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Today β€” July 12th 2020Politics

'Big mistake': Barr, White House officials tried to keep Trump from getting involved in Stone's sentencing

By Carol E. Lee and Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett and Pete Williams and Lauren Egan

Those around the president warned him that commuting Roger Stone was politically risky. But Trump, believing that his base would stick with him, did it anyway.

  • July 12th 2020 at 05:39

Trump wears mask in public setting for the first time during visit to hospital

By Dennis Romero and Mike Memoli

Mask-wearing has become a political issue as some of the president's followers have made wearing one a sign of submission to liberal opposition.

  • July 12th 2020 at 04:08

Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit

By Alana Wise
President Donald Trump wore a mask during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday.

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:56
Yesterday β€” July 11th 2020Politics

'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Documents Civil Rights Leader's Human Side

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Dawn Porter about her latest film, John Lewis: Good Trouble.

  • July 11th 2020 at 22:50

Lawyer Lanny Davis On Michael Cohen's Return To Prison

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with attorney Lanny Davis, about his client Michael Cohen's return to federal prison after a dispute over the conditions for his home detention.

  • July 11th 2020 at 22:50

'Unprecedented, Historic Corruption': Romney Joins Critics Of Stone's Commutation

By Colin Dwyer
Roger Stone, seen here leaving a federal courthouse earlier this year in Washington, D.C., will not have to serve his three-year prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

The president's decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.

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  • July 11th 2020 at 19:11

Romney, breaking with GOP, criticizes Trump for commuting Roger Stone's prison sentence

By Lauren Egan

The Utah Senator was the first prominent voice in the Republican Party to publicly disavow the president's decision to erase Stone's prison sentence.

  • July 11th 2020 at 17:08

Β£705m to ensure Britain's borders 'fully operational' when out of EU

The government will spend £705m to secure Great Britain's border after leaving the EU, including a lorry park in Kent to deal with potential disruption.

  • July 11th 2020 at 16:56

Week In Politics: Coronavirus Cases Surge, Dominate Political Atmosphere

By Ron Elving

The virus continues to dominate headlines despite the best efforts of both presidential campaigns. And, President Trump announced late Friday he would commute Roger Stone's sentence.

  • July 11th 2020 at 13:54

Hamilton, In Fiction And History, Is Key To Understanding The Electoral College

By Ron Elving
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the composer and creator of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. History

When the Supreme Court ruled this week on "faithless electors," Alexander Hamilton's name appeared five times. But the story is a little more complicated than that told by the Broadway show.

(Image credit: Carlos Giusti/AP)

  • July 11th 2020 at 13:01

A Powerful Chief And Unexpected Splits: 6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Term

By Nina Totenberg
Bullhorns are seen during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on June 29. The court had a momentous term with cases ranging from President Trump

From abortion to religion and immigration, the recent court term featured just about every flashpoint in American law. Here are the highlights, including the influence of Chief Justice John Roberts.

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  • July 11th 2020 at 13:00

Trump's shameful treatment of Lt. Col. Vindman will echo for years. Here's why.

By Jeff McCausland

Vindman fought valiantly overseas, but he has forced America to reckon with questions a lot closer to home.

  • July 11th 2020 at 10:42

Ending free transport 'will hit disadvantaged children returning to school'

Some of the most disadvantaged children in London may not return to school in September because of transport costs, teachers have warned.

  • July 10th 2020 at 15:30

Trump commutes Roger Stone's prison sentence after he was convicted of covering up for the president

By Dareh Gregorian and Geoff Bennett and Pete Williams and Anna Schecter and Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander

The Republican strategist and Trump's longtime friend was days away from having to surrender to a federal prison. He was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress.

  • July 11th 2020 at 03:44

Concern over turnout was factor in postponing Trump rally, GOP advisers say

By Monica Alba and Peter Alexander and Julia Jester

Fears that the coronavirus and the weather would dampen the attendance helped postpone the New Hampshire re-election event.

  • July 11th 2020 at 01:57

Judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years over coronavirus threat to victims' families

By Dartunorro Clark

The victims’ families argue that Attorney General Bill Barr violated federal law when he scheduled the execution for July 13 “without adequate measures in place to protect them.”

  • July 11th 2020 at 00:57

Joe Biden used to predict a post-Trump GOP 'epiphany.' Now he doesn't.

By Sahil Kapur

Progressives criticized the line, but the former vice president kept using it — until he didn’t. Here’s how he refined his message.

  • July 10th 2020 at 23:47

Michael Flynn's defense team says new DOJ documents contain 'shocking exculpatory evidence'

By Michael Ruiz

Newly released documents about the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn show additional “exculpatory evidence” linked to a Justice Department review of the case investigators built against him shortly after President Trump’s election, his lawyers argued in a court filing Friday.