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Venezuela Crisis Latest: Reports Of Militant Uprising

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 5:10pm

Violence and protests continue following the disputed election. Venezuelans awoke to news Sunday that a small group of armed men tried to overtake a major military base in the central city of Valencia.

Vatican Addresses Catholic Trump Supporters

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:51am

Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with National Catholic Reporter's Joshua McElwee about an article that criticizes religious Trump supporters.

A History Of Rivals In The White House

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:51am

It's not just staffers in the Trump White House who seem to hate each other. There's a rich tradition of White House rivalry and backstabbing throughout American history.

A Conservative Latino On Immigration Policy

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:51am

Last week President Trump endorsed a plan to cut legal immigration. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles.

On Russia, Two Trumps: In D.C., Constrained; For The Nation, Defiant

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:00am

One day, the president signed a bill sanctioning Russia and acknowledged interference in the 2016 election. The next day, he told supporters in West Virginia "the Russia story is a total fabrication."

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U.N. Approves New North Korea Sanctions Over Missile Tests

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:16am

The new sanctions will cut about $1 billion, or a third, of North Korea's export revenue. North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, which could potentially reach the U.S.

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As Democrats Look To 2018, Abortion Emerges Divisive

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:42pm

As Democrats prepare for next year's mid-term elections, some want the party to embrace abortion opponents. Others argue reproductive rights are a non-negotiable Democratic value.

The Week In Politics: Trump Tells Right-Wing McMaster Critics To Back Off

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:42pm

President Trump begins his 17-day working vacation at the Trump Golf Resort in New Jersey. On Friday, he defended National Security advisor HR McMaster, a recent target of right-wing media.

With His Back Against The Wall, Trump Again Turns To Grievance Politics

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:58am

After six months of no major legislative achievements, and amid sliding poll numbers, President Trump is working to keep his loyal supporters behind him with a return to the culture wars.

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Democrats Contemplate Changes To Abortion Stance

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

Some Democrats are questioning whether all the party's candidates need to support abortion rights. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Democratic pollster Margie Omero.

Rep. John Duncan On Opposing New Russia Sanctions

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

All except three members of the House voted for new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. Rep. John Duncan was one of them. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his vote.

Trump Takes Credit For Positive Jobs Report, Stock Market Climb

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

We talk about the potential reasons for the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a high mark and a positive jobs report this week.

Week In Politics: Grand Jury, Leak Crackdown, John Kelly Begins

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

It's been another action-packed week in politics. Scott Simon talks with The Atlantic's Molly Ball about the week's political news, from John Kelly to Jeff Sessions.

In The States, Republicans Have Never Been So Dominant — Or Vulnerable

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:00am

West Virginia's governor just announced he's switching parties and joining the GOP. Although the GOP dominates in the states, a constellation of forces could challenge Republicans this year and next.

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Former National Security Council Official Provides Insight Into White House Leaks

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

Washington insiders warn that normal operations within the federal government could be hampered, following the leaks of phone call transcripts between President Trump and foreign leaders. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former National Security Council official Ned Price about who tends to leak information and why.

Immigrant Advocates Prepare For Threats Against DACA Program

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

A coalition of activists, lawyers, faith leaders and lawmakers are doing what they do best — protesting, filing legal briefs and drafting legislation — to ensure that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains in place. They're spurred by the threat of a lawsuit that could end legal protections for so-called "Dreamers" that could be heard in court as early as next month.

On Capitol Hill, Sen. Cory Booker Leads Efforts To Protect Special Counsel Mueller

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sen. Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, about his bill with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.

Week In Politics: Robert Mueller Uses Grand Jury In Russia Probe

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson of Politico. They discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to use a grand jury in the Russia investigation, the Republicans' failure to pass a health care bill and the president's new chief of staff John Kelly.

Trump Touts Positive Economic News With Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has been touting positive economic news, as the stock market hits new highs this week and the Labor Department reports solid job gains.

Trump Heads To His New Jersey Golf Club For 17-Day 'Working Vacation'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:55pm

The president and all staff are leaving the West Wing for an extended period this month so that the heating and air conditioning systems can be upgraded, the White House says.

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