In a district full of coifed hair and pressed shirts, a frayed rug stands out. On Capitol Hill, the office of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones is filled with home state relics – large framed pictures, crisp newspaper clippings, and shiny military medals; along with a faded North Carolina seal, buckling under a coffee table.
Updated at 2:15 p.m. ET Thursday President Trump says he has 'total' confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, responding to reports that Sessions spoke twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States last year. At the time, Sessions was an adviser to then-presidential candidate Trump, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Carrie Johnson. At his recent Senate confirmation hearing, when Sessions was asked about contact between Trump's campaign and Russia, he said he had not ...
For decades, politicians have used coded language to talk about race without addressing it explicitly. Terms like "welfare queen," "illegal aliens" and "thug" are used to elicit responses from target audiences without directly addressing race. The practice is known as "dog whistle politics." However, critics of President Donald Trump argue his rhetoric is antagonistic and divisive when it comes to issues of race and inequality. Host Frank Stasio talks with Ian Haney Lopez, John H. Boalt...
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