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Trump White House Looks To Quash 'Deluge' Of Leakers

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:44am

Leaks happen in any administration but there seems to have been a ton of leaks during Trump's short time in office. The attorney general on Friday is scheduled to update the investigation into leaks.

Probe Into Russia's Election Meddling Moves To New Phase

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:26am

Rachel Martin talks to Tom Dupree, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, about special counsel Robert Mueller using a grand jury in the Russia meddling probe.

Sen. Sherrod Brown On China's Trade Policies

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown about some Democrats supporting the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into China's intellectual property and trade practices.

What A Grand Jury Means For The Russia Investigation

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks with Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the website Lawfare, about what a grand jury could do in the Russia investigation.

Trump Calls Russia Story 'Total Fabrication'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump held a rally with supporters in West Virginia just hours after news reports said special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in connection with his Russia investigation.

Morning News Brief: Trump In West Virginia, Chinese Trade, Usain Bolt Retires

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump dismissed the Russia investigation at a rally in West Virginia. Also, the White House is poised to investigate Chinese trade policies, and sprinter Usain Bolt says he's retiring.

FACT CHECK: Have Immigrants Lowered Wages For Blue-Collar American Workers?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:00am

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said the "numbers of low-skilled [immigrant] workers in particular is a major detriment to U.S. workers."

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After Health Care Collapse, GOP Seeks Redemption With Tax Cuts

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:00am

Congressional Republicans are shifting their focus to legislation to overhaul the federal tax code. They want to send a bill to President Trump by Thanksgiving.

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Senators Introduce 2 Bills To Try To Keep Trump From Firing Mueller

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:56am

President Trump cannot directly fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. There are, however, some strategic moves that could remove Mueller.

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The Secret Service No Longer Has A Command Post Inside Trump Tower

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:52pm

The service's move happened in July because the government couldn't reach agreement on lease terms with the Trump Organization. Agents protecting the president will still operate in the building.

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West Virginia Governor Expected To Switch To GOP At Trump Rally

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:26pm

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is expected to flip from the Democratic Party to the GOP Thursday night while appearing at a Trump campaign rally with the president.

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Source: Mueller Using D.C. Grand Jury In Russia Probe

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:44pm

A White House lawyer told NPR the administration is "committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller."

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Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Investigation

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:52pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Del Quentin Wilber of The Wall Street Journal about special counsel Mueller's decision to impanel a grand jury in the probe into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

White House Reverses Effort To Delay Obama Ozone Regulations

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

The Trump administration has reversed its effort to delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency regulation lowering acceptable ozone emissions, a major component of smog. The reversal comes after 16 states filed a lawsuit saying the delay was unlawful.

Decline In Democracy Spreads Across The Globe As Authoritarian Leaders Rise

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Across the world, many democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Larry Diamond of Stanford University about this "global democratic recession."

North Korea Confusion Illustrates Trump Administration's Divide Over Foreign Policy

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week the U.S. is not seeking a regime change in North Korea. That's in contrast to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who suggested last month that he would like to see Kim Jong-un removed from power. Former diplomats say it's the latest example of a less-than-coherent Trump administration foreign policy, where it's not clear who's in charge.

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Undermines Poem's Connection To Statue Of Liberty

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

White House adviser Stephen Miller's contention that the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus was only added later to the Statue of Liberty diminishes the poem's connection to the statue.

Trump Breaks With Business Lobby On Proposal To Curtail Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

When it comes to immigration, what is best for the American workforce and economy? That is the central question that's emerged after President Trump announced Wednesday he's backing a proposal in Congress to dramatically reduce legal immigration.

Transcripts Reveal Trump Told Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Least Important Thing'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, about the transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull back in January.

Trump's 'Drug-Infested Den' Remark In Transcript Angers New Hampshire

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:34pm

The state's governor and U.S. senators were among those who took umbrage at President Trump's comment in a transcript of a phone conversation Trump had with Mexico's president in January.

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