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When Hollywood Went To Washington: The History Of Politics In Movies

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 7:26am

When it comes to Washington and the silver screen, there's more than Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Democrats Look To Trump On DREAM Act After He Puts Expiration Date On DACA Program

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 6:00am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she had asked Trump to tweet some assurance to the DREAMers protected by DACA and the president did just that — posting a message to his 38 million followers.

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Barbershop: DACA Decision Fallout And More

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:36pm

Law professor Paul Butler, political commentator Gayle Trotter and sports editor Dave Zirin weigh in on President Trump's DACA decision, NFL player Michael Bennett's allegations of mistreatment by the Las Vegas police and this summer's paltry box office earnings.

DACA Recipients Worry What The Government Will Do With Their Private Information

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:36pm

Young immigrants gave the government information like addresses, photos, fingerprints and bank statements when they applied for DACA. Now they worry that information could be used against them.

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Trump's Pick For Chief Scientist At Department Of Agriculture Is Not A Scientist

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:16pm

President Trump's nominee for chief scientist at the Department of Agriculture is drawing scrutiny and skepticism in part because the nominee doesn't have a scientific background.

Here's What 2 Big College Systems Think Of The End Of DACA

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:43am

About a quarter of a million DREAMers — immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children — are enrolled in college. But the program that's allowed them to go to school is ending.

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Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen On Hurricane Preparations And Recovery

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on the role she expects the federal government to play in recovery from Hurricane Irma.

German Anti-Immigrant Party Helped By U.S. GOP Strategist

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

A right-wing, populist party running in the upcoming German elections has hired a Texas political strategy firm to help its campaign.

Rep. Charlie Dent On Not Running For Re-Election

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent has announced he will not run for re-election in 2018. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with him about that decision.

Glints Of Bipartisanship Emerge In Washington

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

Lawmakers in Washington agreed to raising the debt limit and passed an emergency bill for hurricane victims this week, after President Trump made a deal with Democrats.

Trump Says Debt Ceiling Is 'Not Necessary.' Is He Right?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 6:00am

President Trump said he would think about working with Democrats to scrap the limit on the country's borrowing, which has been around for a century.

Episode 793: This Week in Time Bombs

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:34pm

Congress has neglected to do the basic work of keeping the economy running. Today, we look at three time bombs they're sitting on: The federal budget, the debt ceiling, and DREAMers.

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Steve Bannon Criticizes Catholic Bishops For Response To DACA

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says Catholic bishops like immigrants only because they need them to fill their pews. The bishops are reacting with anger.

After Reaching Budget Deal, Democrats Look To Trump On DREAM Act

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:30pm

After a surprise budget deal, members of the Democratic Party see an opening with Trump to pass their long-sought DREAM Act to help young undocumented immigrants.

Week In Politics: Trump Strikes Budget Deal With Democrats

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators Guy Benson of Townhall.com and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about the political stories of the week.

House Republicans Fume At Trump Administration In Private Meeting

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:05pm

GOP lawmakers' anger about President Trump's short-term budget deal with Democrats boiled over in a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

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LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:13pm

The Justice Department has sided with a Colorado shop owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case this fall.

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Using Black Celebrities To Push Pop, Pudding And Politics

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00pm

In the 1960s, Tom Burrell helped change advertising by convincing agencies to tailor their pitches to black consumers, but he also saw his marketing work as part of a larger social project.

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Facebook Acknowledges Russian Ads In 2016 Election. Will Investigations Follow?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21am

Facebook says $100,000 worth of ads appeared to come from Russia and seemed to be linked. Sometimes they named the candidates, but mostly targeted divisive social and political issues.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:06am

Hurricanes, a hydrogen bomb and hoax accounts all made news around the world this week.

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