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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson: Refugee Ban Wasn't Sufficiently Vetted

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep speaks with the Republican governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, about President Trump's recent executive order concerning refugees.

Gorsuch Pick For Top Court Fulfills Trump Campaign Pledge, Confirms Democrats' Fears

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:37am

It was impossible to clone Antonin Scalia, anchor of the court's conservative wing for a generation. But Trump seemed resolved to come as close as he could, and that led him to the man from Colorado.

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Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick — In 100 Words And 9 Tweets

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:10pm

Judge Neil Gorsuch will be tough for Democrats to stop. He's conservative, but has stellar legal credentials. Plus, despite pressure from their base, Senate Democrats' options are limited.

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Who Is Neil Gorsuch, Trump's First Pick For The Supreme Court?

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:05pm

Gorsuch, 49, is one of the youngest Supreme Court nominees in decades. The judge has a sterling legal pedigree and has been likened to Justice Antonin Scalia, whom he is in line to replace.

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President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:48pm

The choice of the 49-year-old Denver federal appeals court judge fulfills an early campaign promise by Trump to nominate a solid conservative with a record of strictly interpreting the Constitution.

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Trump Political Advisers Now Raising Money For His 'America First' Agenda

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:45pm

Aides from the president's campaign are working with a group that will not have to reveal donors. Contributors will fund efforts to promote his goals without revealing their role.

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At Sessions Hearing, Dems Focus On Fired Acting Justice AG

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:39pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee again debated Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as attorney general, meeting a day after the acting attorney general was fired for refusing to defend an executive order.

Dem Senators Face Loud Demands From Base To Block Trump's Cabinet

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:34pm

Even though Democrats have little power in Washington, many of the voters who support them want to see the party use any means they can to obstruct the agenda of President Trump.

Meet An Iranian LGBT Refugee Affected By Executive Order On Immigration

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:28pm

Among those caught up in Donald Trump's immigration executive orders are LGBT refugees who fled Iran. One of them in Turkey had sold his things and was ready to fly to the U.S. Monday — then was halted.

In The Senate, Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will Need 60 Votes

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:28pm

As Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, a battle is awaiting in the Senate, where the nominee will need 60 votes to be confirmed.

Democrat On Senate Judiciary Panel Weighs In On Sessions Nomination

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about President Donald Trump's upcoming pick for the Supreme Court.

White House Adviser Defends Trump Executive Order On Immigration

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, about President Trump's executive order on immigration.

Speculation Swirls Around Two Names For Supreme Court Slot

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish and Nina Totenberg discuss President Trump's possible picks for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Washington State Sues Trump, Seeking A Stay On Immigration Ban

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 1:49pm

Saying that President Trump's immigration ban is illegal, the state's lawsuit cites instances in which he said he would base immigration decisions on religion.

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Commentary: Trump Travel Ban On Syrians Should Exempt Kids Under 10

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:44pm

Amitai Etzioni, who escaped Nazi Germany as a child, proposes a way for the U.S. to bring in young Syrian refugee children. A similar past program brought in thousands of unaccompanied Cuban minors.

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Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:15pm

In North Dakota, a lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a highway as long as the driver did not do it intentionally.

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Senate Democrats Block Committee Votes On 2 Trump Nominees

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:54am

Democrats boycotted a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday morning, preventing the panel from voting on nominees to lead the departments of the Treasury and health and human services.

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Trump's Executive Order On Immigration, Annotated

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:44am

The order, which temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, has prompted protests and legal action around the country. Here is the full text, annotated by NPR journalists.

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Here Is What It Takes To Confirm A Supreme Court Nominee

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:34am

President Trump plans to announce his choice to fill the vacant ninth seat on Tuesday. There are a series of actions required to make the replacement official; it is expected to take months.

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White House Says Obama's Order On LGBTQ Rights Will Stay In Effect

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:01am

President Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community," the White House says.

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