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Will Obama Grant More Clemency Requests With Less Than 2 Weeks In Office?

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.

Try To Keep Count Of How Many Times You Hear 'Confirmation' This Week

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.

New York Congressman Hopes To Use His Immigrant Experience To Influence Lawmakers

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 7:35am

Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican American congressman, hopes his background as a formerly undocumented immigrant will help find him common ground with his colleagues on immigration policy.

As Questions Loom, Trump, Congress Gear Up For A Busy Wednesday

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 7:35am

Wednesday will be a busy day on Capitol Hill with confirmation hearings and a Trump press conference. Questions about Russia's interference in the U.S. election will likely be at the center of both.

VA Critic Florida Rep. Brian Mast Calls For Greater Healthcare Access For Veterans

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 7:35am

Freshman Republican Congressman Brian Mast, a former Army soldier and double amputee, says his priorities for Congress include veterans affairs and cleaning up Lake Okeechobee's polluted freshwater.

President-Elect Donald Trump Will Hold First Press Conference Since Before Election

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 7:35am

Trump will hold a news conference Wednesday. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says, historically, leaders have distinguished "news" from "press" conferences to undercut the role of the press.

Obama Says Goodbye This Week, But His Message Hasn't Always Gotten Through

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00am

President Obama came into office hailed as the "Great Communicator," but when it came to explaining the $780 billion stimulus, he came up short, setting up a pattern that would repeat.

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'Killing Has To Stop' In Chicago, Says Senate Minority Whip

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:02pm

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin talks about Chicago after more than 700 homicides in 2016. He says there's not one solution, but the city does need federal funds to grow the police force.

Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:02pm

Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.

Ethics Office Warns Confirmations For Trump Nominees Are Moving Too Fast

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 12:51pm

The head of the Office of Government Ethics writes that several nominees have not completed the required ethics review process or submitted financial disclosures. Hearings begin next week.

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The View From Moscow On U.S. Hacking Accusations

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.

Lawmakers Prepare For Tough Confirmation Battle For Rex Tillerson

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Lawmakers have lots of questions for Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. The former ExxonMobil CEO has done business around the world, including with Russian President Putin.

Minnesota Republican Rep. Jason Lewis Talks About His First Week On The Job

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Jason Lewis was a conservative radio host in Minnesota and was recently elected to represent his state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He talks about his legislative priorities.

Some Rockettes At Odds With Management Over Inauguration Performance

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.

NASA Faces The Unknown In Preparing For Trump Administration

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.

Trump Could Make Good On Tariff Threats, Thanks To Existing Laws

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan: Obamacare 'Needs To Be Repealed'

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Congress is back in session and at the top of Republicans' agenda is repealing Obamacare. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan discusses efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Intelligence Report Points Blame To Putin For Hacking

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.

With One Photo Op, Teen Revives Dabbing — Or Sounds Its Death Knell

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

When a congressman's son performed a dance move called the dab after his father's swearing-in ceremony, he made headlines. Or was he sneezing? Either way, the 17-year-old got grounded.

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Biden Chides Democrats During Formal Counting Of Electoral Votes

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

In a ceremony marking the end of the 2016 presidential election, some Democrats objected to the official Electoral College tally. But Vice President Joe Biden stopped them, saying, "It is over."

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