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Today β€” July 12th 2020NPR Politics

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 2020NPR Politics

'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.

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

  • July 11th 2020 at 19:11

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 Says Upcoming Immigration Measure Will Include DACA

By Franco OrdoΓ±ez
President Trump attends a briefing Friday at U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Fla.

In an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Trump makes a series of seemingly conflicting comments about his next steps.

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  • July 11th 2020 at 02:39

President Trump Commutes Roger Stone's Sentence

By Ryan Lucas

President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

  • July 11th 2020 at 02:18

Trump Commutes Sentence Of Longtime Friend And Adviser Roger Stone

By Ryan Lucas
Roger Stone leaves federal court after a sentencing hearing in February in Washington, D.C.

The president has used his clemency power to spare Stone a prison sentence following his conviction in federal court. It's the latest official intercession in a case involving a Trump friend.

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

  • July 11th 2020 at 01:57

President Trump Says He Is Planning To Sign 'A Very Major Immigration Bill'

By Franco OrdoΓ±ez

President Trump in a Friday interview on Telemundo said that soon he may introduce new measures to protect "Dreamers" — people who were brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents.

  • July 11th 2020 at 01:03
Before yesterdayNPR Politics

More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public

By Bill Chappell
Patrons wear masks as they sit on the outdoor patio of a restaurant on Pier 39 at Fisherman

An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates.

(Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 19:32

Chief Justice John Roberts Rebuked Trump This Term. What's He Up To?

By Nina Totenberg
Chief Justice John Roberts, here at the State of the Union address in February, has concluded a momentous term with the Supreme Court.

John Roberts has shaped rulings that upset conservatives but left room for those on the right to prevail in later cases.

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  • July 10th 2020 at 10:58

Federal Executions Set To Resume After 17 Years With 3 Deaths Scheduled Soon

By Carrie Johnson
The death chamber, equipped for lethal injection, at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown in this April 1995 photo. Federal executions are set to resume on Monday.

Authorities are preparing the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., for three executions next week. They'll be the first federal executions in a long time.

(Image credit: Chuck Robinson /AP)

  • July 10th 2020 at 15:28

Republicans Signal They're Willing To Pay Up To Avoid An Election Day Disaster

By Miles Parks

Senate Republicans say they are open to sending states more money to make it easier to administer an election amid the pandemic after initial fears that no more federal money would be spent.

  • July 10th 2020 at 11:01

Keisha Lance Bottoms, A Possible Biden VP Pick, Sees Profile Rise Amid Crises

By Emma Hurt
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addresses a Democratic National Committee event in June 2019 in Atlanta. The mayor is considered a contender for Joe Biden

The first-term Atlanta mayor has spoken out against the state of Georgia's Republican-led pandemic response and spoken forcefully to protesters in her city.

(Image credit: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 11:00

Trump, Biden Focus Campaigns On Economic Reform

By Danielle Kurtzleben

President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden are focused on the economy this week. The trajectory of the economy has often swayed presidential elections, but that appears to be changing.

  • July 10th 2020 at 10:58

News Brief: California COVID-19 Surge, Trump And Biden Campaign, SCOTUS Ruling

California is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Trump and Biden are focusing on the economy in their campaigns. And, a SCOTUS ruling has big implications for Native Americans.

  • July 10th 2020 at 10:58

#Goyaway: Calls To Boycott Goya Foods After CEO Praises President Trump

By Alana Wise
Packages of Goya Foods Inc. corn meal sit in a box at the company

Speaking at the White House, the CEO of Goya Foods praises the president as a "builder."

(Image credit: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 03:24

Rep. Maxine Waters On The Supreme Court Rulings On Trump's Tax Records

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters about the Supreme Court rulings on subpoenas seeking President Trump's pre-presidential financial records.

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:01
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