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White House Drops Victor Cha As Candidate For Ambassador To South Korea

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:09pm

After he criticized the idea of a U.S. preemptive strike on North Korea, Victor Cha is no longer the White House's candidate for Ambassador to South Korea. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Frank Aum of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the Trump administration's "bloody nose" strategy.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Discusses State Of The Union Address

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:09pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper as he offers his reaction to President Trump's first State of the Union address. Trump included a call for greater bipartisanship on the sharp policy differences that divide Republicans and Democrats.

Infrastructure Experts Wondering Where Funding Would Come From For Trump's Plan

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:09pm

President Trump's plan to invest billions into fixing the nation's crumbling infrastructure may burden state and local governments and lead to a greater reliance on tolls.

With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:07pm

As she leaves the Fed's top job, Janet Yellen gets high marks for the way she resisted calls to raise interest rates as the economy began recovering. Instead, she was determined to boost job growth.

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After SOTU, Lawmakers Waiting To See If Trump Will Released GOP Memo

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:27pm

Following President Trump's State of the Union address, one big question remains on whether the White House will allow the release of a controversial House GOP memo related to the Russia investigation.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Reacts To State of the Union Address

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:27pm

To get a sense of how President Trump's first State of the Union address was received in different parts of the country, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Critics Of President Trump Say He's Highlighting The MS13 Gang For Political Purposes

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:27pm

The parents of two teenage girls from Long Island, who were killed by alleged members of the MS-13 street gang, were in the audience for last night's State of the Union address. The White House says their stories show why the U.S. needs tougher immigration laws. But critics say the administration is deliberately demonizing immigrants, who are far more likely to the be the gang's victims than its members.

NY State Attorney General On Why He's Going After Fake Social Media Accounts

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:27pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, about his investigation of a company selling fake followers on social media. Some of the profiles being used have been stolen from real people.

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns After Reports Show Investment In Tobacco Stocks

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:27pm

Brenda Fitzgerald, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned on Wednesday because of financial conflicts of interest. The chief public health official bought stocks in tobacco and health care companies after she started working at the agency.

Rep. Joe Kennedy Discusses The Democratic Agenda Going Forward

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:27pm

Follow President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., delivered the Democrats' response. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Kennedy about the speech and the Democratic agenda going forward.

White House Scuttles Ambassador Pick Apparently Over View On North Korea Policy

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 1:56pm

Victor Cha, the top candidate for ambassador to South Korea, voiced his opinion that a preemptive strike against North Korea could be very dangerous. He is no longer being considered for the post.

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Gowdy, Who Rose To Conservative Fame With Benghazi Hearings, Set To Retire

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 1:11pm

The South Carolina congressman is now the 34th Republican and ninth committee chairman so far to retire ahead of the midterm elections that could see significant GOP losses.

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FBI Warns Of 'Grave Concerns' About 'Accuracy' Of GOP Snooping Memo

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:36pm

The FBI went on record faulting the much discussed memo as the White House said it was working to make it public. It could appear as soon as this week.

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Justice Department Won't Retry Sen. Menendez After Corruption Case Mistrial

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:33pm

Prosecutors had planned to retry the New Jersey senator after last year's mistrial. But they relented Wednesday, one week after a federal judge threw out some of the bribery charges against him.

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Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Garbage Truck In Virginia

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:15am

At least one person was killed and another seriously injured when a Amtrak train was carrying Republican members of Congress hit a truck in rural Virginia.

RNC Chair On State Of The Union

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:38am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, about President Trump's State of the Union.

White House's Raj Shah On State Of The Union

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:35am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary in the White House, about President Trump's State of the Union address.

Sen. Cory Booker On Trump's State Of The Union, Russia

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:18am

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat, speaks with Steve Inskeep following President Trump's State of the Union address.

Trump's State Of The Union: Unifying Or Divisive?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:11am

President Trump's speech focused on immigration, infrastructure and security. While it was hailed by many of his supporters for its tone, critics of the president said much of it was divisive.

8 Key Moments And Themes From Trump's First State Of The Union Address

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:15am

In case you missed the State of the Union address, here's what you need to know.

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