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Netanyahu Takes Reporter Questions Ahead Of AIPAC Speech

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:17am

Reporters traveling with Benjamin Netanyahu were allowed to ask the Israeli prime minister questions. On Tuesday, Netanyahu addresses the pro-Israel group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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Netanyahu Takes Reporter Questions Ahead Of APIAC Speech

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:17am

Reporters traveling with Benjamin Netanyahu were allowed to ask the Israeli prime minister questions. On Tuesday, Netanyahu addresses the pro-Israel group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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The Double Bind For Women In Leadership

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 8:01pm

Our culture has long expected that women will be kind, and leaders will be authoritative. So what's a female leader to do when she confronts these conflicting stereotypes?

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Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Vows To Fight Mueller Subpoena In TV Tirades

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:23pm

In declaring he won't play ball, Sam Nunberg cited what he called the "bankruptcies" the special counsel has caused for other people involved with his investigation.

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FACT CHECK: Is Trump Building A $250,000 Embassy in Jerusalem?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:55pm

In a meeting with Israel's prime minister, Trump appeared to be conflating the price tag for a permanent embassy and a temporary upgrade.

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Ailing Mississippi Sen. Cochran To Resign, Setting Up 2018 Special Election

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:10pm

"I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge," the 80-year-old Republican said Monday. His decision sets up a nonpartisan special election to coincide with the November general election.

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Meet The California Republican Embracing Russa In His Re-Election Campaign For Congress

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, is facing numerous challengers from the right and the left over his warm embrace of all things Russia. NPR went to Rohrabacher's district to explore the political campaign in America where Russia looms the largest.

Why The State Department Hasn't Spent Any Of The $120 Million To Fight Russian Meddling

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ahmed Younis, who served as principal deputy coordinator and deputy special envoy of the Global Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State under the Trump administration, about why the State Department has spent none of the $120 million allocated to fight Russian meddling.

While Under Scrutiny, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Visits White House

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

As corruption investigations against him intensify at home, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Trump in Washington, D.C. and touted their close relationship.

Florida Senate Working To Pass Legislation Aimed At Preventing School Shootings

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Florida's Republican-controlled Senate today is poised to pass a package of legislation aimed at preventing another mass shooting like the one in Parkland. Democrats have unsuccessfully been trying to include a ban on high velocity semi-automatic rifles and to remove a provision that would arm teachers.

Federal Trial For Kansas' Voter Registration Laws Set To Begin

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

In Kansas, the trial for the state's Secretary of State Kris Kobach's "proof of citizenship" law is set to get underway. Kobach has been requiring proof of citizenship for would-be voters in Kansas since 2013. But a federal judge's injunction prevents him from targeting people who register to vote when they renew their driver's licenses at the DMV.

Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Will Hit Canada Hard

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Canada will be hit particularly hard by tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to attorney Mark Warner, who is based in Toronto and has worked on trade negotiations, about the reaction in Canada and potential legal challenges to these new tariffs.

Republicans Pressuring White House To Change Course On Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Republicans are pressing the White House to change course and drop its threat to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But for the moment, President Trump is sticking to his protectionist guns.

From 'Fraud' To Individual Right, Where Does The Supreme Court Stand On Guns?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:55pm

The Supreme Court has declined to hear many gun cases in recent years. It has said there is an individual right to own a gun, but it's not an absolute one.

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After Italy's Election, 2 Rival Populist Parties Claim Right To Lead Next Government

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:49am

The success of the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in Sunday's election is the worst blow to the European Union since British voters chose to leave the EU two years ago.

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Fearful Of Fellow Legislator, Colo. Lawmakers Began Wearing Kevlar At State Capitol

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:38am

"I put on my bulletproof vest, and I button up my shirt and I ... tie my tie," said Rep. Alec Garnett. He fears retaliation by a colleague who was expelled amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Congressional Republicans Lobby Trump To Back Down On Tariffs

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:22am

Senior congressional leaders are urging President Trump to reverse his decision to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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Lives Hang In Legal Limbo, Even As The DACA Deadline Dissipates

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:06am

Congress has failed to act on an immigration policy that would secure the fate of millions of American residents.

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Texas Holds First Primary Of The Year On Tuesday

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:50am

No state has more congressional retirements than Texas. Open congressional seats there have revealed a deep bench of GOP candidates and made for some very crowded primaries.

Deadline For Congressional Action On DACA Program Has Come And Gone

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:43am

The deadline was Monday but Congress has stalled on taking action. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, about what's next.




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