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White House: Mueller Is Overreaching And Trump Has The Power To Fire Him

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:19pm

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders would not say whether President Trump plans to remove Robert Mueller. Under Justice Department rules, a special counsel can only be fired for "good cause."

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Lawmakers Question Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg About Data Privacy Lapses

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is answering to dozens of senators Tuesday, after it was reported that some 87 million Facebook users' data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The testimony comes one week after the extent of the breach was revealed, but the company is facing questions beyond the data breach.

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine Discusses Possible Military Action Against Syria

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., about possible military action against Syria over the use of chemical weapons. He and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., have said that U.S. strikes in Syria are illegal unless Congress authorizes them.

U.S. Still Considering How To Respond To Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

A suspected chemical weapons attack this past weekend on a rebel stronghold near Damascus, Syria has prompted international outrage and threats from President Trump of a military response.

Facebook Founder And CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies On Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies for the first time on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Lawmakers want answers on how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to misuse data from some 87 million users, as well as how Russia-linked content was spread to some 146 million people during the election cycle.

'I'm Responsible For What Happens' At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Tells Senate

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:30pm

The CEO of Facebook is testifying before Congress for the first time on Tuesday. His prepared testimony includes an apology for allowing Facebook tools to be used to do harm — and a vow to change.

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Does FBI Raid On Trump Lawyer Cohen Mean Attorney-Client Privilege Is 'Dead'?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:41pm

President Trump complained that investigators have violated a fundamental part of the legal system, but there are exemptions to the well-known privilege between lawyers and clients.

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Mississippi's First Female Senator Takes Office Needing To Win Over Her Own Party

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:48am

Cindy Hyde-Smith is making a name for herself in the state's history books as the first woman to represent the Magnolia state on the Hill.

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White House Homeland Security Adviser Resigns

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:29am

Tom Bossert, President Trump's adviser on homeland security, announces he's leaving, one day after his new boss, John Bolton, took over as White House national security adviser.

Amid Crisis Abroad And Tension At Home, Trump Cancels Trip To Latin America

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:22am

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump will remain in the U.S. to oversee the American response to Syria and to "monitor developments around the world."

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White House Homeland Security Adviser Bossert Becomes Latest To Step Down

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:11am

Tom Bossert, the White House adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism, has resigned. The move came a day after John Bolton took over as President Trump's national security adviser.

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Is A Middle Finger A Matter Of Free Speech?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:06am

Juli Briskman flipped off the president ... and paid a high price.

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Is Facebook's Problem The Fact That It's Free?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:20am

If you aren't a paying customer, then you're the product.

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Top Trump Trade Adviser Touts Tariffs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:06am

Peter Navarro urged the president to impose tariffs on China. Is it a trade war he wants?

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Trump Cancels Trip To Latin America

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:56am

The White House announces that President Trump won't be travelling to Peru this weekend for a Latin American summit meeting and says Vice President Pence will go in his place.

Facebook In Congress: What To Expect When Zuckerberg Goes To Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:00am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate judiciary and commerce committees on Tuesday and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

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How Significant Is It That The FBI Searched Michael Cohen's Office?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:39am

Getting a warrant to search an attorney's office isn't easy. Rachel Martin talks to ex-federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti about the significance of searching the office of President Trump's lawyer.

Relations Between Washington And Tech Industry Are Frosty

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:32am

This week's congressional hearings on social media, data mining and politics are shaping up as a watershed moment in the touchy relationships between Washington and Silicon Valley.

Trump Considers: FBI Raid On His Attorney's Office, Syria Attack

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:29am

The U.S. is poised to respond to reports of a chemical attack in Syria, but the president is distracted by an FBI raid on his lawyer's office. Rachel Martin talks to GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Lawmakers Prepare To Question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Senator Ed Markey will get a chance to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his testimony this week. Steve Inskeep asks Markey what he hopes to get out of the hearing.

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