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Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.

As Trump Vows To Grow Industry, Countries Move Away From Coal

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

In his campaign to become president, Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Godby, director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming, about the outlook for the coal industry in the U.S.

In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.

On Presidents Day, Honoring Vice Presidents With A Song

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Why does the U.S. have a holiday for chief executives, but none for their vice presidents? We right that wrong on this Presidents Day with an original vice presidents song.

Trump Administration Officials Reassure Europeans On NATO And Russia

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis have offered words of reassurance to European officials worried about NATO and Russia due to contradicting statements from the president over the last few months. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House, a think tank in London, about how Europeans are reacting.

Trump Appoints H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Following the departure of Mike Flynn, President Trump has appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.

President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 2:12pm

The president called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

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Uncovering Presidential Secrets, From Washington To Trump

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:51pm

Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."

Trump Meets Finalists; May Expand Search For National Security Adviser

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:19am

President Trump on Sunday interviewed four finalists for the job of national security adviser. A White House spokesman says more names may be added to the list on Monday.

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Donald Trump, Mike Pence To Spend Presidents Day Working

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

President Trump is in Florida and Vice President Pence is overseas meeting with European and NATO officials. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post.

NBA Players More Confident To Speak Out On Political Issues Than Other Sport Leagues

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Recently the players, coaches and staff from the NBA have been politically and socially outspoken. Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, talks about the activist culture of national sports leagues.

On Edge After Immigration Raids, Families Make Plans For If They Get Split Up

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Recent deportation raids by ICE have made many immigrant communities around the country nervous. WAMU reporter Armando Trull spoke to a family who fears being split up and is preparing for the worst.

America's European Allies Still Seeing Mixed Messages From Trump Administration

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Mike Pence addressed world leaders on his first overseas trip as vice president. But he and other administration officials at the Munich Security Conference didn't completely reassure European allies.

In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say 'I Am Muslim Too'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 5:24pm

At a rally in New York City on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims and to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.

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Mattis Disagrees With Trump's Characterization Of Media As "The Enemy"

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 2:23pm

"I don't have any issues with the press myself," the Secretary of Defense said during an interview while traveling in the United Arab Emirates.

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Trump Says, 'Look What's Happening In Sweden.' Sweden Asks, 'Wait, What?'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:11pm

In a speech Saturday, President Trump listed Sweden among countries that have suffered terrorist attacks, pointing to an incident Friday. Only problem is, Swedes had no idea what he was talking about.

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5 Questions After A Chaotic Week In The Trump White House

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 7:03am

Trump is governing the way he campaigned — moving from "chaos candidate" to "chaos president." It might be possible to stabilize things, but Trump doesn't seem to want that.

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Republican Rep. Mark Sanford Discusses His South Carolina Town Hall

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mark Sanford, a House Republican from South Carolina, about his town hall meeting on Saturday.

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed Faces Angry Crowds

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Angry constituents have recently packed GOP town halls to voice their concerns about health care and Trump. On Saturday, Rep. Tom Reed attended four town halls in his southern New York district.

With Intelligence Leaks, The 'Deep State' Resurfaces

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

The term "deep state" has come back into vogue after a gush of leaks from the intelligence community. Journalist Marc Ambinder explains what it means to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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