Melissa McCarthy got a lot of attention for her enraged impression of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last week. This week she was back, along with Alec Baldwin reprising Donald Trump.
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The controversy over President Trump's Education Secretary has brought new interest in seeking local office.
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After much debate, Yale University announced Saturday that it's changing the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus who ardently supported slavery.
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The new head of the Federal Communications Commission has taken steps to unravel many of his predecessor's policies. These changes might directly affect consumers and their access to the Internet.
Morning Consult Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp talks about a recent survey which shows one third of respondents are still confused about the Affordable Care Act and what repealing it would mean.
Grassroots opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies show no sign of cooling off as activists and angry constituents disrupted the town hall meetings of several Republican House members.
Immigration raids in California, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, New York and Texas have immigrant rights groups saying federal officials are cracking down, but ICE says it's not unusual.
Across the U.S., anti-abortion protesters flocked to clinics to demand the defunding of Planned Parenthood. In many cities, supporters showed up to counterprotest — sometimes right across the street.
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The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, is expecting a more businesslike, "transactional" approach with President Trump, who's been skeptical of the EU and backs the British exit plan.
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This week, the White House incorrectly claimed the country's murder rate was at a high, brought up a non-existent Atlanta terrorist attack and again made false claims of widespread voter fraud.
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NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Marcus, a senior contributor to The Federalist and the artistic director of a theater company in New York City, about defunding the National Endowment for the Arts.
A routine event with congressional staff in Georgia turned into a protest against the Trump administration. It's staffers' latest encounter with angry voters, who are demonstrating at public meetings.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with The Washington Post's Greg Miller about reports that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian officials before the inauguration.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to the Republican former Rep. Richard Hanna about the Affordable Care Act. Hanna says despite Trump's pledge to repeal it, he thinks the ACA will largely survive.
Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision not overturn a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban.
President Trump and House Republicans both want to slash the corporate tax rate. But coming up with a plan may be hard because of disagreement among Republicans over a "border adjustment tax."
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Milan Vaishnav's new book, When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics, examines why so many criminals become politicians in India — and why so many voters embrace them.
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Traditionally, presidents restrain from criticizing judges, and our system depends on everyone abiding by court rulings. President Trump has broken protocol by belittling judges who rule against him.
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A commenter on NPR's Facebook page called Jamie Ruppert an "idiot" for voting for Donald Trump. We brought them together to talk it out.
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The Trump administration reportedly wants to refocus an Obama administration program on exclusively Islamic extremism. Muslim leaders and some counterterrorism experts say such a change may be unwise.
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