Election 2016

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A member of President Trump’s legal team asserted over the weekend that the president is not under investigation, despite a Friday tweet from Trump that appeared to confirm he was under investigation.

NPR’s Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss the latest in politics. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Alex Jones And A Platform For Everyone?

Jun 19, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and what deserves the national television spotlight.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander."

It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party.

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It’s been almost two weeks since the Legislature approved a state license plate in order for an anti-abortion group to fundraise off it, but the legislation still hasn’t been put in front of Governor Rick Snyder for his signature.

The Michigan Constitution says a governor has two weeks to sign or veto a bill once it’s adopted by the Legislature and placed before him. But there is no timeline for when the Legislature, once it’s approved a bill, has to actually send it to the governor.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - The New York State Legislature is approaching its final week of the 2017 session, and agreements on outstanding issues, including mayoral control over the state’s largest school system, remain elusive. 

A Band Apart

Jun 19, 2017

Every group of working musicians has its own origin story, ranging from the widely familiar — friends jamming in a garage, someone responding to a classified ad — to the random and unusual. The story of how the Pet Shop Boys met — by chance at a hi-fi shop in London as they were separately browsing equipment — makes for a particularly charmed example.

Russians Believed To Have Used Spear-Phishing In Election Hacking

Jun 18, 2017

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For most people, 2017 has yet to reach its midpoint. But that is not the case for Congress, which has already burned more than half its scheduled legislative days without accomplishing much of its historic agenda.

In recent years, partisan gridlock has kept Congress from major achievements. But this year was supposed to be different. For the first time in a decade, Republicans have control of the White House as well as both chambers of Congress. Expectations for action were high.

Obscuring census data to give "conservative districts more than their fair share of representation." Preventing access to the vote.