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Melissa McCarthy's 'Spicey' And Alec Baldwin's Trump Return To 'SNL'

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:14am

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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Betsy DeVos Made Me Want To Run For School Board

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:41am

The controversy over President Trump's Education Secretary has brought new interest in seeking local office.

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Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Namesake's Ties To Slavery And White Supremacy

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:49pm

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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Ajit Pai Starts To Roll Back Latest Internet Regulations From Obama's Team

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:09pm

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.

Obamacare And Affordable Care Act Are The Same, But Americans Still Don't Know That

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:09pm

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.

GOP Town Halls Get Raucous As Constituents Address Representatives

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:09pm

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.

ICE Says Recent Immigration Raids Are Business As Usual

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:09pm

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.

Protests Against Planned Parenthood Rouse Dueling Rallies Nationwide

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 3:25pm

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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EU Foreign Policy Chief Meets With Secretary Of State Tillerson, WH Advisers

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 1:55pm

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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8 Fact-Checks On The Trump Administration This Week

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 11:30am

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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As Trump Mulls Funding Cuts For The Arts, An Artist Argues Against The NEA

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

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.

Protesters In Georgia Crowd Meeting With Congressional Staff

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

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.

National Security Adviser Flynn Reportedly Talked With Russian Ambassador

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

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.

Trump And Republicans' Timeline For Obamacare Repeal Getting Longer

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

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 On 9th Circuit Decision

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

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.

Trump, GOP At Odds Over Border Adjustment Tax

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

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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A Look At Why 'Crime Pays' In Indian Politics

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:00am

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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Trump's Criticism Of Judges Out Of Line With Past Presidents

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:19am

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 Trump Voter And Facebook Insulter Talk It Out — In Person

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:10am

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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Trump Reportedly Plans To Refocus Violent Extremism Initiative On Muslims

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:59pm

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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