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After Rob Porter Resigns, Former WH Secretary Lisa Brown Discusses Position's Importance

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:28pm

White House staff secretary Rob Porter has resigned after accusations that he abused his ex-wives. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former staff secretary Lisa Brown about the importance of the job in a presidential administration.

Chief Of Staff John Kelly Faces Questions On Immigration Comments, Handling Of Staff

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:28pm

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is facing questions about his handling of abuse allegations against a senior White House staffer, but this is not the first time Kelly has come under fire.

Pentagon Audit Shows Logistical Arm Of Military Can't Explain Where $800 Million Went

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:28pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Politico's Bryan Bender about a story he broke earlier this week on troubling results from an internal audit at the Pentagon. The audit finds that the Defense Logistics Agency has no paper trail for more than $800 million in construction projects.

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks Says Americans Can't Afford Latest Spending Bill

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, about the spending bill currently in front of Congress that would increase spending and add to the national deficit.

Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley Says He Won't Vote For Senate Spending Proposal

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:28pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Congressman Joe Crowley of New York, who is chair of the Democratic Caucus, about the Senate budget deal which doesn't include anything on immigration, and what it would mean for House Democrats.

At Prayer Breakfast, Trump Says Faith Central To American Life

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:59am

The president spoke at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast, largely sticking to his script a year after using the event to talk about TV ratings.

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Building A Latino-Muslim Coalition With #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:47am

It's just what it sounds like. Food trucks show up at mosques to hand out free halal tacos after religious services. The goal: to foster unity between two communities facing increasing discrimination.

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Politics On Parade

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:06am

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has confirmed plans are being drawn up for a grand military parade at the request of President Trump. Mattis said the move underlined the respect

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Politics, Power And Patriotism ... On Ice!

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:06am

Let the 2018 Olympic Winter Games begin.

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Senate Budget Deal Would Give A Boost To Health Programs

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:28am

An agreement reached Wednesday would add $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health and fund community health centers. Children's Health Insurance Program funding would be extended to 10 years.

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Senate's Budget Deal Spends Too Much Money, Rep. Davidson Says

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:33am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about the Senate's federal spending deal that includes more money for the armed forces, disaster victims, infrastructure and more.

California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:03am

In the 1980's California towns used local zoning rules to block offshore oil and gas drilling. State lawmakers are considering a similar strategy to push back against the Trump administration.

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Senate's 2-Year Budget Deal Doesn't Address Fate Of DREAMers

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The Senate has reached a deal on the federal budget. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about what's in the bill, and the further debate to come over immigration policy.

News Brief: Budget Deadline, North Korea's Military Parade

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Facing a government shutdown deadline, senators passed a 2-year budget deal but there are hurdles. A day before the Winter Olympic's opening ceremony in South Korea, the North held a military parade.

Tracking Shows Russian Meddling Efforts Evolving Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that Russia is trying to influence the 2018 elections. In addition to sowing division in America, new data shows Russia now pushing its agenda in U.S. politics.

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Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

A plan drawn up by civic leaders to raise taxes has the Oklahoma governor's support but may fail at the hands of statehouse Democrats.

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What You Need To Know About Memo Mania: Waiting On Democrats' Countermemo

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

The White House expects an answer Thursday from the Justice Department about how much of a Democratic memo could be declassified. The president will then decide whether it actually becomes public.

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A White Supremacist May Be The Only Republican Running For A Seat in Congress

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

The Illinois GOP has failed to keep a gadfly candidate, white supremacist Arthur Jones, from being the only Republican congressional candidate on the general election ballot this year.

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White House Senior Staffer Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:32am

Rob Porter worked as the White House staff secretary and helped control the flow of information reaching the president. Two ex-wives say he was physically abusive.

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White House Says Despite Stock Market Volatility, Economy Is Doing Well

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 5:04pm

President Trump's top economic adviser Kevin Hassett says that despite recent large drops in the stock market, "the fundamentals for the economy are very sound."

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