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Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPR's Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.



What's Next For The White House After Bannon's Departure?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400

The White House has had a tumultuous week. President Trump's comments about Charlottesville, Va., have been widely condemned, and the week ended with the ouster of White House strategist Steve Bannon.



After Charlottesville, Trump Supporters Stand By The President

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:00 -0400

NPR's Dwane Brown checks in with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito to hear how rural Trump supporters are reacting to the week's events.



Is The Trump Presidency Having a Crisis Moment?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:00 -0400

NPR's Dwane Brown talks with Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, about Republicans' discomfort with President Trump espousing views commonly found in Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet.



President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:55:39 -0400

Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.



Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

While the president was laying blame on "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Republicans were meeting to hammer out a tax overhaul. But they worry about whether Trump can make the sale.



The Differences Between The Founding Fathers And Confederate Leaders

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

President Trump has asked if the U.S. should take down statues of slave-owning Founding Fathers. Scott Simon speaks with historian Annette Gordon-Reed about their differences from Confederate leaders.



Week In Politics: Charlottesville, Bannon

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

President Trump's chief strategist is out, and Republicans criticized the president's handling of the violence in Charlottesville — all as legislation remains stalled.



Rep. Charlie Dent On Steve Bannon's Ouster

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has left the White House. Republican congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania gives Scott Simon his thoughts on this most recent departure.



What's Next For Bannon

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:00 -0400

White House strategist Steve Bannon is out. Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green, author of the book Devil's Bargain.



What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:22 -0400

The president has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.



In Delicate Dance, Pence Translates For Trump Abroad

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

After more than a year by Trump's side, Vice President Pence has made an art of sanding off the rough edges of the president's remarks.



Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:48:00 -0400

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.



Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:50:00 -0400

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders may see their role differently.



Why One Kentucky Town Wants To Keep Its Confederate Monument

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

When the University of Louisville took down a monument to Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, a nearby Kentucky town welcomed the statue — and residents still like that it's there.