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Labor And Business Can Agree On This: Congress Should Act On Immigration

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:22pm

Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.

House Democrats End 26-Hour Sit-In Over Gun Control

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

House Democrats continued a sit in on the floor of the chamber overnight and into Thursday to force a vote on gun legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the House until July 5.

Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Actions

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

A Supreme Court tie vote on Thursday blocked President Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

The Long History Of Sit-Ins As A Form Of Political Expression

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, about the historical use of the sit-in and its origins as a form of political expression.

Immigrants React To Supreme Court Blockage Of Obama Actions

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

A tied Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision preventing the president from keeping millions of people from deportation. They are the parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents.

University Of Texas At Austin President Reacts To Affirmative Action Ruling

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gregory Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, the school at the center of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling about affirmative action.

Republican Executives Among Business Leaders Endorsing Clinton

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:14pm

Clinton's campaign is trying prove that business leaders favor her over businessman Donald Trump, including some Republicans.

A Rebellious Chinese Village Challenges The Authorities — Again

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:11am

Five years ago, residents of Wukan got rid of corrupt local leaders and elected a new one. Now that leader has been detained for corruption, but villagers insist the charges are trumped up.

House Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:51am

Representatives stayed on the floor overnight, chanting and singing as they called for votes on gun control. They remained even after Republicans held an unrelated vote and adjourned the House.

House Democrats Deliver Sit-In Via Digital Platforms

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:11am

Despite cameras on the House floor going dark, a band of Democrats staging a sit-in to insist on a vote on gun control streamed the event, and conducted interviews with media, through smartphones.

The View From Latino Voters In The Northeast

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University about Latino voters in the Northeast and their 2016 election concerns.

The View From The Northeast: Economic Concerns

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.

House Republicans Pass Zika Funding But Democrats' Sit-In Goes All Night

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Defying the sit-in, Republicans passed a funding measure for Zika and left for the July 4 recess. The House will convene in a pro forma session Friday but no business will be conducted until July 5.

Percussionist Pedrito Marinez Plays Live On 'Morning Edition'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cuban-born Pedrito Martinez about his life and we hear some songs. Also, we hear from the Bartel family — some plan to vote for Donald Trump and others for Hillary Clinton.

The View From Jersey City, N.J.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Jersey City is home to a large immigrant community. Steve Inskeep talks to voters, political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about the voting power of immigrants.

Trump Calls Clinton's Message Old And Tired; Clinton Ally Responds

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

On Wednesday, Donald Trump hit back at Hillary Clinton in a speech attacking the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal. David Greene talks to Clinton supporter Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

The View From Pennsylvania: A Swing District In A Swing State

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Bucks County, Pa, is the site of a heated congressional race. Steve Inskeep talks to voters in Levittown, and asks NPR's Domenico Montanaro about their concerns ahead of the 2016 election.

NPR Politics Podcast: Why It's So Hard To Change Gun Laws

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:38pm

The politics team is back to discuss, at least in recent American history, gun laws never seem to change

FACT CHECK: Trump's Speech On Clinton Annotated

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:51pm

The NPR Politics team breaks down Donald Trump's speech in which he laid out a series of campaign promises and leveled a slew of accusations at rival Hillary Clinton.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Reveals GOP Health Care Plan

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the health care component of congressional Republicans' policy agenda Wednesday, a long-awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

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