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Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 5:12pm

The politics of respectability were complicated this week when a 69 year-old Asian-American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight.

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Week In Politics: Trump's Changing Policy Views

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Audie Cornish wraps up the week in politics with Reihan Salam of the National Review and Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald. They discuss President Trump's changing policy positions.

Trump Signs Bill That Allows States To Deny Funding To Planned Parenthood

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:45pm

Earlier this week, President Trump signed a bill that could encourage states to withhold federal money from Planned Parenthood. Opponents say it will have a big impact on women's health.

North Korea Accuses Trump Of 'Making Trouble' With 'Aggressive' Tweets

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:45pm

China's president is calling for a peaceful resolution to rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. This comes ahead of an important anniversary that North Korea often marks with tests of military might. North Korea is accusing President Trump of "making trouble" with his "aggressive tweets."

San Francisco Seeks To Block Trump's Order On Sanctuary Cities

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:45pm

San Francisco is seeking an injunction to stop President Trump's executive order cutting off federal funds to sanctuary cities. On Friday, a federal judge heard arguments over whether the suit can go forward.

Trump Continues To Shift Positions On Key Campaign Issues

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:45pm

This week, President Trump said NATO is no longer obsolete and slammed Russia for its alliance with the Syrian regime. Those positions are at odds with views he held on the campaign trail.

White House Says It Will No Longer Release Visitor Logs To The Public

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 1:43pm

Reversing Obama administration policy, the White House cites "grave national security risks." Watchdog groups have criticized the Trump administration's decision as a move against transparency.

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Paul Manafort's Activities Arouse Interest Of Ukrainian Prosecutors

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:33am

Ukrainian investigators are seeking to understand Manafort's ties to former President Viktor Yanukovych leading up to the shooting of anti-government protesters in 2014.

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Man In The Middle: New Jersey's Leonard Lance Takes Heat From All Sides

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:15am

The moderate GOP congressman held his third town hall of the year this week. He's under pressure from constituents and conservative activists in what is now the median political seat in the country.

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Bomb Dropped On Afghan Province Was Historic In Size

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 6:41am

The Pentagon says the U.S. dropped the largest conventional weapon ever used in combat to hit an underground ISIS complex. Some speculate the action was also meant to send a message to North Korea.

2 Mass. Towns Challenge Trump's Executive Order On Sanctuary Cities

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:06am

Officials in Lawrence and Chelsea have filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump's executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities. The measure threatens to pull federal funding from those cities.

Trump, Then And Now: What His Shifting Positions Say About What He Believes

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:00am

As President Trump approaches 100 days in office, his policy changes raise questions about what he intends to do with the rest of his term. Here are eight examples of how he has shifted.

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Trump's Flip-Flops On Economics Move Policies Toward The Status Quo

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:42am

President Trump is beating a path back toward the center on economic policy. Some economists think it may be due to influence from Trump advisers like Gary Cohn and Jared Kushner.

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This Week In Race: A House That Flew Over The Ocean And A Man Who Didn't Get To Fly

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:01am

You could say that it's been a pretty turbulent week on the race beat.

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Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:07pm

The legislation rolls back an Obama-era rule that prohibited states from withholding certain federal funds from organizations that provide legal abortions.

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Trump's Latest String Of Flip-Flops Won't Hurt Him (At Least For Now)

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:42pm

President Trump is already well-known for not sticking to his guns. But his appeal has been more visceral than policy-based anyway, as one political science professor explains.

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Trump Reverses Course On Variety Of Key Economic Issues

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Russ Roberts, a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, about Trump's latest positions on several key economic issues and how they differ from before.

New Jersey's Self-Proclaimed Moderate Congressman Takes Heat From All Sides

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:33pm

On the political spectrum of most conservative to most liberal congressional districts, New Jersey's 7th congressional district is the political median of America. Which is why its Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, a self-proclaimed moderate, is taking heat from all sides. NPR takes a look at how much interest his constituents have in centrist attitudes in the Trump era.

Female Marines Join Fight Against Culture Of Sexism

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:33pm

After seeing her photo with other female Marines get attacked on social media, Maj. Janine Garner joined about 100 other women to try to end sexism and misogyny in the Marine Corps.

As Trump Continues Mar-A-Lago Trips, Watchdogs Want To Know Who's Joining Him

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:33pm

Advocates want the administration to release a list of visitors to President Trump's Florida resort. A former Secret Service official says that information doesn't exist.

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