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The Week In Politics

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Robert Costa of the Washington Post about Mike Pompeo's nomination battle for Secretary of State, and President Trump's continuing legal troubles.

Trump's Criticisms May Have Helped Comey's Book Sales

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, about his take on former FBI Director James Comey's publicity blitz. Comey's new book is called, A Higher Loyalty.

This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.

A New Generation's Political Awakening

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:00am

Gun violence protests may be a pivotal moment for the generation coming up behind millennials. Events that occur when we're young can have an outsized impact on shaping our political outlook.

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The Russia Investigations: Comey At Imbroglio's Center But Does He Bring Clarity?

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:00am

James Comey's memos are released — in redacted, unclassified form — at the end of a week of Comey mania. And Michael Cohen drops a civil suit about the Trump-Russia dossier.

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Barbara Bush Remembered In Her Own, Never-Minced, Words

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:00am

The former first lady to President George H.W. Bush, and mother of President George W. Bush, spoke unapologetically throughout her life, inspiring many and incensing others.

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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:36am

North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"

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Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

Mike Pompeo's nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa'el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo's views are dangerous for the international community.

Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to writer David Graham of The Atlantic about the new legal hires by President Trump. Rudy Giuliani is the splashy name among these hires, but Trump also brought on two very experienced white-collar defense lawyers.

Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.

Week In Politics: Comey's Memos and Additions To Trump's Legal Team

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kristen Soltis Anderson, of The Washington Examiner and author of "The Selfie Vote", and Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root, about Former FBI director James Comey, new additions to President Trump's legal team, and the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

Former FBI Director Comey Could Be Witness Against McCabe

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

Former FBI Director James Comey could be a witness against his former deputy, Andrew McCabe. That's if prosecutors decide to charge McCabe with wrongdoing over a media leak in 2016.

Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:20am

The Democratic National Committee laid out a legal theory about a conspiracy against the 2016 presidential election, but the case is unlikely to go anywhere.

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Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe's Camp Fires Back

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:46am

This week brought news that Andrew McCabe could face criminal charges for alleged misstatements. But now, McCabe is creating a legal defense fund to help pay for his attorney fees.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:06am

Don't end the week without a trip around the world.

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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:02am

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:06am

It's our second roundup this week.

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19 Years Ago, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 8:53am

The weeks after the Columbine High School's deadly shooting saw waves of activism from students and parents concerned about gun access.

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A Baby On The Senate Floor

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:09am

Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday. After a change in the Senate rules, the Illinois Democrat became the first U.S. senator to cast a vote with a baby in tow.




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