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Women's Heavy Disapproval Of Trump May Not Cut So Deep Against GOP In 2018 Midterms

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:00am

The gender gap for President Trump's approval ratings is historically wide, but it doesn't appear to be exacerbating the GOP's troubles in campaign polling.

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State Of The Federal Workforce: Low

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:00am

One year into the Trump administration there are thousands of rank-and-file vacancies and hundreds in key management posts. A government shutdown and hiring freeze has led to a beleaguered workforce.

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As Trump Prepares For Big Speech, State Of The Economy Is Strong

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:00am

The U.S. economy is humming as President Trump prepares to speak on the state of the union. The stock market is up, and unemployment is down. Some of these gains began before Trump took office.

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Barbershop: Political Fallout Of The Government Shutdown

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 4:48pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele about the political strategy during and after the shutdown.

Legal Or Not, Trump's Attempt To Fire Mueller Falls Into Pattern Of Intention To Interfere

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 4:48pm

The New York Times reports President Trump wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last year. NPR's Michel Martin talks about the investigation with Richard Ben-Veniste, a lead Watergate prosecutor.

Steve Wynn Stepping Down As RNC Finance Chairman Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 3:27pm

Wynn, who has denied the allegations against him, was picked by President Trump to lead the RNC's fundraising efforts. It is not clear whether his donations to the GOP will be returned or donated.

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Evaluating Trump's 'America First' Trade Policies

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:21am

Scott Simon talks with economist Phil Levy about President Trump's performance in Davos. Levy served in the George W. Bush administration and is now with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Week In Politics: Trump In Davos, Immigration, Mueller

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:21am

President Trump traveling to Davos this week. The White House outlined a plan on immigration and reports said that Trump tried to fire the special counsel.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz On FBI Russia Probe

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:21am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, about recent reports that President Trump wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in June 2017.

The Russia Investigations: Trump Reportedly Wanted To Fire Mueller, D.C. Dumbstruck

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 6:00am

The New York Times detonates another bomb. What took place before the boom? And is FBI memo madness still building or now fading?

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5 Ways Election Interference Could (And Probably Will) Worsen In 2018 And Beyond

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 6:00am

Voting infrastructure is old. Social media companies are befuddled on how to react. One expert warns if the U.S. does nothing, future attacks will "make 2016 look quaint by comparison."

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No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts In Some States

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 5:00am

For more than 50 years, the health program for the poor and sick has been required to ferry some clients to and from medical appointments. But a few states say transport is currently too expensive.

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The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Almost-Firing Of Robert Mueller

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:21pm

Everything about this story revolves around obstruction of justice — an allegation of wrongdoing reportedly under investigation by DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller that President Trump has denied.

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Director Of ICE Discusses Immigration Enforcement And Proposals

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, about immigration enforcement over the last year and White House policy proposals going forward.

Sen. Mark Warner Reacts To Reports Of Trump Trying To Fire Mueller

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is a leader of the Senate's bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the reports that President Trump tried to fire Robert Muller, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation, last year.

At The World Economic Forum, Trump Tries To Sell 'America First' Message

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kimberly Atkins, Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, and Reihan Salam, executive editor for National Review and columnist for Slate, about immigration, President Trump's speech at the World Economic Forum and the ongoing Mueller investigation.

How Reports Of Trump Trying To Fire Mueller Could Affect The Russia Investigation

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

What was happening in Robert Mueller's investigation when President Trump reportedly tried to get the special counsel fired? Many people are wondering if this development strengthens an obstruction of justice case against Trump.

Trump Dismisses Reports That Say He Tried To Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump dismissed a report that he tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller as "fake news." Trump spoke in Davos, Switzerland where he delivered the message "America first does not mean America alone."

Intelligence Community Looking At Crowdsourcing For Predicting Geopolitical Events

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Seth Goldstein, a program manager for Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, about the $200,000 prize offered to anyone able to demonstrate accurate forecasting of a geopolitical event via crowdsourcing.

Trump's Immigration Plan Draws Criticism From Both Parties

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump's immigration proposal was unveiled last night, and while it gave both Democrats and Republicans some of what they want, it also elicited plenty of criticism from both parties.

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