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Today โ€” April 20th 2018NPR Politics

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe's Camp Fires Back

By Carrie Johnson

This week brought news that Andrew McCabe could face criminal charges for alleged misstatements. But now, McCabe is creating a legal defense fund to help pay for his attorney fees.

  • April 20th 2018 at 17:46

19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

By Laurel Wamsley
Crowds gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday before the National School Walkout protests began.

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

(Image credit: Brakkton Booker/NPR)

  • April 20th 2018 at 17:02

19 Years Ago, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

By Michael Elizabeth Sakas
Demonstrators gathered on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo. days after the Columbine High School shooting on May 1, 1999, to protest the National Rifle Association

The weeks after the Columbine High School's deadly shooting saw waves of activism from students and parents concerned about gun access.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

  • April 20th 2018 at 15:53

A Baby On The Senate Floor

Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday. After a change in the Senate rules, the Illinois Democrat became the first U.S. senator to cast a vote with a baby in tow.

  • April 20th 2018 at 13:09

How Events Shape, Or Don't Shape, Political Worldviews

By Asma Khalid

Analysts suggest gun control rallies and walkouts represent a moment of political awakening for Gen Z, a new generation of first-time voters. What did similar moments look like for other generations?

  • April 20th 2018 at 13:07

GOP Group Urges Support For Mueller Investigation

NPR's David Greene talks with Sarah Longwell of the group Republicans for the Rule of Law, which is airing ads in support of the Mueller investigation.

  • April 20th 2018 at 11:11

Rep. Adam Schiff On Comey Memos

NPR's David Greene talks with Rep. Adam Schiff about the significance of James Comey's memos that detail his interactions with President Trump.

  • April 20th 2018 at 11:11

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

By Joanna Kakissis
Britain

Half a century after Enoch Powell delivered the most incendiary political speech in Britain's recent history, his dire vision of race war hasn't come true. But it resonates in British politics today.

(Image credit: AP)

  • April 20th 2018 at 11:11

After Special Election Upsets, GOP Takes Nothing For Granted In Arizona Race

By Bret Jaspers
Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni campaigns in Arizona

It's a congressional district that is considered as red as the sun is bright, but Democrats hope they can pull off another surprise upset like their victory in Pennsylvania last month.

(Image credit: Bret Jaspers/KJZZ)

  • April 20th 2018 at 11:00

On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

By Susan Davis
Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., allow recreational sale of the drug.

The top Senate Democrat will introduce a bill to decriminalize pot at the federal level. It is one of the furthest-reaching legislative efforts by any congressional leader affecting marijuana policy.

(Image credit: Ted S. Warren/AP)

  • April 20th 2018 at 11:00

IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

By Brian Naylor
A view of the Internal Revenue Service

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 20th 2018 at 11:00

James Comey Memos: Trump Acknowledged Flynn Had 'Judgment Issues'

By Philip Ewing
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The Justice Department has sent Congress redacted, unclassified copies of some of the memos drafted by then-FBI Director James Comey recounting his meetings with President Trump.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • April 20th 2018 at 04:30

Justice Department Turns Over 15 Pages Of Comey Memos To Congress

By Ryan Lucas

A lot of the stories in the memos have been previously reported, but there is greater detail than seen before, and some new conversations.

  • April 20th 2018 at 04:04

Federal Judge Blocks U.S. From Transferring Citizen Held In Iraq To Another Country

By Ryan Lucas

U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued the preliminary injunction Thursday evening, minutes before an 8 p.m. deadline to stop the transfer of the man.

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:50

Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

By Miles Parks
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with then-President-elect Donald Trump before a meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, N.J., less than two weeks after Trump won the presidential election in 2016.

The former New York City mayor will help deal with legal issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • April 20th 2018 at 00:35

For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

By Jim Zarroli
Cans are lined up at the Pacific Coast Producers plant in Oroville, Calif. The company, which cans fruits for sale in supermarkets, says new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel imports will eat into its profits.

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

(Image credit: Rick King Design)

  • April 19th 2018 at 23:01

IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued

By Brian Naylor

Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31

New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care

By Danielle Kurtzleben

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31

How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage

By Michele Kelemen

Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for President Trump at the U.N. — most recently making the case for military strikes in Syria. NPR looks at Haley's rise to the national stage and what might be ahead.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31
Yesterday โ€” April 19th 2018NPR Politics

Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

By Carrie Johnson
The case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has been referred to prosecutors, but it isn

The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

  • April 19th 2018 at 20:52
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