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How Twitter Turned A Super Bowl Of Political Subtlety Into A 2016 Proxy Fight

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:29am

The politics mainly came in the commercial breaks, until social media users realized the Atlanta Falcons' statistical command was being crushed by a blue wall.

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Former Top Security Officials Criticize Trump's 'Ill-Conceived' Ban In Court Filing

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:38am

A document signed by former CIA Director Michael Hayden and others backs two states who say President Trump's immigration ban "unleashed chaos."

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Refugee Travel Ban Exceeded Trump's Authority, Sen. Cardin Says

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:47am

President Trump's travel ban is on hold for now but the administration is appealing. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about the ban and other political issues.

The Theory That Explains The Anger Of Our Political Moment

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:00am

Why Obamacare is gaining in popularity, why people are marching in the streets, even why Trump won the presidency can all be explained by one thing — relative deprivation.

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A Fortnight to Remember: The Trump Presidency Bursts Into Being

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:00am

Trump is the focal point not only of national political events but of national attention, period. When was the last time football was so overshadowed in the media the week before the Super Bowl?

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Trump Blasts Judge Who Temporarily Blocked Refugee Travel Ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

A federal judge in Washington State has temporarily blocked President Trump's travel ban affecting refugees, and citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. The administration is appealing.

In Kenya, Trump Gives 'Parliament Of The Common Man' Hope

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

In a small corner of Nairobi, where men gather to talk politics, President Trump is adored. They view him with hope that populism and the will of the people can be respected in a democracy.

U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:01am

NAFTA critics say money and jobs go to Mexico, but U.S. companies, like Kansas City Southern, do benefit. The company, built around trade with Mexico, has been hit hard by Trump's victory.

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Judge Gorsuch's Originalism Contrasts With Mentor's Pragmatism

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:37am

Neil Gorsuch is a self-proclaimed "originalist." It is a philosophy very different from that of his mentor, Justice Byron White.

'Oklahoma City' Explores Anti-Government Sentiments That Contributed to Bombing

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Director Barak Goodman talks about his new documentary Oklahoma City, which traces the Oklahoma City bombing's origins in the white supremacy movement and anti-government sentiments.

Republican State Rep. Experiences Backlash After Speaking Out Against Trump In Hawaii

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Beth Fukumoto has been the Minority Leader in the Hawaiian State House of Representatives since 2012. But she was ousted from the seat last week after openly criticizing President Trump's rhetoric.

Dissecting The Laws Surrounding President Trump's Travel Ban

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Jonathan Adler, legal commentator and law professor at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the tension between the judiciary and the White House after President Donald Trump's travel bans.

Trump Tweets To Blame Judge Who Blocked His Executive Order 'If Something Happens'

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

President Trump spent the weekend criticizing a federal judge who put a temporary stay on the travel restrictions he ordered last week. Vice President Pence and other GOP leaders took a softer tone.

WATCH: As SNL Takes On Trump's Team, Sean Spicer Gets His Roast

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 9:45am

Spicer's confrontations with reporters got the Saturday Night Live treatment. Poorly-fitted suit and all.

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The Politics Of The Super Bowl

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

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to longtime NFL insider Amy Trask, former Oakland Raiders CEO, about all the politics swirling around the Super Bowl, and what she thinks of this year's matchup.

Utah Representative Wants Bears Ears Gone And He Wants Trump To Do It

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

Republicans are trying to eliminate Bears Ears National Monument in Utah — one of the new ones created by President Obama in the days before he left office. The effort is creating a legal battle.

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Here's What We Know About Neil Gorsuch

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

Neil Gorsuch is the president's nominee for the Supreme Court. What do we know about him as a person? For one, he likes to drive a convertible with the top down.

A Small Business Owner On Trump's Plans For Small Businesses

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

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with small business owner Joy Weatherup Anthis about how she views President Trump's plan for small business regulations and how they affect her construction business.

Looking At The Ideological Argument For 'Trumpism'

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

The online essay "The Flight 93 Election" sparked intense debate on the political right. Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard explains how the author of the essay outlined the ideology of "Trumpism."

A History Of Supreme Court Nominations, And Fights Over Confirmations

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

Senate pushback on nominations for Supreme Court justices has been more common than most people think, especially over the last half-century.




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