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FBI Prepares For Release Of Controversial Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:03am

The Justice Department and the FBI are preparing for the release of a memo that questions their impartiality in conducting the Russia probe. Meanwhile, the special counsel continues his work.

News Brief: Nunes Memo, Nuclear Posture Review, Olympic Doping

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:03am

A controversial memo alleging FBI abuses could be released Friday. Also, the Trump administration is releasing a review of nuclear weapons policy and USA Today's Rachel Axon discusses Olympic doping.

Washington Awaits Nunes Memo That Has Pushed It Into Terra Incognita

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am

Republicans leaned forward. Democrats cried foul. And national security leaders warned that the capital might be about to cross a point of no return over a memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

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Voting Rights Process for Florida Felons Unconstitutional, Say Judge

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:09am

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker says a state panel that is the gatekeeper for the restoration of voting rights to felons who served their time is unconstitutional.

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President Trump Urges GOP To Move Forward With Immigration Bill That's Dividing The Party

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:37pm

Republican members of Congress heard from President Trump on Thursday as they met for their annual strategy and policy retreat. Trump urged them to move ahead with an immigration bill that the party is divided on.

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Under Pressure As Republicans Prepare To Release Memo

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:37pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is under pressure. Rosenstein is supervising the special counsel's Russia investigation and he has drawn the ire of the President.

Trump Preparing To Sign Off On Release Of Controversial GOP Memo

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:37pm

President Trump is preparing to sign off on the release of a controversial House Republican memo related to the Russia investigation. That apparent decision is at odds with what Trump's FBI director wants.

Former CIA Director Weighs In On Potential Release Of GOP Memo

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:37pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director, and former Acting Director of the CIA about implications of the release of the GOP authored memo alleging the FBI used its surveillance authority improperly.

Tracing the Tension Between President Trump And the FBI Since The 2016 Campaign

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

The animosity between President Trump and the FBI isn't new. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro trace the tension from the 2016 campaign through present day conflicts, including the GOP memo that hasn't been released.

Republicans Plan To Release Controversial Memo Alleging Surveillance Abuse By FBI

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

Tension between President Trump and the FBI is rising with the anticipated release of a GOP authored memo alleging that the FBI improperly used its surveillance authority and is biased in its role in the Russia investigation. FBI director Chris Wray opposes the release, but Trump has said he is certain to make it public.

Mueller's Reputation In Washington Is 'Stunningly Bipartisan,' Journalist Says

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:31pm

Author Garrett Graff discusses the special counsel in charge of the Trump/Russia investigation: "Bob Mueller is probably about as apolitical and nonpartisan a figure as you could find in Washington."

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Trump Claims His SOTU Had The Highest Ratings In History. It Didn't

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:01pm

Though the specific numbers he cites in his tweet are correct, Trump's audience on Tuesday night wasn't close to being the largest for a State of the Union.

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Democrats Escalate Counterattacks As Release Of GOP Snooping Memo Draws Nearer

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 9:29am

The minority leadership wants the House Intelligence Committee chairman to be removed. The panel's ranking member accused him of a bait-and-switch. Republicans scoffed.

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Indiana's Brand Of Medicaid Drops 25,000 People For Failure To Pay Premiums

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:52am

The state built some key conservative policies into its experimental expansion of Medicaid. Lawmakers, health officials and patient advocates across the U.S. are now keenly watching the results.

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Debate Over Controversial GOP Surveillance Memo Heats Up

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:24am

The FBI says the memo does not tell the whole story, and issued a statement saying it has "grave concerns" about its potential release. Republicans on a House panel hope to release the memo soon.

Ex-CIA Director Hayden Weighs In On Republican Surveillance Memo

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Gen. Michael Hayden, ex-CIA Director, about the clash between the FBI and White House over the release of a secret memo regarding FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign member.

U.S. Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Syrians who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since 2016 under Temporary Protected Status are permitted now to register for another 18 months because of the continuing war there.

Morning News Brief: Republican Memo, Myanmar Mass Graves

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

The FBI has concerns about the possible release of a GOP memo that alleges the bureau abused its surveillance powers. An investigation by the AP details mass graves in Myanmar of Rohingya Muslims.

At Annual GOP Retreat, Party Seeks To Sharpen 2018 Focus

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00am

Congressional Republicans are holding their annual policy retreat to debate their 2018 policy agenda and the political stakes for the party this midterm election year.

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What You Need To Know About The GOP Snooping Memo Controversy

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00am

10 questions and answers about the latest — and perhaps most complicated — subplot to spin out of Washington's ongoing Russia imbroglio.

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