Juana Summers


Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.


Presidential Aspiration Born From A Modest, And Tragic, Beginning

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"It's not a log cabin like Abe Lincoln, but he grew up in a mobile home, which is South Carolina's equivalent of it," said one of Sen. Lindsey Graham's former classmates.


House Advances Bill To Give President Obama Fast Track Trade Authority

Thursday, June 18, 2015

After a week of legislative maneuvering, the House passed a bill again on Thursday to allow President Obama to negotiate a free trade agreement with Pacific countries.


Supreme Court To Announce Decision On Obamacare Subsidies

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Supreme Court ruling against the government would cut off health insurance subsidies to more than 6 million Americans, and threaten the basic mechanisms of the Affordable Care Act.


Obama's 11th-Hour Push Fails To Sway House On Trade Deal

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.


Skeptical House Democrats Still Not Sold On Trade Pact

Friday, June 12, 2015

President Obama's trade agenda is expected to face a tense final vote in the House on Friday — one day after surviving a near-death experience in a procedural vote.


#NPRReads: Two Views Of Kids And Parents, And Clinton's 'Mook Mafia'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Our list of the best reads highlights a gripping story of parents' grief, a take on Stephen Curry's bringing his daughter to a news conference, and more.


5 Things You Should Know About Lindsey Graham

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Graham has never sent an email, and he catapulted onto the national stage because of his role in the Clinton impeachment proceedings.


O'Malley Joins Democratic Presidential Race, Touts Executive Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ex-Md. Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is the latest challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Malley offered himself as a progressive choice for Democrats.


5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

Friday, May 29, 2015

His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.


After Derailment, Congress Debates Lifting Amtrak's Damage Cap

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Democrats are moving to raise the liability cap on Amtrak accidents, which was set at $200 million 18 years ago. They say the cap prevents full compensation for last week's derailment in Philadelphia.


Garner Case Behind Him, Donovan Takes Oath Of Office In Congress

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ex-Staten Island DA Dan Donovan may be best known for investigating the death of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in a chokehold. But now Donovan is trying to forge a new path in Congress.


Lawmakers Spar Over Whether Amtrak Funding Cut Matters

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.


GOP Split Over Bill To Let Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Serve In Military

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children to serve. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.


Baltimore Residents Recover After Night Of Violence

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

After a night of violent riots broke out in parts of Baltimore City Monday, local residents were focused on rebuilding and getting a handle on things after a tense night.


Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.


After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Friday, April 24, 2015

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.


Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.


#NPRreads: Leaving Guantanamo, And Why Black People Don't Call Police

Friday, March 27, 2015

For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.


After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.