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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:58am

The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.

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Sen. Jeff Flake: 'As Conservatives, Our First Obligation Is To Be Honest'

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:57am

A new book by GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona details where he thinks the Republican Party has gone wrong. Flake wrote it in secret because he didn't want his advisers to try to talk him out of it.

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Several Countries Reject Venezuela's Election To Rewrite Constitution

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:21pm

The controversial vote has culminated in more violence between protesters and police, with at least 10 deaths Sunday. Opposition activists see the election as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro.

Law Enforcement Authorities Criticize Trump Over Speech To Police

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 5:34pm

President Trump spoke to police officers encouraging what many say is violence. NPR's Noel King speaks with Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum about the speech.

Putin Responds To Sanctions Against Russia With Expulsion Of U.S. Diplomatic Staff

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 5:34pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to expel 755 American diplomatic and technical personnel. NPR's Noel King talks with journalist Charles Maynes in Moscow about power plays between the countries.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries On The Democrats' Economic Plan

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York about the recent economic plan the Democratic Party unveiled last week.

Your Favorite Moments Of The Last Week

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

Coming out of a turbulent week of news, we look at the bright side thanks to messages from listeners sharing their favorite moments of the week.

Historical Lessons In Bipartisanship

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

Senator John McCain this week called for a return to "regular order." The last time that worked in a big way was when the Senate overhauled the federal tax code.

Fractures In The GOP

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

It's been a tumultuous week for Republicans. Boston Herald columnist and former GOP consultant Michael Graham goes over the week in politics with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Jared Kushner Is In The Spotlight. But Is He In the Tradition Of American Nepotism?

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

Because of his many roles at the White House, President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner draws controversy. Previous presidents hired family members too, but those staffers had political experience.

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Alabama GOP Senate Candidates Campaign To Be Trump's Ally In Congress

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:00am

The top three contenders in the crowded Republican primary include an incumbent nicknamed "Big Luther" Strange, the so-called Ten Commandments judge and a congressman who happily courts controversy.

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D.C. Marijuana Market: Stuck In A Gray Zone

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 1:58am

Amid confusion and uncertainty about the District's marijuana rules, more and more people are challenging the law's limitations.

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Barbershop: Changes At The White House And What The GOP Does Next

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 5:08pm

Columnist and former speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, political strategist Ron Christie and public affairs strategist Brian Wise discuss the week's White House shake-up, as well as the health care debate.

The Path Forward In Health Care Remains Uncertain For Both Parties

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 5:08pm

The failure of the GOP's health care bill in the senate means the Affordable Care Act is still law. NPR's Noel King speaks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about where things might go now.

The Week In Politics: From A Decisive Health Care Vote To New White House Staff

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 5:08pm

The week brought many surprises: Sen. John McCain's vote killed the GOP health care repeal effort, a new "foul-mouthed" White House communications director and the ouster of the chief of staff.

Could Trump Pardon Himself? Probably Not.

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:58am

No president in history has done that, but some likely have contemplated it.

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Looking At Mitch McConnell's Leadership In The Senate

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Don Gonyea talks to Alec MacGillis of ProPublica about top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell's leadership in the context of the Senate GOP's failure to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.

Alaska Sen. Murkowski's Balancing Act

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's stance on the GOP heath care bill could have long-term consequences for her state. The Trump administration may now pull back support for Alaska energy exploration.

The GOP's Next Step

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

After a tough week for the GOP in Congress, NPR's Don Gonyea talks with Republican Rep. Charlie Dent about what's next for the party.

Behind The Scenes In A Congressional Investigation

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:14am

University of Baltimore law professor Charles Tiefer worked in a congressional investigation of the Iran-Contra scandal. He tells Don Gonyea what goes on behind closed doors.

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