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Today β€” January 22nd 2020NPR Politics

Supreme Court Considers Religious Schools Case

By Nina Totenberg
Kendra Espinoza, the lead plaintiff in the case, has two daughters attending Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont. She is an office manager and staff accountant who works extra jobs to pay for her children

For the first time, the high court will rule on "no-aid" state constitutional provisions that conservative religious groups and school choice advocates have long sought to invalidate.

(Image credit: Christopher Duperron/Institute for Justice)

  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:00

Trump Says He'll Add 'A Few Countries' To Controversial U.S. Travel Ban

By Bill Chappell
President Trump announces that his administration will add more countries to its travel ban, saying the move is needed for national security. Trump discussed the plan Wednesday during a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The president confirms a plan to expand one of the signature pieces of his immigration policy, in a move that could double the number of countries on the prohibited list.

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  • January 22nd 2020 at 15:20

With The Rules Set, Senate Trial Opening Arguments Begin

By Brian Naylor
House Democratic impeachment managers led by Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California arrive for the start of the Senate trial on Tuesday. The managers begin opening arguments on Wednesday.

House impeachment managers take to the Senate floor Wednesday, arguing their case for why President Trump should be removed from office. Trump, meanwhile, called the case against him a "hoax."

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  • January 22nd 2020 at 13:48

Senate To Hear Opening Statements In Trump Impeachment Trial

By Franco OrdoΓ±ez

After more than 12 hours of work Tuesday, the Senate adopted the ground rules for President Trump's impeachment trial. The proceedings resume Wednesday. At the same time, Trump weighed in from Davos.

  • January 22nd 2020 at 13:13

President Trump Addresses Media As He Wraps Up Davos Trip

By David Greene

President Trump has been in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. Before leaving, he highlighted a new trade agreement with China, as well as the U.S. Mexico and Canada agreement.

  • January 22nd 2020 at 12:46

News Brief: Impeachment Trial, New Coronavirus, Smartphone Voting

By David Greene

Senate hears opening statements in Trump's impeachment trial. A deadly virus that first appeared in China has reached the U.S. And, King County, Wash., voters may use smartphones in February election.

  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:06

Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections

By Miles Parks
Voters in King County, Wash., will have the opportunity to vote on their smartphones in February. It will be the first election in U.S. history in which all eligible voters will be able to vote using their personal devices.

King County, Wash., plans to allow all eligible voters to vote using their smartphones in a February election. It's the largest endeavor so far as online voting slowly expands across the U.S.

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  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:02

Election Security Boss: Threats To 2020 Are Now Broader, More Diverse

By Philip Ewing
Intelligence Community Threats Executive Shelby Pierson told NPR that more nations may attempt more types of interference in the United States. "This isn

In an exclusive interview with NPR, election threats executive Shelby Pierson says more nations may attempt more types of interference in the U.S.

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  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:01

Trump Impeachment Trial Recap: Republicans Balk At McConnell Over Session Rules

By Deirdre Walsh
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was among a group of Senate Republicans who insisted that the time each side has to make its case be extended.

The Senate majority leader's own members didn't want to go along with his first vision for the procedure in the impeachment trial. But the GOP did reject calls for more witnesses and evidence.

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  • January 22nd 2020 at 01:50
Yesterday β€” January 21st 2020NPR Politics

What Day 1 Of Impeachment Sounded Like

By Ailsa Chang

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in earnest Thursday in the Senate with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and introductory remarks.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

Trump Goes To Davos To Boast About U.S. Economy, But Avoids Climate Change

By Scott Horsley

President Trump is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. He boasted about the strength of the U.S. economy, but said little about the event's main focus: climate change.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

A Newfound Importance For A Longstanding Senate Tradition β€” The Candy Drawer

By Sam Gringlas

The longstanding tradition of stocking the Senate candy drawer takes on new importance as the impeachment trial kicks off this week — and is expected to go late into the night.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

Recapping Day 1 Of The Trump Impeachment Trial

By Franco OrdoΓ±ez

The Senate impeachment trial began today with arguments about the rules, and White House counsel weighed in.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

Impeachment Trial Begins With Procedural Debate Divided By Party Lines

By Tim Mak

When the Senate impeachment trial began Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans sparred over the rules that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced for how the process would work.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

After 13 Hours Of Fiery Debate, Senate Adopts Impeachment Trial Rules

By Brian Naylor
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks out of the Senate Chamber before the start of President Trump

House managers called for impeachment and attorneys for President Trump declared the articles of impeachment "ridiculous."

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  • January 21st 2020 at 18:01

LISTEN: Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Trump

By NPR Staff
The Senate trial of President Trump on two articles of impeachment begins Tuesday.

NPR is hosting live special coverage of the trial, beginning with debate on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's rules resolution on Tuesday.

(Image credit: Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR)

  • January 21st 2020 at 17:40

Trump Wants To Move The U.S. Secret Service Back To Treasury

By Brian Naylor

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the Secret Service moved to Homeland Security. The White House says the service should be moved again to be better suited to protect the nation's financial infrastructure.

  • January 21st 2020 at 13:21

GOP Impeachment Rules Are A National Disgrace, Sen. Schumer Says

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about Democrats not being on board with Majority Leader McConnell's rules for Trump's impeachment trial. NPR's Kelsey Snell weighs in.

  • January 21st 2020 at 13:19

Democratic Presidential Contenders Court Voters Of Color

By Juana Summers

Eight Democratic candidates addressed the 2020 Brown and Black Forum in Des Moines — facing scrutiny from black and Hispanic voters in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06

News Brief: Impeachment Trial, Coronavirus, Taal Volcano

By Noel King

Senate will begin the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. China says new virus can spread person to person. Philippine residents are not officially allowed to return to quake area.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06