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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.

Kansas Lawmakers Considering Bill To Lower The Minimum Age For Concealed Carry

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

Governors from across the country met with President Trump at the White House Monday morning. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer about the meeting and the renewed debate over gun control after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Renewing Call To Arm Teachers, Trump Tells Governors The NRA Is 'On Our Side'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:49pm

The president also criticized law enforcement for not doing enough to prevent the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and suggested he would have been more aggressive in engaging the gunman.

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Automakers Say Trump's Anti-NAFTA Push Could Upend Their Industry

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:33am

As the administration seeks to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, the industry is watching the talks closely. Automakers say changes could drive up costs, making them less competitive.

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FACT CHECK: Read The Democratic Memo From The House Intel Committee

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:26am

Ranking committee member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Saturday released a partially redacted document in response to an earlier memo from Republicans on the panel.

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Supreme Court Won't Review DACA Case

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:36am

The court on Monday declined to take up a key case dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the case has to wind its way through the appeals process first.

The Long, Obvious Path To Corporations Being People

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:06am

A new book argues that "Citizens United" was decades in the making.

Supreme Court Declines To Take DACA Case, Leaving It In Place For Now

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 8:52am

The court said the government's appeal on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be heard by a court of appeals first. Trump had wanted to end the program by March 5.

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Rep. Swalwell Comments On Democrats Releasing Russia Countermemo

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 6:38am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California about how House Intelligence Committee Democrats have released a redacted version of their Russia countermemo.

Supreme Court Could Bleed Unions Dry

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:32am

Conservative justices seem poised to overrule a 40-year-old decision that allowed states to compel payment union fees

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