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Trump's Texas Visit Highlights Federal Response Effort

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:01am

The president said he waited to visit until he could do so "without causing disruption." He sidestepped Houston and instead stopped in Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall, and then in Austin.

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Trump In Texas To Inspect Storm Damage

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:01am

The president said he waited to visit until he could do so "without causing disruption." He will sidestep Houston and instead visit the Corpus Christi area, where Harvey made landfall on Friday.

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Trump Defends Controversial Pardon Of Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:24pm

President Trump stood by his decision to pardon Arpaio at a joint press conference with Finland's president on Monday. Arpaio gained notoriety for his controversial treatment of Latinos and prisoners.

Trump Lawyer Emailed Senior Russian Aide About Real Estate Proposal

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:23pm

Michael Cohen acknowledged reaching out to Vladimir Putin's office to ask for help with a potential Trump Tower in Moscow, but says nothing came of it.

I Saw His Humanity: 'Reveal' Host On Protecting Right-Wing Protester

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:44pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Al Letson, host of the podcast Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, about his actions protecting a man from beating at the Berkeley anti-hate rally.

President Trump Hosts Finland's President At The White House

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump took questions during a joint news conference with Finland's president on Monday. It's the first time Trump has spoken since Hurricane Harvey hit and since his controversial pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

First Mention: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Targeted 'Deadbeat Parents' In 1995

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:31pm

In May and August 1995, the name Joe Arpaio was first mentioned on NPR. President Trump pardoned the controversial former Arizona sheriff for a misdemeanor criminal contempt conviction.

Baltimore Took Down Confederate Monuments. Now It Has To Decide What To Do With Them

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:47pm

Speaking about monument removals across the U.S., Mayor Catherine Pugh says, "They're coming down so fast, I don't know if we have enough museums to house them or enough cemeteries to stick them in."

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Historic Flooding In Houston Leads To Surge In Federal Assistance Efforts

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:44pm

FEMA's director predicts hundreds of thousands of calls for assistance in storms wake. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposed budget cuts some FEMA programs.

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After Arpaio, 4 Answers To Questions About How Pardons Are Supposed To Work

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:30am

President Trump has used his pardon power to forgive one of his most loyal political allies, former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Trump Administration Lifts Limits On Military Hardware For Police

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:26am

The move, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, is part of a push to boost federal support for local police departments and crack down on crime. It reverses an Obama-era restriction.

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Richard Armitage Weighs In On President Trump's Afghan Stragegy

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Ailsa Change talks to former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who says the bulk of the military presence in Afghanistan should leave, and only a small counterterrorism force should remain.

Many Gulf State Lawmakers Have Worried About Storms Like Harvey

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Congressman Pete Olson of Texas about the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey and disaster preparedness in the state.

Hope Hicks Is A Trump Team 'Survivor' And Now Interim Communications Director

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am

In an administration where it seems like everyone becomes an instant celebrity, Hicks has kept her head down, working hard at maintaining a low profile.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Statue To Join Confederates At Georgia's Capitol

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am

King is the first African-American to be memorialized on the state Capitol grounds, where monuments to Confederate generals and segregationists stand.

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Scattered Violence Erupts At Large, Left-Wing Berkeley Rally

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:19pm

Several bouts of violence broke out in an otherwise peaceful demonstration in Berkeley, Calif., when left-wing counter-protesters clashed with right-wing protesters and Trump supporters.

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Political Response To Texas Storm

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:29pm

President Trump is planning to travel to Houston on Tuesday, NPR has the latest on the political reactions to the storm.

North Carolina Ordered To Redraw Districts

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 6:58am

Under orders from a federal judge, North Carolina lawmakers are redrawing the state's legislative map. It's not clear if the new map will address the court's concerns about racial gerrymandering.

The History Of The Presidential Pardon

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 6:58am

President Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has prompted an outcry. Professor Andrew Rudalevige of Bowdoin University puts this pardon in historical context for our host A Martinez.

Sunday Politics: Backlash Over Arpaio Pardon

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 6:58am

Speaker Paul Ryan has joined other GOP lawmakers in rebuking the president for pardoning Joe Arpaio. Washington Post correspondent Robert Costa discusses the Republican rift with host A Martinez.

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