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Friday Night Headlines: Arpaio Pardoned And Gorka Ousted

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

A Friday night news dump revealed that President Trump had pardoned controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ousted White House advisor Sebastian Gorka. We talk to NPR's Domenico Montanaro.

Trump Pardons Arpaio

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

Late on Friday, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a criminal contempt conviction.

A Look At 'Antifa'

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mother Jones magazine's Wes Enzinna about the anti-fascist, or antifa, movement, including their goals and willingness to use violent tactics.

ACLU Leader On Defending Hate Groups

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, about the organization's stance on defending the constitutional rights of hate groups.

Evaluating Trump's Afghanistan Plan

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

The new Afghanistan military strategy was unveiled by the Trump administration this week. Historian Max Boot talks to Scott Simon about how different this will be from previous strategies.

Busy Week In Politics Capped Off By Arpaio And Gorka

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

The White House used a Friday night to dump big news: President Trump has pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, and adviser Sebastian Gorka is out.

In Trump World, The Brand Is All, And His Brand Includes The Wall

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 12:34am

These were the issues that helped catapult Trump in 2016 over 16 rivals with better credentials as Republicans. So no wonder he believes the letters of his own name make a better brand than G-O-P.

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Counterterrorism Adviser Gorka Out Of White House Job

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:10pm

Sebastian Gorka was a close ally of ousted Trump strategist Steve Bannon's and was a source of controversy over potential ties to anti-Semitic extremists.

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President Trump Pardons Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:14pm

Arpaio ignited national controversy over his detention of undocumented immigrants. He was convicted in July of criminal contempt for defying a judge's order to have his deputies stop such detentions.

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New, Respected FEMA Chief Faces First Major Challenge With Hurricane Harvey

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:11pm

Brock Long, while new to Washington, is well-regarded in the esoteric field of emergency management. "He's absolutely the top of the top," homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said on Friday.

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Trump Signs Memo Officially Banning Transgender People In The Military

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:40pm

President Trump signed a memo ordering the Defense Department to roll back an Obama administration move that allowed transgender people to serve openly in the U.S. military.

Trump Signs Memo Implementing Ban On Transgender People Enlisting In The Military

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:20pm

A senior White House official says transgender individuals will not be allowed to join the armed services. Meanwhile, the Trump administration will determine what to do with those already serving.

Four Steps That Could Cut Health Insurance Premiums And Boost Enrollment

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:14pm

For now, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land. A consulting firm lays out four steps it says would lead to insurance coverage for millions more, at a lower cost.

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Unlike Many Trump Loyalists, Hope Hicks Stays Out Of The Spotlight

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:33pm

Unlike many of President Trump's advisers, Hope Hicks does not seek the spotlight. Hicks was recently named the interim White House communications director.

In San Francisco, Local Teens Consider Protesting Right-Wing Marches

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:33pm

There are two right-wing marches planned in Berkeley, Calif., and San Francisco this weekend. Youth Radio's Amber Ly takes us inside conversations between local teens who are weighing attending the counter-protests — as well as their teachers and parents who are trying to figure out how to respond.

Week In Politics: Trump Takes Swipe At Fellow Republicans

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with CNN commentator John Phillips, and author and Univision anchor Leon Krauze about President Trump's speech to veterans in Reno, Nev., his subsequent rally in Phoenix, and his interaction with Republican senators.

Fed Chief Yellen Warns Against Dismantling Bank Regulations

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:31pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday put her at odds with President Trump. She applauded the post-crisis regulations that he says are hurting businesses.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:06am

Catch up on the week's biggest international stories from Canada to China.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:06am

The president's appearances across the country eclipsed most other news this week. Get it?

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President Trump Turns Up The Volume On Political Attacks

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:53am

The attacks against members of his party followed strong bipartisan criticism he faced after his reaction to the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. He also kept up attacks on the media.

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