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President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Why can't we stop reading Trump's Twitter feed? The same reason we can't put down The Catcher In The Rye or Pale Fire.

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FCC Decides To Cap Prices Of In-State Phone Calls By Prison Inmates

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 4:01pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Cecilia Kang of the New York Times on what the FCC's decision to cap high prices of in-state phone calls made by prison inmates means going forward.

Russians Believed To Have Used Spear-Phishing In Election Hacking

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 4:01pm

Hearings in the House and Senate this week will deal with Russian hacking attempts on the U.S. presidential election last fall including targeting e-mail accounts with malware attachments.

Why Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:45am

The Nation's sports correspondent Dave Zirin tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro of his suspicions that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being pushed away by the NFL for reasons other than his playing.

Trump Nominates Outspoken Candidates For Federal Judiciary

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:45am

President Trump has more than 130 vacancies to fill on the federal bench, and he is beginning the process somewhat haphazardly.

Former Florida Congressman 'Very Pleased' With Trump Move

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with former Florida congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart for his reaction to President Trump's change in U.S. Cuba policy.

Campaigning Overwhelms Georgians In Most Expensive House Race Ever

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:45am

After months of campaigning, Georgia's special congressional election is almost over. Voters in the Atlanta suburbs are burnt out after millions of dollars of TV ads.

On Political Rhetoric And Political Violence

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Erin Gloria Ryan of The Daily Beast and Jay Cost of The Weekly Standard about the rise in aggressive political speech.

Julius Caesar Production Closes, But Debate Over Art And Politics Likely to Rage On

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:00am

A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that ends Sunday has drawn the ire of conservatives for its depiction of President Trump as the ill-fated Roman politician.

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Why Time Is Already Running Out For Trump And His Congress

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:00am

Will they get their to-do list done? Capitol Hill's calendar is filled with recesses and holidays — and September is devoted to spending bills that keep the government up and running.

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Julius Caesar Production Closes, But Debate Over Art And Politics Likely to Rage On

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:00am

A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has drawn the ire of conservatives for its depiction of President Trump as the ill-fated Roman politician.

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Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 3:12am

The hospital treating the Republican congressman said he "continues to show signs of improvement. He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones." Scalise was shot on Wednesday morning.

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Must-See Congressional Hearings Go Back Decades

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

Nearly 20 million people tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate earlier this month. But other episodes in history have been just as dramatic.

What's Next For Brexit: 'Hard' Or 'Soft'

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to George Parker, political editor of the Financial Times, about Brexit negotiations, how it will impact day-to-day life for Britons, and the fate of the European Union.

When Planning A Gubernatorial Campaign, First Check The Requirements

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

A businessman named Kris Hart had big plans to run for the governor of Pennsylvania. But the would-be Republican politician ran into a roadblock before the campaign even got started.

Trump Administration Moves To Limit Congressional Oversight Of Agencies

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

Members of Congress are upset by the White House instructing federal agencies to ignore requests from lawmakers seeking oversight information.

Week In Politics: Cuba, DACA And Tweets

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

This week President Trump rolled back openings with Cuba and said some protections for immigrants in the country illegally will remain. He also lashed out on Twitter about the Russia investigation.

Next Week, Will The Russia Story Actually Be About Russia?

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 6:00am

Members of Congress have more big hearings planned at which current and former U.S. officials are set to talk about Russian interference and the integrity of state election systems.

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DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:01am

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup.

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Q And A With The 'Sassy' Teacher Of The Year About That Fan And Going Viral

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 5:32pm

"I have been visibly gay my entire life," Nikos Giannopoulos told NPR.

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