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6 Priorities Congress Has To Deal With In 12 Days

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am

Lawmakers have less than two weeks of legislative days to head off a government shutdown, raise the nation's borrowing limit and provide financial assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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4 Ways The U.S. Could Fight Future Election Interference

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am

Protecting the casting and counting of votes is only one potential issue for policymakers. How a cyberattack might disrupt Election Day in 2018 or 2020 is one of the big unanswered questions.

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For Months, President Trump Hasn't Revealed Where He Stands On DACA

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

As a candidate, President Trump promised to end President Obama's executive order on immigration, but as president Trump has repeatedly acknowledged the predicament of the people protected by DACA.

Republicans In Congress Mixed On Whether DACA 'DREAMers' Should Stay In U.S.

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

President Trump is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday about the future of the DACA program. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo about why Congress should act to preserve the program.

White House Says President Trump Will Announce His DACA Decision On Tuesday

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

The president's decision will likely affect the nearly 800,000 so-called "DREAMers" who are covered by the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Trump Picks Oklahoma Congressman To Head NASA

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:47am

Rep. Jim Bridenstine is a fighter pilot who wants Americans to return to the moon but doesn't believe that humans are causing climate change.

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Labor Movement Faces Challenges Amid Growing Public Support For Unions

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:00am

In upcoming elections, the labor movement has among its challenges reaching every union member in a personal way about what's at stake and what the facts are, the head of the AFL-CIO told NPR.

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Trump's Nominee To Be USDA's Chief Scientist Is Not A Scientist

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:00am

Sam Clovis has a doctorate in public administration, is skeptical that humans have a role in climate change and pushed theories suggesting former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

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Legal Scholars Support Reassigned Climate Scientist

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Advocacy groups are weighing in on behalf of Joel Clement, a climate change scientist who says he was reassigned in retaliation for his views.

Washington Responds To Pyongyang

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump is set to make a decision on the Obama-era DACA program for immigrants. It's shaping up to be a major story this week, along with a response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.

News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.

How Life Could Change For DACA Dreamers Under Trump Administration

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:23pm

Thousands of people could be affected when President Trump makes a decision about the future of DACA. NPR's Michel Martin talks with dreamer Nestor Nuñez Vasquez about how his life could change.

Mixed Messages From U.S. Follow North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:23pm

North Korea says it has tested another nuclear device — its most powerful to date. This activity has provoked multiple responses from the White House.

GOP Rep. Mike Coffman On Keeping DACA

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:07am

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado says he'll force a vote on extending the DACA protections. He tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why he thinks the program should continue.

Kansas Secretary Of State Wants Trump To End DACA

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:07am

Ten states have given the Trump administration a deadline to make a decision on whether to end the DACA program. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Koboch tells host Lulu Garcia-Navarro it should end.

Weekend Politics: Trump Visits Texas

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:07am

Hurricane Harvey has changed a lot of things in Houston, and quite a few in Washington, too. President Trump and Congress have a lot to accomplish before the end of September.

On Capitol Hill, 'See You in September' Is A Refrain Without Romance

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:00am

A default on U.S. debt is unknown territory. It's never happened. That may make some people say: "Let's try it." But those might not be the people you want to trust with your life savings.

Study Finds Women See Female Lawmakers As More Competent, Having More Integrity

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:00am

A new study shows that women think more highly of female lawmakers, and that for men, there's no difference. But broken down by party, the results get more complicated.

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Russian-American Lobbyist Testifies Before Grand Jury

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:04am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Chad Day of The Associated Press about a Russian-American lobbyist's grand jury testimony and what it might tell us about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

What's Ahead For Congress

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:04am

Congress returns Tuesday with lots on its plate, including Hurricane Harvey relief, raising the debt ceiling and funding the government to avoid a shutdown.

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