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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:53pm

Trump's lawyer said the trust isolates him from his business interests. A document from the trust says he can take out money whenever he wants.

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Sen. Hirono On Support For Democratic Filibuster On Gorsuch Nomination

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a member of the Judiciary Committee, about why she voted against Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and why she supports a Democratic filibuster.

New Loopholes Discovered In Trust Separating Trump From His Businesses

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

The trust intended to build an ethics wall between President Trump and his businesses was quietly changed in February. Now he is allowed unlimited payments from the trust, among other changes.

Democrats Secure Votes To Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

Senate Democrats on Monday secured the votes needed to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This sets up a political fight that will change the way future high court nominees are considered.

How Russian Twitter Bots Pumped Out Fake News During The 2016 Election

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

Clint Watts, a former FBI agent, describes a diffuse network of Russian hackers and propagandists conducting a misinformation campaign that didn't stop with the election of President Trump.

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Trump Focus Pivots To Foreign Policy Priorities

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump is focusing on foreign policy priorities this week, including visits with several world leaders, as his domestic agenda is paused in Congress.

Trump Welcomes Egypt's Sissi To Washington In Reboot Of Bilateral Ties

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump hosts Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House Monday. The Obama administration never invited Sissi to Washington out of concerns over his human rights record.

First Lady Melania Trump Gets Her First Official Portrait

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:56pm

Trump, a former model, was photographed in the residence at the White House.

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Democrats Have The Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch And Force 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:19pm

Forty-one Democrats have committed to support a filibuster on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, which means the vote will fall short of a 60-vote threshold, likely forcing a rules change by Republicans.

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President Trump's Son-In-Law Kushner Arrives In Iraq

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:45am

Jared Kushner's foray into international affairs comes less than a week after the president named him to a commission on battling opioid abuse.

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Senate Committee To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:26am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, who has said he will vote against the nomination of judge Neil Gorsuch. Cardin, however, has not said if he will support the filibuster.

The Senate Could Go 'Nuclear' This Week. What Does That Mean?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 4:00am

A potentially historic and consequential week lies ahead in the United States Senate, where Republicans stand ready to invoke the "nuclear option" to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Will Russia Probes Affect Trump's Bargaining Position With World Leaders?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

As President Trump heads into a week of meetings with allies and rivals, Steve Inskeep talks to ex-Assistant Defense Secretary Mary Beth Long about how the investigations are affecting negotiations.

How Trump's Administration May Get Caught Up In Entanglements

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics lawyers for the Obama and George W. Bush presidencies, about financial disclosures that show Trump's administration is the richest ever.

Examining The Investigations Into Russian Influence In The U.S. Election

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says he would be willing to testify in the Russia investigations, if he's granted immunity. Where do things stand with the House, Senate and FBI probes?

Immigration Dragnet Gains Support After Migrants Are Arrested For Crimes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

A double murder allegedly committed in San Antonio by an immigrant in the country illegally is gaining attention. President Trump has pointed to similar crimes as justification for more deportations.

Sen. John Thune Says He's Confident Gorsuch Will Win Confirmation

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Sen. Thune tells Rachel Martin that he hopes judge Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court with the help of Democrats, and that the GOP won't need to change the rules to get him confirmed.

Politics This Week: Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:03am

The Senate is headed for a showdown this week. Republicans are looking to go home on recess following a victory after judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

China Poised To Fill Leadership Void On Climate Policy – With Economic Incentives

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

Trump signed an executive order this week that will begin to roll back some of Obama's signature climate change policies. Georgetown University's Varum Sivaram explains what that could mean for China.

Words You'll Hear: 'Nuclear Option'

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

We consider what might happen if Senate Republicans resort to the "nuclear option" of changing Senate rules to thwart a potential Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.




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