Juana Summers


Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

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Baltimore Launched Martin O'Malley, Then Weighed Him Down

Monday, August 03, 2015

The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.


House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.


House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.


Jeb Bush Promises To 'Challenge The Whole Culture' Of Washington

Monday, July 20, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for limiting new government hires and extending the ban on former members of Congress from lobbying their colleagues in a speech at Florida State U...


Congress Considers Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind Standards

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Congress is considering a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind education standards that could have sweeping effects on schools. But there's a fight over testing, state control and Common Core.


House And Senate Lawmakers Work To Revise No Child Left Behind Law

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Passed in 2001, the education law established more standardized testing and education data collection than at any time in U.S. history. Congress is looking to reauthorize it, but roadblocks remain.


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

Greg Demetri hit the jackpot. When he picked the location for Villa Toscana, his nearly one-year-old Italian restaurant on the main stretch of businesses in Central, S.C., he had no idea that the building had once been owned by the town's most famous resident, Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Graham, a South ...


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

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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

#NPRreads is a new feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...


5 Things You Should Know About Lindsey Graham

Sunday, May 31, 2015

This post has been updated to note that Graham has now officially gotten into the race for president.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham officially announced that he is getting into the presidential race Monday morning in Central, S.C., the small upstate town where he was raised. Graham, 59, is the ...


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

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to announce his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday with a speech at Baltimore's Federal Hill Park. His announcement will be quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of the local 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

Back-to-back news conferences by Democratic and Republican House leaders, given from the same podium on Thursday, showed a contrast in how both parties are responding to the politics of a deadly train crash that killed at least eight people and injured scores more.

Just one day after the train derailment ...


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.