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Texas Voter ID Law Stands For Midterm Elections, Court Rules

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:05am

Arguments that the law disproportionately affected black and Latino voters were deemed insufficient in the U.S. Circuit Court's decision.

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Merkel And Trump Meeting Includes Some Strange Moments, But No Tangible Results

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:29am

Handshakes and cheek kisses from the U.S. president surprised onlookers, but they were the only unanticipated events to happen during Friday's two-hour talk between the world leaders.

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The Russia Investigations: The House Intel Committee Duels Over Evidence. Again

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:00am

Democrats complain about the lack of evidence present in Republicans' report because Republicans didn't look for it. But it might also not be there because it doesn't exist.

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3 Lessons The White House Could Learn After The Downfall of Another Trump Nominee

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:00am

The troubled nomination of White House doctor Ronny Jackson has plenty of lessons for this president — if he heeds them.

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Judge Delays Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit Against Trump, Lawyer Michael Cohen

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:50pm

Attorney Michael Cohen had told the court that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in the lawsuit because he also is being investigated in a criminal case.

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Official Says Investigation Doesn't Support Allegations Against White House Doctor

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:06pm

The official says a White House investigation finds that documents refute the claim that Adm. Ronny Jackson wrecked a government car while drunk, and that he "recklessly" dispensed drug prescriptions.

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How Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Did On His First Official Trip As Chief Diplomat

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:22pm

Mike Pompeo, the newly-minted secretary of state spent his first full day on the job at a NATO meeting in Brussels. It's his first official trip in the role as America's chief diplomat.

Why Former CIA Director John Brennan's Criticism Of Trump Is Extremely Rare

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:22pm

Former CIA Director John Brennan is out of the agency but not the public eye. He's made a point of attacking President Trump ever since his Inauguration. Critics say that can sow discord, but Brennan says he's doing what he thinks is right.

Beyond A Failed Nominee: Whistleblower Retaliation Another Problem At The VA

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:55pm

The VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection has taken on dozens of new cases of alleged retaliation. But some VA employees are skeptical the office will be able to protect them.

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Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan Resigns After Sexual Harassment Scandal

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:46pm

The congressman had already said he wasn't going to run for re-election. Now, he will repay a $39,000 taxpayer-funded settlement. Meehan's resignation will trigger a special election.

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Elizabeth Warren To Consumer Chief: 'You Owe The Public Straight Answers'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:24pm

On Thursday, the senator sent a scathing letter to the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency she helped build.

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Ryan's Dismissal Of House Chaplain Sparks Outrage And Suspicion

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:08pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan's quiet firing of House Chaplain Rev. Patrick J. Conroy has erupted into an acrimonious partisan fight on Capitol Hill.

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Merkel's Low-Key Visit With Trump Focuses On Trade, Foreign Policy

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:12am

The leaders will speak to media at the White House after meetings on Friday in which Merkel is expected to echo many of the concerns about foreign policy raised by French President Macron.

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Merkel's Low-Key Visit With Trump To Focus On Trade, Foreign Policy

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:12am

The leaders will speak to media at the White House after meetings on Friday morning in which Merkel is expected to echo many of the concerns about foreign policy raised by French President Macron.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:06am

It was a week of relationship-building around the world.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:06am

News of the week you need to know about.

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EPA Chief Pruitt's Job Isn't In Jeopardy, Former Colleague Says

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:23am

Rachel Martin talks to David Rivkin, a former White House counsel, about Pruitt who says he has nothing to hide as he deflected Capitol Hill critics. NPR's Kelsey Snell weighs in on their discussion.

Despite So Much Winning, The Right Feels Like It's Losing

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's victory ushered in a level of conservative dominance in American politics not seen in nearly a century. But fears of losing a culture war can stoke "apocalyptic" feelings on the right.

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News Brief: Koreas Summit Begins, Bill Cosby Convicted, Pruitt's Future

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

Kim Jong Un crossed the South Korean border to begin a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday. Also, Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault.

Kids Of White House Reporters Take Over And Trump Seems To Prefer It

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:11pm

"Do you want your parents in the Oval Office or out?" Trump asked. "Out!" the kids cried. "I agree. Come on, let's go," Trump said.

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