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Fight The Opioid Epidemic, All Agree. But Strategies Vary Widely

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 4:00am

Officials across Arizona agree that the state must solve its growing opioid problem. But some people fear that several strategies under consideration encourage drug use.

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Judicial Nominee Who Stumbled In Hearing Withdraws

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:43pm

A video of Matthew Petersen's confirmation hearing went viral after he was unable to answer basic legal questions. The White House says President Trump has accepted his withdrawal from consideration.

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Trump Allies Push To Discredit Mueller Investigation

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:20pm

President Trump and his lawyers say he isn't considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. But that doesn't mean the president's allies are holding their fire.

Russia-Based Kaspersky Lab Sues Trump Administration For Banning Its Software

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:24pm

The Department of Homeland Security has "harmed Kaspersky Lab's reputation and its commercial operations without any evidence of wrongdoing by the company," said Eugene Kaspersky.

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Trump Offers Blueprint For Military And Foreign Policy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:14pm

President Trump outlines his national security priorities on paper, as is required by Congress. The document, known as a national security strategy, identifies challenges the U.S. faces overseas.

House Set To Vote On GOP Tax Bill On Tuesday

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:14pm

Congressional Republicans appear on the cusp of their first major legislative victory of the Trump era, with a House vote on the tax bill set for Tuesday.

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 1:38pm

The Council's other 14 members approved the resolution, which didn't mention the U.S. by name. U.S. Delegate Nikki Haley called it "an insult" that "won't be forgotten."

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Grad Students' Tuition Waivers Will Remain Untaxed, After All

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:24am

A controversial provision that would have taxed grad students' tuition waivers was removed in the final version of the GOP tax bill. The measure, which was part of the House tax bill, drew protests.

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Twitter Says It Will Ban Threatening Accounts, Starting Today

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:59am

In the wake of several controversies about its response to online harassment, the social media platform says it will enforce new rules that prohibit threats of violence towards individuals or groups.

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Trump To Unveil National Security Strategy For Military, Foreign Policy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 6:47am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Sanger of The New York Times about President Trump's goals which he'll outline in a speech Monday afternoon at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Harris: Tax Plan Is A Good Compromise Of House, Senate Measures

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 6:31am

Republicans have released the entire text of their tax overhaul bill. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland about the 500-page bill that was released Friday night.

Post-Alabama, Democrats See A Slim Path To A Senate Majority, But Challenges Remain

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 6:00am

An unlikely win in Alabama gives Democrats an elusive third target they may need to flip the Senate, but a difficult map remains. There are signs, however, of a blue wave forming in 2018.

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Why Trump Continues to Forge An Unlikely Bond with Religious Conservatives

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 5:00am

It is not that conservative evangelicals think Trump is one of them but rather that they believe he is being used by God. As the Bible says, "By their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:20)

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Trump To Outline His Blueprint For Military And Foreign Policy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump will set out his national security strategy, stressing strong defense, homeland protection and economic prosperity. It could help guide decisions on defense spending and trade talks.

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Week Ahead: Trump Might Get His Tax Bill, But That Might Be It Until After 2018

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans in Congress are likely to pass their tax bill this week, raising questions about House Speaker Paul Ryan's future and what, if anything, will happen next year

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Sen. Hassan Responds To Opioid Crisis Report

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene talks Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire about her calls to change a law that federal drug officials say is hampering their efforts to stop opioid-related deaths.

Politics In The News: Tax Bill Implications And Russia Probe

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and National Review online editor, who breaks down the latest implications of the GOP tax legislation and the Russia investigation.

Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Honduras Election

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 4:00am

GOP lawmakers hope to vote on the tax plan before they head home for the holidays. And an electoral tribunal in Honduras has declared President Juan Orlando Hernandez winner of November's election.

What Do You Need To Know To Be A Federal Judge?

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 5:36pm

One of President Trump's judicial nominees struggled to answer basic questions about the law during a hearing this past week. Guest host Ray Suarez talks with Case Western Reserve law professor Jonathan Adler about the confirmation process.

Tax Bill Would Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 5:36pm

The Republican tax bill includes a provision that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration and drilling. It's a blow to environmental groups, but many Alaskans hope the move will bring revenue to the state.

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