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In Delicate Dance, Pence Translates For Trump Abroad

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

After more than a year by Trump's side, Vice President Pence has made an art of sanding off the rough edges of the president's remarks.

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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:00am

Trump has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.

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Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:48pm

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:50pm

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From White House Job

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Joshua Green, author of The Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency and senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek about reports that Steve Bannon is leaving the White House.

Week In Politics: Steve Bannon's Removal From The White House And Trump's Reponse To Charlottesville

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and The Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review, and columnist for Bloomberg View about President Trump's decision to remove Steve Bannon as a chief strategist and the president's suggestion that "both sides" share the blame for violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Fathers Of Our Country: How U.S. Presidents Exercised Moral Leadership In Crisis

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Barbara Perry, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia, about how presidents have exercised moral leadership in critical moments.

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Why One Kentucky Town Wants To Keep Its Confederate Monument

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

When the University of Louisville took down a monument to Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, a nearby Kentucky town welcomed the statue — and residents still like that it's there.

Trump's National Security Team Meets To Discuss Way Forward In Afghanistan

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump's national security team has been trying — and failing — for months to come up with a new plan for Afghanistan. On Friday, they will meet again at Camp David to plot a way forward in the longest war in U.S. history. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says all options are on the table. What are they, and what's the country's goal at this point?

How What Happened 25 Years Ago At Ruby Ridge Still Matters Today

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

In August of 1992, a standoff between right-wing fundamentalists and the federal government turned deadly at Ruby Ridge in Idaho. Twenty-five years later, the event still looms large in the imaginations of far-right sympathizers and militia members.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Reacts To President Trump's Response To Charlottesville

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR has been checking in with the Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas since primary season. Following backlash over President Trump's comments following white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., NPR's Robert Siegel checks in with Hutchinson to ask how he thinks the president is handling the situation.

How Presidents Have Differed In Their Moral Leadership Throughout History

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Barbara Perry, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia about how presidents have exercised moral leadership in critical moments, and how their responses compare to President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Reacts To Steve Bannon's White House Departure

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Steve Bannon's departure from the White House.

Arrests Of Undocumented Parents Sparks Debate Between Federal Officials And Immigration Advocates

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested hundreds of undocumented parents who are suspected of paying smugglers to bring their children to the U.S. Federal officials say those parents are supporting criminal smuggling rings, but immigrant advocates complain the crackdown is criminalizing family reunification.

Steve Bannon Out As Chief White House Strategist

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:07pm

Steve Bannon, who salvaged Donald Trump's presidential campaign but struggled once he reached the West Wing, is out as Trump's chief strategist.

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Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:53am

"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro told Good Morning America. Her daughter Heather Heyer was killed as she was protesting against white supremacists.

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Maryland State House Removes Statue Of Judge Who Wrote Dred Scott Decision

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:21am

The infamous 1857 decision upheld slavery and declared that blacks were not citizens. Maryland's State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds, where it stood for 145 years.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:06am

The violence in Charlottesville may have grown from American history, but it's become international news.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:06am

The White House, white supremacy and where President Trump's agenda goes from here.

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Trump's Week Of Controversy

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:43am

President Trump's comments about a white supremacist march meant he continued to bleed support from CEOs and conservatives all week. David Greene talks with Robert Costa of The Washington Post.

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