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'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer defends local police, calls protests "terrorism," and blames President Trump for mainstreaming hate.

Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

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Democrat Senator Reacts To Trump's Escalated North Korea Rhetoric

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 7:33am

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee. We get his reaction to President Trump's warning to North Korea that U.S. forces are "locked and loaded."

Trump's Reaction To Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Criticized By Some Republicans

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 7:33am

President Trump, not known to hold his verbal fire, issued a bland statement condemning violence on both sides after deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. Other Republicans were more pointed.

Vice President Pence Representing Trump Overseas...Again

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:00am

In his second international trip in less than a month, Vice President Pence is visiting U.S. allies in Latin America, with an eye to the deteriorating situation in Venezuela.

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Trump Saw 'Many Sides' While Some Republicans Saw White Supremacy, Domestic Terrorism

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:20pm

After the president spoke about an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides," some Republicans took him to task. And, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Barack Obama tweeted, too.

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A Deadly Aftermath Of Kenya's Election

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 4:54pm

In Kenya, police fired tear gas and bullets on demonstrators in slums around Nairobi. Kenya's commission on human rights says at least 24 people have been killed since Tuesday's presidential vote.

Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 1:35pm

The president's staff insists the action, which calls for the consideration of an investigation into Chinese trade practices, is completely separate from national security risks posed by North Korea.

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'That's Stephen': White House Adviser's Controversial Style Dates Back To His Youth

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:05pm

Stephen Miller made headlines recently for his combative turn during a briefing with reporters about immigration policy. But that type of verbal combat has been a Miller trademark since high school.

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Unfilled State Department Jobs Could Hamper North Korea Solutions

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:55am

As the rhetoric between the Trump administration and North Korea escalates, many of the important diplomatic portfolios that deal with East Asia lie empty at the State Department.

Former Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin On Centerist Politics

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:55am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Evan McMullin, an independent presidential candidate in the 2016 campaign, about the place for centrist politics in the U.S. political landscape.

Trump's EPA Has Rolled Back Dozens Of Environmental Regulations

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:55am

Some Environmental Protection Agency employees have left under President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former Administrator of the EPA Gina McCarthy about recent policy changes.

Black Journalists' Panel With Omarosa Manigault Ends In Anger

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:38pm

The crowd objected to the White House aide's seeming refusal to answer questions about the Trump administration. She told the moderator, "Ask me a question about me."

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:43pm

President Trump announced Thursday that his administration plans to declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic. Six states have already taken this step.

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Trump Aide Stephen Miller's Combative Style Goes Back To High School

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

Stephen Miller is a White House adviser who recently took on a higher profile with a combative turn before the White House press. This verbal combat has been a Miller trademark since high school.

China Remains Reserved As U.S. Trades Threats With North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Yun Sun, senior associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., about China's reaction to the rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Week In Politics: U.S. Trades Threats With North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

Tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, for more on this story and the rest of the week in politics.

Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages On North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

President Trump warned North Korea in a tweet Friday that if the country should act unwisely, military solutions are now fully in place. But Secretary of Defense James Mattis struck a different tone.

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