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N.Y. Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Foundation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:57am

Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors. Host David Greene talks with Bobby Allyn of WHYY about the investigation and about Trump's response on Twitter.

Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Barring 'Political' Apparel In Polling Places

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:22am

The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine.

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Supreme Court Delivers TKO Win On Political Apparel Ban

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:22am

The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But justices said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine.

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New York's Attorney General Sues The Trump Foundation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:22am

The directors of the foundation named in the suit are President Trump and three of his children. The suit alleges unlawful political coordination and "self-dealing" that benefits Trump businesses.

Rep. Francis Rooney On North Korea And Iran Deal

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:59am

Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the idea of the Iran deal as a template for any agreement to denuclearize North Korea.

Sen. Grassley Says Report On Sexual Harassment In Judiciary Simply Kicks The Can

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:34am

On Wednesday, the Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government clashed over who should direct how one body deals with sexual harassment complaints.

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Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:31am

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.

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Scalise Returns To Baseball Field, A Year After Attack

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

A year ago Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was gravely wounded by a gunman targeting the GOP's baseball team. He returns to the field this week at the annual game after his dramatic recovery.

Former Banker, Now Regulator Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting is a former bank executive testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. He wants big banks to start making small-dollar loans.

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News Brief: Pompeo In Asia, DOJ Reports On Clinton Email Investigation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

Mike Pompeo is in Asia to reassure America's allies. Also, an internal Justice Department watchdog is releasing a report on the handling of the Clinton email investigation.

At Issue In Florida Senate Campaign: Who's Fighting For Puerto Rico?

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:00am

Florida has a growing bloc of Puerto Rican voters in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and his main challenger, GOP Gov. Rick Scott, are fighting over recovery efforts.

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Flipping The Script — Red State Democrats Campaign On Health Care

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:00am

Democrats see a focus on health care as one way to hold onto Senate seats in red states in the November midterms. That's despite being repeatedly beaten on health care messaging in recent elections.

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Report Expected To Condemn FBI Violations In 2016 Clinton Email Investigation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:00am

The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to conclude that James Comey ignored official guidelines in investigating Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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San Francisco Elects First African-American Woman For Mayor

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 2:35am

London Breed is a native San Franciscan who grew up in public housing. Her opponent, a former state senator, would have been the city's first openly gay mayor.

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Pompeo: North Korea Will Take Major Steps To Disarm In Trump's First Term

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:58pm

He told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that the country will take steps to disarm in two and a half years. But details of the agreement between President Trump and Kim Jong Un remain vague.

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How The DOJ Decision On Asylum Cases Will Affect Those Fleeing Domestic Abuse

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:48pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dorchen Leidholdt, director for the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at the Sanctuary for Families, about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision in an asylum case will affect the cases of others who are fleeing domestic abuse or other types of violence in their home countries.

House Republican Leaders Set To Vote On Immigration Proposals

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:26pm

House Republican leaders have avoided the immigration debate because it exposes splits inside the party. Now, just five months ahead of the midterms, they agreed to vote on two proposals, with conservatives and centrists still struggling to get on same page.

Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher Discusses U.S. Relations With North Korea After Summit

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:26pm

Details about the U.S.-North Korea summit are being examined and some skepticism is emerging. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the need he sees for caution on North Korea moving forward.

Immigration Law Professor Weighs In On U.S. Asylum Eligibility Decision

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:26pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Temple University law professor Jan Ting about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that severely limits who is eligible for asylum, and why he largely agrees with the move.

Why Democrats Now See Health Care As A Winning Political Issue

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:26pm

The same red state Democrats who distanced themselves from the Affordable Care Act in 2012 are embracing it in 2016. The politics on the issue have shifted and many believe what was a negative for years is now an issue that puts Republicans on the defensive.

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