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Chief Justice Roberts Tells Audience Supreme Court Will Work For 'One Nation'

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:02pm

Roberts says history shows the court has made great decisions when it doesn't yield to political pressures or passions.

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Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:30pm

He was best known as a legal pimp whose business was profiled on a reality TV show that aired on HBO. He had recently turned to politics, running for state assembly in Nevada.

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'The Republican Club' Painter Andy Thomas On How His Work Ended Up In The White House

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:10pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Andy Thomas, the creator of "The Republican Club" — a painting that was seen hanging in the White House on Sunday's 60 Minutes.

One Of Trump's Enduring Legacies Will Be On The Courts

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:55pm

One of the enduring legacies of Trump's presidency will be on the court. Republican control of the White House and Senate have seen the confirmation of conservative jurists to courts at all levels.

Jared Kushner Faces Scrutiny For His Ties To The Saudi Crown Prince

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:55pm

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, has played a key role with the Saudis and in the Middle East, despite his inexperience. Now, he's at the center of the scrutiny again.

Is President Trump's 'America First' Policy Emboldening Autocrats?

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Institution about whether President Trump's "America First" foreign policy is emboldening autocrats around the world.

What's At Stake For U.S. Health Policy With This Year's Midterm Elections

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 3:29pm

The midterm elections will determine which party controls the House and Senate for the next two years — and that could have a major effect on the future of U.S. health policy.

A Look At The Political Impact Of Hurricane Michael In Florida

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Steve Bousquet, of the Tampa Bay Times, about how Hurricane Michael is shaping Florida's elections this season.

Why It's Significant That A Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Are Running For Office

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 3:29pm

A record number of openly LGBTQ candidates are running for office this November. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amelia Marquez of Montana, Gina Ortiz Jones of Texas, and Dan Innis of New Hampshire.

Secretary Of State Pompeo To Meet With Saudi Leaders Over Disappearance Of Journalist

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 3:29pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia to visit with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss accusations that the kingdom killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Those Raised Fists Still Resonate, 50 Years Later

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:20pm

Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers — and still resonates today.

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'Tiny' v 'Horseface:' Trump Slings Mud With Stormy Daniels After Courtroom Win

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:19pm

The president said he relished the chance to battle back in court against the porn actress after a judge threw out her defamation lawsuit on Monday. Bring it, her lawyer said.

After Midterms, Democrats Hope To 'Change The Narrative' On Environmental Rollbacks

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:17am

Democrats are making Trump's environmental rollbacks and climate denial a big issue in swing races this fall. If they take the House, they plan lots of oversight hearings and tough questions.

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Federal Deficit Jumps 17 Percent As Tax Cuts Eat Into Government Revenue

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:27am

The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the fiscal year just ended — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war.

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Cherokee Official Says Trump-Warren DNA Debate Not Helping Tribe

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 9:50am

As the president and Elizabeth Warren trade jabs over her Native American roots, the Cherokee Nation secretary of state tells NPR they should instead be looking into the needs of Indian country.

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Determining Who Is A Cherokee Is More Than DNA, Hoskin Says

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:28am

Steve Inskeep talks to Chuck Hoskin, Cherokee Nation secretary of state, about a DNA test that Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took that shows she has Native American ancestry.

When Asked About Missing Journalist, Trump Cites Saudi King's Denial

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:02am

Secretary of State Pompeo is in Riyadh to address the disappearance of a Saudi journalist. President Trump's response to the disappearance illustrates how he responds to other difficult questions.

After Journalist Disappears, Companies Reconsider Saudi Investment

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:02am

U.S. executives are pulling out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week — as controversy swirls around the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist.

Environmental Regs Could Change, If Midterms Swing Democrats' Way

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:02am

Democrats running in some swing races are prioritizing environmental rollbacks and climate denial for the midterm elections. That could mean more oversight if Democrats take over the House.

News Brief: Trump Sends Pompeo To Riyadh, New NPR Poll

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:02am

Weeks after a Saudi journalist went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never came out, Secretary of State Pompeo wants answers. A NPR poll finds rural Americans worry about addiction and jobs.

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