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Trump Tells Reporters He's Willing To Talk To Mueller Under Oath

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

A legal showdown is brewing between President Trump and the man leading the probe into Russian election interference. Special counsel Robert Mueller has signaled he wants to talk with the president.

Trump Talks To Reporters About Russia Probe, DACA Recipients

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump said he'd talk to special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. He also said he'd support a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.

Kansas Lt. Gov. Will Take Over As Brownback Leaves For Ambassadorship

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

The Senate has confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for a State Department post. That means Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer inherits Brownback's tax cut experiment that saddled the state with budget shortfalls.

News Brief: Russia Investigation, Turkish Military Strikes

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump says he's willing to be interviewed by the special counsel probing Russian interference in the election. Trump urges caution as Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.

The Steve Bannon Void Might Doom Populism In 2018 Campaign

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:01am

Trump allies say the president is — and always has been — the leader of his own movement. But that doesn't mean conservative populists have a champion this year.

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The GOP's Evolution On Immigration

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:00am

In 1980, Ronald Reagan argued against putting up a fence on the border with Mexico. By 2016, Donald Trump was rallying GOP voters to "build the wall."

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Will State Voters Continue To Pour Money Into Stem Cell Research?

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:00am

California alone has spent billions in state funds over the last 14 years to support stem cell research. Scientists want another round of cash. So, what exactly did voters get for their money so far?

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Trump Says He Is Willing To Talk To Mueller Under Oath

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:14pm

The president told reporters he was "looking forward" to talking to the special counsel investigating the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. He also said he would listen to his lawyers' advice.

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Trump Says 'I Will Do It Under Oath' Regarding Speaking To Mueller

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 5:18pm

President Trump expressed willingness to be interviewed by White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller and laid out his principles on immigration.

Official Who Allowed Tree Cutting By Redskins Owner Named National Parks Director

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:25pm

Interior Department Sec. Ryan Zinke announced the promotion of Paul Daniel Smith, who was reprimanded in 2006 for inappropriately using his position on behalf of Dan Snyder, who wanted a better view.

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How Trump's 'America First' Message Is Playing Out With International Elite

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:18pm

The Trump administration is in Davos, Switzerland to deliver an "America First" message to the globally-minded government and business leaders at the World Economic Forum. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with economist Nariman Behravesh, who is in Davos.

Who Wins And Loses From Tariff Placed On Solar Imports

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Brian Eckhouse, who covers the solar industry for Bloomberg, about who wins and who loses from the 30 percent tariff President Trump has imposed on solar imports.

Formerly Of The Ethics Committee, Rep. Patrick Meehan Now Subject Of Investigation

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:18pm

Until recently Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., sat on the Ethics Committee and was leading the investigation into sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. Now he is trying to explain his actions that led to a taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlement and is a subject of a committee investigation.

Under Trump Appointee, Consumer Protection Agency Seen Helping Payday Lenders

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 9:12am

Former Rep. Mick Mulvaney accepted campaign money from payday lenders. Now he's in control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the agency has delayed implementing payday lending rules.

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Bill Would Reduce Legal Immigration And Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:32am

David Greene talks to GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who proposed immigration legislation that would focus on expanding funding for enforcement and border security. Many conservatives support it.

Democrats Didn't Cave On Deal To Reopen Government, Sen. Jones Says

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:31am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama, who voted to end the shutdown in exchange for a promise the Senate will consider protecting child immigrants brought illegally to the U.S.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth's Pregnancy Set To Be Another First For The Illinois Democrat

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:08am

Duckworth would become the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

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News Brief: Republicans Rally Behind Nunes Memo, Trump Heads To Davos

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

Republicans want to release a memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes about alleged abuses by the intelligence community. Also, President Trump is heading to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

The Government Shutdown And Bipartisanship

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

For 30 years, William Hoagland participated on the front lines of the annual battles over the federal budget as a Senate staffer. Steve Inskeep asks him about the recent government shutdown.

The GOP's Change On Immigration

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

The Republican Party is using its control of Congress and the White House to pursue a hard line on immigration. It's a big shift in rhetoric and policy for a party long seen as pro-immigration.




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