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Airs Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 7 p.m. NPR and Red River Radio will offer live Election coverage from National public Radio. We will have results and analysis from the NPR Politics team including: National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving, Lead Politics Editor Domenico Montanaro, White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow and Kelsey Snell, and political reporters Tim Mak and Jessica Taylor; demographics and exit poll analysis from NPR Political Correspondent Asma Khalid; gender and politics analysis from NPR Political Reporter Danielle Kurtzleben; and voting and election security analysis from NPR political reporter Miles Parks. Coverage will also include updates from Member station reporters across the nation, as well as newsmaker interviews throughout the evening.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is back in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding his Supreme Court nomination after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The first woman to publicly accuse him, Christine Blasey Ford, is testifying before the panel first. Kavanaugh will be questioned separately after her. Watch Live

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Continues Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are scheduled for this week. The 53-year-old Federal Judge is President Trump’s pick to fill the spot left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in July.

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Airs Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 9 a.m. Senator John McCain of Arizona will be remembered in a national memorial service on Saturday, September 1st at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  Presidents George W. Bush and Barrack Obama will be among colleagues and friends who will pay tribute to the war hero, senator and presidential candidate. NPR News will be there with live special coverage of the entire service. The special live coverage will be hosted by Congressional Correspondent Scott Detrow.  He’ll be joined in studio by NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley and from the National Cathedral by NPR Congressional Reporter Kelsey Snell.

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Airs Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, to a joint session of Congress. One year into the Trump administration, the Speaker of the House has extended the traditional invitation to the president to "take account of the progress we have made" and "lay out the work that still remains to be done."