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How Can Lawmakers Figure Out What Supreme Court Nominees Really Think About An Issue?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:18pm

The vetting and confirmation process is extensive for a Supreme Court nominee, but how can lawmakers figure out what each prospective justice really thinks about an issue?

As President Trump Criticizes NATO, Germany's Defense Minister Calls For Solidarity

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:18pm

President Trump has pressured NATO members to meet their commitments to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense spending, and has criticized Germany for spending less than that. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

What It's Like To Be A 'Sherpa' For A Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:18pm

Kelly Ayotte, former New Hampshire Senator, speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about what it was like to be Justice Neil Gorsuch's "sherpa." That is, to escort a Supreme Court nominee to meetings during the confirmation period.

How President Trump's Criticism Of NATO Members Is Playing Out In Europe

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rachel Rizzo of the Center for a New American Security about reaction to President Trump demanding that NATO allies pay more for defense.

'We Need To Take A Stand': U.K. Protesters Mobilize For Trump's Visit

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:02pm

President Trump arrives in the U.K. after a bitter NATO summit. Protesters await him.

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'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Puts The State's 2016 Presidential Choice In Context

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:44pm

In 2016, Wisconsin picked a Republican for president for the first time since 1984. In his new book, Dan Kaufman, who grew up in the state, tries to show the vote for Trump was part of a larger story.

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Prosecutors Object To Manafort Bid To Delay Trial, Saying He Is Treated Like A 'VIP'

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:34pm

Prosecutors argue there is no reason to delay a trial for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A judge has ordered him to be moved closer to the court in which he'll appear.

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Trump's Harsh Words For NATO Meet With Pushback From Republicans And Democrats

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:42am

Congressional leaders from both parties defend NATO as lawmakers vote to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the alliance

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Attorney Alan Dershowitz On How The Law Applies (Or Doesn't) To Trump

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:06am

The legendary lawyer makes the case against impeachment.

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What Manhood Means Today

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:06am

Masculinity doesn't have to be toxic. Does it?

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Trump Tells NATO Allies They're Delinquent On Military Spending

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 6:13am

President Trump began the NATO summit by accusing members of not paying their share for defense spending. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware about Trump's rhetoric.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary That She Didn't Even Enter

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:36am

Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world when she beat out a well-known incumbent in a New York primary. She won another primary after voters in that district wrote her name on the ballot.

Democrats Say Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Is A Threat To The ACA

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:00am

Senate Democrats see defense of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions as a rally issue that could keep their caucus unified when Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle heats up.

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Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Over Arson Case

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump's pardon of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond generated mixed emotions. The Hammonds' arson conviction was at the heart of the 2016 armed occupation of a wildlife refuge.

Trade War With China Heats Up

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

The Trump administration is preparing more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. The administration's list encompasses more than 6,000 items, including seafood, propane and toilet paper.

Supreme Court Nominee May Be Hard To Pin Down On Obamacare

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

Brett Kavanaugh, the president's Supreme Court nominee, will have a chance to leave his mark on a series of health care cases — and specifically the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

President Trump Renews NATO Criticism At Alliance's Summit

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump has been increasingly critical of NATO. Noel King talks to Mark Simakovsky, ex-NATO chief of staff for the Department of Defense, about what the president risks by criticizing NATO.

Trump Hammers Away At NATO Leaders On Military Spending

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump meets with fellow NATO leaders in Brussels Wednesday. He's pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Trump is calling for changes and he doesn't seem to be backing down.

How Might The New Supreme Court Nominee Impact Abortion Rights?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade and won in 1973, talks to Noel King about how Judge Brett Kavanaugh might impact abortion rights if he is confirmed as Supreme Court justice.

Morning News Brief: NATO Summit, Trade War Heats Up

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

At the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump launched into a harsh and public critique of the alliance. And, the White House says it will assess tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

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