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Trump Picks Former FEC Chairman As His White House Counsel

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 1:21pm

Unlike many people in Trump's inner circle, Donald McGahn has deep roots in the nation's capital. He led the Federal Election Commission and worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Thanksgiving Miracles And Mishaps: Your Dispatches From The Dinner Table

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 12:23pm

After an especially brutal election season, many dreaded — or even evaded — the difficult family conversations at Thanksgiving. Now, with the holiday in the books, listeners tell us their stories.

A Washington Transition for Trump, and For the Rest of Us

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 5:00am

For many who had thought they knew what to expect — either from the election itself or from a prospective Trump presidency — this is a time of transition to reality.

Examining Future Conservatism As Trump Transitions To The White House

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

As Donald Trump seems to modify and tone down several of his more hard-line campaign promises, Steve Inskeep checks in with one of Trump's most constant critics, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

After 2016's Presidential Election, Examining What Populist Means

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Paul Gilje of the University of Oklahoma about where President-elect Donald Trump fits into the larger history of populism in the U.S.

Will Trump Deliver On Promises To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs — even to union members who've historically supported Democrats. But it's not clear how or if Trump can deliver.

Columbia Professor Says Democrats Need To Move Beyond Identity Politics

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla about the end of identity liberalism. Lilla is the author of: The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction.

Vowing To Roll Back Regulations, Trump Faces Uphill Task

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:00am

One reason there are so many regulations is that there are many obstacles to removing them.

Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:00am

Eighteen years after California voters severely restricted bilingual education, they've voted to bring it back. Proposition 58 passed by a wide margin. But what happens next won't be easy.

Commentary: Duckwater Shoshone Tribe Member On Support Of Standing Rock

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

In Standing Rock, N.D., about 2,000 protesters are getting a Thanksgiving dinner. They're demonstrating against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is planned to skirt the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The protests have been going on for months and have intensified over the last few weeks. Tanaya Winder is a member of the Duckwater Shoshone tribe and tells us what Thanksgiving in Standing Rock is like today.

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Continue On Thanksgiving Day

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

Opponents of a 1,200-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota are marking this Thanksgiving Day at the site of a planned river crossing near Lake Oahe. Protesters say the pipeline could damage local drinking water sources and Native American heritage sites. The pipeline's developers say the project will have big economic benefits.

Trump's Proposed Muslim Registry Echoes Bush-Era Program

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

If the Trump administration decides to implement a registry for Muslims entering the United States, it has a model: the U.S. put a registration system in place after 9/11. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute at the NYU School of Law, about the impact of that system.

Obama Administration Races To Shore Up Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

The Obama administration has little time left to shore up the Iran nuclear deal, a key part of the president's legacy at risk with the incoming Trump administration. Critics of the deal are watching.

Commentary: Native American Writer On Support Of Standing Rock

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

Native American writer Tanaya Winder has been thinking about the Thanksgiving story of Pilgrims and Indians, especially as the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota continue.

The Room Where It Didn't Happen: A Case Of Mistaken 'Hamilton' Identity

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 2:49pm

A small theater company in Montana, Hamilton Players, faced the wrath of online commenters after the cast of the hit musical Hamilton addressed a message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence last week.

This Thanksgiving, Looking Forward To A Respite From The Hydrant Of Terribleness

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 6:14am

Here's hoping that the holiday provides the rare oasis from a year full of rancor and racial strife in our politics.

Donald Trump Picks A Republican Activist As Education Secretary

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

The choice of Betsy DeVos signals intentions to make school choice a major piece of Trump's education agenda, which could include a voucher plan to help send children to private and parochial schools.

Trump's Hotels In China Could Be A Conflict For The President-Elect

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

Donald Trump has business interests around the globe. There's talk about whether foreign powers will distinguish between President Trump and businessman Trump. We examine the case of China.

Obama Championed The Fight Against Sexual Assaults. Will Trump?

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

There are fears the Trump administration will derail efforts to combat campus sexual assault. Some Republicans criticized the government crackdown on the issue, and say policies favor victims.

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.

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