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Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center

Exactly a week after 17 of their teachers and classmates were shot and killed, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers, and urge them to take action on guns. Others went to the White House for a listening session with President Trump. And still others took part in a CNN Town Hall, where they confronted senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and the NRA. Something about this moment feels different — but is it? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center

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Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15

A familiar scene, and familiar words from lawmakers, after 17 people were killed Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over domestic abuse allegations, President Trump said publicly for the first time that he is "totally opposed to domestic violence." And with Congress still struggling to reach a deal on DACA and immigration, how would either outcome — bill or no bill — motivate voters? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, editor correspondent Ron Elving and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15

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Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations

By many accounts, the White House is still in turmoil after the resignation last week of a top aide over domestic abuse allegations. Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter to issue what looked to many to be a defense of Rob Porter. It's not the first time Trump has shown sympathy for a man accused of abuse. Also, the NPR podcast EMBEDDED is coming out with two new episodes on the Russia investigation — the timeline, collusion, and obstruction of justice. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson, with a guest appearance from EMBEDDED host Kelly McEvers. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8

Senate leaders reached a two-year, bipartisan budget deal, but with just hours left before government funding runs out again, it's still unclear if it will get the votes to pass. Because the deal does not address DACA, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor on Wednesday for a record 8 hours in protest. And a top White House aide has resigned, after two of his ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, raising questions about what the administration knew and when. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8

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Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC

The stock market had another volatile day Tuesday, but recovered some after its record 1,175 point drop on Monday. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have until the end of the week to completely redraw the state's congressional districts, after the state Supreme Court ruled that the current map violates the state's Constitution. And there are just two days left before the federal government runs out of money - again. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC

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GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses

The much-hyped secret memo, put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, was released Friday. President Trump authorized its declassification despite "grave concerns" from the FBI. The memo alleges that top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice abused surveillance powers to target the Trump campaign early on in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1

The FBI is clashing with the White House over the release of a classified memo that allegedly details abuses of surveillance power by the FBI and the Justice Department. House Republicans have voted to release it, and the President has signaled he's in favor. Also, with the State of the Union behind him, Trump met with Congressional Republicans to strategize about priorities for the year. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1

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Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night — a call for unity, peppered throughout with language and themes aimed at his base, on immigration, the economy and national security. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union

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Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union

President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union on Tuesday night. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and editor correspondent Ron Elving preview the president's address. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union

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