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The Trump Administration's Tariffs On China Are Not Having The Desired Effect So Far

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:38pm

China's trade surplus with the U.S. was up in September to a new high of $34.1 billion. Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are not having the desired effect, at least not so far.

Week In Politics: The Aftermath Of Kavanaugh's Confirmation And Jamal Khashoggi

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:38pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, about the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation and the disappearance of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi.

California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:01pm

In conservative Orange County, Calif., a growing Asian-American population could have an impact on some key competitive House races in the midterms.

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Under Indictment, Launches False Attacks On Opponent

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:39am

The California lawmaker, indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses, is running an ad accusing his Democratic challenger of having terrorist ties and trying to "infiltrate" Congress.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:06am

Plus, the first female Doctor Who.

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Turkish Court Orders Release Of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:08am

North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson had been detained in Turkey for his alleged ties to political groups involved in a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:06am

Much of this week's news was focused on what to do about climate change as a historic storm slammed into the southeast U.S.

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Brett Hennig: Should We Replace Politicians With Random Citizens?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 8:24am

Brett Hennig says democracy — and the process of voting — is broken. To fix it, he has a radical suggestion: replacing politicians with a demographically representative selection of random citizens.

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How Does Trump's Midterm Campaigning Compare To Other Presidents?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, who explores the history of how presidents have influenced off-year congressional races.

Kentucky Midterm House Race: Wolfe County Voters

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am

The race to represent the state's 6th congressional district is a tough one. Wolfe County, one of the U.S.'s poorest, is a part of that district. In that red-leaning county, what's on voters' minds?

To Deter Foreign Hackers, Some States May Also Be Deterring Voters

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am

States are blocking foreign IP addresses from their election websites. But it won't stop determined hackers and it could frustrate voters who live overseas.

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Kentucky Midterm House Race: 6th Congressional District Issues

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am

There's a tight race in that district that will help decide control of the House. President Trump, who's campaigning there this weekend, hopes his success in 2016 will carry over to the midterms.

Kentucky Midterm House Race: Voter Issues

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am

A Morning Edition team goes to Lexington, Ky., the heart of the state's 6th congressional district, to understand the issues important to voters, and to find out how they're leaning ahead of midterms.

News Brief: Hurricane Michael, Kentucky House Race, New Saint

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am

Post Michael, what does Mexico Beach, Fla., look like now? As midterms draw near, we examine Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Sunday, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint.

Following Crash, All F-35s Temporarily Grounded For Inspections

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 2:24am

The grounding for all U.S. F-35s and those operated by international partners follows the crash of an aircraft last month in South Carolina, in which the pilot safely ejected.

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No Longer Daily, White House Press Briefings Fade As Trump Does The Talking

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 9:00pm

The briefings, which were must-see TV early on in the Trump administration, are now shorter and less frequent. But reporters are getting more chances to ask the president questions directly.

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Does The New GOP Strategy Include 'Angry Mob' Talking Points?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:42pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Republican campaign strategist Whit Ayres, president of North Star Opinion Research, about Republican election messaging inspired by the Kavanaugh-Ford hearings.

Congress Really Can Demand, And Get, Trump's Tax Returns. Here's How.

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:27pm

Three House and Senate committees have "the unqualified right" to request taxpayers' returns from the IRS. There's no provision exempting the president.

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McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:39pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections.

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Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:13pm

"We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance," the state's Supreme Court justices wrote in a majority opinion.

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