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Today โ€” November 17th 2018NPR Politics

Freshmen Come To Washington

By Scott Detrow

The freshman congressional class of 2019 went to Washington, D.C., for a whirlwind orientation, and will begin facing some major questions, like who to support for House Speaker.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Stacey Abrams Concedes In Georgia Governor Race

Democrat Stacey Abrams said there was no path to victory in her race against Republican Brian Kemp for Georgia governor. She says Kemp deliberately suppressed her supporters at the polls.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Saturday Politics: Lessons For Democrats And Republicans

By Ron Elving

The midterm elections have slowly begun to take shape... and Senior Washington Correspondent Ron Elving thinks they hold lessons for both the GOP and the Democrats.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Facebook Under-Fire Following New York Times Investigation

A New York Times investigation that ran this week found Facebook failed to counter Russian interference it knew about in the 2016 election. We speak with Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Sign Here: Why Elections Officials Struggle To Match Voters' Signatures

By Brian Naylor
A Utah County election worker verifies signatures on mail-in ballots for the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

Officials are still counting ballots from the midterm elections in several states — in part because of the signature verification process. But signatures change over time, especially young people's.

(Image credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

The Russia Investigations: Trump Says His Answers For Mueller Are Done. Now What?

By Philip Ewing
President Trump makes remarks prior to signing a bill in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. The president also took questions from reporters.

The president told reporters that he wrote the answers to questions from the special counsel and that he did so "very easily." He also said he suspected some were designed to be a "perjury trap."

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  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War

By Camille Phillips
Abraham Lincoln is shown in Richmond, Va., being cheered by former slaves in 1865.

The state's previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 23:38

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

By Jessica Taylor
Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp greet each other before a debate last month in Atlanta.

Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams bowing out Friday afternoon. She promised a "major federal lawsuit" against the state over voting practices.

(Image credit: John Bazemore/AP)

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:15

Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses

By Tovia Smith

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced new rules for how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment, saying they will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that's unfair to accused students.

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:15

Florida Election Officials Have Until Sunday To Turn In Final Tallies In Senate Race

By Don Gonyea

In Florida's close Senate race, hand recounts progressed quickly on Friday, ahead of a Sunday deadline to report official results.

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:15

Supreme Court To Weigh In On Dispute Over Census Citizenship Question Evidence

By Hansi Lo Wang
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Feb. 19 about whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be deposed for the lawsuits over the citizenship question he added to the 2020 census.

The justices will hear arguments over whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be questioned under oath for the lawsuits over the controversial citizenship question he added to the 2020 census.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 22:36

Stacey Abrams Concedes To Brian Kemp In Georgia's Governor Race

By Johnny Kauffman

Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor, conceded to Republican Brian Kemp on Friday. Kemp, Georgia's former secretary of state, will be the state's next governor.

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:33

Week In Politics: Florida's Election Recounts And New Sanctions On Saudi Arabia

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review about Florida's election recounts and new sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:33
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018NPR Politics

#ThisIsNotConsent: Protests In Ireland After Thong Underwear Cited In Rape Trial

By Sasha Ingber
Protesters gathered Wednesday in Dublin to denounce the Irish legal system

"You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front," said a defense attorney whose client was later found not guilty of rape.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 21:50

'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' Dishes On President Trump

By Scott Horsley
George T. Conway III, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, at the 2017 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Conway says he no longer feels comfortable being a Republican.

"I don't feel comfortable being a Republican anymore," conservative attorney George Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a new podcast interview.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 21:38

Hand Recounts Progress In Florida Senate Race

By Miles Parks
A woman sets up tables for hand-counting ballots in Palm Beach County on Thursday.

The state is tasked with hand-counting more than 50,000 ballots. Some counties finished quickly Friday morning, with official results due on Sunday. Lawsuits are still working through the courts.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 19:44

Trump Says He Has Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In

By Philip Ewing
President Trump answers a reporter

The president told reporters the questions were "very routinely answered by me" and that he was able to answer them "very easily." Trump reiterated that the Russia investigation is a "hoax."

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  • November 16th 2018 at 19:32

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Midterms, Melania and Michelle and (potential) monopolies.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 16:06

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being A Russian Agent, May Be In Talks For Plea Deal

By Carrie Johnson
Maria Butina, a Russian woman who has been in custody since the summer facing charges that she is a foreign agent, may conclude a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The Russian woman accused of trying to build bridges with Republican leaders in the United States might not go on trial if her lawyers can conclude a deal with prosecutors. Negotiations are underway.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 19:07

The Latest On The Election Recounts Happening In Florida

By Miles Parks

A judge in Florida is considering whether to extend deadlines in statewide recounts, as the U.S. Senate race moved to a hand recount and some counties struggled to update their tallies on time.

  • November 16th 2018 at 19:07
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