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