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Trump's Request For Voters' Personal Information Draws States' Ire

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:04am

The voter fraud commission has hit bipartisan opposition, as state secretaries refuse to comply with requests. Rachel Martin talks to Myrna Perez of New York University's Brennan Center for Justice.

New Jersey Starts Holiday Weekend With A Government Shutdown

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:04am

Eleven states failed to pass a new fiscal year budget by last Friday's deadline. In New Jersey, that led to a government shutdown. The legislature will meet on Monday to try to work out a compromise.

This Week In Politics: Presidential Tweet Firestorm

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump tweeted a video of himself from an old appearance on WrestleMania — he throws a man to the ground and beats him up. In a new version, the CNN logo is superimposed on the man's head.

News Brief: Trump CNN Tweet Is Criticized, Latest Vatican Shake-Up

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:04am

It seems President Trump's frustration with his party and the news media is growing. At the Vatican over the weekend, the cardinal who headed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was ousted.

Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:00am

Ahead of July Fourth celebrations, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans believe civility between the two parties has gotten worse since November 2016.

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Journalist Advocate Responds To Trump's Latest Attack On Media

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm

As tensions rise between the Trump Administration and the U.S. media, Joel Simon, executive director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about the safety of journalists around the world.

Qatar Faces Saudi Sanctions Deadline

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm

Sunday marks 10-day deadline Saudi Arabia gave Qatar to meet several demands in the ongoing fight between the two U.S. allies. The U.S. is trying to keep both countries in the fight against ISIS.

A Look At The Ongoing Upheaval In Venezuela

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Javier Corrales, a professor at Amherst College who studies Latin American democracies, about Venezuela's economic and political crises.

Trump's Latest Twitter Strike At Media

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm

President Trump's latest strike at the media involves a tweet of a video recorded during a professional wrestling event of him tackling a person whose face is superimposed with the CNN logo.

Trump Tweets Clip Of Him Bodyslamming CNN; Network Says 'Do Your Job'

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 1:44pm

The Sunday morning tweet led some in the media to question if the president was threatening the network. A White House spokesman said, "I think that no one would perceive that as a threat."

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Health Care Questions Enter Virginia Governor's Race

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie is getting questions about health care on the campaign trail. His Democratic rival, Ralph Northam, is also making it a campaign issue.

Democratic Voters Roundtable: Finding A Cohesive Message Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with three Democratic voters about their opinions of their party, their suggestions for party leaders in Washington, and how they think Democrats can win upcoming elections.

Study: No One Issue Clearly Unites 5 Groups Of Trump Voters

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Emily Ekins pushes back against the idea of one type of Trump voter. Her research for the Voter Study Group reveals the coalition that delivered President Trump the White House.

Ivanka Trump Isn't Just Any White House Staffer But How Much Influence Does She Have?

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 6:00am

Some progressives and women hoped Ivanka Trump would be a moderating force on her father. But, five months into his new administration, there is limited evidence that it's working out that way.

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Explaining The Confusion Behind The Limited Travel Ban Guidelines

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

The State Department guidelines for the limited travel ban allow for some family members and not others, including grandparents. Reuter's Yeganeh Torbati explains the confusion.

Barbershop: Trump's Tweets, How Hate Groups Are Defined And Jay-Z's New Album

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

Bridget Johnson, Washington editor for PJ Media, Georgetown University professor Paul Butler, and New York Times editorial board editor Anna North discuss Trump's latest Twitter controversy and more.

The Implications Of New Jersey's Government Shutdown

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

New Jersey's state government shut down after state legislators failed to reach an agreement on a budget deal. NPR's Michel Martin talks with New Jersey Public Radio's Karen Rouse about the issue.

What's Next After States Miss Budget Deadline?

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

Many states failed to pass a budget by a Friday, June 30 deadline. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with John Hicks, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers about the impact.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes 100 Percent Of The Time With Most Conservative Colleague

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:25am

Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas agreed on cases spanning several hotly contested issues, including same-sex marriage, gun rights, immigration and taxpayer aid to religious schools.

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States Miss Budget Deadline, Go Into Partial Shutdown Mode

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:28am

New Jersey, Maine and Illinois couldn't resolve budget impasses, while Washington and Alaska managed eleventh-hour deals.

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