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House Approves $1 Trillion Spending Bill To Keep Federal Government Open

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:20pm

The House approved a bipartisan spending bill that keeps the federal government funded through September, sending it to the Senate. President Trump has pushed back as Democrats declare it a victory.

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Hate Speech And The Misnomer Of 'The Marketplace of Ideas'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:22pm

The belief that more speech is the remedy for "bad" speech can be a principled stance. But racist hate speech may not be doing what free speech defenders think it is.

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Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 1:49pm

The Center will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago's South side and it will include three buildings — a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.

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Trump's Messaging Keeps Friends Confused And Enemies More So

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:30pm

The president has spent three days and nights in a frenzy of mixed messaging that amounts to counter-programming not only his rivals but his own administration, his own party and even himself.

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For The Deal-Making Trump, Compromise Seems To Be A Dirty Word

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:01am

Ironically, President Trump seems irritated with the need to make deals. He's eager to make threats and change rules, but the American system was set up to curb a president's power.

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FBI Director Comey Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 9:18am

The appearance comes as several congressional committees look into Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election.

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Non-Citizens Will Soon Be Able To Vote In San Francisco — For School Board

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:55am

"If you allow the children to attend school, why can't a parent have the right to vote?" said one parent. Some worry the move will complicate and jeopardize the integrity of the city's elections.

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Without A Special Visa, Foreign Startup Founders Turn To A Workaround

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:27am

Immigration advocates often tout how many startups are founded by foreigners. Yet the U.S. does not offer startup visas. Some entrepreneurs turn to a program started as an experiment in Massachusetts.

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Lawmakers To Vote On Spending Bill To Avoid A Government Shutdown

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:25am

Since Republicans need Democrats to vote for the measure, they had to compromise. While the spending bill is expected to pass, Republicans don't have the votes yet to pass a new health care bill.

Where The Russia Investigation Stands Ahead Of Comey Testimony

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

Ahead of FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, we take stock of how the landscape of the Russia investigation has shifted since his last appearance.

Trump Hosts Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will visit the White House Wednesday. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with a former adviser to the Palestinian Authority, Ghaith al-Omari.

How Canadian Dairy Farmers Escape The Global Milk Glut

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a Canadian system that defiantly rejects the free market, and protects small farmers.

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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Presidents And Trade Policy

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

In the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts talks with Rachel Martin and answers listener questions about the history and politics of trade agreements.

Morning News Brief: Comey Testifies, Spinning The Budget Deal, Hospital Attacks

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

FBI Director James Comey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, both parties declare victory over a spending bill. And a new report says hospitals in war zones are increasingly targeted.

A Guide To Ivanka Trump's Manual For 'Women Who Work'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:00am

Trump's new book is billed as a resource for women trying to reach their dream professional lives, but it is fairly short and nonspecific about how to get there.

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Peter Navarro: A 'Bricklayer' Of Trump's Protectionist Wall

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:26am

Navarro, director of the new Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, discusses his mission to "defend American workers and domestic manufacturers." He says the administration is off to a good start.

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Jim DeMint Ousted From Heritage Foundation In Major Shake-Up

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:53pm

The move comes amid growing concerns over the direction of the influential conservative think tank, which the former South Carolina senator had led the past four years.

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Clinton Blames Herself, FBI Director And Russian Hackers For 2016 Loss

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump's tweeting habits and also weighed in on his foreign policy at an appearance in New York City on Tuesday. She also weighed in on her defeat in the presidential election last year.

Trump, Putin Call Raises Questions About Possible In-Person Meeting

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Konstantin von Eggert, a writer for the Moscow Times and a political commentator on Dozhd TV, about President Trump's call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump Calls For Government 'Shutdown' After Frustration Over Spending Bill

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump is working to spin the spending bill negotiated in Congress as a win for the White House and Republicans. He pushed back on the idea they caved to Democrats to get the deal.

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