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'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 6:07am

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.

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Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rice has dealt with many crises as President Obama's national security adviser and his United Nations ambassador. As she prepares to depart, she tells NPR that Syria stands out as the most difficult.

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Democrats Have Lost Focus, A Candidate To Lead The DNC Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, who is running for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

National Security Adviser Rice Evaluates Administration's Wins And Losses

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

After 15 Inaugurations, Why Brotman's Voice Won't Be Heard This Year

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Announcer Charlie Brotman has been the voice of every inaugural parade for six decades. He reflects on how he got the job from a chance encounter with President Dwight Eisenhower.

In Final Speech As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Says: 'We Have To Work'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:12pm

Lynch told the congregation at a historic church in Birmingham, Ala., that progress cannot be taken for granted, echoing a sentiment she stressed in a Sunday interview with NPR.

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Listen For 'Disparaging,' Scandalous,' And 'Amoral' In Upcoming SCOTUS Case

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments for Lee v. Tam, which is a First Amendment case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, brought by the rock band The Slants.

Loretta Lynch Discusses Chicago Police Department Report

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Ahead of her final speech in office, Attorney General Loretta Lynch reflects on her time leading the U.S. Justice Department.

Affordable Care Act Allowed More People In Arts To Obtain Healthcare

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Beth Bombara explains why it was difficult for self-employed musicians like her to obtain health insurance before the Affordable Care Act.

Poll Shows What The Public Does And Does Not Know About Obamacare

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

NPR and the polling firm IPSOS have a new poll out that suggests the public might not be as enthusiastic about repealing Obamacare as their representatives are.

Democrats Rally For Affordable Care Act With 'Day Of Action'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Senator Bernie Sanders and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer try to mobilize grassroots support to save Obamacare from GOP repeal. They rallied as part of Democrats' so-called "Day of Action."

Democrats Rally In Dozens Of Cities To Oppose Obamacare Repeal

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:22pm

Just days after Congressional Republicans took the first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders headlined Democratic opposition at a rally in Michigan.

Democrats Hope Sunday Obamacare Rallies Can Help Them Regain Momentum

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:36am

Congressional Democrats are organizing what they call a "Day of Action," with events scheduled from California to Illinois to Maine. Sen. Bernie Sanders is among the key organizers.

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For This Announcer, It's The Inaugural Inauguration

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Steve Ray, a Trump supporter who is the new announcer for the presidential inauguration parade. He is replacing the man who did the job for 60 years.

A Testy Week Between Trump And The Media

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

The relationship between Donald Trump, members of his staff, and members of the press has been tested during a week of heated exchanges.

'Peace Ball' Takes Different Approach To Inauguration Festivities

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Washington, D.C. community activist and restaurateur Andy Shallal talks about organizing the alternative inaugural ball, to be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Visitors To D.C. Prepare For Inauguration

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

We talked with some of the many people from out of town who are visiting Washington, D.C. to see Donald Trump's inauguration.

Richmond, Va. Welcomes Youngest Mayor In Its History

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Levar Stoney recently began serving as mayor of Richmond, Va. at age 35. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his challenges and plans for the city in the next year.

How Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Would Impact Alabama Politics

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

If Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is confirmed, it would let Gov. Robert Bentley — who has faced scandal in the past year — appoint a new senator. Reporter John Sharp of AL.com explains.

Pomp, Circumstance And Screw-Ups: Inaugurations Through The Years

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

From Andrew Jackson to Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, presidential inaugurations have had their share of mistakes and oddities throughout history.

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