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  • Republican Silent on Voter Fraud Scheme Tied to Party February 23, 2019
    “Republican politicians across the country have for years railed against the threat of voter fraud. Some have made unproven claims about how rampant it has become in order to pass voter ID laws and open sweeping investigations. The sanctity of the vote, they have said, must be protected at all costs,” the New York Times […]
  • Feinstein Lectures Children on Green New Deal February 23, 2019
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) “isn’t backing the Green New Deal, and she wasn’t shy about letting a group who does support it know it — even if they are children,” NBC News reports. “A group of schoolchildren visited the senator at her San Francisco office Friday and urged her to get on board with the […]
  • What Will Beto O’Rourke Run On? February 23, 2019
    Aaron Blake: “O’Rourke’s decision on whether to run is due in the coming days, and it looks as though he’s in. But what exactly will he run on? We tend to judge candidates like O’Rourke relative to whom they’re running against — in O’Rourke’s case in 2018, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). But is he really […]
  • Average Tax Refunds Down Double-Digits February 23, 2019
    “Average tax refund amounts are down double-digits compared to last year, according to the latest batch of weekly IRS data about the 2019 tax-filing season released late Friday,” The Hill reports. “The average refund through Feb. 15 was $2,640, which is 16.7 percent smaller than the average refund through Feb. 16, 2018, according to the […]
  • Murkowski Will Oppose Trump Emergency Order February 23, 2019
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said she is likely to support a resolution of disapproval over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure more money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
  • Manafort Filing Still Not Public February 23, 2019
    “The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort’s sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller,” CNN reports. “The critical filing had a midnight Friday deadline set by the federal court, but the report was not publicly released.” Associated Press: “Mueller’s team was to have weighed in by the end of […]
  • Biden Sees Opening In Democratic Field on Foreign Policy February 23, 2019
    ABC News: “In speeches over the past month, Biden sought to position himself as an authoritative counterweight to President Trump’s isolationist and nationalistic impulses.” “The moves reflect the vulnerabilities the 76-year-old Biden could face in a crowded primary with rivals who are decades younger and looking to appeal to the party’s liberal base. In that […]
  • Some Democrats Worried About Party’s Drift to the Left February 23, 2019
    Reuters: “Party activists have been energized as Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and other candidates endorsed plans to provide Medicare coverage to every American, some form of tuition-free college, a national $15 minimum wage and the so-called ‘Green New Deal’ advocated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” “But Trump and his allies in the Republican Party […]
  • The 6 Essential Cons that Define Trump’s Success February 23, 2019
    Jonathan Greenberg: “Nearly four decades ago, Donald Trump deceived me into including him on the first Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. He claimed a net worth of $100 million but was actually worth less than a tenth of that. Last week, President Trump declared a national state of emergency to bypass the constitutional […]
  • Trump Nominates Kelly Craft as U.N. Ambassador February 22, 2019
    Washington Post: “Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, would succeed Nikki Haley, who left her post at the United Nations at the end of last year.” “President Trump originally said he would nominate Heather Nauert to be his next U.N. ambassador, but she withdrew from consideration earlier this month.”

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  • Europe Can't Keep Coddling Iran February 23, 2019
  • Can Pandas Fly? The Struggle to Reform China's Economy February 23, 2019
  • Will Uighurs Upend Turkey-China Relations? February 23, 2019
    Semih Idiz, Al-MonitorAnkara's angry outburst over the alleged death of a renowned Uighur folk musician while in Chinese detention has exposed the weakness of Turkey's claims of defending the minority and its dire need to maintain good relations with Beijing.
  • America in Race Against China to Control Future of Tech February 23, 2019
    Newt Gingrich, FOX NewsChina and the West are locked in a struggle for control of the future of communication technology. If America doesn't take decisive action soon, we'll lose.
  • An Emergency for Republicans February 23, 2019
  • For 2020 Candidates, Smollett Story Shows 'Woke' Perils February 23, 2019
    Philip Wegmann, RCPIt was the perfect politically motivated crime, until the Chicago Police Department said it was not. Jussie Smollett, the openly gay star of the television show “Empire,” told Chicago police that two men assaulted him outside his apartment last month.
  • Defending Bangladesh's Election February 23, 2019
    Tahseen Ali, RealClearPoliticsIt has become accepted wisdom that if a political party in a far-flung country wins an election overwhelmingly, the election must have been stolen. A healthy democracy should have competitive elections and governments that lack competition must be dictatorships.
  • Venezuela's Food Crisis Reaches a Breaking Point February 23, 2019
    Stephania Taladrid, The New YorkerMore than three million Venezuelans have fled the country in the years since the crisis began, and those who remain have seen their quality of life deteriorate to previously unthinkable levels.
  • Can Peer Pressure Defeat Trump in 2020? February 23, 2019
    Amy Chozick, New York TimesIn 2020, Democrats need millennials to turn out. Vote shaming apps can help.
  • Donald Trump, Gay-Rights Hero February 23, 2019
    Bruce Bawer, PJ MediaIn the days following the alleged attack on a previously obscure TV actor named Jussie Smollett in the early morning hours of January 29, politicians, journalists, and fellow entertainers lined up behind him.

RSS NPR Podcast Feed

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 February 22, 2019
    The North Carolina State Board of Elections has voted to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District amid many signs that the outcome was tainted. And, Chicago police say actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself. Also, a landmark summit in Rome aims to address sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
  • Thursday, February 21st, 2019 February 21, 2019
    Update: Since this podcast published, Jussie Smollett has been taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about being attacked on the street. A 24-year-old woman who fled America to join ISIS now wants to return, but the Trump administration says she has no right to return. Also, […]
  • Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 February 20, 2019
    The House Oversight Committee says the Trump administration sought to rush the transfer of American nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Also, why were five armed Americans arrested in Haiti amid violent protests there? And we go to a lab in Italy where scientists are experimenting with genetically modified mosquitoes to combat malaria.
  • Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 February 19, 2019
    President Trump continues his push for regime change in Venezuela. North Carolina election officials are looking into the outcome of the state's 9th Congressional District, which may involve fraud. Also, the latest from Syria.
  • Monday, February 18th, 2019 February 18, 2019
    President Trump is likely facing several lawsuits against his national emergency declaration. What are they challenging? And former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe blasts the president in a new book and an interview with NPR. Also, the latest twist in the case of an alleged attack against actor Jussie Smollett.