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Sen. Christopher Coons Weighs In On Dueling Memos, Immigration Bill

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Christopher Coons about a Democratic memo that counters a GOP memo on the FBI, and a bipartisan immigration bill which would remove an impasse to the looming budget deal.

It Looks Like It's Going To Be Another Week Of Memo Madness

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, who argues that the release of a Republican memo concerning the FBI confirmed that the Russia investigation has a solid basis.

Military Vets Are Among Factors Changing The Politics Of Pot

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

The politics of medical marijuana are changing as veterans turn to the drug to treat service-related conditions. Trump administration efforts to enforce anti-pot laws have faced bipartisan pushback.

News Brief: Stock Markets Drop, Democrats' Counter Memo

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

The Dow Jones Industrial average finished the day down 4.6 percent. And, a House panel votes to release the democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo. The White House must decide if it will block it.

House Intelligence Committee Votes Unanimously To Release Democratic Memo

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:56pm

Following last week's release of a controversial GOP memo, the committee voted Monday to make public a counter Democratic memo. The memo will now be sent to the White House.

How Lax Regulations Make It Easy For Politicians To Run 'Zombie' Campaigns

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

An investigation has uncovered dozens of old, seemingly delinquent political campaigns spending money long after the actual campaigning is over. Christopher O'Donnell of the Tampa Bay Times talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about how lax regulations make it easy for former politicians to tap into campaign funds.

It's Last Call For Trump Administration Proposal On Tip Control In Restaurant Industry

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

Monday is the deadline for Americans to comment on a Trump administration proposal that would give employers more control over workers' tips. There are reports that the administration suppressed a critical economic analysis.

President Trump Insults Rep. Adam Schiff As He Tries To Push Back On GOP Memo

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

President Trump insulted Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, as Schiff tries to push back on a GOP memo that Trump says vindicates him in the Russia probe.

Emails From Inside The FBI Give Insight To Reaction When Former Director Comey Was Fired

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

In the days after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the White House told the public that the bureau had "lost confidence" in its leader. New e-mails obtained by the Lawfare blog paint a different picture of the reaction inside the FBI. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare's editor-in-chief and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

White House Plan Giving Restaurant Owners More Control Over Tips Under Fire

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

Monday is the deadline for Americans to comment on the proposal. The Trump administration reportedly suppressed an analysis that found the plan could cost tipped workers billions of dollars a year.

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Pennsylvania Has 10 Days To Redraw Congressional Maps

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court declared it will not get in the way of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court order that will require the state legislature to redraw its congressional map by Feb. 15.

House Intelligence Committee Expected To Vote On Release Of Democratic Memo

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

The House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote on whether to release a secret Democratic counter-memo that rebuts the one prepared by the majority and its chairman Devin Nunes.

Trump: Democrats 'Un-American,' 'Treasonous' During State Of The Union

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:03pm

During a speech in Cincinnati on Monday touting the new tax law, President Trump slammed Democrats for not applauding when he boasted about record low levels of black and Hispanic unemployment.

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Supreme Court Pass Means Pennsylvania Must Redraw Congressional Maps In 10 Days

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:15pm

All 18 of the state's congressional districts will have to redrawn by Feb. 15 in order to comply with a state Supreme Court order that ruled the districts were drawn in an overly partisan manner.

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Get Ready For Another Week Of Memo Madness — This Time Over Democrats' Response

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:59am

The House Intelligence Committee was set to meet on Monday to determine whether to release Democrats' secret rebuttal to Republicans' secret memo from last week.

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President Trump Takes The Fight To The FBI

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:06am

Law enforcement is one of the most powerful arms of any government, so what happens when it's labeled as the enemy?

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The Digital Backstory Of The Much-Debated GOP Memo On The FBI

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:27am

Steve Inskeep talks to Molly McKew of the social media intelligence group New Media Frontier, who says Russian-controlled social media accounts helped to drive public pressure to release the memo.

Congress Faces A New Deadline On The Budget This Week

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:26am

We'll get the latest on the budget negotiations, and the continued fallout from the release of a controversial Republican memo that accused the FBI of abusing its authority.

President Trump Will Promote GOP Tax Plan In Ohio Monday

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to conservative talk show host Chris Buskirk about the president's trip to Cincinnati to promote the tax pan, and what Trump supporters thought of the release of the Nunes memo.

Government Funding Runs Out This Week. Will There Be Another Shutdown?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Joseph Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, about where talks stand on securing funding. He believes Republicans will try to punt the issue until March.

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