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Court Requests And Orders In A Busy Weekend In Politics

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 7:10am

A court has kept a suspension of President Trump's order on refugees in place — for now.

Yes, All This Happened. Trump's First 2 Weeks As President

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:13pm

A controversial immigration ban, feuds over inauguration crowd size, unfounded allegations of voter fraud and a Supreme Court nominee: highlights of Trump's first two weeks in office.

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Barbershop: When Sports Meet Politics

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone, conservative commentator Lenny McAllister and ESPN magazine writer Pablo Torre discuss whether sports and politics can be separated.

Boston's Immigration History Repeats Itself In Trump's Policies

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

President Trump's stance on immigration isn't new to America's history. Boston Globe Magazine writer Neil Swidey says a group in Boston used these same tactics, even the same rhetoric, 100 years ago.

Protestors On Both Sides Of Trump's Immigration Ban Meet At Los Angeles Airport

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

The U.S. government said it had stopped implementing President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees after a federal judge temporarily blocked it.

Washington State Attorney Says He Believes Immigration Ban Is Unconstitutional

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

A federal judge in Washington state granted a temporary block on enforcement of President Trump's immigration order that bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

When Trump Tweets, This Bot Makes Money

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

Ben Gaddis, president of Austin-based advertising company T3 made an Internet bot that shorts stock when President Donald Trump tweets negatively about a company.

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Who Is Judge James L. Robart And Why Did He Block Trump's Immigration Order?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 2:08pm

Judge James L. Robart is an appointee of President George W. Bush who also noted last year that "black lives matter."

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Washington Judge Rules To Halt Trump's Immigration Executive Order

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 2:07pm

A judge in Washington state recently ruled to halt President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. Washington Governor Jay Inslee talks about the judge's decision.

Fact Checking This Week In The Trump Administration

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 10:19am

The White House made inaccurate assertions about the president's travel ban, the reshuffling of the National Security Council and even about a massacre — that never took place.

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Airlines Again Board Travelers Barred By Travel Order, As Trump Vows To Fight

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 8:55am

After a stay issued Friday by a federal judge, several airlines said Saturday they would again resume service to passengers affected by the ban. President Trump decried the decision as "ridiculous."

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Thanks, Obama: Trump Administration Uses Obama's Record As Defense

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

There's a well-worn tradition of new administrations blaming past presidents for their problems, but the Trump administration appears to be taking it to an extreme.

The Monday Night Massacre: Current Parallels To Nixon Administration

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

President Trump's firing of the acting attorney general reminded some of Nixon's sacking of a special prosecutor in 1973. Scott Simon speaks with Nixon's White House special counsel John Dean.

Evaluating The Qualifications Of Neil Gorsuch

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Yale Law Professor Stephen Carter about his reputation and qualifications.

The Impact Of Trump's Effort To Roll Back Financial Regulations

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with analyst Karen Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics about President Trump's plans to cut back financial regulations created after the financial crisis.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen On The Democrats' Strategy Going Forward

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

Senate Democrats have vowed to resist President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen about party strategy and future legislative fights.

Former Ambassador Discusses Trump's Emerging Foreign Policy

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

President Trump had several phone calls with foreign leaders this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Ambassador Thomas Pickering about how those calls are affecting U.S. foreign policy.

Week In Politics: Supreme Court, Cabinet Confirmations And A Spat With Schwarzenegger

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, had Rex Tillerson confirmed for secretary of state and insulted Arnold Schwarzenegger in a busy political week.

Does Having More Black Officers Reduce Police Violence?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00am

Data overwhelmingly confirm that black people are involved in and are victims of police-involved killings at greater proportions than any other racial group in the country. But there's a new twist.

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Trump Backers Want Ideology Test For Extreme Vetting

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:52am

What could "extreme vetting" mean in practice? For some who've helped form President Trump's refugee policies, it's not about stricter security screening. It's about something else.

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