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House GOP To Debate Bringing Earmarks Back

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:00am

The House Rules Committee will hold two days of hearings this week over whether Congress should reconsider the 2011 earmark ban.

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The GOP's New Tax Plan Will Affect Everyone, But Will It Grow The Economy?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:00am

You asked, we answered: Will the GOP tax plan boost economic growth? Not much (if at all), say many economists.

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Pro-Russian Incumbent Wins First Round In Czech Presidential Election

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 5:54am

Czech President Milos Zeman has spoken in support of Vladimir Putin and was an early supporter of Donald Trump. Pro-European challenger Jiri Drahos will face him in a runoff election later this month.

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DACA Recipients Can Apply For Renewal, Government Says

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 1:55am

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it will once again accept DACA renewal requests in response to a court order from a California judge this past week.

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Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney, Inspiration For Redford's 'The Candidate,' Dies At 83

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:16pm

The senator was once viewed as the future of the Democratic Party. But his political career was cut short by a conservative tide, and his own missteps that distanced him from liberals.

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Puerto Rico Government Takes Statehood Campaign To Capitol Hill

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

Puerto Rico's governnor sent a delegation of "shadow" representatives to D.C. this week. Alfonso Aguilar, one of the appointees, he spoke with NPR's Michel Martin about the latest push for tatehood.

Trump's Latest Vulgar Comments Cast Shadow Over Legislative Agenda

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood and former GOP White House staffers Mary Kate Cary and Fred McClure join NPR's Michel Martin to discuss the explosive week in politics.

DACA Extension And Bolstered Border Security Part Of Latest Negotiation Talks

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

Legislators have yet to come up with a bipartisan agreement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. NPR's Michel Martin asks Republican Congressman Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) about solutions ahead.

Chelsea Manning Files For Senate Run In Maryland

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 3:47pm

Federal Election Commission documents show Chelsea Manning has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat in Maryland.

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President Trump's Idea Of Good And Bad Immigrant Countries Has A Historical Precedent

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:58am

In part, Trump's recent vulgar slur appeared to be favoring the revival of a discriminatory immigration policy abolished by the U.S. Congress more than 50 years ago.

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Why So Many House Republicans Are Retiring

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

A record number of House Republicans are retiring. History shows that after a new president wins, his party doesn't fare well in the next midterms. President Trump also has low approval ratings.

Sen. Ron Wyden On Russia Investigation

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. NPR's Scott Simon asks him about the latest on the committee's investigation into Russian election interference.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin On Requiring Medicaid Recipients To Work

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

Kentucky is the first state to require Medicaid recipients to work or get job training in order to qualify for aid. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Gov. Matt Bevin about the new requirements.

UC President Janet Napolitano On DACA Lawsuit

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

University of California President Janet Napolitano talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her involvement in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the DACA program.

Organizing Puerto Rican Voters In Florida

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is holding a town meeting with his constituents who are now living in Kissimmee, Fla. Rosselló says they are a powerful voting bloc that can help out Puerto Rico.

What Trump's Language Means For Immigration Overhaul

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

President Trump's reported use of vulgar language this week at a bipartisan meeting on immigration has upended those talks and raised the threat of a government shutdown.

How Political Media Reacted To Trump's Vulgarity

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

President Trump's use of vulgar language to describe countries in Africa and Central America has sparked fierce reaction. Some in the media have applauded him; others say the comments were racist.

What's Next For Salvadorans In The U.S.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

The U.S. is ending the temporary protected status designation for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans. Journalist Carlos Dada of the website El Faro tells NPR's Scott Simon about the situation in El Salvador.

The Russia Investigations: Bannon Comes In From The Cold, Trump Wavers On Mueller

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:00am

Exiled from Trumpworld, Steve Bannon is headed to the House Intelligence Committee. The president might talk to Mueller — or not. And Sen. Feinstein released a big transcript over GOP objections.

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'Rapists,' 'Huts': Trump's Racist Dog Whistles Aren't New

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:29am

On Thursday, President Trump described Haiti and most of Africa with a vulgar term. Here's why that shouldn't surprise you.

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