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Conflict Over Immigration Brews Between U.S. Cities And Feds

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

Many big city mayors have said that they will not comply with federal immigration orders that could lead to deportation. Steve Inskeep talks to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti about being a sanctuary city.

Support Pours In For N.Y. Immigrant After Post-Election Harassment

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:46am

Bhutan-born Tenzin Dorjee has experienced an uptick in racial slurs recently in the rural, upstate town he has lived in for years. Now, his community is rallying behind him, publicly and powerfully.

Voters Backed Transit Funds. Will Congress OK Trump Infrastructure Plan?

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:32pm

Dozens of ballot measures to raise local taxes were approved, and President-elect Donald Trump has called for more spending on infrastructure. But there are questions about Trump's funding sources.

Is It Racist To Call Someone 'Racist'?

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:47pm

Casting racism as a moral failure has had the bizarre consequence of confounding the issue for many Americans. Can anything be called racist without controversy?

Trump Calls For Unity, Healing In Thanksgiving Address

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:00pm

"Emotions are raw and tensions just don't heal overnight," the president-elect admitted in a nearly two-minute video.

Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Legislative Map Violates The Constitution

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

A federal court has ruled that Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative map violates the Constitution. They say gerrymandering diluted the votes of Democrats. The ruling could impact other states.

Republicans Renew Push For More Voting Restrictions

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

Republicans, especially in the states, have been emboldened to push for more voting restrictions. They are helped by the selection of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a Congress more unlikely than ever to redo the Voting Rights Act and the expected appointment of a conservative to the Supreme Court.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan Shares How To Survive Holiday Political Debates

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

After a contentious election, families around the country are gathering for Thanksgiving and figuring out how to get along politically. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to comedian Jim Gaffigan, who has a big family of his own, about how to get through the holiday unscathed.

Republican Pat McCrory Requests Recount In North Carolina Governor's Race

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is a few thousand votes behind his opponent, Democrat Roy Cooper. McCrory is challenging as many votes as possible and suggesting some votes were cast fraudulently.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Named As Trump's Ambassador To The U.N.

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

President-elect Donald Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley his ambassador to the United Nations. The two-term governor has little foreign policy experience.

University Of Michigan Weighs How To Handle Student Concerns Post Election

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, about balancing conservative students' concerns with the worries of students who opposed Donald Trump.

Conservative University Of Michigan Students Claim School Is Anti-Trump

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

Conservative students at the University of Michigan say the school has fostered a "hateful climate" for students that supported Donald Trump. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mark Schlissel, the school's president, about balancing those students' concerns with the worries of students who opposed Trump.

Trump Chooses Michigan Philanthropist Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

President-elect Donald Trump has named Michigan philanthropist and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education.

President Obama's 2016 Turkey-Pardon Dad Jokes: The Definitive List

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 2:50pm

Here is the president's "corny-copia of dad jokes" (his words) in his final turkey-pardoning of his presidency.

NPR Finds The Head Of A Covert Fake News Operation In The Suburbs

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 2:31pm

"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.

Trump Chooses Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 1:51pm

The Michigan activist and philanthropist is a strong advocate for school choice and vouchers.

Trump Says He Has 'Open Mind' On Climate, But Staff Pick Raises Questions

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 1:32pm

Myron Ebell has been chosen to lead the president-elect's transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell is a well known climate-change skeptic.

Trump Picks S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley As U.N. Ambassador

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:42am

Haley has accepted an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. During the presidential campaign, she had been very critical of Trump.

Trump Chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley As U.N. Ambassador

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:07am

Haley has accepted an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. The position requires Senate confirmation.

Conflict Of Interest Possibilities Attract Watchful Eyes To Trump's Dealings

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to former ethics counselors — Richard Painter who advised President Bush and Norman Eisen who advised President Obama — about Trump's business holdings and possible conflicts.

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