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Trump Administration Seeks To Limit Asylum-Seekers With New Rule

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:41pm

The change announced on Thursday is designed to prohibit migrants who cross the border outside of designated entry points from seeking asylum in the U.S. It is almost certain to face legal challenges.

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GOP Strategist Weighs In On Where Republicans Go Now That The Midterms Are Over

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:36pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Whit Ayres, Republican strategist and pollster, about the results of the midterm elections and Republican strategy going forward.

Should Reporters Boycott White House Press Briefings After CNN Press Badge Revoked?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:41pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with White House Correspondents' Association President Olivier Knox about the White House's decision to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press badge.

Congressional Democrats Split On Support For Nancy Pelosi As Next House Speaker

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:41pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Tim Ryan of Ohio about California Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid to become the next Speaker of the House.

Who Is Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:41pm

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is a former Iowa Hawkeyes football player, a longtime attorney and rapidly rising inside the GOP. He has taken over for ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Several Midterms Races Are Still Too Close To Call

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:41pm

Election Day has come and gone but several seats in Congress aren't settled yet. Ballots in tight races in several states are still being counted and more are on the way.

Bernie Sanders Clarifies Comments About Racism Hurting Black Candidates

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:35pm

Sanders accuses Republicans who ran against Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida of using racist strategies after he initially said voters were uncomfortable backing black candidates.

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Retiring Rep. Ryan Costello Weighs In On Trump's Criticisms Of Moderate Republicans

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., who publicly criticized President Trump this week for his orientation toward moderate House Republicans.

North Koreans Don't Show Up For Scheduled Meeting With Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:18pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was supposed to meet with North Korean officials Thursday to plan for the next summit. The State Department says the meeting was postponed over scheduling conflicts and President Trump now says he's in no rush.

Florida Resident Shares What It Means To Have His Voting Rights Restored

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:18pm

Florida voted to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions this week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rev. Greg James, who has a felony conviction and campaigned on behalf of the measure.

Democrats Have The House And A Big Decision To Make: Should They Try To Impeach Trump?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:18pm

Democrats now have the power to move forward on impeaching President Trump. But whether to do so is a major political conundrum that party leaders are reluctant to wade into.

Scorecard: Trump Declares 'Great Victory,' But 34 Of His Candidates Lost

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:33pm

Trump highlighted the success of candidates he held rallies for, embracing the idea that the midterms were a referendum on him. But his record is far more mixed than he lets on.

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It's Not Over: Days After Election, These Races Are Still Undecided

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:53am

While Democrats won control of the House, and Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate, many individual races remain too close to call.

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In Georgia, Kemp Claims Victory, But Won't Oversee Potential Recount

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:50am

Brian Kemp announced he would resign as Georgia's Secretary of State Thursday after a lawsuit was filed calling it a conflict of interest for Kemp to oversee the vote count in the governor's race.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 8:31am

The 85-year-old justice fell in her office at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday evening. She's been hospitalized for "observation and treatment."

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Brett Kavanaugh To Formally Take Seat On The Supreme Court

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 8:16am

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to attend the ceremony.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Continues Receiving Threats, Lawyers Say

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 8:00am

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she isn't interested in publicity or a book deal. She is struggling to get her life back on track following her testimony in the Senate.

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Democratic Senator Weighs In On Sessions' Resignation

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 6:06am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about what the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean for the Mueller investigation.

Ask Cokie: Exit Polling

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:28am

NPR's David Greene speaks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of exit polling.

Youth Vote And Gun Control In Florida

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:15am

Following the shooting this year at a Parkland, Fla., high school, there was evidence of a surge in voter registration and early voting among young voters, energized by the issue of gun control.

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