Tom Dreisbach

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Terrorism Experts Say U.S. Isn't Taking White Supremacist Threats Seriously Enough

Monday, November 25, 2019

White supremacist terrorism is one of the top national security threats facing the U.S. But many terrorism and law enforcement experts say the government has not taken this threat seriously enough.


Mitch McConnell Has Long Argued For More Money In Politics

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the few politicians who argues for more money in politics. His stance led to a decades-long fight with Sen. John McCain, who pushed for donation limits.


'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In 1990, Mitch McConnell returned a $1,000 campaign donation from Donald Trump, who was in severe financial trouble. It's a view into a complicated relationship between two very different politicians.


Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Senate majority leader wants to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. An NPR review of once-secret documents shows how closely McConnell has worked with the industry over decades.


Problems With Health Care Contributed To Hurricane Maria Death Toll In Puerto Rico

Thursday, February 21, 2019

An estimated 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Most of those deaths occurred weeks or months after the hurricane made landfall — often because of problems with health care.


In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

When Scott Pruitt served as Oklahoma's attorney general, he took over a major pollution lawsuit brought by his predecessor. Critics accuse Pruitt of inaction on the case, which remains unresolved.


'On Fire For God's Work': How Scott Pruitt's Faith Drives His Politics

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Before Scott Pruitt became the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, his political career was guided in large part by his Southern Baptist faith and a faith-based agenda.


Numbers Disagree With Trump Golf Course Claim Of 'Millions To Charity'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NPR's "Embedded" podcast team examined charitable giving by Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles. It found the organization appears to have fallen short of its bold claims of philanthropic giving.


Police Videos Aren't Going Away. How Can We Learn From Them?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

In the era of body cameras and cellphones, the act of seeing police do their job is radically altering the public-police relationship, and changing civilian and police behavior and perceptions alike.


Dangers Of Opana Opioid Painkiller Outweigh Benefits, FDA Panel Says

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Opana ER has been linked to an HIV outbreak in rural Indiana among people who abuse the opioid painkiller. An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration says the drug is too risky.


An Off-Camera Police Shooting, A Trial And The Questions Left Behind

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Charlotte, N.C., police officer Randall Kerrick shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man, in September 2013. Part of the encounter was captured on video.


The Shootout At Waco: Bikers Provide A Glimpse Into Club Life

Friday, April 08, 2016

Nine people were killed in a deadly shootout between rival biker groups in Waco, Texas, last year. But no one's gone to trial almost a year later.


How A Painkiller Designed To Deter Abuse Helped Spark An HIV Outbreak

Friday, April 01, 2016

When a special coating was added to the opioid Opana, it deterred people from abusing the pills by crushing and snorting them. But some users soon learned how to prepare the pills for injection.


#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Origins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

Friday, April 24, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...


California's Drought Exposes Long-Hidden Detritus

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More than 67 percent of California is experiencing "extreme drought" or worse. At Southern California's Lake Perris, dry conditions have revealed tractor tires and sunken boats, unseen for decades.


As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

Sunday, October 26, 2014

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.


Behind The Motorcycles In 'Easy Rider,' A Long-Obscured Story

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The alleged last authentic motorcycle used in the 1969 film Easy Rider is going up for auction. The man who designed the bikes, Clifford Vaughs, says he has never gotten proper credit for his work.


Munich Mayor Survives Key Political Test: Tapping The First Keg

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Every year at Oktoberfest, the mayor of Munich, Germany, faces a public challenge — driving a tap into the ceremonial first beer barrel. Expectations were especially high for new mayor Dieter Reiter.


Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.


Is It ISIS or ISIL? That Depends On Who You're Asking

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The White House, Pentagon and the State Department all call the group ISIL, while many news organizations refer to the group as ISIS, and the group itself says it is simply the Islamic State.