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The Fair Housing Act of 1968 sought to end racial discrimination in housing, but American cities remain deeply segregated. NPR’s Michel Martin looks back with former Vice President Walter Mondale, who co-wrote the bill. […]

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

Sheryll Cashin, author of the Place, Not Race: A New Vision for Opportunity in America, explains why equal access to housing is so essential for economic progress. […]

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

Korea expert Jean Lee of the Wilson Center tells Michel Martin Kim Jong Un’s understanding of “denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula may be very different from what President Trump expects. […]

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bob Corker was notably lukewarm on Sunday in his endorsement of the fellow Republican running for his seat in Tennessee in November, saying he was supporting her but would not campaign against her Democratic opponent.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress needs to consider rolling back the spending deal that U.S. Republicans brokered with Democrats last month, because lawmakers voted to enact the $1.3 trillion legislation without reading it, an aide to President Donald Trump said on Sunday.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

A week ago I quoted an unnamed “reader in New Haven,” who offered thoughts about “The Future of Elite Schools in the Trump Era.” That occasioned a lot of response, which is still coming in. I quoted some of it in “Trump vs. Harvard and Yale” and “The Future of Elite Schools, Continued.”This next installment comes from the author of the original message, who is now willing to be identified. He is Michael Doolittle. As he explains, he is a Harvard College alumnus, and he works as a photographer in New Haven. In the message below he talks about the […]

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Monday on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could be the first nominee for the position not to win support from the panel.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance about a proposal to change New York’s criminal code to allow the state to prosecute people already granted presidential pardons. […]

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

Across every continent, in every country, Catholics “find themselves divided against one another,” writes the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in his new book, To Change the Church. On one side stand the orthodox, who see doctrine and tradition as the best antidote to a changing world. On the other stand the liberals, who yearn for a Church that focuses on pastoring rather than enforcing rigid rules. This “widening theological and moral gulf,” Douthat argues, is potentially “wider than the chasm that separated Catholicism from Orthodoxy, and later from Lutheranism and Calvinism.”That’s a bold claim to make. After all, […]

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics