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Week In Politics: Aftermath Of Mass Shooting In Orlando

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the mass shooting in Orlando, public reactions from around the country and the political response from Washington, D.C.

Court Documents Show The IRS Focused Scrutiny On Conservative Groups

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:45pm

Two-thirds of the groups that faced extra scrutiny from the IRS were conservative. But the agency also closely examined applications for tax-exempt status from liberal and nonpartisan groups.

Politics Podcast: The Aftermath Of Orlando

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:24am

The NPR Politics podcast is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including responses to the mass shooting in Orlando from Democrats and Republicans.

U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Good Compared With Sluggish Europe, Asia

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 7:00am

The recovery might feel slow to many U.S. workers. But the United States is in far better shape than other developed countries, according to an organization that tracks global growth.

Will Senate Democrats' Talk-A-Thon Get Movement On Gun Legislation?

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:13am

The outcome of Monday's gun legislation votes may surprise no one, but some Senate Democrats are convinced their talk-a-thon has prompted colleagues on the other side to brainstorm workable solutions.

Sanders To Work To Defeat Trump And Transform Democratic Party

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Senator Bernie Sanders signaled Thursday night during a livestream web event, that he is winding down his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He did not explicitly endorse Hillary Clinton.

A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:38am

What happens when a billionaire businessman and politician teams up with a moms-against-gun-violence group with millions of supporters?

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Says His Fight Will Continue

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 8:16pm

Addressing his supporters via livestream, Sanders says he's looking forward to working with Hillary Clinton "to transform the Democratic Party" and called on his volunteers to run office.

President Obama Speaks In Orlando After Meeting With Victims' Families

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:15pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley and Corey Ealons, former communications aide for President Obama, about their analysis of Obama's speech from Orlando.

'Their Grief Is Beyond Description': Obama Meets With Families, Survivors In Orlando

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:32pm

President Obama traveled to Florida on Thursday to express his support for the victims of Sunday's deadly attack and their families.

Southern Baptist Convention Urges Churches To Welcome Refugees

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:33pm

The Southern Baptist Convention is not known for its progressivism. But this year's annual meeting of Southern Baptist churches passed resolutions calling for the end of the display of the Confederate battle flag and urged churches to welcome refugees.

Obama Travels To Orlando In Wake Of Nightclub Massacre

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley and Corey Ealons, former communications aide for President Obama, about their analysis of President Obama's speech from Orlando and charts the evolution of how Obama has talked about gun violence over his two terms.

3 More Prominent Republicans Say They Cannot Endorse Donald Trump

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:27pm

Since Trump secured the GOP nomination, he's done little to quell concerns of many Republicans. Maryland and Ohio's GOP governors are now among those refusing to endorse Trump.

Marco Rubio May Decide To Run For Senate Re-Election After All

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:43pm

The retiring Florida Republican senator is under pressure from his party to reverse course and run again this November.

WATCH: 8th Grader Impersonates Trump, Clinton, Sanders

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:36pm

Speaking as Bernie Sanders, Jack Aiello said he had one improvement for the middle school's cinnamon rolls: "We need to make them free. ... What we need is a cinnamon roll revolution."

How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:28am

The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.

WATCH: In Conversation With Oprah, Michelle Obama Tells Men To 'Be Better'

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:26am

"Be better at everything. Be better fathers, good lord," Obama said at the United State of Women summit.

CHART: This Primary Season, Clinton Won States With Highest Income Inequality

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 7:38am

Bernie Sanders ran on the idea of lessening inequality. So why did Clinton win the primaries and caucuses in the most unequal states?

Southern Baptists Split With Trump On Refugee Resettlement

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:00am

At the annual meeting of Southern Baptist churches, delegates affirmed a Christian duty to welcome refugees and called for an end to the display of the Confederate battle flag.

DNC Network Is Hacked; Trump Research Revealed

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

The computer network at the Democratic National Committee has been breached by Russian hackers. Renee Montagne talks to Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike co-founder and chief technology officer.

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