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Barbershop: Politicians And Sexual Harassment

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:12pm

Legal analyst Paul Butler, New York Times correspondent Susan Chira and ethicist Jack Marshall join NPR's Michel Martin to discuss harassment in Congress and how to know if you've crossed a line.

With Plans To Vote For Roy Moore, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Retreats From Spotlight

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:12pm

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has had a difficult balancing act around the allegations of sexual assault against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. She says she believes Moore's accusers but still plans to vote for him.

What Has To Happen For The Senate Tax Bill To Become Law

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:12pm

The tax bill passed by the Senate early Saturday must now reconciled with one passed by the House before it can go to President Trump for his signature.

Another Democrat Faces Calls To Resign Because Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:05pm

First-term Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is accused of making repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a onetime campaign staffer. Kihuen has apologized and said he takes the "matter seriously."

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Mueller Removed FBI Agent From Russia Probe Over Anti-Trump Messages

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 3:37pm

Newspaper reports about the agent's removal came just a day after Robert Mueller's team revealed a plea deal with a key figure in the Trump campaign — a sign the probe could be in a new phase.

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Group Uses Marriage Counseling Methods To Help Bridge Political Divide

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:00am

As the country's political gaps widen, the organization Better Angels hopes to close them with group counseling techniques.

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Graduate Students Protest Tax Plan; A House Proposal Would Boost For-Profit Colleges

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:14am

Those development, plus the results of our investigative reporting on a Washington, D.C., high school and more in the weekly education roundup.

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Trump And The Federal Judiciary

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance about President Trump's appointments to the federal judiciary, almost all of whom have been white and male.

Republican Senators Pass Tax Bill

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

The Republican overhaul of the tax code overcame hurdles to pass the Senate and includes some changes average Americans may feel come tax time, should it make it to the president's desk.

The Consequences Of Flynn's Guilty Plea

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Jonathan Turley, George Washington University law professor, what he thinks of the latest developments in the the Russia investigation.

Children's Health Insurance Program In Jeopardy In Colorado

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Colorado contacted families who receive CHIP health care funding with a warning that support might end in January. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Gretchen Hammer, who runs the Colorado program.

Roy Moore's Effect On Alabama's Economy

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Alabama has long sought to make itself a destination for business investment. But the allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore may make investors reluctant to come to the state.

Several Democrats Call For Conyers To Resign

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Pressure on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign is growing after allegations of sexual harassment. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., about the feeling among Democrats.

Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To The FBI

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in a surprise Friday court appearance and is cooperating with the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference.

Chris Matthews On The 'Raging Spirit' Of Bobby Kennedy

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to veteran political commentator and MSNBC host Chris Matthews about his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

FACT CHECK: How Does Paul Ryan's Case for Tax Cuts Match the Facts?

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:00am

In an interview with NPR, the House speaker said the tax bill was "designed" as a middle-class tax cut. But in reality, the core is a corporate tax cut.

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The Russia Investigations: After Flynn Plea Deal, Where Does Mueller Aim Next?

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:00am

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn flips in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, shock waves spread and Donald Trump Jr. is due back in D.C. to talk to Congress again next week.

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Trump Retweeted A Racist Group, But How Did He Find Their Videos?

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:00am

NPR's Scott Simon muses on President Trump's decision this week to share racist, ultranationalist videos with his Twitter followers.

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Politics Podcast Special Edition: Tax-Vote Wrangling And Flynn Plea

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:13pm

Listen to how Senate leaders managed to win over uncommitted lawmakers and what Michael Flynn's guilty plea means for the special counsel's Russia investigation.

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What Went Wrong In Charlottesville? Almost Everything, Says Report

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:03pm

The Virginia city "protected neither free expression nor public safety on August 12," says the report, an unsparing record of the chaos that unspooled in protests by right-wingers and their opponents.

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