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German Anti-Immigrant Party Helped By U.S. GOP Strategist

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

A right-wing, populist party running in the upcoming German elections has hired a Texas political strategy firm to help its campaign.

Rep. Charlie Dent On Not Running For Re-Election

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent has announced he will not run for re-election in 2018. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with him about that decision.

Glints Of Bipartisanship Emerge In Washington

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

Lawmakers in Washington agreed to raising the debt limit and passed an emergency bill for hurricane victims this week, after President Trump made a deal with Democrats.

Trump Says Debt Ceiling Is 'Not Necessary.' Is He Right?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 6:00am

President Trump said he would think about working with Democrats to scrap the limit on the country's borrowing, which has been around for a century.

Episode 793: This Week in Time Bombs

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:34pm

Congress has neglected to do the basic work of keeping the economy running. Today, we look at three time bombs they're sitting on: The federal budget, the debt ceiling, and DREAMers.

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Steve Bannon Criticizes Catholic Bishops For Response To DACA

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says Catholic bishops like immigrants only because they need them to fill their pews. The bishops are reacting with anger.

After Reaching Budget Deal, Democrats Look To Trump On DREAM Act

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:30pm

After a surprise budget deal, members of the Democratic Party see an opening with Trump to pass their long-sought DREAM Act to help young undocumented immigrants.

Week In Politics: Trump Strikes Budget Deal With Democrats

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators Guy Benson of Townhall.com and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about the political stories of the week.

House Republicans Fume At Trump Administration In Private Meeting

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:05pm

GOP lawmakers' anger about President Trump's short-term budget deal with Democrats boiled over in a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

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LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:13pm

The Justice Department has sided with a Colorado shop owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case this fall.

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Using Black Celebrities To Push Pop, Pudding And Politics

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00pm

In the 1960s, Tom Burrell helped change advertising by convincing agencies to tailor their pitches to black consumers, but he also saw his marketing work as part of a larger social project.

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Facebook Acknowledges Russian Ads In 2016 Election. Will Investigations Follow?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21am

Facebook says $100,000 worth of ads appeared to come from Russia and seemed to be linked. Sometimes they named the candidates, but mostly targeted divisive social and political issues.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:06am

Hurricanes, a hydrogen bomb and hoax accounts all made news around the world this week.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 9:06am

Hurricanes, congressional deals, DACA and a cheating scandal in baseball.

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Rep. Adam Schiff On Donald Trump Jr. And Russia

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff about Donald Trump Jr. and the ongoing Russia investigation.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Florida Evacuates, Equifax Data Breach

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

Reporter Emily Green talks about a massive earthquake off the coast of Mexico. Also, the latest on Hurricane Irma, and TechCrunch writer John Mannes talks about a massive data breach at Equifax.

With Harvey And Now Irma, Federal Funds And FEMA Are Put To The Test

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:01am

The initial multibillion-dollar federal response is only the beginning of what will be needed to recover from two major storms. Where does it all go?

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With An Eye On the House, Democrats Turn To Veterans For 2018 Races

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am

The new effort is designed to puncture Republicans' hold on the so-called guns-and-guts vote, while also appealing to voters' apparent desire for political outsiders.

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Governors Sound Off On How To Fix Health Insurance

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:20pm

Senators holding hearings this week are looking for quick tweaks that will stabilize the insurance markets and make policies cheaper. Some governors want more federal money and more flexibility.

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'Blurred Lines' Author Criticizes Pullback Of Campus Sexual Assault Policies

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:28pm

Vanessa Grigoriadis interviewed more than 100 college students around the country for her new book, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with her about Thursday's announcement by the education secretary on campus sexual assault policies.

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