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How The Trump And Netanhayu Meeting Is Playing In The Middle East

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Israelis and Palestinians are taking in the meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — where U.S. policy seemed to turn more toward some Israeli priorities.

A Departing Bank Regulator's Advice To Stave Off Another Financial Crisis

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Departing Federal Reserve Board member Daniel Tarullo was a key architect of post-crisis financial reforms. He talks about how those reforms have worked and what could help in the future.

What Trump's Break From Tradition Means For The U.S.-Israel Relationship

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Steve Inskeep talks with Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations about the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.

An Indiana Mayor On The Way Forward For Democrats

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Peter Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who's running for DNC chair. He says issues like "economic fairness" and voting rights should appeal to both white working-class and minority voters.

Immigration Executive Order Causes Anxiety In VP Mike Pence's Hometown

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

In Vice President Pence's hometown of Columbus, Ind., there are a lot immigrants with H1-B visas who were affected by the on-hold executive order. Others are scared they could be next.

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Gay Journalist Leaves Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Journalist Chadwick Moore says he's coming out. He's not coming out as gay — he did that a long time ago. Instead, Moore says he's abandoned the political left and has found a home on the right.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Chadwick Moore)

How The Trump And Netanyahu Meeting Is Playing In The Middle East

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Israelis and Palestinians are taking in the meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — where U.S. policy seemed to turn more toward some Israeli priorities.

Progressives Push New York Attorney General To Investigate Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:48pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other state attorneys general have been examining how Trump's presidential actions could conflict with his continuing corporate interests.

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'Age Of Anger' Chronicles Rise Of Populist Backlash

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger, about the relationship between populist movements and governments around the world, in the past and present.

Southern Poverty Law Center Records Rise In U.S. Hate Groups

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups in the U.S. increased for a second year in a row with a growing number of right wing extremists operating in cyberspace. The most dramatic change in the organization's annual count was an expanding number of anti-Muslim hate groups.

National Security Council Turmoil Highlights Consequences Of Its Growth

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the growth of the National Security Council.

White House Appears To Keep Pence Out Of The Loop On Flynn

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The White House apparently kept Vice President Mike Pence in the dark regarding the controversy about then-national security adviser Michael Flynn. NPR takes a look at what this says about Pence's standing with President Trump.

Trump Blames Media For Downfall Of National Security Adviser Flynn

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

In a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump blamed the media for the downfall of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Russia Denies Reports Of Contact With Trump Campaign

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The Kremlin has denied reports that Trump campaign officials had contacts with Russian intelligence officers in the year before the election.

Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.

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Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination For Labor Secretary

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, says he's withdrawing his nomination a day before his confirmation hearing.

Trump Appears To Back Off 2-State Solution In Meeting With Netanyahu

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

Meeting Israel's prime minister, President Trump said he does not think a Palestinian state next to Israel is necessarily the way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representing a shift in U.S. policy.

Black Bloc Group Leads Militant Protests In San Francisco Bay Area

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The San Francisco Bay Area is seeing a rise in a group called the Black Bloc. The group uses destruction as a way to revolt. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Paige St. John of The Los Angeles Times for some background on the group.

Recent Scandals Highlight Trump's Chaotic Management Style

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump achieved fame and fortune as a businessman and reality TV star. Now he's trying to translate that experience to the White House. Trump's management style has produced a tumultuous first few weeks. On Monday, he effectively told his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, "you're fired."

Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Chef José Andrés about why he is closing his restaurants in support of "A Day Without Immigrants" strike.

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