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Heritage Foundation President On The Conservative Movement

Conservatives gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference this week. NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with the Heritage Foundation president, Kay Coles James, about the future of conservatism.

Democrats Release Memo Countering Republicans' Claims Of Surveillance Abuses

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses the memo that rebuts Republican allegations of FBI and DOJ surveillance abuses of a former Trump campaign adviser.

Memo By House Intelligence Committee Democrats Released As Nunes Addresses CPAC

The document counters Republican accusations that the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Mueller investigation are infected with political bias against the Trump campaign and the president.

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Sexual Harassment And Guns In The Capitol

Tensions are high in the Colorado Capitol with gun violence, sexual harassment complaints and an election coming, so lawmakers are wary of a bill to allow visitors to bypass normal security screening.

Week In Politics

This week in Washington we got a guilty plea from a former Trump campaign aide, questions about the security clearance of a White House staffer, and some new voices in the gun debate.

What's The Best Way To Verify Votes?

What's the best way to safeguard elections from hackers? Good old-fashioned paper ballots, says Marian Schneider, President of Verified Voting. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

Rick Gates To Cooperate With Mueller

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges and will begin cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the election.

The Russia Investigations: More Pleas, More Charges — Any More Preparation?

Rick Gates turns state's evidence; Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort; and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.

Billy Graham Walked A Line, And Regretted Crossing Over It, When It Came To Politics

The evangelical preacher sought to be seen as above the partisan political fray. But in his actions and associations, Graham often proved how difficult such an attitude can be to achieve or sustain.

It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change Schools

President Trump has suggested 20 percent of teachers should be armed, to protect students. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how that might change the nature of school and how teachers and students relate.

Trump Warns About Complacency In 2018 Midterms At CPAC

President Trump received an enthusiastic greeting from thousands of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Friday. He boasted of his first year accomplishments, but also had a warning about this year's midterm elections, saying complacency could short-circuit his agenda.

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Omit 'Nation Of Immigrants' From Mission Statement

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Susan Martin, professor emeritus at Georgetown University, about United States Citizenship and Immigration Services omitting the promise of America as "a nation of immigrants" from its mission statement. Martin, like former President John F. Kennedy, wrote a book called A Nation of Immigrants.

Trump Administration Is Trying To Make It Harder For North Korea To Evade Sanctions

The Trump administration is trying to make it harder for North Korea to evade sanctions. It is putting the world on notice to look out for "deceptive shipping practices."

Why Major Companies Are Severing Ties With The NRA After Parkland Shooting

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why major companies are severing ties with the Nation Rifle Association in the wake of protests over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

President Trump Is Pushing Several Ideas To Prevent School Shootings

President Trump held a joint press conference with the prime minister of Australia as Trump pushes several ideas to prevent school shootings amid controversies from the Russia investigation and other surrounding security clearances among his staff.

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