Wednesday, including two controversial appeals court nominees.

CEO Quits Trump's Diversity Council Over DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, talks with Mary Louise Kelly about his decision to resign from President Trump's National Diversity Coalition.

Christians And DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Christians of all denominations, including many evangelicals who have supported President Trump, are speaking out on behalf of immigrants protected from deportation under the DACA program.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Obama And Trump's Election

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

News Brief: Trump's Deal With Democrats, Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

In a surprise move, President Trump is siding with top Democrats in a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Also, Dánica Coto of The Associated Press talks about Hurricane Irma's path through the Caribbean.

'His Ideology Is White Supremacy': Ta-Nehisi Coates On Donald Trump

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump, and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

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Trump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee Investigators

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:00am

The president's son is expected to visit Capitol Hill on Thursday for a session behind closed doors with staff members looking into his meeting with Russian advocates last year in New York.

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Behind Support For 'Adoption,' A Web Of Clandestine Russian Advocates

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:00am

The sign on the door in Wilmington, Del., calls it a "human rights foundation" dedicated to resuming American adoption of Russian children. But what it's really about is anti-sanctions lobbying.

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States Sue To Block DACA Termination, Citing Trump's 'Racial Animus'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:09am

State attorneys general also argue that the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Obama-era program violates due process rights of the immigrants by failing to protect their personal data.

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Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:38pm

The popular Children's Health Insurance Program is up for renewal Sept. 30. Policy analysts say it's unclear if a deeply divided Congress facing major deadlines will get the job done.

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Prosecutor Says Menendez Did Favors For Friend To Protect His Lavish Lifestyle

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:20pm

Justice Department prosecutor Peter Koski began his opening arguments with a seemingly innocuous story: "A few years ago, a man sent an email requesting a hotel room for a long weekend in Paris."

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EU Court Rejects Bid By Hungary And Slovakia To Avoid Taking Migrants

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:15pm

The countries challenged a quota system adopted by the EU to help Italy and Greece during the 2015 migration crisis. Hungary's foreign minister vowed to fight any imposed relocation of refugees.

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Civil Rights Division Nominee Eric Dreiband Appears Before Senate Panel

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

More than 70 civil rights groups are objecting to President Trump's nomination of Eric Dreiband to serve as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. On Wednesday, Dreiband got a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Outlines Opposition To DACA Program

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona about why he is against the DACA program. He wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Congress to "restore the rule of law in the United States by rolling back DACA."

Trump Urges Congress To Act On Replacing DACA Program

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump again urged Congress to act on replacing the DACA program. Democrats are pushing for a vote this month, but Republicans seem reluctant.

Trump Pledges To Withdraw From U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump says he wants to begin withdrawing from the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement. The pact was supposed to help U.S. companies sell more to Korea, but the trade gap is wider than it was when it took effect. The reasons have to do with regulations in Korea, the relatively weak economy in Korea and the U.S. consumer's love of spending.

California State University Chancellor Raises Concerns About End Of DACA

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

The California State University system is home to the highest number of undocumented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students in the country. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chancellor Timothy White on how he plans to handle the Trump administration's announcement that it will rescind the program.

New Details Emerge About Russians Who Met With Donald Trump Jr.

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

In February, a foundation aimed at repealing a set of sanctions known as the Magnitsky Act was registered in Delaware by a Russian businessman. The foundation has strong links to many of the Russians who attended the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and others.

Immigration Lawyer Weighs In On Trump's Decision To End DACA

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with immigration lawyer David Leopold about the many questions that so-called Dreamers have now that the Trump administration has announced the end of DACA.

Trump Sides With Democrats On Hurricane Relief And Fiscal Deadlines

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump sided with Democrats over leaders of his own party on a deal to fund hurricane relief, as well as avert a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling for three months.

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