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What Happens When Journalism Gets Physical

Published on Politics. NPR’s Michel Martin talks with reporter Michelle Fields, who was working at a Florida campaign rally last year when she was grabbed by Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

New York’s Renegade Democrats Face Growing Calls To Rejoin Party Fold

Published on Politics on National Democratic leaders called on a group of breakaway Democrats in the New York state senate to stop caucusing with Republicans after a special election upheld the party’s majority in the chamber. Democrats have 32 […]

Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And Former U.S. Senator, Dies At 85

Published on Politics. Bunning was one of few ballplayers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues; in 1964, he pitched a perfect game. As a politician, the Kentuckian was known as cantankerous and staunchly conservative. (Image credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

Published on Politics on SIGONELLA, Italy – President Donald Trump came overseas, he saw and he conquered – at least in his own mind, as he declared success Saturday to hundreds of U.S. service members before heading home from […]

New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings

Published on Politics on A charter school principal in New Orleans has lost his job after video surfaced of him appearing to wear Nazi-associated rings. The video, which appeared Thursday, shows then-Principal Nicholas Dean of Crescent Leadership Academy holding […]

White House To Provide Ethics Agency With Info On Waivers For Ex-Lobbyists

Published on Politics. The tiny Office of Government Ethics, led by Walter Shaub Jr., has scored a victory in its effort to gather information about Trump administration employees who were previously lobbyists. (Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

GOP Congressman Declines To Say Whether Every American Is Entitled To Eat

Published on Politics on Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) refused to say whether “every American is entitled to eat” and the food stamps program is the best way to ensure that they have the food they need. NPR’s Scott Simon […]

5 Takeaways From Trump’s First Foreign Trip As President

Published on Politics. President Trump returns to the U.S. late Saturday. Here’s a look at key moments and key issues during his weeklong trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe. (Image credit: Matt Dunham/AP)

G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Published on Politics. Today’s communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. “is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement.” (Image credit: Andrew Medichini/AP)

Trump’s White House Does Not Want To Talk About Kushner And Russia. At All.

Published on Politics on GIARDINI NAXOS, Italy – Two of President Donald Trump’s top aides Saturday refused to discuss a report that his son-in-law Jared Kushner had sought to create a secret back channel to open communications with Russia. […]

Doing The Right Thing Shouldn’t Be This Remarkable

Published on Politics on New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood up last week and delivered a moving, bracingly honest speech to explain why he removed four Confederate monuments from his city. “You elected me to do the right thing, […]

Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Published on Politics. Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.

Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Published on Politics. Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Published on Politics. Brzezinski was the national security adviser to President Carter, helping to secure the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt. He later continued to be an influential foreign policy voice. (Image credit: Tasnadi/AP)

Stephen Colbert Imagines Another Batch Of Donald Trump’s Postcards Home

Published on Politics on Donald Trump has got the postcard-writing bug. Kind of. On Friday’s “Late Show,” Stephen Colbert imagined another batch of notes that Trump has been sending back to his family members and allies during his first big […]

Nixon’s Ghost Tells Trump To Destroy The Tapes In Spooky ‘Simpsons’ Short

Published on Politics on The ghost of Richard Nixon tells Donald Trump to burn any incriminating tapes in a spooky “Simpsons” short marking the president’s 125th day in office Friday. The 5-minute short presents the White House as a […]

‘The Simpsons’ Trolls Donald Trump With A Visit From Richard Nixon’s Ghost

Published on Politics on “The Simpsons” has marked President Donald Trump’s first 125 days in office in comic style. In a new short posted online Friday the cartoon version of Trump attempts to patch things up with fired FBI Director […]