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Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:29am

President Trump delivered on a campaign promise with the swearing-in of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He thanked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell for making it possible.

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Has U.S. Policy Changed Regarding ISIS And Syria's Civil War?

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 7:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Bowman and Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about how the Trump administration is addressing Syria's civil war. Hurd says Syria's President Bashar Assad "must go."

After Missile Strikes, Many Wonder What Is The U.S. Policy On Syria

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, a member of the foreign relations committee, on whether the U.S. has a long-term strategy for dealing with Syria.

The Future Of Syria's President Is The Latest Issue To Divide The GOP

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump received support for bombing a Syrian airfield. A divisive question looms over any deeper involvement in Syria's war. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Trump Administration Assesses Global Peacekeeping Priorities

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

The U.S. wants to see changes within the United Nations, as well as its peacekeeping operations worldwide — most of which are in Africa. The U.S. is the biggest donor to the budget.

Alabama Governor Refuses To Step Down, Faces Impeachment Hearings

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

Impeachment hearings get underway on Monday for Alabama's governor. Robert Bentley, a two-term Republican, is accused of misusing his office to cover up an alleged affair.

Rep. Mike Johnson On Revived GOP Health Care Plan

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:07am

After the collapse of a Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans say they've made changes to their health care plan. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson.

Elections To Replace Some Trump Cabinet Picks Looking Tighter Than Anticipated

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 4:00am

Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.

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Life In Amiens: This Small French Town Sees 'Turning Point In Civilization'

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 8:15pm

The industrial city of Amiens, France, is the hometown of presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. But closed factories and angry workers there may vote for extreme political parties instead.

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Life In Amiens: This Small French Town Sees 'Turning Point In Civilization'

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 8:15pm

The industrial city of Amiens, France, is the hometown of presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. But closed factories and angry workers there may vote for extreme political parties instead.

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Special Elections Upcoming After Trump Cabinet Members Leave Congress

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:02am

There are special elections this week to fill seats left open by President Trump's cabinet picks. One is in Georgia, the other is in Kansas, and they've become expressions of anger from Democrats.

A Roundtable On Trump, Syria And What Lies Ahead

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:02am

Greg Jaffe of The Washington Post, Sheera Frenkel of BuzzFeed News, and Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times discuss President Trump's recent airstrike on Syria with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Neoconservative Paul Wolfowitz On Syria Airstrikes

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:02am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz about options for the United States in Syria following the chemical attacks and U.S. response last week.

Republicans Are Using An Obscure Law To Repeal Some Obama-Era Regulations

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 6:00am

The Congressional Review Act has allowed the Republican-controlled Congress and President Trump to repeal nearly a dozen regulations enacted in the last six months of the Obama administration.

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High Court Greenlights Impeachment Proceedings For Alabama Governor

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:06pm

The state Supreme Court has cleared the way for lawmakers to start the process of ousting Gov. Robert Bentley, after he allegedly misused state resources to cover up an affair with a top aide.

What Is The Hatch Act? And What Does It Mean For Government Employees And Twitter?

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:01pm

Last weekend, a Trump staffer was accused of violating the 1939 law barring federal employees from certain political activities. But the jury's still out over whether he actually did.

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Listeners Create #NPRpoetry Using Prominent Political Themes

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 6:17pm

As National Poetry Month continues, we share two listeners' poems about education funding in Oklahoma and another about the importance of activism.

Former National Security Council Coordinator Reflects On Obama's Syria Policy

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 6:17pm

Former National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, Philip Gordon reflects on U.S. foreign policy in Syria during the Obama administration, and the continued conflict in the country.

International Reactions To U.S. Strike On Syria Are Mixed

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 6:17pm

U.S. airstrikes against Syria have received both praise and condemnation abroad. Abderrahim Foukara, Al-Jazeera's Washington bureau chief discusses those reactions.

Lawsuit Alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Raped Teen 30 Years Ago

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:41am

The mayor held a brief news conference Friday to deny the allegations. He said the "untrue allegations" were painful to him and his husband, and said the person making the accusations is "troubled."

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