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Who's In Charge? An Awkward Monday Is Coming For This Federal Agency

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 4:40pm

The outgoing leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau named a replacement upon resigning. But the president has different plans, fueling a legal battle over who holds the power to appoint.

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Explaining The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Confusion

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 3:03pm

With the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stepping down, there's a dispute between the outgoing chief and the White House over who will take over as acting director.

The Left-Wing Tech Investor Running For Governor

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 7:01am

A man with an eclectic career — the youngest president of the NAACP, and a Silicon Valley tech investor — wants to be the governor of Maryland. NPR spent two days with him on the campaign trail.

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Research Finds Racial Disparities In Prison Sentences

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 7:00am

Georgetown law professor Paul Butler talks with NPR's Scott Simon about racial disparity in federal sentencing. The average sentence is nearly 20 percent longer for black men than white men.

'NYT' Editor On Flynn And Russia

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 7:00am

New York Times editor Mark Mazzetti tells NPR's Scott Simon about the latest twist in the Mueller investigation: Flynn's legal team is no longer communicating with President Trump's.

A Conservative Tax Analyst On The GOP Tax Plan

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 7:00am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Greenberg, senior analyst at the right-learning Tax Foundation, about the GOP tax plans. He says it may be hard to reach consensus because of internal disagreements.

Week In Politics: Flynn And Russia, Sexual Harassment On Capitol Hill

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 7:00am

Michael Flynn has broken ties with the White House legal team, reports say, in a possible sign he will cooperate with prosecutors investigating Russian influence.

Trump Says He Passed On Being 'Person Of The Year.' 'Time' Says He's 'Incorrect'

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 4:15am

The president went on Twitter to say Time magazine "probably" was going to name him Person of the Year but he would have had to do a photo shoot and interview. Time said that's not the case.

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Trump Names His Budget Chief As Interim Head Of Consumer Protection Agency

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:40pm

President Trump named Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday, the same day outgoing director Richard Cordray named his own interim successor.

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Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:33pm

When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.

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Turkey Says Trump Promises To Stop Arming Kurds In Syria

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 3:58pm

The U.S. policy of supporting the Kurds in Syria has been a sticking point in U.S.-Turkey relations. The White House cited "pending adjustments" to military support provided to U.S. partners in Syria.

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Will Michael Flynn Start Cooperating With Special Counsel Investigation?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, about Michael Flynn, sexual harassment allegations in Congress and tax legislation.

Flynn's Lawyers Will No Longer Share Information With Trump Legal Team

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 3:32pm

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, will no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation with the president's legal team. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Susan Hennessey of Lawfare about what this means for the Mueller investigation.

Zimbabwe Swears In A New President, In The First Transfer Of Power Since Independence

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:36am

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing by now-ousted President Robert Mugabe prompted military intervention, promises to change the government's culture after years of corruption and economic trouble.

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Uproar Over Elephant Trophies Overshadows Changes To Lion Imports

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 5:15am

The Trump administration lifted a ban on importing elephant and lion trophies from two African countries. National Geographic's Rachael Bale explains how this could affect conservation efforts.

Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 5:00am

After Democrats' pulled off wins in 2017 that were bigger than expected, Republicans and Democrats are wondering what that means for the 2018 midterms.

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Who Is Mike Cernovich?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks with Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker about Mike Cernovich, the alt-right figure who obtained documents about sexual misconduct allegations against Democratic Rep. John Conyers.

Ohio Politicians Face Sexual Misconduct Scandals

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Noel King talks with Ohio Public Radio and Television's Karen Kasler about charges of sexual misconduct, assault and cover-ups in Ohio state politics that have led to resignations.

News Brief: Navy Aircraft Crash, Flynn May Be Cooperating With Russia Investigation

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

NBC's Geoff Bennett talks about the latest on the Russia investigation, including signs Michael Flynn may be cooperating. Also, the latest on the Navy aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea.

Politics Update: Russia Investigation, The Congressional Agenda

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Noel King talks with NBC's Geoff Bennett about developments in the Russia investigation and what's ahead for Congress.




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