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Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:16am

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms.

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Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:01pm

Many Americans are increasingly expressing their political beliefs with their wallets. Neeru Paharia explains how we use money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.

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Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:50pm

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears likely to cast the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case involving a death row inmate's right to help from a mental health expert who is independent of the prosecution.

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State Department Website Features Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:19pm

A federal government website has a page on President Trump's private Florida resort. Critics say taxpayer-funded resources should not be used to tout the so-called Winter White House.

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Obama Re-Enters Public Eye At Community Engagement Panel In Chicago

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Former President Obama re-entered the public arena on Monday after largely being out of sight since leaving office. He participated in a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement with young people in Chicago.

Trump's Platform Remains Unclear As President Reaches 100 Days

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Candidate Donald Trump promised to blow up the political establishment — picking and choosing policies to suit his vision. But 100 days in office, it is far from clear what exactly "Trumpism" means.

'Politico' Details Trump's Relationship With Conservative Media

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Politico national political reporter Eliana Johnson about her story, "How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media."

French Presidential Election Serves As Test Of Liberal Democracy

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political theorist Yascha Mounk, a columnist at Slate and host of the podcast, "Good Fight," about what the results of Sunday's French presidential election mean for liberal democracy.

A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:30pm

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

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Obama Returns To Public Stage, Encouraging Next Generation To 'Take Up The Baton'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:19pm

The former president didn't directly address the turmoil surrounding his successor, but he did bemoan the political divisions that continue to plague the country.

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Spending Bill To Keep The Government Open Becomes Contentious

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:01am

Congress is back in session in a week that will also mark President Trump's first 100 days in office. But that moment could be overshadowed by a bill to keep the government open.

Democrats Question Trump About Adviser Sebastian Gorka

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:54am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Nita Lowey of New York about why Democrats wrote President Trump a letter asking him to fire Sebastian Gorka — they question his ties to anti-Semitic groups in Hungary.

Congress Focused On Averting Government Shutdown, But Trump Wants More

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:00am

Congress must act by Friday to avoid a partial government shutdown on Donald Trump's 100th day in office. That could be complicated as the White House pushes a border wall, health care and taxes.

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News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

The White House hopes lawmakers show movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan. And, 2 French presidential candidates will be in a runoff next month.

Senate To Vote On Sonny Perdue As Trump's Agriculture Secretary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Critics say the Agriculture Department, which is responsible for food policy and rural initiatives, is at a disadvantage without a leader. Farmers wonder about the government programs they rely on.

Trump's First 100 Days: Tax And Economic Policies

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

As part of this week's examination of President Trump's first 100 days, David Greene talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about Trump's progress on tax, economic and regulatory policies.

Politics This Week: Health Care Legislation

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress will be focused on keeping the government funded this week, not health care as President Trump proposed. Trump, meantime, also wants to introduce a tax overhaul.

Trump's First 100 Days: Foreign Interests

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Ethics experts warned that if Trump didn't divest, he would be violating the constitutional ban on benefits from foreign governments. He hasn't divested and his sons are expanding global properties.

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:32am

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

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New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:29am

The president likely will skip summer's heat at his Florida resort, instead going to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Some there are excited, but others worry the visits will overwhelm the town.

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