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President Trump's Proposed Gun Control Measures Remain Politically Cautious

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

In the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Florida, President Trump flirted with gun control measures opposed by the NRA. But in the end, his proposals are much more politically cautious.

Lawyer Representing Stormy Daniels Discusses Case Surrounding Alleged Trump Affair

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels — the adult film actress alleging to have had an affair with President Trump in 2006 — talks about the upcoming legal case. Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Trump to overturn a confidentiality agreement for which she was paid $130,000.

Rural Development Advocates Concerned About Mixed Messages From Trump Administration

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

The Trump administration has been laying out its priorities for improving life in rural areas. But while the White House wants to boost spending on infrastructure, it is also seeking to eliminate programs focused on growing small businesses. Many who work closely on rural development issues are wondering just how invested the administration in in their concerns.

Why Some Educators In New Mexico Are Calling For Teachers To Be Armed

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

A school shooting in rural New Mexico has opened a debate over whether teachers in schools in the town of Aztec should be armed.

Gun Advocates Are Not Happy About Trump Advocating For Risk Protection Orders

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

President Trump's school safety agenda encourages more states to adopt "risk protection orders." These allow law enforcement to temporarily seize guns from people judged dangerous to themselves or others.

40 Years Of Experience Walks Out The Door Of The Justice Department

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:06pm

Douglas Letter retired from the Justice Department after four decades of defending administration policies, no matter whether Democrats or Republicans have been in charge.

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Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back 'Hush Money' To Speak About Alleged Trump Affair

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 1:08pm

The adult film actress says she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and signed a nondisclosure agreement on the eve of the 2016 election. President Trump's personal lawyers have until Tuesday to respond.

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Trump's International Tariffs Spark Fears Of A Trade War

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:38am

The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have strained ties with American trading partners. Rachel Martin talks to Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization.

U.S.-Korea Meeting Could Pay Dividends, Bill Richardson Says

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:06am

Noel King talks to Bill Richardson, an ex-New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador, about the planned meeting between President Trump and North Korea's leader, and why he says it could prove valuable.

GOP Pours Cash Into Pennsylvania Special Election To Prevent An Upset Defeat

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Republicans have spent more than twice as much on the Pennsylvania race as Democrats. That flood of spending comes even though the district won't exist after this November's election.

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House To Vote On Trump-Support School Safety Gun Bill

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Tom Deutch of Florida about plans in the House to vote on a bill that would try to protect schools from future acts of gun violence.

Politics In The News: Federal Commission On School Safety

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Charles Cooke, editor of National Review Online, about the White House creating a federal commission to explore school safety.

Attorney General Sessions Reshapes Who Qualifies For Asylum

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

The administration is taking steps to limit who gets asylum in the U.S. Immigration lawyers warn thousands of people who fled violence and persecution in their home countries could be turned away.

Morning News Brief: School Safety

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

After a 2-week focus on tariffs, the White House will turn its attention back to school safety. Senior White House officials laid out a framework for how a federal commission would address the issue.

Trump's Plan To Secure Schools Calls For Arming Teachers, Improving Background Checks

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:30pm

The White House is endorsing a plan that would allow teachers and other school employees to be armed. It does not call for higher age limits for would-be gun buyers.

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At SXSW, London Mayor Sadiq Khan To Touch On Policymakers' Role In Tech Revolution

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:46pm

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will address this year's South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the mayor about the themes of his speech.

Steve Bannon Takes Anti-Establishment Message Overseas: 'Let Them Call You Racists'

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:03am

During a stop on his European tour, Bannon told a conference of the far-right National Front party in France, "Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor."

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Trump Rallies In Pennsylvania

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:16am

President Trump held a campaign rally near Pittsburgh last night, just outside of a congressional district with a special election on Tuesday.

GOP Congressman's Pro-Russia Views Are An Issue In Re-election Fight

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 6:00am

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., is one of the most pro-Russia voices in the GOP, and his opponents are making sure voters know that.

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The Night In 1968 When A Nation Watched An American Presidency Crumble

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:00am

Fifty years ago almost to the day, anti-war activism led to President Lyndon Johnson's downfall. After a lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary, he announced he would not seek reelection.

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