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Senators Deliver Opening Statements In Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

The first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began on Monday with opening statements.

Lawfare Editor Outlines FBI Director's Testimony On Russia, Wiretapping

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Benjamin Wittes, who runs the blog Lawfare, about Monday's congressional testimony regarding Russia's involvement in the U.S. presidential election.

FBI Director Confirms Investigation Into Trump-Russia Links

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Members of Congress on the House Intelligence Committee questioned witnesses on Monday about the role played by Russia in the 2016 presidential race, including its potential ties to the Trump campaign.

As ACA Repeal Vote Nears, Kansas Debates Expanding Medicaid

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:38am

An estimated 300,000 Kansans could qualify for health care coverage, which comes as Congress debates replacing the Affordable Care Act.

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Comey Testifies On FBI's Russia Probe

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:13am

FBI Director James Comey tells congressional lawmakers Monday that his agency is investigating possible links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

Watch Live: Day 1 Of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:47am

The federal appeals court judge will give his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, starting off what is expected to be three days of hearings.

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Leading The Charge Against The GOP Health Plan, Rep. Mark Meadows Is Right At Home

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:08am

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows enjoys strong support in his western North Carolina district as he leads conservative opposition to the GOP's health overhaul plan.

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Trump Faces Critical Phase, As He Tries To Make His Rhetoric Reality

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:00am

The GOP deadline to pass health care is the first week of April. If it doesn't happen, everything else gets pushed back. Trump's agenda faces two big tests this week, from the Supreme Court to Russia.

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House Committee Hosts Public Hearing Into Russia Election Interference

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey ahead of the House Intelligence Committee hearing. FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers will testify on Monday.

Senate Panel To Begin Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opens hearings on Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Liberal and conservative groups have been marshaling their forces for and against the nominee.

House To Hold First Public Hearing Into Russian Election Meddling Accusation

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

The House Intelligence Committee is looking at a wide range of issues, but questions about President Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower will likely dominate the day.

Trump To Visit Kentucky, Where Election Stats Show He's Very Popular

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump heads to a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. To get a sense of what is on the minds of Kentuckians ahead of his visit, David Greene talks to Rep. James Comer.

Former Colleague Says Judge Gorsuch Works Across Party Lines

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to former judge Michael McConnell, who was a colleague of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when they both served on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Gorsuch To Appear Before Senate Panel For Confirmation Hearings

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to face several days of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Steve Inskeep talks to Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, who's on the committee.

Tax Credits, Penalties And Age Rating: Parsing The GOP Health Bill

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:56am

As the GOP bill to replace the Affordable Care Act begins to move through Congress, reporters for NPR and Kaiser answer your questions about what it might mean for your health plan.

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Former Law Student: Gorsuch Told Class Women 'Manipulate' Maternal Leave

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:15pm

A student who took an ethics course under Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School in 2016 made the allegation in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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FAARROW Joins SXSW Bands In Drawing Attention To Travel Ban

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:01pm

Somali sisters Siham and Iman Hashi come together to make the pop music group FAARROW. The girls escaped their home country, while it was being torn apart by civil war.

In A Republican-Dominated State, Texas Democrats Share A Weekly Drink

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:01pm

At the Star Bar in Austin, Texas, local, longtime Democrats Jeff Crosby, Glenn Smith, Genevieve Van Cleve and Doug Zabel gather for what they call the "Out of Power Happy Hour."

Ahead Of House Hearing, Committee Head Says No Evidence Of Collusion Or Wiretapping

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:36pm

The head of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes said that there is still no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, as President Trump has claimed.

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Rex Tillerson, Xi Jinping Meet In China As Secretary Of State Wraps Asia Tour

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:01am

To the surprise of many observers, Tillerson referred to a mutual U.S.-China understanding of "non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation."

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