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Steve Bannon Takes Anti-Establishment Message Overseas: 'Let Them Call You Racists'

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:03am

During a stop on his European tour, Bannon told a conference of the far-right National Front party in France, "Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor."

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Trump Rallies In Pennsylvania

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:16am

President Trump held a campaign rally near Pittsburgh last night, just outside of a congressional district with a special election on Tuesday.

GOP Congressman's Pro-Russia Views Are An Issue In Re-election Fight

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 6:00am

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., is one of the most pro-Russia voices in the GOP, and his opponents are making sure voters know that.

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The Night In 1968 When A Nation Watched An American Presidency Crumble

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:00am

Fifty years ago almost to the day, anti-war activism led to President Lyndon Johnson's downfall. After a lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary, he announced he would not seek reelection.

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Trump In Pennsylvania: I Need Rick Saccone To Help 'Keep America Great!'

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:54pm

"Here's the thing: We're dealing with people that want to obstruct," the president said of Democrats. "They want to stop us from doing things."

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Barbershop: Stormy Daniels Scandal, GOP Midterms Outlook

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12pm

NPR's Michel Martin is joined by The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, former Obama communications director Corey Ealons, and Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia.

Trump To Rally In Pennsylvania To Support Endangered GOP Candidate

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12pm

President Trump is in western Pennsylvania for a rally just outside the congressional district where Republicans are trying to avoid a loss in a special election on Tuesday.

China's Support Of U.S.-North Korea Meeting

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping praised President Trump's willingness to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. NPR's Michel Martin talks to former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Security Council David Pressman about how China fits into the negotiations.

Conn. Governor Defends Likening The NRA To 'A Terrorist Organization'

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12pm

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about his controversial characterization of the National Rifle Association.

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Putting A Face To Anti-Trump Voters

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol has been studying a grassroots movement that could re-energize Democrats: mostly middle-aged, college-educated white women. She talks with Don Gonyea.

Trump's Presidential Firsts

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

Agreeing to meet with North Korea's leader isn't the first "first" for President Trump. We look at some other groundbreaking moves Trump has made as president.

Russia Investigation Update

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

Special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be examining a mysterious 2017 meeting in the Seychelles, Paul Manafort pleads not guilty again, and witnesses appear before the grand jury.

Tariff Repercussions

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week, making markets gyrate and allies angry. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to David Rennie, Washington bureau chief for The Economist.

Trade Is An Identity Issue, And Trump Knows It

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:00am

In politics, trade means manufacturing, and manufacturing means America — a very particular, nostalgia-laden version of America.

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GOP Candidate Struggling In Trump Country, So He'll Get A Presidential Boost

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:00am

President Trump is holding a rally to support Rick Saccone, a Republican in danger of losing a special election on Tuesday in a western Pennsylvania district that Trump won by nearly 20 points.

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The Zombie Amendments To The Constitution You've Probably Never Heard Of

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 4:00am

They won't eat your brains, but technically, they still could come back to life. Not all the amendments that passed Congress have stood the test of ratification by the states.

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Trump's Military Parade Is Set For Veterans Day

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:15pm

The Pentagon has released a memo detailing a planned November extravaganza — "No tanks," Washington, D.C., officials should be relieved to learn. City streets can't take the weight.

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No Go For Idaho: State Will Have To Rethink Its 'Freedom' Health Policies

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 7:52pm

The Trump administration has advised Idaho that its plan to allow insurance policies that fall short of Obamacare standards could result in penalties for insurers. But another strategy might yet fly.

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White House Says North Korea Meeting Will Only Happen With 'Concrete' Action

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:04pm

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a meeting between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un will only happen once the country shows a commitment to denuclearization.

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The Mind Of The Village: Understanding Our Implicit Biases

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:38pm

A culture of racism can infect us all. On this week's radio show, we discuss the implicit biases we carry that have been forged by the society around us.

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