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Morning News Brief: Russia Probes, Louisville Clinic Protests

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

House and Senate investigations into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign continue. Protests erupt outside Kentucky's last clinic that performs abortions.

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018...For Now

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:00am

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.

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Words You'll Hear: 'Collusion'

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:41pm

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to meet privately with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Michel Martin talks to NPR Politics' Geoff Bennett.

Chaledean Christians, Who Helped Bring Trump Victory, Now Face Deportation

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:41pm

Support from Iraqi Christians helped deliver Donald Trump Michigan. Now some of their friends and family are facing deportation. Host Michel Martin talks to Michigan State Representative Klint Kesto.

The Parties Are Already Preparing For The 2018 Midterms

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:05am

The GOP's failure to pass a health care bill has potential consequences for the 2018 midterm elections. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with political strategists Guy Cecil and Kevin McLaughlin.

Politics: Anthony Scaramucci's New Job, What's Next For Health Care

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:05am

It's been another tumultuous week in Washington. The GOP keeps trying and failing to vote on health care and the White House had a big personnel shake up.

For New U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To 'Ultimate Deal'

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:04am

For years, Jason Greenblatt was chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now his job is to help bring peace to the Middle East. His closeness to Trump may help, but it's no guarantee of success.

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Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 9:27pm

In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.

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The Week In Politics: Spicer Is Out; Scaramucci Is In

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:22pm

It's been a busy week in politics: Sean Spicer steps down as White House spokesperson; investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia continues with new leads, and it was Made In America week.

House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:10pm

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.

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NAACP Holds First Trump-Era Convention With No National Leader

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:31am

The nation's oldest civil rights group is facing questions about its leadership and next steps under Trump as it opens its annual meeting in Baltimore. The group's president recently stepped down.

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Glenn Thrush On The Trump Communications Changes

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary after President Trump named a new communications director. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times talks with Scott Simon.

A Look At Anthony Scaramucci

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Following a shake-up in the White House communications staff, the new boss is a combative New York financier, businessman and lawyer Anthony Scaramucci.

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

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John McCain's 2008 Concession Speech

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

After John McCain's cancer was announced, many people heaped praise on the senator. McCain gave a moving concession speech the night he lost the presidency to Barack Obama in 2008.

Robert Graham On His Possible Primary Challenge To Sen. Jeff Flake

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

President Trump has been reportedly hunting for primary challengers for his Republican critics. Scott Simon talks with Robert Graham, a potential primary challenger for Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona.

Week In Politics: Spicer Resigns, Trump Looks At Pardons, Health Care

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

It was another busy week in politics, with Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and reports that the president consulted with legal advisers about his power to pardon his staff.

Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:05pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee says it is holding off on subpoenas while it discusses documents and testimony it is seeking from the two in connection with a probe into Russian election meddling.

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"In Some Respects, We're A Nation in Crisis Right Now," Former CIA Director Says

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 8:54pm

Two government veterans Friday unloaded on President Trump, his approach to Russia and his disparagement of the U.S. intelligence community. They spoke to the Aspen Security Forum.

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U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 7:49pm

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted conversations with Russia's U.S. ambassador suggesting he and Jeff Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.

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