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News Brief: Trump In Phoenix, Haitians In Canada, Kushner In Middle East

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix and defended his comments about Charlottesville. Also, Haitians are leaving the U.S. for Canada, and Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East.

Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

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Researcher Behind Unverified Trump Dossier Meets Senate Investigators

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Glenn Simpson, whose political research business digs up dirt for political campaigns to use against each other, talked with the Judiciary Committee about the infamous Trump-Russia file.

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Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Highlighting the country's sharp divide over abortion and mixed reactions to requirements in the Affordable Care Act, Texas restricts insurance coverage while Oregon requires that it be covered.

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Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:58pm

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.

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Louise Linton Said She "Sacrifices" More Than Other Taxpayers. It's Not That Simple.

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:35pm

Linton, an actress and the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, touched off an internet firestorm with a condescending Tuesday Instagram post.

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Treasury Secretary's Wife Apologizes After Sparking Internet Furor With Online Post

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:29pm

Dressed in more than $16,000 worth of clothes and accessories in the photo, Louise Linton, a Scottish actress married to Steven Mnuchin, had ridiculed an Instagram follower for being "out of touch."

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego Raises Concerns About Trump's Visit To Phoenix

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego about President Trump's rally in Phoenix Tuesday.

Phoenix Prepares For Protests As Trump Holds Downtown Rally

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

President Trump speaks in Phoenix Tuesday evening, amid tensions over his handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the potential pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:11pm

Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican John Kasich are nearing completion on a plan to change the Affordable Care Act that they will present in a Senate hearing next month.

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Trump Heads To Arizona To Push Border Wall Funding, Rally Supporters

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:34am

President Trump will visit a Customs and Border Protection facility and make the case that Congress should fund the border wall he promised during the campaign.

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Fact Check: What Has President Trump Done To Fight Illegal Immigration?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:53am

One year ago, then-candidate Trump laid out a 10-point plan to fight illegal immigration, including building a wall and suspending visas for some travelers. Here's a look at what he's done so far.

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How Will America's Longest War End?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:06am

It's been 16 years since the war in Afghanistan started.

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President Trump Expected To Order 4,000 Additional Troops To Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:17am

For reaction to Trump's Afghan strategy plan, Ailsa Chang talks to Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, who also served in Afghanistan. Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

Trump Needs To Return To Make America Great Message, Rep. Gosar Says

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump holds a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Ailsa Chang talks to Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona about what he hopes to hear from the president.

News Brief: Trump Unveils Afghan Strategy, He'll Hold Rally In Phoenix

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump didn't disclose the number of additional troops his administration will send to Afghanistan — though it's reported to be about 4,000. Trump holds a campaign rally Tuesday in Phoenix.

Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

The Secret Service is being bumping up against statutory limits on overtime pay, as it struggles to provide protection for President Trump and his family, all of whom travel frequently.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Trump Returns To Phoenix For A Rally. But Is He Welcomed There?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — is first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given into the politics of anger."

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