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At Gridiron Dinner, Trump Trades Jabs With His 'Opposition Party'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:15am

The ritzy event drew stars from across Washington's media firmament. But all eyes were on President Trump, who offered quips, burns — and even some news on North Korea. That is, if he wasn't joking.

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West Virginia Teacher Strike Continues

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks with teacher Jessica Salfia about the latest updates as teachers continue to strike in West Virginia.

Where The Supreme Court Stands On Gun Laws

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

The Supreme Court has weighed in on relatively few gun-related cases. We look at why.

Pennsylvania District Prepares To Vote In Special Election

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

In a special election, voters in Pennsylvania's 18th district will go to the polls next week to vote for their next representative in Congress.

Florida Lawmakers Debate Gun Control

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

The Florida Senate held a rare Saturday session as state lawmakers considered gun restrictions in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Sunday Politics Roundup

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

We have a wrap of a chaotic week for politics and look at what's coming up in the week ahead.

Pennsylvania Election: Regional Race Could Offer Clues About Midterms Voter Turnout

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:54am

The election in southwest Pennsylvania on March 13 is being closely watched by Democrats and Republicans looking for early clues about how Americans will vote in the midterm elections.

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Ahead Of Texas Primary, Early Signs Of A 2018 Democratic Surge

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:00am

Along with a Democratic candidate boom in Tuesday's first primary of the 2018 midterm cycle, Texas Democrats are surpassing Republicans in early voting.

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Germany's Angela Merkel Gets Fourth Term After Social Democrats Approve Coalition

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:00am

Two-thirds of voters from Germany's center-left Social Democrats endorsed a new deal to form a coalition government with the center-right Christian Democrats of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Trump And The Parameters Of Executive Privilege

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:58pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks to Mark Rozell, Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, about the origins and parameters of "executive privilege."

Report: Science On Gun Laws Is Lacking

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:58pm

The RAND Corporation has published an unflattering report about U.S. gun policy. It identified only 62 studies testing the effectiveness of policies such as background checks and buying restrictions.

Before Trump Announced Tariffs, Icahn Sold Off Millions In Steel-Related Stocks

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 3:04pm

A special adviser to the president until August 2017, Icahn has earlier said he never had access to nonpublic information or profited from his onetime position in the administration.

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Republicans Befuddled By Trump's Contradictions

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

Congressional Republicans have expressed widespread confusion when reacting to the latest policy moves and pronouncements from President Trump.

What's Next For DACA And DREAMers

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

DACA was set to expire on Monday but the future is now in limbo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rob Jesmer of FWD.us, a group founded to mobilize the tech community to fix our immigration system.

White House Week: Hope Hicks, Kushner's Business, Trump Talks Trade

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

In the past week the White House faced another high-profile resignation; reports emerged about Jared Kushner's conflicts of interest; and President Trump made surprising comments on guns and trade.

Anthony Scaramucci On White House Turnover

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, about the announced departure of his replacement, Hope Hicks, and this week's other political news.

A Week 'Lost In The West Wing Reality Show'

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:16am

"The chaos at the White House seems to be getting worse," a veteran Republican strategist said. Here's a look at one of the more unpredictable weeks in the Trump presidency thus far.

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The Last Bush Tries To Survive In The Party Of Trump

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:00am

Texas land commissioner George P. Bush has received President Trump's endorsement in his reelection bid, two years after Trump labeled his father "low energy Jeb" during the 2016 presidential race.

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The Russia Investigations: Is 'FISA Abuse' Out Of Steam? Intel Committees On Edge?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:00am

President Trump may have lost his patience with the "FISA abuse" defense, leading him to spar publicly with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is definitely Team DOJ. And big cyber-questions remain.

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Sen. Hatch Apologizes For Calling Obamacare Supporters The 'Stupidest' People

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:44pm

In a speech on Thursday, the Utah senator praised the new tax plan and called the Affordable Care Act "the stupidest dumb-ass bill" he has ever seen, echoing that sentiment about people who like it.

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