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Newt Gingrich On Jeff Sessions And Russia Investigation

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:21am

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with Rachel Martin about President Trump's recent comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia investigation. Domenico Montanaro has analysis.

The Costs Of Fighting Wildfires In Montana

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

A massive wildfire is burning in Montana. But the money needed to fight the fires is becoming an issue.

Sen. Chris Coons On Russia Investigation And Paul Manafort

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks with Sen. Chris Coons about the latest on the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into Russian election influence and negotiations with Paul Manafort.

The Steps Ahead For The Senate On Health Care

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The Senate has voted to debate their measures on health care overhaul. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the latest.

Labor Department Starts To Roll Back Obama Overtime Rule

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The Labor Department has started to dial back an Obama administration rule that would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay.

House Takes Step Toward Culling Wild Horses

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart that would allow for the culling of wild horses.

Morning News Brief: Senate Debates Health Care, Manafort Subpoena Dropped

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Noam Levey of the LA Times has the latest on health care. Also, a Senate committee is dropping their subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify. And the U.K. is set to ban new diesel and gas cars in 2040.

What Is The 'Regular Order' John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:00am

Regular order is not only a process but a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.

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Senators To Scrutinize Foreign Agents — But Not Trump Jr. Or Manafort

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:00am

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to go ahead with a hearing about foreign influence in the United States, albeit without three of the star witnesses it wanted.

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Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:58pm

President Trump has a special relationship with Deutsche Bank. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee wanted a probe of the German bank. Republicans said no. Here's the back story.

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House Votes To Impose New Russia Sanctions — And Also Tie Trump's Hands

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:58pm

The legislation puts new economic restrictions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — and constrains President Trump from easing Russian sanctions on his own.

Sen. King Calls For Health Care Compromise: 'This Is About Real People'

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:53pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Angus King, Independent of Maine, who voted on Tuesday against an effort to start discussing a bill to reset the Affordable Care Act.

At News Conference, Trump Offers Little Clarity On Sessions' Job Security

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:42pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with correspondent Tamara Keith about President Donald Trump's joint news conference at the White House with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Trump: 'Time Will Tell' If Sessions Remains Attorney General

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:30pm

The president was responding to questions regarding a newly published interview in The Wall Street Journal in which he says he's "very disappointed" with Sessions.

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McCain Delivers Key Health Care Vote — And Then Blasts The Process

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:22pm

Sen. John McCain — who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer — made a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday and voted yes in the GOP effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Former Senate Parliamentarian Untangles Rules Governing Health Care Debate

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:09pm

Robert Siegel talks with former Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin about the role of the parliamentarian in the health care bill.

Rep. Schiff On Kushner Testimony: It Was 'A Productive Afternoon'

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:55pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, about the panel's closed-door meeting with Jared Kushner on Tuesday.

Watch: Sen. McCain Calls For Compromise In Return To Senate Floor

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:51pm

Republican John McCain of Arizona returned to Washington after being diagnosed with brain cancer to help his colleagues move forward on health care legislation. But he had a few words of his own.

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House Passes New Sanctions On Russia For Interfering In 2016 Election

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:30pm

An overwhelming vote in the House to impose tough new sanctions on Russia for interfering with the 2016 presidential election leaves Trump in a challenging situation — accepting sanctions on Russia or vetoing a bill that has broad bipartisan support.

Senate Judiciary Panel Subpoenas Paul Manafort

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:30pm

The subpoena is aimed at forcing Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, to testify in public at a hearing scheduled for Wednesday. He met with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

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