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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.

Week In Politics: Health Care And Priebus Out, Kelly In

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

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is out, and President Trump named Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to replace him.

I've Been Everywhere: A Political Reporter's Landmark Moment

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

Election campaigns are a great way for reporters to see the U.S. NPR's Don Gonyea checked off visiting state number 50 on a visit to Wyoming, and says it was a great way to mark the milestone.

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Don't Look Away: Stuff Happens Fast In Trump's First Summer In Washington

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 6:00am

Even as the GOP's assault on Obamacare lurched and stumbled to a stop, America's attention was divided by other stories — some important, some of lesser consequence and some of greater shock value.

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For Some, GOP Women Deserve Slow Clap Ending After Killing 'Skinny Repeal' Bill

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 6:00am

The drama on the Senate floor early Friday morning was the culmination of months of opposition — and concerns expressed — by moderate Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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President Vows To 'Eradicate' MS-13 Gang

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:49pm

Trump told a crowd gathered in Long Island that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were "liberating our towns" from gang violence.

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