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Stormy Daniels Shares Graphic Details About Alleged Affair With Trump

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 7:49pm

The adult film star says she was once threatened in a parking lot to stay quiet about her affair with the President.

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Words You'll Hear: Dow Jones Industrial Average

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 4:10pm

Stocks plunged last week after President Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese imports. NPR's Sarah McCammon asks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution what that means for the U.S. economy.

New Gun Control Provisions Passed In Spending Bill

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 4:10pm

NPR's Sarah McCammon asks Pennsylvania Congressman Ryan Costello about provisions in the omnibus bill to improve criminal background checks for gun buyers and allow CDC research into gun violence.

More Upheaval For Trump's Special Counsel Legal Team: DiGenova Out Before Beginning

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 1:23pm

President Trump's personal lawyer said "conflicts" prevented Joseph diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing, from joining the team, just five days after he said they were on board.

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Ex-Catalan Leader Puigdemont Detained In Germany

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 10:21am

After living for five months in self-exile, Carles Puigdemont could now be extradited to Spain where he faces up to 30 years in prison on rebellion charges.

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Payment To Stormy Daniels May Have Broken Campaign Finance Law

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 7:41am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with The Campaign Legal Center's Larry Noble about whether election laws were broken when Stormy Daniels, who alleges a Trump affair, was paid off to stay silent.

More States Move To End 'Tampon Tax' That's Seen As Discriminating Against Women

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 7:01am

In many states, menstrual products are subject to a sales tax whereas items like ChapStick are not. It's just one example of women paying a premium, known as the "pink tax," for various products.

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How Does Cambridge Analytica Flap Compare With Obama's Campaign Tactics?

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 6:15am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Betsy Hoover, the online organizing director for Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign. Conservatives have drawn parallels between the work of Cambridge Analytica to the data operation of the Obama campaign.

The Call-In: Politics In Your Community

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 6:15am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Democratic strategist Celinda Lake and Republican strategist Whit Ayres about politics and political strategy ahead of November's midterm elections.

Democrat Congressman On DACA Fix Omission In Passed Spending Bill

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 5:09pm

NPR's Sarah McCammon asks Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro about the omnibus spending bill signed by president Trump yesterday — and its failure to address DACA.

Trump's Revised Restrictions On Transgender Troops In Military

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 5:09pm

NPR's Sarah McCammon asks military law expert Gerry Healy about President Trump's latest policy restricting military service by transgender troops.

Actress Cynthia Nixon Challenges N.Y. Gov. Cuomo; GOP See Opportunity

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:23am

Actress Cynthia Nixon announced her run for New York governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Brigid Bergin, politics reporter at WNYC, about the September primaries.

What's 'Dangerous' About Trump's New National Security Adviser?

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:23am

Scott Simon asks Matt Purple, managing editor of "The American Conservative," why he calls new national security adviser John Bolton one of the "most dangerous national security operatives" in D.C.

Is It Even Possible To Protect Your Privacy On Facebook?

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 6:27am

You might be asking this question after revelations that personal data were used by a firm tied to the Trump campaign. A privacy advocate says "you'd be spending your day full time" dealing with it.

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The Russia Investigations: D.C. Races To Secure Future Elections. Is It Enough?

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 6:01am

This week in the Russia investigations: The House and Senate intelligence committees issued recommendations on election security, and Congress authorized new funding. Will it work?

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Students March; DeVos Gets Grilled; The Funding Gap Widens

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 5:45am

School funding fairness, politically active students and more in the weekly education news roundup.

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Can't Get Elected Dogcatcher? Try Running In Duxbury, Vt.

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 4:00am

It may be the only place in the country with an elected dogcatcher. The current officeholder is Zeb, short for Zebulon, Towne. He also catches stray ermine and cattle.

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Thousands Expected To Rally For Gun Control, Many For The First Time

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 4:00am

"People are marching not because we were able to sway them," Parkland student and "March For Our Lives" organizer Cameron Kasky said. "They are marching because our lives depend on it."

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How Incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton's Style Aligns President Trump's

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:21pm

John Bolton is the latest Fox news commentator to join the Trump administration. He's built up a reputation as a hawk, rather than a consensus builder on some of the most pressing issues facing the U.S., Iran and North Korea.

China Threatening To Retaliate Against U.S. With Pork Tariffs

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:21pm

China is threatening to place a tariff on U.S. pork in retaliation to the White House's move to tax steel, aluminum and various technology.




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