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News Brief: Senate Panel To Vote On Pompeo Nomination, Nicaragua Protests

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:59am

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes on Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state. It appears the panel won't support him. Nicaragua's president withdraws a welfare overhaul that sparked protests.

For Decades, HUD Actively Engaged In Discrimination, Author Says

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

Sheryll Cashin, author of the Place, Not Race: A New Vision for Opportunity in America, explains why equal access to housing is so essential for economic progress.

Fair Housing Act Never Fully Enforced, Walter Mondale Says

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 sought to end racial discrimination in housing, but American cities remain deeply segregated. NPR's Michel Martin looks back with former Vice President Walter Mondale, who co-wrote the bill.

How Does Kim Jong Un Define 'Denuclearization'?

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:10pm

Korea expert Jean Lee of the Wilson Center tells Michel Martin Kim Jong Un's understanding of "denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula may be very different from what President Trump expects.

Latinos And Others Find Trump's Offensive Twitter Language Not Unusual

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:42am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Pilar Marrero, a writer at the Spanish language daily La Opinion in Los Angeles, about President Trump's recent tweets attacking California's sanctuary laws.

N.Y. Bill Would Allow Prosecution Despite Presidential Pardon

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:42am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance about a proposal to change New York's criminal code to allow the state to prosecute people already granted presidential pardons.

'Bring The War Home' Shows 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists Are Really Part Of A Pack

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:40am

Kathleen Belew's new book explores the impact of the Vietnam War on America's white power movement; Belew says that movement was behind a lot of domestic terror attacks attributed to "lone wolves."

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If A Parent's Day Job Is Running For Congress, Can The Campaign Pay For Child Care?

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:00am

A congressional candidate is asking the Federal Election Commission to decide whether she's allowed to use campaign funds to pay for child care while she spends her days on the trail.

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Long Hours, Low Pay Push Some Democratic Campaign Workers To Unionize

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 4:00am

"It's been far too long that workers in this industry have been exploited," said Ihaab Syed, the secretary of the Campaign Workers Guild.

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Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 1:17am

Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention. Romney aims to restart his political career by replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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Can I Just Tell You: Barbara Bush

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

On the day of Barbara Bush's funeral, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on the former first lady's legacy.

In 'Chasing Hillary,' Reporter Chronicles A Decade Spent Covering Hillary Clinton

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, author of a new memoir, talks to Michel Martin about the media's focus on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the impact on the presidential election.

'Scandal' Finale: Judy Smith, The Inspiration For Olivia Pope

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

The ABC Network series ended its seven-year run this week. NPR's Michel Martin talks to the PR executive on which the show was based — co-executive producer Judy Smith.

Former George H. W. Bush Speechwriter Remembers Barbara Bush

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush about Saturday's funeral services for his wife Barbara Bush, who died this week at 92.

DNC's Lawsuit Against Russia, Trump And WikiLeaks

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

Embattled former Democratic National Committee Communications Director Luis Miranda talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the DNC's new lawsuit alleging a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Robert Costa of the Washington Post about Mike Pompeo's nomination battle for Secretary of State, and President Trump's continuing legal troubles.

Trump's Criticisms May Have Helped Comey's Book Sales

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, about his take on former FBI Director James Comey's publicity blitz. Comey's new book is called, A Higher Loyalty.

This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.

A New Generation's Political Awakening

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:00am

Gun violence protests may be a pivotal moment for the generation coming up behind millennials. Events that occur when we're young can have an outsized impact on shaping our political outlook.

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The Russia Investigations: Comey At Imbroglio's Center But Does He Bring Clarity?

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:00am

James Comey's memos are released — in redacted, unclassified form — at the end of a week of Comey mania. And Michael Cohen drops a civil suit about the Trump-Russia dossier.

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