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What Would It Take To Repeal The Second Amedment?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Following the mass shooting in Florida, we've heard a lot of talk about guns. In this country, it's hard to restrict guns because of the Second Amendment. Is it time for that amendment to be repealed?

Florida Lawmakers Try To Pass Gun Legislation Before Session Ends

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Lawmakers unveiled a package of proposals following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Steve Inskeep talks to state Rep. Randy Fine about where he stands on the proposals.

U.S. Needs To Do More In Somalia, Sen. Jack Reed Says

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island about the fight in Somalia against the terrorist network al-Shabab. Reed just visited East Africa.

Condoleezza Rice's Film Grapples With What, If Anything, Unifies America

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

In a documentary premiering on PBS, ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy explore the idea of whether we still have a unifying American creed.

Which Direction Is Trump Heading On Guns?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The president made it seem like he wanted to take a bipartisan approach right after the Florida school shooting. As of late, he's spent more time with the NRA, and it's beginning to show.

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Your 2018 Health Plan Must Comply With ACA Rules Or You Risk Tax Penalties

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The tax reform law passed in December did repeal the Affordable Care Act's penalties for not having comprehensive health insurance. But the penalties are still in effect until 2019.

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The Curious Case Of A Florida Man Who Called Politicians Corrupt, Got Thrown In Jail

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

Fane Lozman's second trip to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday could have far-reaching implications for freedom of speech.

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New Front In Data Privacy At The Supreme Court: Can U.S. Seize Emails Stored Abroad?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The Supreme Court to decide whether a U.S. warrant can compel Microsoft to turn over a user's emails stored in Ireland.

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Trump Powers Small Dollar Donor Surge For Democratic Fundraising Site

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The site, ActBlue, raised a record $522.7 million for Democrats in 2017. By comparison, President Trump's campaign took in $350.7 million over two years for the 2016 election.

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Georgia's Lt. Gov. Threatens To Kill Tax Break For Delta Airlines Amid NRA Spat

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:01am

Republican Casey Cagle says he will "kill" pending legislation to give Delta a tax exemption on jet fuel after the carrier said it was ending its discount for NRA members.

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Trump Pays Treasury Undisclosed Sum For Hotel Profits From Foreign Governments

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:38pm

The Trump Organization did not disclose the size of the payment. At least three lawsuits allege President Trump is violating anti-corruption provisions in the Constitution.

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Mississippi GOP Senator Gets A Familiar Challenger From The Right

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:31pm

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who nearly upset Sen. Thad Cochran in a bitter 2014 race, is teasing that he will mount a conservative primary challenge to Republican Sen. Roger Wicker.

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Trump Reportedly Considering His Personal Pilot To Captain FAA

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:35pm

The president has called John Dunkin, who flew Trump around during his campaign in 2016, a "smart guy" and a "real expert" who "knows what's going on."

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Broward Sheriff Under Scrutiny For Handling Of Parkland Shooting

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:08pm

Florida's governor ordered an investigation into law enforcement response to the Parkland shooting. The sheriff says that so far, only one of his deputies has been shown to have acted improperly.

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Trump Reportedly Considering Naming His Personal Pilot To Head FAA

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:02pm

The Federal Aviation Administration has been without a permanent chief since early this year when President Obama's appointee stepped down. Now, according to reports President Trump has a nominee in mind, one who happens to be his personal pilot.

What's The Potential Impact Of Gun Control Ideas Following South Florida Shooting?

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:02pm

Congress returns this week for the first time since a shooter killed 17 people inside a Florida high school. Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA who has written extensively about gun regulations, joins NPR's Ailsa Chang to talk about various proposals to regulate access to guns — and what impact those policies could have on preventing mass shootings.

What Sen. Feinstein Losing Support Of California Democrats Says About The Party

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:02pm

California's senior senator, Democrat Diane Feinstein, did not receive the endorsement of her party this weekend. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Seema Mehta about why this happened an what is says about Democrats in California.

Florida Lawmakers Proposing Major Changes To Gun Laws Following Parkland Shooting

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:02pm

In Florida, new gun control measures get their first test Monday in a Senate committee, where Democrats will push for a ban on high-powered semiautomatic rifles. Much of the focus now is on the Broward Sheriff department's investigation and response to the shooting, with many GOP lawmakers calling for the sheriff's suspension.

Resistance To Trump's Presidency Is Helping Groups On The Left Raise Money

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:02pm

Act Blue is a non-profit that has become a start of Democratic fundraising. The digital fundraising platform for progressive candidates and causes raised $522 million in 2017 — that's more than double its take in 2015.

Appeals Court Rules The Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:02pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Buzzfeed News political reporter Dominic Holden about Monday's ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit saying that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans gender discrimination, also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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