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President Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill For U.S. To Rejoin World's Fair Group

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:56pm

The U.S. is now on track to return to a Paris-based treaty organization it abandoned back in 2001. The new law could boost Minnesota's bid to host a world's fair.

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One Hearing, Two Different Realities — And The Data Prove It

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:35pm

Democrats focused on Russia and the White House's conduct when confronted with information that Michael Flynn lied to the vice president. Republicans wanted to know how it got out.

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Trump May Be Spoiling For A Shutdown Fight, But It Could Spell Disaster In 2018

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:38am

The recent spending compromise may well have just kicked the can down the road until September, when both sides may be spoiling for a fight amid the specter of a government shutdown.

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California Assembly Votes To Allow Communists To Hold State Jobs

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:16am

Its sponsor says the bill is "an appropriate step forward." But one opponent said it was an insult to "to allow subversives and avowed Communists" to work for the state.

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Trump Will Decide If U.S. Should Withdraw From Climate Accord

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:26am

The Paris accord commits nations to reduce carbon emissions. Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Segal, a lobbyist who represents a range of energy companies, who wants the U.S. to stay in the deal.

Economists Debate If Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

A decades-old economic theory is making a comeback. The theory: tax cuts can pay for themselves. Trump administration advisers have repeated this mantra to explain their corporate tax rate cut.

Did Yates Testimony Shed Light On Flynn's Russian Contacts?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Sen. Chris Coons, a member of the judiciary committee, about what key administration officials have said about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's Russia contacts.

Yates, Clapper Testify On Russian Attempts To Interfere In U.S. Elections

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yate and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper both talked about the fact that Russia was trying to meddle in the presidential election.

Congress Needs To Address Deeper Issues Hurting Health Care, Pearl Says

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Robert Pearl, who has been watching congressional efforts to overhaul health care. Pearl is CEO of health care insurer and provider, The Permanente Medical Group.

News Brief: Sally Yates Testimony, South Korea Election, 'Front Line' Probe

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

Senate panel told ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was compromised by the Russians. South Koreans elect a president. Probe shows why some families aren't getting government-funded housing.

'Pantsuit Nation' Serves Up Nostalgia, Uplift, Heartbreak. But Why?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:00am

For Hillary Clinton's staunchest supporters, reading Pantsuit Nation may be like reading an ex's love letters just after a breakup: a flood of memories, a little too soon, and with no clear purpose.

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At Town Hall Meeting, Republican Lawmaker Gets An Earful

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:42am

Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York was one of the few Republican House members to hold a town hall following passage of the American Health Care Act. Her constituents were not happy.

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Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 5:38pm

Jared Kushner's sister recently pitched a New Jersey project to investors in China. Such investors could get a crack at an immigration visa to the United States in exchange for $500,000.

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Oral Arguments Begin In First Court Hearing On Trump's Travel Ban

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Oral arguments in the first court hearing on President Trump's proposed travel ban begin on Monday. The case will be heard by the full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Controversial 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Law enforcement officers in Texas will be allowed to ask about immigration status when they arrest people. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the state's controversial "sanctuary cities" law that also gives Texas the power to penalize cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Kushner Family Pitch To Chinese Investors Highlights Controversial Visa Program

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

The Kushner family's pitch to investors in China this weekend raised questions about conflicts of interest, and once again raised the profile of a controversial investor visa program known as EB-5. It's designed to create American jobs with foreign investors but has been abused.

Former Obama Officials Sally Yates, James Clapper Testify On Russia

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testify about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

President Trump Nominates 10 Federal Judges, Including 5 For Appeals Court

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

President Trump is acting quickly to put his mark on the federal bench. He named a slate of judicial nominees on Monday.

President Trump Gets A Head Start On Shaping The Federal Courts

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:29pm

Trump is already putting his mark on the federal bench. Thanks to a large number of vacancies, he has a chance to make a big impression, quickly.

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GOP Health Bill Leaves Many 'Pre-Existing Condition' Protections Up To States

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:10pm

Before the Affordable Care Act, people with pre-existing conditions often couldn't get health insurance — or paid sky-high premiums. The bill passed by the House last week would let states decide.

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