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Politics In The News: School Shooting, Russia Investigation

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and senior editor at National Review, about how the White House handled the Florida school shooting, and developments in the Russia probe.

Congress Returns To Washington Amid Calls To Act On Gun Control

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

Lawmakers in Congress are facing increased public pressure to vote on gun control policies. Congress is back in session on Monday for the first time since the Florida school shooting.

News Brief: School Safety, Democrats' Countermemo Released

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump meets on Monday with a bipartisan group of governors on school safety. And, a redacted memo drafted by Democrats on the House intelligence committee was released over the weekend.

Without Policy Consensus, National Gun Control Debate Still Lacks Action

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:22pm

Lawmakers in Washington are weighing in on the divisive debate over what to do about assault-style weapons, but it's still unclear if any progress will be made.

China Proposes Lifting Presidential Term Limit

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:22pm

Currently, Chinese President Xi Jinping can serve no more than two terms. But China has proposed dropping term limits for presidents, which would allow Xi to stay in power for more than 10 years.

California Democrats Decline To Endorse Another Term For Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:59am

While the lack of an endorsement certain;y won't keep Feinstein off the ballot, it's a sign that grassroots Democrats are eager to supplant leaders who are seen as too moderate.

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Jorge Ramos On Being A 'Stranger'

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:14am

Jorge Ramos, the longtime Univision anchor, is also a Mexican immigrant. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the decision to leave Mexico and his book Stranger.

The Dueling Memos

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:14am

We discuss the release of a Democratic memo, rebutting the House GOP version released a few weeks ago, plus gun control and the president's strategy.

Democrats Release Their Own Memo

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:14am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and former George W. Bush White House lawyer Jamil Jaffer discuss the release of a memo by Democrats to rebut claims of FBI bias in its investigation of the Trump campaign.

How Might Trump Plan For Food Boxes Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:14am

For some, the USDA's plan to deliver SNAP benefits as canned, shelf-stable food is painfully familiar. The agency has long given this type of aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.

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How Might Trump Plan For Food Boxes Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:14am

For some, the USDA's plan to deliver SNAP benefits as canned, shelf-stable food is painfully familiar. The agency has long given this type of aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.

(Image credit: Shana Novak/Getty Images)

Heritage Foundation President On The Conservative Movement

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:28pm

Conservatives gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference this week. NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with the Heritage Foundation president, Kay Coles James, about the future of conservatism.

Democrats Release Memo Countering Republicans' Claims Of Surveillance Abuses

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:28pm

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses the memo that rebuts Republican allegations of FBI and DOJ surveillance abuses of a former Trump campaign adviser.

Memo By House Intelligence Committee Democrats Released As Nunes Addresses CPAC

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 3:40pm

The document counters Republican accusations that the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Mueller investigation are infected with political bias against the Trump campaign and the president.

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Colorado Lawmakers Debate Sexual Harassment And Guns In The Capitol

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:08am

Tensions are high in the Colorado Capitol with gun violence, sexual harassment complaints and an election coming, so lawmakers are wary of a bill to allow visitors to bypass normal security screening.

Week In Politics

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:08am

This week in Washington we got a guilty plea from a former Trump campaign aide, questions about the security clearance of a White House staffer, and some new voices in the gun debate.

What's The Best Way To Verify Votes?

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:08am

What's the best way to safeguard elections from hackers? Good old-fashioned paper ballots, says Marian Schneider, President of Verified Voting. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

Rick Gates To Cooperate With Mueller

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:08am

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges and will begin cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the election.

The Russia Investigations: More Pleas, More Charges — Any More Preparation?

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:00am

Rick Gates turns state's evidence, Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.

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Billy Graham Walked A Line, And Regretted Crossing Over It, When It Came To Politics

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:00am

The evangelical preacher sought to be seen as above the partisan political fray. But in his actions and associations, Graham often proved how difficult such an attitude can be to achieve or sustain.

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