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Justice Department Narrows Request For Visitor Logs To Inauguration Protest Website

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:51:46 -0400

Dropping a request for some 1.3 million IP addresses, the Trump Administration says its will instead focus "on evidence of the planning coordination and participation in a criminal act."



Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The black tarps are a gesture of the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, who was struck and killed by a driver while she was protesting against a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12.



What Makes A Great Relationship Between President And Congressional Leader?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:21 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Thomas E. Mann, resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, about the relationships between presidents and congressional leaders.



Veterans: How Will Trump's Ban Affect Transgender Troops?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump has told the military to ban transgender people from serving. Many transgender veterans wonder what that will mean for them and the VA services they have come to depend on.



Lawmakers Want To Make California A Sanctuary State

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

California lawmakers are considering a Sanctuary State bill to prevent local and state police from enforcing federal immigration law. Oregon passed a similar measure more than 30 years ago.



Vann Newkirk: 'Most Of My Life I Didn't Know Confederate Statues Could Come Down'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Vann Newkirk is an African-American who grew up in Rocky Mount, N.C., a town with a Confederate monument. Newkirk writes for the Atlantic about how his view of the statue in his hometown evolved.



Fact Checking Trump On Veteran Affairs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump spoke of his administration's achievements in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Quil Lawrence fact checks the president.



Trump's Tone This Week: Calling For Unity; Sowing Partisan Division

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump has displayed very different tones this week, calling for national unity on Monday and Wednesday, while sowing partisan division at a campaign rally Tuesday night.



Bond Analysts Discuss Circumstances Around A Debt Ceiling Crisis

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump threatened a government shutdown unless Congress funded a border wall. Bond analysts try to interpret the impact of a potential debt ceiling crisis.



Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump has had a friendly relationship with Egypt's leader but this week the administration surprisingly cut some military aid over Egypt's worsening human rights record.



Republican Congressman Mike Coffman Reacts To Trump's Afghanistan Speech

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel asks Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado for his take on President Trump's Afghanistan strategy.



A Look At How Trump Is Already Campaigning For 2020

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

We take a look at the ways President Trump is already campaigning for re-election — from Trump TV to rallies.



How Lawmakers Are Responding To President Trump

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

At a Phoenix campaign rally, Trump repeatedly attacked Republicans in Congress. He even threatened to shut down the government. September could be the most confrontational month yet in Washington.



FACT CHECK: 10 Statements From Trump's Phoenix Speech

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:31:00 -0400

The president stood by his statements on Charlottesville during his campaign rally, but he left out the part where he had condemned violence "on many sides."



5 Truths About Trump Displayed In His Phoenix Rally

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:14:00 -0400

The president's raucous Arizona rally fits a familiar pattern for Trump and should finally put an end to the persistent question of whether he will "pivot" and be more presidential.