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Trump Removes Only Holdover From Obama Administration From His Cabinet

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 6:18am

Noel King and Quil Lawrence talk to David Shulkin, who the president fired as Veterans Affairs secretary. Trump wants him replaced with Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is the president's physician.

Could Dallas Suburbs, Longtime GOP Strongholds, Turn Blue?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

Dallas suburbs have long been Republican strongholds but Democrats hope that is changing. Democrats are looking to use anti-Trump sentiment to unseat an 11-term Republican congressman.

President Trump Removes David Shulkin As VA Secretary

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

In a tweet on Wednesday, the president said he intends to nominate Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cambridge Analytica Scandal Ripples Across The World

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

The data-mining company is embroiled in scandal with Facebook over the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The firm reportedly has been involved in over 200 elections around the world, including Kenya.

Funeral For Stephon Clark To Begin As Sacramento Unrest Continues

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

More protests are expected Thursday in a city that has experienced nearly two weeks of continuous unrest after the shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed black man by two police officers.

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Will Trump And Guns Be Enough To Unseat An Endangered House Republican?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman is one of the GOP's most battle-tested incumbents. In 2018, President Trump's unpopularity and an energized Democratic base present his toughest hurdles to re-election yet.

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Morning News Brief

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump tweeted that he was replacing his secretary of Veterans Affairs. Out is David Shulkin. And in — if confirmed by Congress is — current White House physician Admiral Ronnie Jackson.

Trump To Replace VA Secretary David Shulkin With Personal WH Doctor

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 5:11pm

President Trump has named his personal White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, to take control over the sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs. Jackson will replace David Shulkin, who's been under scrutiny for ethical lapses.

Justice Department's Internal Watchdog To Review Alleged Surveillance Abuses

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:55pm

The decision comes after Republicans and Democrats on the House intelligence committee released dueling memos in February about surveillance of a onetime Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.

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Trump To Replace VA Secretary David Shulkin

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:41pm

The president intends to nominate Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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America Has A Large Trade Deficit, But Economists Aren't Too Concerned About It

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:13pm

President Trump says the trade deficit that the U.S. runs with other nations must be slashed for the well-being of the country. But analysts say the deficit provides other benefits to the economy.

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Congress Takes A Brush To The Budget, Barring Federal Funds For Portraits

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:57pm

President Trump signed the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act, or EGO Act, into law Tuesday, permanently banning the use of federal funds for painted images of government officials.

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Congress Cutting Aid To Palestinians Over Controversial Stipend Practice

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

As part of the spending package that President Trump signed last week is a law that cuts aid to Palestinians because of a controversial practice in which the Palestinian Authority pays stipends to the families of people who've committed attacks on Israelis and are dead or in jail.

A Look At The State Of School Integration 64 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

Linda Brown Thompson of Brown v. Board of Education died this week. In 1954, the decision was supposed to desegregate schools. Now, 64 years later, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Georgetown University law professor Sheryll Cashin about the effects.

HIllary Clinton's Former Campaign Manager Calling For More Cybersecurity

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Robby Mook about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's inability to get many campaigns to follow cybersecurity recommendations.

President Trump Seems To Be Struggling To Find Replacements For His Legal Team

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

President Trump's legal team has been in flux for more than a week and several top name attorneys have turned down the chance to work for him. This come as Robert Mueller's special counsel team is intact and moving forward amid that chaos.

What Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering Could Mean For 2018 Midterms

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

The Brennan Center for Justice has released a report on gerrymandering that says a Democratic takeover of the House is almost out of reach. Michael Li, the report's co-author, explains the findings.

Frustration Seems To Reign As Justices Hear Case Challenging Extreme Gerrymandering

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

The Supreme Court justices seemed frustrated by the problem of partisan gerrymandering in arguments Wednesday — and what to do about it.

Democrats See Opportunity In Dallas Suburb Thanks To Once Reliably GOP Voters

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:44pm

Texas Republican Pete Sessions is running for reelection in a district that is an island of blue in a sea of red. But Democrats are sensing an opportunity in the area that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

Former Disney Star Caroline Sunshine Joins The Trump White House

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:28pm

Caroline Sunshine, 22, is one of several recent Trump administration hires to hold backgrounds in television.

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