Author: Tom Gjelten

President Trump’s Idea Of Good And Bad Immigrant Countries Has A Historical Precedent

NPR Enlarge this image United States Circa 1900: Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York. Buyenlarge/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Buyenlarge/Getty Images In a White House meeting with members of Congress this week, President Trump is said to have suggested that the United States accepts too many immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa and too few from countries like Norway. Those comments, relayed to NPR by people in attendance at the meeting, set off an immediate firestorm, in part because Trump appeared to be favoring the revival of a discriminatory immigration policy abolished by the U.S. Congress more...

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White Evangelicals Conflicted In Wake Of Roy Moore Accusations

NPR Enlarge this image U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations that he acted inappropriately toward a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images With his U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama suddenly endangered by allegations he had sexually abused a minor, GOP candidate Roy Moore sought to turn the crisis to his political advantage by portraying it as an “Us vs. Them” confrontation. “We are in the midst of a spiritual battle with those who want to silence our message,” he tweeted. The Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs just launched...

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