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Meet The Next Mayor Of Helena, Mont.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Wilmot Collins, a refugee from Liberia, who was just elected mayor of Helena, Mont. A Democrat, he unseated the long-time Republican incumbent.

Donna Brazile's Post-Mortem On The Democrats' Defeat

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro interviews Donna Brazile about her controversial 2016 campaign memoir, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.

Trump On The Defensive About Putin Discussion

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:52am

Traveling in Asia, President Trump is on the defensive about Russia after meeting Vladimir Putin. He's explaining his assertion that Putin sincerely believes Russia didn't meddle in the U.S. election.

A GOP Strategist On The Democrats' Week

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks GOP strategist Terry Sullivan to assess the impact on his party of the Roy Moore scandal and Democrats' victories in Virginia and beyond this past week.

The Russia Investigations: Sessions Under Pressure; More Questions For Trump Aides

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has another appointment on Capitol Hill Tuesday and questions are piling up about contacts between Russians and Trump campaign aides.

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The State Of The Democratic Party After Election Day Sweep

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:42pm

After victories in Virginia and New Jersey Tuesday, the Democrats have received a new dose of optimism about the 2018 midterm elections. But how warranted is that optimism? NPR's Michel Martin talks with Politico's Susan Glasser.

Vice President Pence Speaks At Arlington On 64th Observance Of Veterans Day

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:50pm

Pence, both the father and son of servicemen, delivered a speech that was by turns conventional and surprisingly personal.

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Federal Judicial Nominee Who Has Never Tried A Case Advanced By Senate Committee

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:00am

Brett Talley, 36, a Harvard Law School graduate, has worked for numerous political campaigns and written partisan blog posts but has limited experience as a practicing attorney.

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What Was Russia's Role In 2016 U.S. Election? 2 Former KGB Officials Weigh In

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:46am

"What we're talking about is the new concept of so-called hybrid war, which a government wages but won't admit to," Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, tells NPR. "It's extremely hard to prove."

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Trump, Putin Issue Joint Statement On Defeating ISIS In Syria

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:35am

President Trump says he spoke several times with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a summit in Vietnam. The conversations focused on Syria, but they also discussed Russia's election meddling.

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Trump Says Putin Denies Russian Election Interference

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

President Trump and Russian President Putin met briefly during a summit in Vietnam. Trump said he asked Putin about Russian interference in the U.S. election last year and that Putin again denied it.

Looking At The House And Senate Tax Plans

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

We examine the differences between the House and Senate tax overhaul plans and assess the chances the Republican-controlled Congress can pass a bill before Christmas as President Trump wants.

Alabamians React To Roy Moore Allegations

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

Alabama voters are learning more about allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat.

Praying In Response To Mass Shootings

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

The words "thoughts and prayers" are often criticized after mass shootings. Scott Simon talks to David French of National Review, who argues prayer can be the most rational and effective response.

What Democrats Can Learn From This Week's Wins

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

Democrats won several state and local elections this week. Progressive superPAC co-founder and ex-Obama campaign staffer David Cohen talks with Scott Simon.

Even (Former) Presidents Have To Go To Jury Duty

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:00am

Barack Obama reported for jury duty in Cook County, and was dismissed. NPR's Scott Simon says the fact that former presidents show up for jury duty says something vital about the political system.

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As White House Makes Nice With Mueller, GOP Allies Sharpen Knives For Special Counsel

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 6:00am

The White House is cooperating, but a small group of Trump supporters is building a case that the Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller must step down — or worse.

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GOP Sen. Mark Walker On How His Party Plans To Pass Tax Legislation By The End Of 2017

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

Senate Republicans have rolled out their tax plan. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Mark Walker of North Carolina about what's in the legislation and how the party plans to get it passed by the end of the year.

President Trump Delivers Warning To Asia-Pacific Leaders Regarding Trade

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump laid out his "America First" vision of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. He wants to rebalance trade relationships and prefers bilateral deals to multilateral ones.

'Cross-Partisan' Group, With Honor, Aims To Support Veteran Candidates For Congress

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

A "cross-partisan" group called With Honor has formed to support military veterans running for Congress. The group hopes to assist 25 to 35 candidates from both parties in 2018 elections.

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