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Trump Statements On Muslim Immigration Recall Past Episodes Of U.S. Exclusion

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

In light of Donald Trump's statements on Muslim immigration, NPR recalls other national figures who advocated excluding ethnic, religious or political groups from entering or operating freely in the U.S.

Donald Trump's Rhetoric Creates Challenges For The Media

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

NPR examines whether Donald Trump's statements on Muslim immigration will mark a decisive shift in the media's treatment of the presidential candidate.

Bernie Sanders Meets With African-American Leaders In Baltimore

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

Bernie Sanders met with African-American civic and religious leaders in Baltimore and toured the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested Tuesday. Sanders has been reaching out to African-Americans since he faced harsh criticism from Black Lives Matter activists in July.

The Sticking Point: U.N. Climate Delegates To Debate Financial Measures

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rachel Kyte, special envoy for climate change for the World Bank, who explains the push-pull between rich and poor countries over financing measures to stop climate change.

U.S., Cuba Begin Negotiating Billions Of Dollars In Financial Claims

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

The U.S. and Cuba begin talks on one of the thorniest issues between them: financial claims dating back to the Cuban revolution.

Republicans Denounce Donald Trump's Call To Ban Muslim Immigrants

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Rick Wilson, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Matt Moore, a chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, about Donald Trump's controversial proposal.

Muslim Americans React To Donald Trump's Controversial Statements

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 3:35pm

Muslim Americans say they're upset over Donald Trump's call to keep Muslims from entering the country.

Trump's Muslims Plan: Inflammatory? Definitely. Unconstitutional? Maybe

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 1:59pm

Some rivals say the plan to bar Muslims is "offensive" and "unhinged." Some pundits have called it "unconstitutional." But experts say the Constitution gives Congress leverage on whom to let in.

How Donald Trump's Muslim Comments Are Playing In Muslim Countries

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 1:19pm

One of the reactions from people in Muslim-majority countries such as Indonesia and Turkey: "[Donald Trump] claims to 'make America great again' by going racist in a country of immigrants?!"

House Speaker Ryan Condemns Trump's Call To Ban Muslims From Entering U.S.

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:40am

House Speaker Paul Ryan said freedom of religion is a fundamental Constitutional principle. Ryan also spoke up for Muslims, "the vast, vast, vast, vast majority of whom are peaceful," he said.

Sanders Campaign To Reporters: 'Don't Ask About ISIS'

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:14am

The candidate was on a walking tour and press conference with black pastors in Baltimore. " I'd appreciate it if y'all would stay on topic today," his press secretary told reporters.

A Politician Walks Into King Taco ... A Look At The Political Term 'Hispandering'

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 6:04am

It wouldn't be an election without a good, old-fashioned, racially charged pun.

Head Of Muslim Group Reacts To Trump's Comments

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 4:17am

Steve Inskeep talks to Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the LA chapter of the civil right organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, about Donald Trump's comments about Muslims.

As Rural Kentucky Struggles, Medicaid Expansion Could Be Rolled Back

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 4:17am

Kentucky embraced Obamacare and extended health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of people who hadn't had it. Governor-elect Matt Bevin, who's sworn in on Tuesday, may roll that back.

When Drawing Districts, Should States Count Each Person Or Each Voter?

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 4:03am

An elections case before the Supreme Court could dramatically change the way state legislative districts are drawn and could tilt some states in a decidedly more Republican direction.

Trump On His Plan To Ban Muslims: 'Not Politically Correct, But I Don't Care'

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 4:00am

The current leader for the GOP presidential nomination received a standing ovation from a crowd in South Carolina after he read aloud his statement to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

Some Muslim Americans Irritated By Obama's Call For Them To 'Root Out' Extremism

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 4:00am

Muslim Americans feel unfairly maligned, singled out and asked to do more than others when it comes to terrorism.

Trump Calls For 'Total And Complete Shutdown Of Muslims Entering' U.S.

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 4:49pm

In his most drastic and controversial statement yet, Trump calls for a stop on any Muslims entering the U.S. "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Pearl Harbor: How 'A Date Which Will Live In Infamy' Almost Wasn't

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 4:09pm

On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library is making public digitized versions of the president's speech drafts, revisions and audio files for the first time.

Secretary Moniz Emphasizes 'Innovation Agenda' To Stop Climate Change

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the U.N. climate summit in Paris.

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