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Trade Is An Identity Issue, And Trump Knows It

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:00am

In politics, trade means manufacturing, and manufacturing means America — a very particular, nostalgia-laden version of America.

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GOP Candidate Struggling In Trump Country, So He'll Get A Presidential Boost

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:00am

President Trump is holding a rally to support Rick Saccone, a Republican in danger of losing a special election on Tuesday in a western Pennsylvania district that Trump won by nearly 20 points.

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The Zombie Amendments To The Constitution You've Probably Never Heard Of

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 4:00am

They won't eat your brains, but technically, they still could come back to life. Not all the amendments that passed Congress have stood the test of ratification by the states.

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Trump's Military Parade Is Set For Veterans Day

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:15pm

The Pentagon has released a memo detailing a planned November extravaganza — "No tanks," Washington, D.C., officials should be relieved to learn. City streets can't take the weight.

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No Go For Idaho: State Will Have To Rethink Its 'Freedom' Health Policies

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 7:52pm

The Trump administration has advised Idaho that its plan to allow insurance policies that fall short of Obamacare standards could result in penalties for insurers. But another strategy might yet fly.

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White House Says North Korea Meeting Will Only Happen With 'Concrete' Action

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:04pm

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a meeting between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un will only happen once the country shows a commitment to denuclearization.

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The Mind Of The Village: Understanding Our Implicit Biases

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:38pm

A culture of racism can infect us all. On this week's radio show, we discuss the implicit biases we carry that have been forged by the society around us.

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Trump Pardons Ex-Navy Sailor Sentenced For Photos Of Submarine

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:10pm

President Trump frequently referenced Kristian Saucier's case during the 2016 campaign, saying he had been punished for a lesser offense than what Hillary Clinton did with her private email server.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill That Tightens Gun Restrictions In The State

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

In Tallahassee on Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with loved ones of the 17 people killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last month. Scott also signed legislation tightening gun restrictions in the state.

Does The State Department Have Enough Experts To Engage In North Korea Negotiations?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

As President Trump accepts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet him, questions remain about whether the State Department has enough experts on hand to engage in serious negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.

Veteran Diplomat Weighs In On What To Expect From Trump's Meeting With North Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ambassador Robert Gallucci, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins, about North Korea's invitation to President Trump to meet. He was chief negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, and has been involved in informal talks with North Korean officials.

WH Insists North Koreans Prove Their Intentions To Denuclearize Before Meeting

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with journalist Robin Wright about President Trump's decision to accept North Korea's "audacious invitation" and what might happen next.

Defense Secretary Mattis Says Diplomacy Is The Way Forward For Talks With North Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

With the State Department hollowed out, the generals have been driving North Korea policy. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has all along pushed for a diplomatic solution to the stand-off.

European Union Ambassador To The U.S. Weighs In With Response To Trump's Tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, about Europe's response to the new tariffs President Trump ordered for steel and aluminum imports.

North Korea's Invitation To Meet Capped A Week Full Of WH Announcements

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

The developments in North Korea capped a week full of big political stories coming out of the White House. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Guy Benson of Townhall.com join NPR's Ari Shapiro to discuss North Korea, tariffs and the departure of chief White House economics adviser Gary Cohn, and the legal fight over a payout to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Trump's Upcoming Meeting With North Korean Leader Has Potential For High Reward

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump's willingness to meet with North Korea's leader has the potential for high reward but also brings with it high risk. As both leaders prepare for the meeting, many are wondering what Trump will bring to the table and what the next steps will be.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Gun Package

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:26pm

Among other things, the legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of three days, and allows for the arming of some school personnel.

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High Risk, High Reward For Trump's Meeting With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:33pm

Experts cautiously welcomed the news of the meeting. But they warn about raising expectations and that preparation is key, something that is not one of the administration's demonstrated strengths.

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White House Response To Lawmakers On Security Clearances Doesn't Answer Questions

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:39pm

The House Oversight Committee had a lot of questions for the White House about security clearance procedures. The response came eight days late and was "completely inadequate," a Democrat said.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:06am

North Korea is ready to talk.

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