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Immigrant Advocates Claim ICE Is Targeting And Deporting Them For Speaking Out

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

Immigrant advocates across the country are accusing federal immigration authorities of using deportation as a tool to silence activists. Federal lawsuits have identified 16 undocumented immigrant leaders who have been arrested nationwide.

Students Call For Congress To Act On Gun Violence On Capitol HIll

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

Students across the United States left their classrooms Wednesday to protest recent gun violence in school and call for action in Congress. One of the larger protests happened in Washington, D.C.

After Alignment With Trump, Some Evangelicals Are Questioning Movement's Leaders

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with evangelical writer Michael Gerson about how using evangelicalism as a political force has strayed from its origins.

President Trump Names Larry Kudlow As White House's Top Economic Adviser

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

President Trump has chosen CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow to be his top economic adviser, replacing Gary Cohn. It's the latest staff change in an administration recently roiled by them.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Walk Out In Protest 1 Month After Deadly Shooting

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

One month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students around the country walked out of school in a call for action against school shootings.

Sen. Bob Menendez Discusses Trump's Nominee For Secretary Of State

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which will question President Trump's new choice to lead the CIA, Mike Pompeo. He tells NPR's Sarah McCammon what he hopes to hear from Pompeo.

How Student Activism Could Potentially Impact American Politics

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University about the potential impact of student activism in American politics.

Why President Trump's Nominee For CIA Director Is In Danger Of Not Getting Confirmed

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with investigative reporter Raymond Bonner about Gina Haspel, the nominee for Director of the CIA, and her involvement with interrogation techniques used in secret prisons in other countries. He wrote about this for ProPublica last year.

On Verge Of Retirement, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Could Be Fired Anyway

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:04pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions must decide whether to terminate the embattled G-Man just days before he is set to collect his pension.

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Haspel's Nomination As CIA Chief Is Reopening Debate On Torture

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:00pm

Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods appear set for another round of litigation in the court of public opinion as the Senate prepares to vote on Gina Haspel as CIA director.

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Report: Trump To Name CNBC Commentator Larry Kudlow As Top Economic Adviser

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:21pm

CNBC is reporting that the network's commentator Larry Kudlow is going to be named as director of the National Economic Council, to replace Gary Cohn as President Trump's economic adviser.

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The Result In The Pa. Special Election Could Mean Trouble For Republicans

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:04pm

The candidates are separated by just hundreds of votes. That's a big turnaround from President Trump's 20-point victory in 2016. It has many Republicans worried about a possible Democratic wave.

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Why Abolishing China's Presidential Term Limits Is Such A Big Deal

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:41am

In a land dominated for thousands of years by absolute monarchs, the move is historically significant and seen by Chinese liberals as a big step backward.

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After Mishandling Parkland Shooter Tip, FBI To Answer Questions From Congress

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:04am

The FBI says it received a tip about the alleged Florida school shooter but did not follow proper protocols. Senior federal officials are appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

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Rex Tillerson's Firing As Secretary Of State Continues To Reverberate

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine about the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his replacement Mike Pompeo, who needs Senate confirmation.

Pa. Special Election Turns Out To Be Unexpectedly Tight

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:12am

David Greene talks to DNC chief Tom Perez about the too-close-to-call special election for a Western Pennsylvania congressional seat between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone.

Virginia Republicans Divided On Medicaid Expansion

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:00am

Medicaid expansion is a real possibility in Virginia this year. The matter will be taken in up in a special session after lawmakers failed to agree on whether or not to do it in the regular session.

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Former CIA Lawyer Defends Gina Haspel's Role At Agency

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

After Sept. 11, Gina Haspel, nominated to run the CIA, was involved in the agency's torture program. NPR's David Greene speaks to John Rizzo, who was the CIA's acting general counsel.

Students To Walk Out For Gun Control

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

On Wednesday morning, high school students across the country plan to walk out of class as a protest against gun violence and to call for stricter gun laws.

Trump's Cabinet Shuffle

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

After he surprised Washington by announcing the firing of his secretary of state, President Trump indicated more changes could be coming to his cabinet.

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