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Teen Transgender Wrestler — A Reluctant Symbol Of A Nation Divided

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 4:19pm

Mack Beggs, who identifies as a boy, won a girls state wrestling championship in Texas this weekend. He'd rather have wrestled boys. Journalist Asa Merritt talks about the reactions at the tournament.

How Much Will Trump's Address To Congress Reflect 'Renewal Of American Spirit' Theme?

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 4:19pm

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump will focus on the "renewal of American spirit" when he addresses a joint session of Congress early next week.

Across The Divide, Identity Politics Unites The Base At Both CPAC And DNC

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 12:52pm

In very different ways, immigration and Islam were highlights at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the vote for a new Democratic National Committee chairman.

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David Axelrod On Tom Perez And The Future Of The Democratic Party

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:12am

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has been elected DNC Chair. David Axelrod, formerly President Obama's senior adviser, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what this means for the future of the party.

Hollywood Speaks Out About Politics

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:12am

Actors and agents were involved in teach-ins and rallies in the past week to oppose President Trump. Award shows and other events have been peppered with political opposition as well.

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Elected To Lead Democrats

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:12am

The DNC has a new chair — former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Party members voted in Atlanta on Saturday. Now the hard work of rebuilding the party begins.

Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:03am

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

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LGBTQ Advocates Fear 'Religious Freedom' Bills Moving Forward In States

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 4:46am

The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.

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Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:01pm

The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.

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'The Americans' Showrunners On Writing Cold War-Era Drama Amid New Russian Relations

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, co-showrunners of the acclaimed series "The Americans," about Russian spies in the Washington, D.C., area, look ahead a season amid newly tense times with Russia.

After White Nationalist Moves Upstairs, Virginia Chocolatiers Get Unexpected Support

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Blüprint Chocolatiers in Alexandria, Va., has a new neighbor, Richard Spencer, who's drawing protesters. Initially worried their chocolate sales would drop, the reaction has been surprising.

Trump Administration House Bars Major Media Organizations From Latest Press Briefing

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

The relationship between the White House and the news media took another step backward Friday when CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and others were kept out of secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.

Tom Perez Elected As New DNC Chair

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Democrats elected the former Obama labor secretary as the party chair at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta today. Perez picked his final opponent Rep. Keith Ellison as deputy chair.

LIVE BLOG: DNC Chair Race To Begin Shortly. Here's What To Expect

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:23am

The Democratic National Committee is picking a new chairman Saturday in Atlanta. We are following all the action and will update below.

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Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence On The Tight Race For DNC Chair

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:28am

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for DNC chair. She discusses the race ahead of Saturday's vote.

An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:28am

Economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute paints a bleak picture of the U.S. economy. He describes millions of Americans out of work, and addicted to drugs and screens.

What To Expect In Trump's Address To Congress

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:28am

We recap President Trump's week and his address to CPAC, and preview themes to expect in his address to Congress Tuesday.

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:14am

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

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Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 6:03am

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

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Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:50am

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

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