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Rudy Giuiliani Stuns Politicians And Philosophers With 'Truth Isn't Truth' Statement

1 hour 3 min ago

President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, created waves on Meet The Press Sunday by insisting there are situations where there is no such thing as "the truth."

Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed Chairman Over Interest Rate Hikes

1 hour 6 min ago

It was the second time in a month that President Trump had taken aim at the Fed. In a Reuters interview, he also accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies to gain leverage in trade.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley Discusses Democrats Push For More Documents On Kavanaugh

1 hour 26 min ago

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the upcoming nomination hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump Administration Set To Unveil Its Replacement For Obama's Clean Power Plan

1 hour 34 min ago

President Trump is expected to announce a new plan this week for regulating carbon emissions from coal plants. It will weaken one of President Obama's signature policies for addressing climate change.

What Is Former CIA Director John Brennan's Next Move?

1 hour 34 min ago

Attorney Mark Zaid talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about former CIA director John Brennan's legal options after the Trump administration revoked his security clearance last week.

Another Wave Of Ex-National Security Officials Criticize Trump

3 hours 44 min ago

For the third time in recent days, former national security officials have signed a letter criticizing President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

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Trump Administration Moves To Penalize Immigrants For Using Government Benefits

4 hours 6 min ago

The idea has already sparked warnings about consequences for immigrants and the nation's health care system.

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As The President Tweets Attacks, Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Cyberbullying

4 hours 38 min ago

In her speech, the first lady said children are often "more aware" than adults about the risks and benefits of social media.

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White House Counsel Cooperates In The Mueller Investigation

7 hours 14 min ago

The New York Times reported a scoop Saturday night that White House counsel Don McGahn is cooperating with the Mueller investigation. From the article: In at least three voluntary interviews

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Americans In Combat

8 hours 34 sec ago

For what did we go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan? How, and when, will it end?

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"Truth Isn't Truth:" Updates On The Mueller Probe

8 hours 14 min ago

In response, Chuck Todd said, "don't do truth isn't truth to me."

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Security Clearance Revocation Reminds Mullen Of Nixon's 'Enemies List'

11 hours 6 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to retired Admiral Mike Mullen, ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the fallout from President Trump's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director Brennan's security clearance.

Trump Attacks Paper's Report On White House Counsel Don McGahn

13 hours 19 min ago

The president lashes out again at the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A paper's story detailed cooperation by White House Counsel Don McGahn with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Anthem Protests During NFL Preseason Stir Fans' Feelings

13 hours 19 min ago

Preseason games don't typically get as much attention as regular season games but that's not the case this year. Player protests during the national anthem continue — as the league discourages them.

How Much Are Tariffs Pushing Up Prices?

13 hours 19 min ago

As the U.S. and China continue threatening each other with more tariffs, David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about how much tariffs are actually impacting prices.

News Brief: President Trump's Latest Rant, Venezuela's Economy

13 hours 19 min ago

Trump responds to New York Times story that details cooperation between White House counsel Don McGahn and special counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry. Venezuela takes dramatic steps to stem inflation.

Trump Reacts To Report On White House Counsel Cooperation With Mueller

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 4:50pm

President Trump responds to an article suggesting a White House lawyer is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 12:35pm

The New York Times reports that White House counsel Don McGahn met with Robert Mueller's team for dozens of hours as part of his investigation.

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The Democrats' Direction

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:57am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Democratic strategists Jeff Weaver and Jennifer Palmieri about the direction of the Democratic Party ahead of midterm elections.

Steve Bannon Returns With New Film

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:57am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters about the reemergence of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

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