NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Marcus, a senior contributor to The Federalist and the artistic director of a theater company in New York City, about defunding the National Endowment for the Arts.
A routine event with congressional staff in Georgia turned into a protest against the Trump administration. It's staffers' latest encounter with angry voters, who are demonstrating at public meetings.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with The Washington Post's Greg Miller about reports that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian officials before the inauguration.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to the Republican former Rep. Richard Hanna about the Affordable Care Act. Hanna says despite Trump's pledge to repeal it, he thinks the ACA will largely survive.
Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision not overturn a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban.
President Trump and House Republicans both want to slash the corporate tax rate. But coming up with a plan may be hard because of disagreement among Republicans over a "border adjustment tax."
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Milan Vaishnav's new book, When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics, examines why so many criminals become politicians in India — and why so many voters embrace them.
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Traditionally, presidents restrain from criticizing judges, and our system depends on everyone abiding by court rulings. President Trump has broken protocol by belittling judges who rule against him.
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A commenter on NPR's Facebook page called Jamie Ruppert an "idiot" for voting for Donald Trump. We brought them together to talk it out.
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The Trump administration reportedly wants to refocus an Obama administration program on exclusively Islamic extremism. Muslim leaders and some counterterrorism experts say such a change may be unwise.
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Donald Trump is entertaining the Japanese prime minister at his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago. But it's also an exclusive private club. A look at Mar-a-Lago's history and its appeal to members.
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In an editorial, the executive editor of the German magazine, Der Spiegel, writes Germany should build an international coalition to counter U.S. President Donald Trump. NPR's Kelly McEvers asks Klaus Brinkbaeumer about his editorial and the provocative illustration on the magazine's cover this week.
The White House says President Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, and "agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our 'One China' policy." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Dan Blumenthal of the American Enterprise Institute about what that means for U.S. relations with China and Taiwan.
President Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House Friday. In a joint news conference, Trump defended his controversial executive order on refugees and travel.
The White House transition team told about half of the Environmental Protection Agency officials scheduled to attend an Alaska climate and environment conference to stay home. The EPA cites travel costs, but some of those kept away live right in Anchorage.
On Thursday the U.S. government deported a Mexican mother who had lived in the U.S. illegally for 21 years. Advocates say her case illustrates how the Trump administration has begun deporting immigrants who were not previously a priority.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the federal appeals court ruling on President Trump's immigration order and cabinet confirmations.
One day after a federal appeals court declined to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban, NPR considers what happens next for travelers and in the courts.
Political pressure is building on the White House after reports about National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's contact with Russia. Here's what you need to know.
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A three-judge panel ruled that the Trump administration had failed to show that anyone banned from U.S. under the Jan. 27 executive order had committed acts of terror.
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