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What Georgia's Handel-Ossoff Runoff Can Tell Us About Gender Politics Nationally

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:00am

Women are fueling a nationwide "resistance," and they're also fueling the campaign of Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff, while Republican Karen Handel wins conservatives with her pro-life politics.

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Ad War Means Local TV Stations Win Big In Georgia's Special Election

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:00am

The special election in the Atlanta suburbs has become the most expensive U.S. House race in history. Although voters won't weigh in until next month, there's already one clear winner: TV stations.

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Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:46am

Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.

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'America Needs Us': Johnson And Hanks Announce Presidential Bid On 'SNL'

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 3:37am

On the season finale of Saturday Night Live, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson used the monologue to enlist Tom Hanks to be his 2020 running mate. A "crazy week" in news provided lots of fodder for the show.

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Fanfare And Deals Dominate Trump's First Day In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:04pm

The president spent the first day of his first foreign trip since being inaugurated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Trump and his inner circle were guests of the Saudi king.

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Trump Says Arms Deal He Signed With Saudi Arabia Will Create Jobs

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 5:33pm

President Trump kicks off his first foreign tour with a stop in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Callista Gingrich Nominated As Ambassador To The Vatican

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:13am

There is little sign of opposition to the nomination of Callista Gingrich, but it is not without controversy.

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The New TV Drama: As The White House Turns

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

White House press briefings — carried live by most cable news channels — are garnering the outlets unprecedented ratings. It's like a daytime soap opera, some say.

Working In The White House During An Investigation

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

Scott Simon talks with Don Baer, President Clinton's White House communications director during much of the Whitewater controversy, about working in the White House during an investigation.

How The Trump-Russia Scandal Is Playing In Russia

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic about how this week's news is being received in Russia, and the state of U.S.-Russia relations.

The History And Reach Of Special Counsels

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

Scott Simon talks with Yale law professor Stephen Carter about the possible outcomes — and limitations — of Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump administration's possible ties to Russia.

Trump Gets Warm Reception In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday, the first stop of his first international trip since becoming president. He's getting a warm welcome.

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Aren't So Hot On 'America First'

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 6:00am

President Trump is on his first foreign trip, taking him to the Middle East and Europe. But a new poll from NPR and Ipsos shows Americans are skeptical of Trump's populist foreign policy.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election, State TV Says

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 4:44am

In early counts, voters chose the reform-minded president by about 20 percent over his main conservative challenger, signaling a wish to continue Rouhani's goal of greater openness with the world.

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Facing A Population Decline, Baltimore Set Up A Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 3:01am

Officials in many cities have said protecting immigrants from deportation is a moral imperative. In cities with dwindling tax bases, like Baltimore, it's also a financial one.

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Trump's Troubles At Home Likely Won't Hold Him Down In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 3:00am

Saudi Arabia is the first stop on President Trump's first overseas trip. Despite his anti-Saudi rhetoric during the campaign, there are reasons Saudi leaders may welcome him.

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Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:07pm

The former FBI director's highly anticipated testimony, in open sessions, will come after he was fired by President Trump amid a growing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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In New York City, Russian Americans Support Trump Despite Recent Scandals

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:36pm

New York City's Brighton Beach neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of Russian Americans in the U.S., and support for President Trump there is unwavering despite the recent scandals.

White House Remains On Defensive After Week Of Controversy

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:36pm

It's been a whirlwind week in Washington. Since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week, we've learned that the president shared classified intelligence with the Russians, Comey wrote a memo detailing the president's request for an end to the Michael Flynn investigation and the deputy attorney general appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Presidential Travel Comes With Significant Logistical Challenges

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:36pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Johanna Maska, CEO of Global Situation Room, Inc. She was director of press advance for President Obama and talks about the logistics involved for a multi-country presidential trip.

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