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In Off-Year Election, Virginia's Race For Governor Is High-Profile

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

Tomorrow is Election Day. One of the main contests is in Virginia where the race for governor has tightened between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam.

Rep. Buddy Carter On Why He Supports GOP Tax Cut Plan

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

House Republicans unveiled a tax overhaul plan last week. The bill has been sharply criticized. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia about why he supports the measure.

Elections Have Consequences: The GOP 1 Year Later

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

Donald Trump's presidential victory one year ago transformed the Grand Old Party into the party of Trump. The new course the Republican party set off on has had many ramifications over the last year.

In Asia, Trump Can't Escape America's Problem With Gun Violence

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

President Trump addressed the deadly Texas church shooting while in Japan — his first stop in Asia on a five-country trip. Trump was talking trade and security during his stop in Tokyo.

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar On Church Shooting

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:18pm

NPR's Noel King speaks with Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar about this morning's mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which is part of his district.

Sexual Harassment Scandals Abound In Statehouses Across The U.S.

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 2:12pm

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for the resignation of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims, after reports that the speaker of the house settled a claim with a female staffer.

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How To Shop For A Plan In The ACA Marketplace

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

Last week marked the beginning of open enrollment on the healthcare exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. It's the first time they've been open under the Trump administration.

A 5K To Highlight Gerrymandering

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

The Gerrymander 5K, a fun run in Asheville, N.C., highlights the state's controversial political maps.

Week In Politics: The DNC, Taxes, Russia Investigation

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

House Republicans are pushing to overhaul the tax code as indictments rattle the White House and Democrats turn on each other.

Is Trump Changing The Presidency Or Is It Changing Him? 4 Historians Weigh In

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:05am

A year after Election Day, NPR asked four historians what they think of President Trump, his tenure in the Oval Office so far and his impact on the nation's highest and most powerful office.

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The Russia Investigations: D.C. Braces For More From Mueller; Ripple Effects Widen

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. hunkers down, uncertain whether there'll be more legal action from DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller, as the imbroglio contagion spreads. Plus, Big Tech finishes its marathon on Capitol Hill.

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Trump Launches Asia Trip With A Warning To North Korea

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 4:02am

President Trump met with U.S. and Japanese troops and golfed with Japan's prime minister on the first day of his five-country Asia tour.

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There's An Immigration Gap In How Latinos Perceive Discrimination

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 4:00am

A new survey found that Latinos born in the U.S. were nearly twice as likely as immigrant Latinos to say that someone had made negative assumptions about them because of their race or ethnicity.

Turmoil In The Democratic Party

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:43pm

A tight Governor's race in Virginia and recent comments from political strategist Donna Brazile about the 2016 primaries point to growing frustration within the party. NPR's Noel King talks to Politico's Susan Glasser about how President Trump's election still has Democrats searching for answers.

3 Ways To Think About What Mattered In The Deluge Of Political News This Week

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 9:44am

From the legal "shock and awe" of Trump campaign officials' indictments to party divisions laid bare, what a week.

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Document Sheds Light On Clinton Campaign And DNC Agreement

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

Hillary Clinton's campaign had a unique agreement with the DNC before the 2016 primaries, giving control over party decisions to the campaign for relieving DNC debt, according to a document.

In Virginia, Both Parties Use Trump To Turn Out The Base

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

Virginia is one of only two states with gubernatorial elections in 2017. It's a close race, and it's more about getting out each party's base than persuading voters.

Scientists Alarmed By Pruitt's Changes To EPA Advisory Boards

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

EPA head Scott Pruitt announced new rules this week barring researchers who've received agency grants from serving on key advisory boards. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor Peter Thorne.

Sexual Harassment In The Country's Capitol

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of California, about her legislation to pass mandatory anti-harassment training for staff on Capitol Hill.

Sexual Harassment In State Capitols: Illinois

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

Women in politics are starting to call out sexual harassment in state capitols around the country. In Illinois, a bill's being considered that would require lawmakers and staff to undergo training.

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