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President Trump Meets With King Abdullah Of Jordan

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump met at the White House with King Abdullah of Jordan on Wednesday, in the wake of a gruesome attack on civilians in Syria. The leaders held a joint press conference.

Divisive Turkey Referendum Campaign Underway To Give President More Power

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:33pm

A referendum campaign to give the Turkish president more power is in full swing, with, "Yes" crowds on the offensive but "No" voters gaining some quiet traction - despite occasional intimidation.

What Trump's Meetings With World Leaders Say About His Foreign Policy

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Rothkopf about what President Trump's meetings this week with world leaders say about his foreign policy.

Head Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Faces Lawmakers This Week

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:33pm

The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray faces lawmakers for his semi-annual report to Congress at a time when some Republicans want him replaced and the CFPB restructured.

What The Nuclear Option Against Filibuster Of Gorsuch's Nomination Means

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri about using the nuclear option against the Democratic filibuster of the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

President Trump: Syrian Attack 'Crossed A Lot Of Lines For Me'

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:22pm

The president's comments signal a possible shift in his approach toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a suspect chemical attack in the country killed dozens including 20 children.

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State And Local Officials Wary Of Federal Government's Election Security Efforts

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:05pm

The federal government's new focus on election security has state and local officials concerned that they'll be told how to run their elections in the name of security.

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Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:23am

Bannon had been elevated to the national security group in an unprecedented move in January. He will retain his role as senior adviser for domestic affairs.

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After Syria Gas Attack, World Awaits What Kind of Leader Trump Will Be

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 7:35am

The situation in Syria also raises questions about Trump's support for autocracies and authoritarian regimes — and whether he can lead the world with moral clarity and authority.

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Stabenow To Vote Against Gorsuch, Says Country Needs Mainstream Judges

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 6:32am

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan tells David Greene that she will vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. She's also voting against ending her party's filibuster.

Morning News Brief: Chemical Attack In Syria, China's President In The U.S., Beyonce

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

A roundup of news: President Trump condemns the apparent chemical attack in Syria, China's president will visit Trump Thursday and Friday at his Florida resort, and Beyonce releases a new video.

What Comes Next For Neil Gorsuch

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Trump Supreme Court adviser Leonard Leo talks with David Greene about the political fight over Neil Gorsuch's nomination. Democrats promise to filibuster the vote.

How To Protect The Next Election From Hacking

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

The federal government has declared elections to be part of the country's critical infrastructure. That has election officials, who are very protective of how they do things now, extremely nervous.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Party Infighting

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

As part of the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of presidents who have had to battle with their own party to get things done.

FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That The 2009 Stimulus Built Nothing

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:46am

Trump claimed on Tuesday before a group of CEOs that the Obama administration's stimulus package was a failed "infrastructure bill." That's not true.

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On The Record: President Trump Vs. Private Citizen Trump On Syria

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 6:12pm

In a statement on Tuesday, President Trump condemned the chemical attack in Syria and blames his predecessor. In past tweets, Trump offered then-President Obama advice about the Syrian situation.

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Pulse Check: Can The GOP Health Care Bill Be Saved?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:31pm

The same House conservatives who helped defeat the bill are now trying to revive it, just ahead of their two-week recess to go home and face constituents.

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AFL-CIO's Trumka Says Both Parties Have Lost Focus On U.S. Workers

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:06pm

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out his vision for organized labor, taking on both political parties for catering to moneyed interests instead of concentrating on the plight of American workers.

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Head Of The Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond Resigns Over Improper Disclosure Of Information

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned effective immediately over his role in the improper disclosure of confidential information to a financial analyst.

50 Years Ago, MLK Delivers A Speech With Dark Vision Of The World

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:47pm

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered one of his most politically charged speeches. In "Beyond Vietnam," he not only condemns the Vietnam War, but also compares American tactics to those of Nazis.

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