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Key Races Still Undecided; Trump Calls Fraud Without Evidence

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 4:08pm

Big races in Florida and Georgia remain too close to call, along with several House races, after days of counting votes.

Too Close To Call: Florida Governor, Senate Races Headed For Recount

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 4:08pm

Two high-profile races in Florida are heading for recounts. The races for U.S. Senate, the Florida governor and state agriculture commissioner will all be reviewed by a machine recount.

Florida Elections For Governor And U.S. Senate Heading For Recount

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 1:10pm

Machine counting of votes will begin this week after narrow margins were reported in the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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Changes In Abortion Rights Following The Midterm Elections

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

Voters in two states approved changing their state constitutions to no longer protect abortion rights. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with activist Robin Marty about abortion rights post-midterms.

First Democrat To Represent A Suburban Atlanta District Prioritizes Gun Control

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

A woman who lost her 17-year-old African-American son in a shooting, won a long-held GOP House seat near Atlanta. Democrat Lucy McBath made gun control a top issue in her campaign.

U.S. Troops Arrive To The Mexico Border

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

As U.S. troops arrive on the border with Mexico, NPR's Scott Simon discusses their role with retired Lieutenant General Steven Blum.

Saturday Politics: Midterm Elections And Jeff Sessions Ouster

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

Fallout from this week's midterm elections is still unfolding. Democrats win control of the House, and President Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Comparing The Saturday Night Massacre To The Present Day Justice Department

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jim Doyle about his role in the Watergate prosecutor's office and how the Saturday Night Massacre compares with what's happening in today's Justice Department.

The Trump Administration's New Rule Bars Asylum To Immigrants That Enter Illegally

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

Scott Simon speaks with Linsday Harris of the American Immigration Lawyers Association about the Trump administration's new rule to deny migrants who enter the U.S. illegally from seeking asylum.

President Trump In Paris For Armistice Day Visit

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

President Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron today in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Recount Looms In Florida Governor Race

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:54am

A recount in the race for governor and a senate seat might be taking place in Florida. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Politico reporter Marc Caputo about Florida's midterm election status.

The Russia Investigations: Who's Running The Justice Department?

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:00am

The president's appointment of a new acting AG ejected Jeff Sessions and leapfrogged Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, the only person at DOJ who the president may like less than Sessions or Robert Mueller.

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Michelle Obama Tells NPR She 'Never Ever' Would Have Chosen Politics For Herself

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:35pm

"It was very difficult being married to a man that felt like politics was his destiny," the former first lady tells All Things Considered host Audie Cornish in a wide-ranging interview about her life.

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Does Trump Single Out Women And Minorities In Attacks On The Press Corps?

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:00pm

President Trump's attack on the press intensified this week, including angry comments directed at a number of black female reporters.

Is The Appointment Of Acting Attorney General Whitaker In Line With The Constitution?

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:59pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with constitutional law expert Neal Katyal about President Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker to the office of the attorney general.

What Do Blue And Red America Have In Common? Craft Breweries — And More

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:54pm

There are some things in America that you can find in both Montana and Manhattan.

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The Latest In Georgia's Gubernatorial Race That's Not Yet Over

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:22pm

Friday is the deadline for provisional ballots in Georgia to be accepted.

Campaign Manager For Stacey Abrams Discusses Challenge In Georgia Gubernatorial Race

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:22pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Lauren Groh-Wargo, campaign manager for Stacey Abrams, about the legal action they are taking to challenge the results of Georgia's gubernatorial race.

Pelosi Confident She'll Be Speaker Despite Effort To Derail Her Bid

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:34pm

A group of roughly 10 House Democrats is organizing an effort to oppose Pelosi as the next speaker of the House, but they admit they don't have an alternate candidate yet.

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Why It's Notable That A Slew Of New Members Elected To Congress Are Military Veterans

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:27pm

For the midterm elections, many candidates in both parties were military veterans, and they relied heavily on their biographies in seeking votes. The results were mixed.

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