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Sen. Kaine Joins Other Democrats Condemning Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Congressional Democrats were broadly aligned in condemning Trump's ban on Muslim refugees from entering the country. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said he was appalled.

Ohio Rep. Johnson Explains Why He Supports Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S. Steve Inkeep talks to Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio about why he supports the action.

Former NSA Director Weighs In On National Security Council Changes

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to ex-NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden about the reorganization of the White House National Security Council. Political adviser Steve Bannon has a permanent seat at the table.

White House Actions Dominate News Cycles

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump implemented an executive order to pause entry of refugees and immigration from 7 majority-Muslim countries. He also elevated chief strategist Steve Bannon's role in national security.

Trump Immigration Order Strongly Criticized By Tech Executives

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Silicon Valley tech leaders are coming out against the Trump administration's executive action on immigration. The order directly affects employees and international business at many of the companies.

Syrian Family Forced To Return To Middle East After Arriving In Philadelphia

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Sarah Assali's Syrian family arrived in Philadelphia Saturday morning. The family was sent back to Qatar by U.S. border officials before New York Federal Judge Ann Donnelly's order could help them.

Former Attorney General Calls Vetting Immigrants A 'Delicate Process'

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under the George W. Bush administration, talks about President Donald Trump putting chief strategist Steve Bannon on the National Security Council.

Protests Against Immigration And Refugee Executive Orders Continue At Aiports

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Los Angeles International Airport where protesters have gathered to speak out against President Trump's immigration suspension.

Top Tech Company Leaders Say They Would Not Exist Without Immigrants

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter are among companies in the tech and travel sectors which had a strong and swift reaction to President Donald Trump's executive orders on refugees and immigration.

Syrian Refugees Left With Questions After Immigration Halt

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

The temporary suspension of immigrants from Syria has left some refugees stuck in Lebanon, wondering what is next.

Barbershop: Author Reza Aslan Says Executive Order Has Already Affected His Family

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Writer Reza Aslan talks about Trump's executive actions affecting refugees. Aslan is an Iranian-American scholar of religious studies, best-selling author and host of the upcoming CNN series Believer.

National Review Writer Says Restrictions On Refugees Are Moderate

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

David French, staff writer of the National Review, makes the case in his latest article that while the roll out of the executive order was flawed, the reaction is overblown.

ACLU Attorneys Plan To Challenge Legality Of Immigration Executive Order

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Lee Gelernt of the American Civil Liberties Union gives a legal analysis of the immigration ban. He is an attorney who helped get a federal judge to temporarily halt President Trump's bans.

Legal Adviser For George W. Bush Speaks On Restructuring of Security Council

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

John Bellinger, legal adviser for the National Security Council during President George W. Bush's first term, discusses why the move to elevate Steve Bannon to a full member is unusual.

Protests Against Immigration And Refugee Executive Orders Continue Across The Country

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

The latest news on how President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries is being carried out nationwide.

As Protests Emerge, Brothers Agree To Give Trump Administration A Chance

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Supporters of President Donald Trump talk about his first week in office — especially the executive orders he signed regarding immigration and refugees.

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Trump Administration Officials Defend Immigration Executive Order

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 1:59pm

Trump administration officials Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and Reince Preibus spoke on Sunday talk shows and defended the recent executive order barring refugees from entering the country.

5 Questions About The Law And Trump's Immigration Order

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 1:08pm

President Trump's order on immigration has sparked a number of legal challenges, but the issues involved are far from settled.

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With National Security Council Shakeup, Steve Bannon Gets A Seat At The Table

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 12:40pm

Bannon has been elevated to the NSC's Principals Committee, the top inter-agency group for discussing national security. He formerly led Breitbart News, a platform for the alt-right movement.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Tweets On Christians, ISIS And Vetting Miss The Bigger Picture

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 12:39pm

A day after criticism and chaos for some caused by his executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries, the president took to Twitter Sunday morning to defend himself.

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