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Democrats Strategize For Midterms

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

Conor Lamb, a centrist Democrat, is the apparent victor in this week's Pennsylvania congressional election — a big win for Democrats going into the midterms. But can their strategy survive long term?

The Life Of Louise Slaughter

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.

Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

If confirmed, Gina Haspel will replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a Haspel critic, former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou.

Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.

Oregon Republican Lawmakers Face Gun-Rights Backlash Over New Law

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

Oregon passed the first gun restrictions after the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Lawmakers in Salem said it was a tough vote — and one that has stuck with them.

Arizona's Special Election

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic about voting patterns and issues for the upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th district on April 24.

What To Expect From Pompeo At State

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

Mike Pompeo is moving from the CIA to become secretary of state. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pompeo's former staffer Jim Richardson about his old boss and how Pompeo may lead the State Department.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

Andrew McCabe and Rex Tillerson were fired, new sanctions were announced on Russia, and the Russia investigation continued.

Black Voters Need More Convincing From Democrats In 2018

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:01am

Black turnout in the 2016 presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. To reverse that, some voters say Democrats need to better address issues like wealth disparity and criminal justice.

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The Russia Investigations: What Does Devin Nunes Know?

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:00am

When Nunes and his House intelligence committee concluded there was "no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy," which Nunes was speaking: the intelligence insider or the party loyalist?

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The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 5:00am

A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.

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Former Coal Lobbyist On Tap For No. 2 Spot At EPA

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 4:00am

The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.

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Justice Department Fires Embattled FBI Deputy Director Just Short Of Retirement

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:09pm

Andrew McCabe was set to leave the bureau and start collecting his pension on Sunday but he was fired anyway — after more than a year as a GOP political target, and more than 20 years with the FBI.

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White House Says No More Immediate Personnel Changes Coming

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:14pm

The White House says there are no immediate personnel changes looming, despite rampant rumors that of more staff shakeups.

Week In Politics: White House Addresses Staff Turnover

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:14pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist and Boston Herald reporter Kimberly Atkins about U.S.-Russia relations, the firing of Rex Tillerson and the Pennsylvania special congressional election upset by Democrat Conor Lamb.

In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:26pm

When President Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, retaliation was expected. Now, the EU has published a list of hundreds of U.S. products that would be subject to European tariffs.

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Louise Slaughter, 'Trailblazer' In Congress, Dies At 88

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:33am

Slaughter was the first chairwoman of the powerful House Rules Committee. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi confirmed the news of her death on Friday.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:06am

Russia points fingers elsewhere.

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See The 20+ Immigration Activists Arrested Under Trump

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:30am

Immigration advocates assert that federal immigration agents are increasingly targeting activists who oppose them. ICE rejects the assertion.

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Immigration Advocates Warn ICE Is Retaliating For Activism

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:29am

ICE denies the allegations, saying it does not target immigrants for holding advocacy positions.

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