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Going 'Nuclear': How We Got Here

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:53pm

From Robert Bork to Merrick Garland and the use and overuse of the filibuster in between, the list of grievances between both parties is long. It's all led to the point of forever changing the Senate.

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How Offering Driver Licenses To The Undocumented Makes Roads Safer

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:39am

A 2013 California law that granted driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally reduced hit-and-run accidents by 7 to 10 percent in 2015, meaning roughly 4,000 fewer hit-and-runs.

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Trump Donates Salary To National Parks Even As He Tries To Cut Interior Department

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 6:35am

Critics cried foul, including the head of the Sierra Club who called Trump's move a "publicity stunt."

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Senate Showdown Over Supreme Court Nomination Gathers Steam

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:12am

The Senate appears headed for a clash that will fundamentally change how the institution approaches the process of Supreme Court nominations, and it could have further implications.

Securing U.S. Boundaries Goes Beyond Wall, Former Border Chief Says

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:12am

David Aguilar, who once led Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol, will testify before a Senate panel on Tuesday about fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Francis Fukuyama On Why Liberal Democracy Is In Trouble

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Francis Fukuyama about contributing factors to the decline in popularity of global free trade, and the overall popularity of free-market liberal democracy.

Why Do Some South Koreans Believe A Myth That North Koreans Have Horns?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:50am

Researchers say the belief some South Koreans hold that North Koreans — who are the same ethnicity as South Koreans — are beast-like is a product of years of propaganda and misleading education.

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Justice Department To Review All Civil Rights Agreements On Police Conduct

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:04pm

The order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the bid to reassess an agreement in Baltimore may signal that the Trump administration plans to scale back investigations and reopen past deals.

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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:53pm

Trump's lawyer said the trust isolates him from his business interests. A document from the trust says he can take out money whenever he wants.

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Sen. Hirono On Support For Democratic Filibuster On Gorsuch Nomination

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a member of the Judiciary Committee, about why she voted against Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and why she supports a Democratic filibuster.

New Loopholes Discovered In Trust Separating Trump From His Businesses

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

The trust intended to build an ethics wall between President Trump and his businesses was quietly changed in February. Now he is allowed unlimited payments from the trust, among other changes.

Democrats Secure Votes To Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

Senate Democrats on Monday secured the votes needed to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This sets up a political fight that will change the way future high court nominees are considered.

How Russian Twitter Bots Pumped Out Fake News During The 2016 Election

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

Clint Watts, a former FBI agent, describes a diffuse network of Russian hackers and propagandists conducting a misinformation campaign that didn't stop with the election of President Trump.

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Trump Focus Pivots To Foreign Policy Priorities

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump is focusing on foreign policy priorities this week, including visits with several world leaders, as his domestic agenda is paused in Congress.

Trump Welcomes Egypt's Sissi To Washington In Reboot Of Bilateral Ties

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump hosts Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House Monday. The Obama administration never invited Sissi to Washington out of concerns over his human rights record.

First Lady Melania Trump Gets Her First Official Portrait

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:56pm

Trump, a former model, was photographed in the residence at the White House.

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Democrats Have The Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch And Force 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:19pm

Forty-one Democrats have committed to support a filibuster on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, which means the vote will fall short of a 60-vote threshold, likely forcing a rules change by Republicans.

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President Trump's Son-In-Law Kushner Arrives In Iraq

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:45am

Jared Kushner's foray into international affairs comes less than a week after the president named him to a commission on battling opioid abuse.

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Senate Committee To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:26am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, who has said he will vote against the nomination of judge Neil Gorsuch. Cardin, however, has not said if he will support the filibuster.

The Senate Could Go 'Nuclear' This Week. What Does That Mean?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 4:00am

A potentially historic and consequential week lies ahead in the United States Senate, where Republicans stand ready to invoke the "nuclear option" to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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