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Trump, Supporters Go On Offense After Report Of Clinton Tie To Dossier

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:02pm

The president and his allies argue that since Hillary Clinton paid for the infamous dossier, that means it's a political hatchet job and so is the Russia imbroglio.

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As Trump Proposes Tax Cuts, Kansas Deals With Aftermath Of Experiment

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:55pm

In 2012, the Kansas government passed massive tax cuts, which Republican Gov. Sam Brownback promised would deliver "a shot of adrenaline" to the economy. But the experiment did the exact opposite.

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In A Blow To Moderate Wing Of GOP, Powerful Texas Republican To Retire

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:21pm

Joe Straus, the influential Texas House Speaker, was viewed as a pragmatic moderate who blocked a so-called 'bathroom bill' from passing during this year's legislative session.

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'Jane Doe' Has Abortion In Texas, After Battle With Trump Administration

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:24am

A 17-year-old undocumented immigrant who has been waging a legal battle over access to abortion underwent the procedure Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

50 Years of 60 Minutes

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:06am

The iconic newsmagazine hits a milestone.

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All-Time High: Majority Of Republicans Support Pot Legalization For First Time

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:14am

A new Gallup poll shows that support for legalizing pot at an all-time high. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor, as well as 51 percent of Republicans, the highest ever.

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Flake's Decision Is The Latest Move In An Ongoing GOP Civil War

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:53am

NPR editor Ron Elving weighs in on Sen. Flake's impassioned speech on the Senate floor that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Sen. Bob Corker is another GOP Senator not running for re-election.

Sen. Flake: GOP Must Stand Against Trump's Behavior 'Or Lose That Chance'

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:41am

Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who announced his retirement on Tuesday in a fiery speech denouncing the president, tells Morning Edition "the pivot we all hoped for isn't coming."

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News Brief: Sen. Flake Won't Seek Re-Election, Court Rules For Unauthorized Immigrant's Abortion

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:12am

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he will not seek re-election in a speech lambasting President Trump. Also, a court has ruled in favor of an unauthorized immigrant's right to an abortion.

Steve Bannon's 'War' Against Establishment Republicans

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris Buskirk of the pro-Trump website American Greatness and Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect about Steve Bannon's challenge to establishment Republicans.

Cokie Roberts Answers Questions About Presidential Condolence Calls

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the tradition of presidents offering condolences when members of the armed services are killed.

Answering Your Questions About Activism In Sports

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:12am

Writer Marc Ferris and professors Kim Whele and Louis Moore talk about the history of political activism in sports and answer questions from listeners.

Documents About JFK Assassination To Be Released

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:12am

Presidential historian Robert Dallek talks with Steve Inskeep about classified documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy that are set to be released Thursday.

Under Congressional Microscope, Twitter Vows New 'Transparency' On Ads

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:00am

The microblogging service has promised a new wave of disclosure about who uses it to advertise as the Hill continues probing the Russia imbroglio.

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House Republicans Launch New Investigations Into Clinton Email Probe, Uranium Deal

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:52pm

Democrats charge that the investigations "appear aimed at diverting attention away" from the focus on Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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Tiny Montana Firm Gets $300 Million Contract To Help Restore Power In Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:34pm

The decision by Puerto Rico's electric authority to give such a big contract – and such an enormous challenge – to Whitefish Energy has been met with surprise. The governor has now ordered an audit.

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Trump Administration Expected To Announce Refugee Resettlement Program Can Resume

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:50pm

The Trump administration is expected to announce today that refugee admissions will resume after a 120-day pause, but with new security vetting procedures in place.

GOP Senators Continue To Speak Out About Trump's Approach To Governing

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:50pm

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a critic of President Trump, called out the president during his announcement that he won't see re-election in 2018. He's adding his voice to others in his party who are speaking out about Trump. But what is the impact?

Republican Lawmakers Raise Serious Concerns Over Trump During His First Visit To The Hill

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:50pm

In President Trump's first trip to Capitol Hill as president, he met with Senate Republicans to discuss their push to pass tax legislation. But Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake raised concerns over Trump's governing.

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won't Seek Re-Election, Denounces Trump

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:50pm

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake denounced President Trump today during his announcement that he won't seek re-election in 2018. He told the Arizona Republic "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party."

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