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A Re-Evaluation Of Bill Clinton's Behavior After The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

In the post-Weinstein era, today's progressives and feminists are re-evaluating former President Bill Clinton's behavior and coming to different conclusions than their older counterparts did in the late 90s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, about what's being said, and about his take on Clinton's past.

Female Voters In Alabama Speak Out For And Against Roy Moore

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

Alabama may be among the most Republican states in the nation, but will the allegations of sexual assault push some Republican women away from their party's U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore?

Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

There are significant differences between the Senate and House versions of the tax overhaul. NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both plans would offer a very large tax cut for corporations and that cut would be permanent, and what that would mean.

Congress Is Continuing To Address Sexual Harassment Issues

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and co-author of One Nation After Trump about how allegations of sexual harassment are being handled in the political sphere and the tax overhaul efforts in Congress.

FCC Rule Rollback Makes It Easier To Buy And Sell Media Outlets

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

On Thursday, The FCC rolled back rules meant to prevent single media companies from dominating the news in local markets. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Professor Lewis Friedland of the University of Wisconsin-Madison about what that could mean for cities and towns across the country.

Senate Plan For Individual Tax Cuts Could Set Congress On A Collision Course

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

Senate Republicans would phase out tax cuts for individuals after several years. Critics say they are both setting up future political crises, and hiding the true cost of their tax plan.

Trump Addresses Some Sexual Harassment Issues, But Not All

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

President Trump slammed Democratic Sen. Al Franken for sexual misconduct, even as he sidestepped claims against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. Trump faced similar accusations during the campaign.

Federal Agency Drafts New Rules For Transparency In Political Social-Media Ads

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:40pm

The Federal Election Commission sets disclosure rules for ads that discuss candidates. Many of the ads in question dealt only with issues.

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Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:48am

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update "on my health and the future."

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Government Outlines When It Will Disclose Or Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:04am

The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.

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Germany's Merkel, Weakened After Poor Election Showing, Struggles To Form Government

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:40am

The unprecedented prospect of a repeat election looms as Merkel and her diverse would-be coalition partners try to surmount differences. "This could be the end of Angela Merkel," warns a commentator.

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Trump Enters Fraught Territory By Criticizing Al Franken

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:33am

The president, who has been accused of sexually assaulting women, has not publicly commented on accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Week In Congress: Tax Bill And Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:16am

The House passed its tax bill while the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the Republican tax plan. Also, Sen. Al Franken faced new allegations.

Election Tie In Bolton, Connecticut, Decided By Coin Toss

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:25am

Two candidates running for a seat on the city council got the exact same number of votes in last week's election. Under the town charter, ties can be decided by a coin toss.

A 'Toothless' Old Law Could Have New Fangs, Thanks To Robert Mueller

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

The Foreign Agents Registration Act has been ignored in lobbying circles for decades and called "a complete joke." Mueller may bring the laughter to an end.

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House Tax Plan Would Eliminate Medical Expense Deduction

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

The House passed its bill to overhaul the tax code. It would eliminate many popular deductions — including the one for medical expenses. The provision isn't included in the current Senate version.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Mount Against Roy Moore

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, which backs establishment Republican candidates in Senate races. Moore denies the allegations and plans to stay in the race.

Protestor Takes Police Officer's Suggestion, Runs For Council And Wins

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Last September, Braxton Winston was protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. He's turned that protest into politics — as one of the city's new council members.

News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

Senators: Kushner Didn't Disclose Emails On WikiLeaks, 'Russian Overture'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:57am

Top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking President Trump's son-in-law and adviser to turn over communications with WikiLeaks and emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture."

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