Earlier this week, Taiwanese-American attorney Grace Meng won the Democratic primary for New York's newly redrawn 6th Congressional District. If she wins the general election in November, she'll become New York City's first Asian-American member of Congress.
This June marks the 40th anniversary of Watergate. While the scandal was dramatized memorably in Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's book All The President's Men, and in the 1976 film of the same name. Kate Dailey of the BBC tells Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan that women also played a vital role in a story that ultimately shattered Richard Nixon's presidency.
Facing an unexpected ruling validating the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress promised to redouble efforts to repeal it, starting with another vote in the House early next month. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Welna to explain the battle ahead.
A day after the Supreme Court essentially upheld his signature health care law, President Obama flew to Colorado to meet with first responders to the wild fires. NPR's Scott Horsley wraps the president's week.
Congress passed a bill Friday to keep the interest rate on government-backed student loans from doubling. It's a victory for students, but other compromises by Congress could cost them a lot more in the long run.
Supreme Court decisions have tended to fall along partisan lines in recent years. But neither the Arizona immigration ruling nor the decision upholding the federal health care law followed the typical divide. Many observers say it will help the court's standing to appear above politics.
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