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Powerful Food Lobby Group Loses Members Amid Industry Culture Clash

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:49pm

Eight large companies have left the Grocery Manufacturers Association, weakening the influential lobbying group. Some companies have dropped out in an effort to shed the industry's "junk food" image.

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The Latest Developments In The Russia Investigation

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

New developments in the Russia investigation include the disclosure that White House counsel Don McGahn tried to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from overseeing the probe.

How 'Fire And Fury' Could Change The Politics Of The Trump Administration

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about whether Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury will really change the politics of the Trump presidency.

White House Pushes Back Against Michael Wolff's 'Fire And Fury'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

President Trump and Republican leaders are huddling this weekend to hash out their agenda for 2018. It comes as the president is pushing back against a new book about chaos in the White House.

As 'Fire And Fury' Goes On Sale, Trump Attacks Keep Coming

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:07am

President Trump's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher, but the book went on sale days ahead of schedule. The White House has pushed back on the criticisms represented in the book.

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Feds Planned Marijuana Crackdown Is Disruptive, Frosh Says

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Frosh, Maryland's attorney general, about how the new tighter federal rules on marijuana would affect states that have already legalized the drug.

'Fire And Fury' Overshadows GOP Strategy Talks

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:33am

President Trump reacted angrily to revelations in a new book — an account of his first year in office. Among those revelations: disparaging remarks by his former key strategist Steve Bannon.

Former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne Dies At 93

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:21am

Byrne served as governor from 1973-1982 and is best known for approving casino gambling and pushing through the state's first income tax — a move that nearly cost him reelection.

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Trump Must Decide Soon Whether To Reinstate Sanctions Against Iran

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

In less than two weeks, President Trump has to decide whether to recommend to Congress to reinstate sanctions against Iran. The president's decision has been complicated by the protests in Iran.

Outside D.C., Are People Paying Attention To The Trump-Bannon Riff?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to Chris Buskirk, a conservative talk show host in Phoenix, about President Trump's strongly worded disavowal of his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

News Brief: Trump Meeting, 'Fire And Fury'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump and top GOP congressional leaders meet on Friday to build on the success of the tax overhaul measure. Those efforts are being overshadowed by the expedited publishing of a new book.

GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:03am

Democrats say the new tax law unfairly targets blue states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will file a lawsuit, while confusion reigns for Americans who tried to prepay property taxes.

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Stocks Continue A Winning Streak; Dow Industrials Now Over 25,000

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:43pm

Stock have been rising for years, and they are starting 2018 with another shot upward. The Dow Jones industrial average closed about 25000, marking the fastest run to a new 1,000-point milestone ever.

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U.S. To Pakistan: Crack Down On Terrorism Or Lose U.S. Aid

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

The White House has suspended all U.S. security assistance to Pakistan, and is calling on Pakistan to deny safe haven to extremists who are undermining Afghanistan's government.

Colorado Gov. On How Federal Marijuana Decision Could Affect State

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind the Obama-era policy on marijuana.

Kris Kobach On What Led To The Disbandment Of Controversial Election Commission

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Kansas' Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who served as the vice-chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity, about the White House decision to dissolve the panel.

Trump Still Dismissive Of Bannon, Though Bannon Says He Supports Trump

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

A day after explosive book excerpts show President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon trashing Trump and his family, the president continues to be dismissive of Bannon.

Virginia Picks Winner Of Tied State House Election

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

A rare tie-breaking drawing in Richmond on Thursday gave Republicans the seat they needed to narrowly maintain their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. It marked the end to an unusually high-stakes and high-profile statehouse race.

Justice Department Abandons Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

The Justice Department is rescinding an Obama-era policy that essentially removed marijuana from the list of federal drug enforcement priorities as more states legalized it. But officials did not detail what the practical implications might be for marijuana users in states where use is lawful.

U.S. Suspends Most Security Assistance To Pakistan

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:44pm

Following Monday's tweet by President Trump accusing Pakistan of "deceit" and harboring terrorists, the U.S. announced it will suspend most security aid to Islamabad. But the cut won't be permanent.

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