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Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump and Sarah Palin were among figures on the right targeted by outreach from Alexander Torshin, a Russian official recently sanctioned by the U.S., according to documents obtained by NPR.

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Protesters Attacked At D.C. Demonstration Against Turkish Government File Lawsuit

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:09pm

Fifteen of the people who said they were beaten by Turkish security officials during a protest that erupted into violence, are suing Turkey and five individuals involved in the melee.

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John Kelly: Despite 'Times Of Great Frustration,' No Regrets Taking White House Job

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:07pm

In an interview with NPR, Kelly also praised the president's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and said Trump's eyes are "wide open" on North Korea.

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Did Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Need To Register As A Lobbyist?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:20pm

Selling access to power is an old business in politics, but leaked documents related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, show just how lucrative and expansive that business can be.

Former Ambassador James Pickering Discusses CIA Nominee Gina Haspel

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:20pm

More than 100 former ambassadors signed a letter Wednesday opposing Gina Haspel's nomination to be Director of the CIA. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Thomas Pickering, a former ambassador and one of the signatories of the letter, and former under secretary of state for political affairs about why he opposes the nomination.

Former Director Of National Intelligence Weighs In On Release Of Detained Americans

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:30pm

Then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper flew to North Korea in 2014 and secured the the release of detained Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller. He tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly what he makes of this week's release of three other detainees.

Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman Discusses Trump's Decision To Leave Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:43pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., about his take on President Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal. Sherman, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, originally voted against the deal, but believes pulling out now could have dangerous consequences.

U.S. Embassy In Tel Aviv Prepares A Monday Move To Jerusalem

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:19pm

The relocation of the embassy has sparked celebration and outrage. Both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. No other countries have embassies there.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Look At Secretary Of State Pompeo's Trip To North Korea

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:09pm

Associated Press reporter Matt Lee was one of two journalists allowed to accompany Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his trip to North Korea this week to retrieve three American detainees. Lee shares his impressions of that trip with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Separating Families Of Illegal Border-Crossers

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:04pm

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the administration is merely following the law.

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Transcript: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Full Interview With NPR

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:35pm

NPR Southwest Correspondent John Burnett talks to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

FEC Says That Candidates Can Use Campaign Funds For Child Care

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:26pm

The unanimous decision comes as a record number of women run for the U.S. House — and motherhood takes on an increasingly visible role in politics.

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Six States Hit Harder By Cyberattacks Than Previously Known, New Report Reveals

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:51pm

Two years later, the report underscores that it's hard to know with complete certainty the extent of the Russian cyberattacks.

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FCC Plans Net Neutrality Rollback For June 11; Senate Democrats Plan A Key Challenge

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:50pm

In the Senate, a resolution of disapproval of the FCC rule has the support of every member of the Democratic caucus, along with Maine Republican Susan Collins.

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Republicans Fear They'll Be Shut Out Of California Governor's Race

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:45am

Registered Republicans now make up just 25 percent of California's electorate. If they are are divided in this race, a Democrat could claim second place in the state's open primary.

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Trump Lawyer Cohen's Camp Rips 'Inaccurate' Allegations, Concedes Some Payments

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:15am

Attorneys for Michael Cohen say the document released by the lawyer suing him is rife with incorrect information, although they did confirm some of his business dealings.

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Trump To Meet North Korea's Kim In Singapore In June

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:56am

President Trump tweeted out the details of his planned meeting with North Korea's leader.

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Sen. King Says He Can't Support Haspel's Nomination To Lead The CIA

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

Gina Haspel testified at a Senate panel hearing on her nomination. Rachel Martin talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, who released a statement saying he could not back her nomination.

Texas Works To Create A More Secure Electronic Voting System

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

There are concerns electronic voting machines can be hacked. In Austin, election officials are trying to create more secure machines but their efforts have been stymied by the voting machine industry.

How Much Scott Pruitt Has Changed The EPA Is An Open Question

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

EPA chief Scott Pruitt is praised by industry and conservatives for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations. But how much he's changed the department is debatable.

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