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Trump's Call To Bar Muslims Echoes Crises From The Past

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:14am

With all the attention Donald Trump has had over the past six months, nothing has approached the worldwide furor he touched off by proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S.

Here's Where Gun Laws Stand In Your State

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 9:14am

President Obama has called for state and local governments to tighten gun laws. Here's what those laws look like where you live.

Scientific Evidence Doesn't Support Global Warming, Sen. Ted Cruz Says

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

There's a huge partisan divide on the issue of global warming in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, about his skepticism concerning climate change.

Democratic Activist Says Donald Trump Fits Demagogue Mold

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

The author of a book on demagogues and democracy says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has crossed a line and now fits the definition of a demagogue. David Greene talks to Michael Signer.

Senate Hearings To Investigate Rising Price Of Medications

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

Drug prices are a hot topic in politics. One company raised the price of a $1.50 drug to $750. Drugs to cure hepatitis C routinely cost more than $10,000 — and more for a full course of treatment.

Advocates Warn Lobbyists Eye Spending Bill As A Way To Thwart Retirement Regs

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

As lawmakers work to negotiate a government spending bill, the financial industry is lobbying against a rule being crafted by the Labor Department aimed at protecting workers with retirement accounts.

Attendees At Trump Events Believe He's The Man To Fix Things

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump knows how to work a crowd. He flatters his audience and repeatedly says the smartest people he has met on the campaign trail are the voters.

Democratic Strategist Says Donald Trump Fits Demagogue Mold

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

The author of a book on demagogues and democracy says GOO presidential candidate Donald Trump has crossed a line and now fits the definition of a demagogue. David Greene talks to Michael Signer.

Government Suspected Of Wanting CIA Torture Report To Remain Secret

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:26am

A Senate panel released a redacted synopsis of the 7,000 page report. Copies of the full classified report sent to federal agencies have gone unread. Some fear the report may never be made public.

Cruz Won't Criticize Trump, But Offers His Own Plan To Bar Refugees

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:01am

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate tells NPR's Steve Inskeep his plan to curb immigration of Middle Eastern refugees — and why he may disagree with but won't criticize Donald Trump.

In Trumpian Style, White House Press Secretary Calls Out Trump's 'Fake Hair'

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 4:34pm

Call it Combovergate. When Josh Earnest called out Donald Trump's "fake hair," NPR's Mara Liasson wanted to know what that had to do with whether he's running a serious campaign.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Legislative Redistricting

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

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case testing whether state legislative districts should count all persons or only eligible voters when district lines are being drawn.

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.

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