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Politics Sunday: Don McGahn, Mueller, Brennan

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

While President Trump has been attacking the special counsel, Trump's White House counsel granted what is reported to be lengthy voluntary testimony.

HUD Hits Facebook For Allowing Housing Discrimination

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:42am

In a formal complaint, HUD says Facebook allows landlords and home sellers to use targeted ads to discriminate based upon the recipient's race, religion, sex, familial status and national origin.

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Muslim Women Poised To Make Political History

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress.

Security Clearances Under Threat In The Intelligence Community

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:43pm

NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with former CIA analyst Patrick Eddington about the impact on professional civil servants when their security clearances are under threat of being revoked.

Week In Politics: Security Clearances

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:27am

We have the latest on the week in politics, including President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

Brett Kavanaugh Investigated A President, Then Voiced Concerns About Doing Just That

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00am

Trump's Supreme Court pick wanted prosecutors to ask President Clinton explicit questions and wrote the section of the Independent Counsel's report to Congress making the case for impeachment.

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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00am

President Trump tries to put ex-CIA Director John Brennan in his place by revoking his security clearance. But the further Trump tries to push the revocation gambit, the riskier it gets.

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'Beyond Anger': Pittsburgh Priest Says Sex Abuse Report 'Shook' Parishioners

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 4:00am

Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will step into pulpits Sunday morning and have to address the massive clergy sex abuse revelations from this week's grand jury report.

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California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:58pm

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.

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Brett Kavanaugh's Role In the Starr Investigation And How It Shaped Him

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:01pm

In the 1990s, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was part of the team investigating President Clinton as part of special prosecutor Ken Starr's investigation. How did that experience shape his view of whether and how a president should be investigated?

Former White House Director Of Legislative Affairs Discusses New Job At UVA

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

Marc Short, President Trump's former legislative director, talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about his new job at the University of Virginia, the controversy that followed him and how he's moving forward.

Trump Postpones Military Parade, Citing High Costs

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

President Trump has postponed the military parade planned for November after complaints about its anticipated cost. He said he will instead attend the Armistice Day parade in Paris.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Discusses Security Clearances

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:15pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Morell, former deputy director at the CIA, about the letter he signed about security clearances and supporting former CIA director John Brennan.

U.S. To Pull Back Aid From Syria, Asks Other Countries To Pitch In For Rebuilding

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:59pm

The Trump administration is cutting money it was going to spend aiding the people of Raqqa — a Syrian city that still has many areas in rubble after the fight to push out ISIS.

Attorney General Sessions Says The U.S. Foreign-Born Population Is Growing Too Fast

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:45pm

Sessions praised immigration restrictions of the 1920s — laws that are widely regarded today as racist. His critics say he's stoking fears about the foreign-born population.

Trump Asks SEC To Study How Often Corporations Are Required To Report Earnings

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

In a tweet, President Trump said switching from quarterly reporting to every six months would save companies money and give them more flexibility.

Week In Politics: The Manafort Trial, Security Clearances And Omarosa's Book

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's primaries, the continued fallout over President Trump's revoking of former CIA Director John Brennan and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:21pm

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:44pm

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

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Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:49am

About a dozen former officials warn the White House is attempting to stifle free speech by revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of the president.

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