Juana Summers


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With Keys To Capitol Hill, Boehner Plans To Move Quickly

Thursday, November 06, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner will be a key player if the White House and the new Congress are going to get anything meaningful done.


Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.


Kansas No Longer A Reliably Red State

Monday, November 03, 2014

Kansas, a reliably red state, is not so reliable anymore. Veteran Sen. Pat Roberts is trying to fend off a serious challenge from an independent candidate, businessman Greg Orman.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is one of the most powerful politicians in America. She's the top-ranking woman in the House GOP, and her political ambitions and trajectory have been debated everywhere from Capitol Hill to the pages of Glamour magazine. But when she walks into locally owned businesses like ...


Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.


Candidates Make Final Arguments In Battle For Control Of Senate

Monday, October 27, 2014

With Election Day just over a week away, NPR politics editor Charlie Mahtesian and NPR congressional reporter Juana Summers join us for a look at the state of play in pivotal races across the country.


New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

Friday, October 24, 2014

The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.

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Ebola Blame Game Takes The Stage At Midterm Election Debates

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.


In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Virginia congressional candidates Barbara Comstock, a Republican, and John Foust, a Democrat, are hitting the campaign trail with the usual issues like jobs, health care and immigration. But they're also going a step further to close the deal in a district where Asian Americans are a fast growing ethnic group.



Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.


Secret Service Director Admits Mistakes In White House Breaches

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Congress called an unusual recess hearing to grill the Secret Service about the White House fence jumper.


After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Monday, September 22, 2014

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.


Congress Gets Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.


Lawmakers Want Vote On Obama's ISIS Response

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Congressional leaders met with President Obama on Tuesday, ahead of his speech on the Islamic State terrorist group.


Lights, Camera, College?: Goucher College Introduces Video Applications

Friday, September 05, 2014

The college admissions game is intense, competitive and, some would say, out of control. Now one Maryland college is looking to make it a little bit simpler.

Goucher College, a liberal arts school in Baltimore, is offering students the opportunity to skip submitting standardized SAT and ACT scores as well ...


Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went ...


A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Friday, August 22, 2014

When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not lines. But sentence diagramming brings geometry into grammar.

If you weren't taught to diagram a sentence, this might sound a little zany. But the practice has a long — and controversial — history in U.S. schools.

And ...


Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

Friday, August 15, 2014

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is likely to raise questions for kids at home and playing in parks, but also in classrooms where students and teachers are heading back for the first day of school.

The 18-year-old's death Saturday — and the circumstances surrounding it — have ...


Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.


Glossary: Marbles Edition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Part of our NPR Ed series on why people play and how play relates to learning.

The game of marbles might seem simple, but behind it is an extensive vocabulary.

"After you're in it for a little while, it kind of becomes second nature to you," says Doug Watson. He's ...