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The Personal Toll Of Civil Rights Activism

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:06am

The fight for equality has always been hard work.

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Democrats Are Serious About A DACA Deal, Rep. Espaillat Says

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 6:39am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York about President Trump saying he doesn't think Democrats want a deal on DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

For 1 Attorney, A Lonely Legal Fight To Make Trump Comply With Rules

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:00am

Attorney Jeffrey Lovitky took it upon himself last year to sue Trump. "It is intimidating," he says. Still, he's suing again, saying he has a duty to push for compliance with various ethics rules.

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Seth Mandel On The Next Steps For 'NeverTrump'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

David Greene talks to Seth Mandel, op-ed editor for the New York Post, about the next steps for Republicans who continue to be skeptical of President Trump, particularly after immigration rhetoric.

Trump Looks To Terminate The Diversity Lottery Program

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

Co-host Rachel Martin talks to immigration expert Anna Law about the diversity visa lottery program, which could be on the chopping block as lawmakers negotiate immigration policy.

News Brief: Immigration Negotiations, False Missile Warning

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

President Trump says Republicans are ready to make a deal on DACA, but he doesn't think Democrats want to make a deal. And, Hawaii residents were falsely warned of a ballistic missile threat.

After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:56am

When preparing to take the oath of office, President Trump promised to make no new foreign business deals. But a year later, ethics experts say the problems have not been solved in any meaningful way.

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As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead'

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 2:03pm

With four legislative days left before a government shutdown, lawmakers appear to be far from a deal to fix the DACA program and fall out continues from the President's reported use of a vulgarity.

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Gerrymandering In Maryland

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:02am

Democrats overwhelmingly represent Maryland, in Annapolis and in Congress. Democratic delegate Kirill Reznik tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how that makes him feel about gerrymandering.

Ken Starr On Investigating A President

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:02am

Kenneth Starr led the investigation of President Clinton in the 1990s. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the former independent counsel about Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump.

Rep. Pete Aguilar On DACA

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:02am

Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar of California has been working on bipartisan legislation on DACA and border security. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Aguilar discuss the bill that is now in limbo.

The GOP's Latino Outreach

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:02am

The conservative LIBRE Initiative lobbies on behalf of Latino groups. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with LIBRE's Daniel Garza about what the current immigration debate means to his members.

House GOP To Debate Bringing Earmarks Back

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:00am

The House Rules Committee will hold two days of hearings this week over whether Congress should reconsider the 2011 earmark ban.

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The GOP's New Tax Plan Will Affect Everyone, But Will It Grow The Economy?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:00am

You asked, we answered: Will the GOP tax plan boost economic growth? Not much (if at all), say many economists.

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Pro-Russian Incumbent Wins First Round In Czech Presidential Election

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 5:54am

Czech President Milos Zeman has spoken in support of Vladimir Putin and was an early supporter of Donald Trump. Pro-European challenger Jiri Drahos will face him in a runoff election later this month.

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DACA Recipients Can Apply For Renewal, Government Says

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 1:55am

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it will once again accept DACA renewal requests in response to a court order from a California judge this past week.

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Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney, Inspiration For Redford's 'The Candidate,' Dies At 83

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:16pm

The senator was once viewed as the future of the Democratic Party. But his political career was cut short by a conservative tide, and his own missteps that distanced him from liberals.

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Puerto Rico Government Takes Statehood Campaign To Capitol Hill

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

Puerto Rico's governnor sent a delegation of "shadow" representatives to D.C. this week. Alfonso Aguilar, one of the appointees, he spoke with NPR's Michel Martin about the latest push for tatehood.

Trump's Latest Vulgar Comments Cast Shadow Over Legislative Agenda

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood and former GOP White House staffers Mary Kate Cary and Fred McClure join NPR's Michel Martin to discuss the explosive week in politics.

DACA Extension And Bolstered Border Security Part Of Latest Negotiation Talks

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

Legislators have yet to come up with a bipartisan agreement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. NPR's Michel Martin asks Republican Congressman Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) about solutions ahead.




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