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Jeffrey Goldberg Of 'The Atlantic' On Recent Anti-Semitic Threats And Attacks

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Jewish organizations have recently been targeted with a number of threats. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic about anti-Semitism around the country and online.

A Recap Of A Busy Week For President Trump

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

We go over the stories of the week in politics, from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal to President Trump's joint address, and look ahead to a revised travel ban and Obamacare repeal efforts.

The Many Meetings Of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

After reports surfaced about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meetings with the Russian ambassador, we look at what is next for the Trump administration.

'Hail To The Chief': Fanfare Sought By Some Presidents, Avoided By Others

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

One perk of the presidency is that it comes with its own anthem. But when it comes to playing "Hail to the Chief," historians might say that Donald Trump is no James K. Polk.

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Stop Using The Word 'Pivot' — Trump Is Trump And Will Always Be Trump

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:17am

After the president delivered what amounted to a fairly normal address to a joint session of Congress, there were musings that maybe he would stay "presidential."

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In Competitive Sports, Puerto Ricans Gain A Sense Of Independence

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:50am

This week, Puerto Ricans marked 100 years of U.S. citizenship. The island's political status remains unique, along with its strong sense of cultural identity — most clearly seen in its sports.

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Betsy DeVos' 'School Choice' Controversy; Historically Black Colleges And More

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

Here's NPR Ed's take on the top national education stories this week. The highlight: controversy surrounding a visit from black college presidents.

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Trump Nominees' Financial Reports Slow To Arrive For Ethics Review, Document Shows

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:38pm

A document obtained by NPR illustrates the complexity of the nominees' financial holdings — and how slowly they are being reported for federal ethics vetting, compared with the Obama administration.

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Experts Say White House's Conway Response Raises Major Ethical Questions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:37pm

In the White House's letter to the Office of Government Ethics this week about Kellyanne Conway, there's a passage that is potentially far more significant than a clothing endorsement.

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Immigration Authorities Arrest Dreamer Despite Lawyers' Reassurance

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with lawyer Abigail Peterson about the rules governing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Peterson is representing 22-year-old Daniela Vargas, who was arrested by immigration authorities this week after previously receiving protection under DACA.

Rick Perry Looks To Bring Texas Approach To Energy Department

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

On Thursday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was sworn in as the energy secretary for the Trump administration. NPR looks ahead to a series of upcoming pieces examining Perry's role in expanding wind energy production in Texas.

Trump's New Tone Wins Praise, But Only For 24 Hours

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

Trump got generally positive reviews for his address to Congress. But then, the good news was overtaken by more revelations of contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials.

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Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff Calls On FBI To Release Information On Russia Probe

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. He says the FBI director has been withholding information related to the probe of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.

Week In Politics: Sessions Recuses Himself From Campaign Investigations

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Trump's speech to Congress.

White House Continues To Manage Sessions Fallout

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump got generally positive reviews for his address to Congress this week. But before he could capitalize, the good news cycle was overtaken by more revelations of contacts between Trump associates and the Russian government. NPR takes a look at if the White House is getting any better at navigating political crises.

Former President Bush Says SNL Impressions Never Bothered Him A Bit

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:39am

"The best humor is when you make fun of yourself," George W. Bush said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night. President Trump regularly dismisses the satirical jabs aimed at his administration.

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Americans Conflicted Over GOP Plans To Dump Obamacare

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 9:18am

Growing public support for the Affordable Care Act seems to be at odds with the GOP's plans to repeal and replace it.

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Will Russia Investigation Be Insulated From Political Interference?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 7:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will play no role in a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. During his confirmation, Sessions failed to disclose contacts with a Russian ambassador.

This Week In Race: Best Picture, Worst Picture, Picturing Trump's America

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:01am

Kellyanne Conway's breach of Oval Office etiquette ushered a wave of reaction online, while a little independent film reigned on Oscar night and had everyone in their feelings.

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On Both The Left And Right, Trump Is Driving New Political Engagement

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42am

Sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country, and they credit the president. One says Trump has helped people find common ground — based on their anger.

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