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Sessions Revelations Put 'Quiet, Behind-The-Scenes' Russian Envoy In Spotlight

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:23pm

Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's U.S. ambassador. It's raised more questions about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

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Freshmen Representatives Review Time In Office Under President Trump

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to freshmen Reps. Val Demings and Paul Mitchell about their first few months in office under President Donald Trump.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Investigations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Sessions says he will recuse himself from any investigations related to the presidential campaigns after a news report concluded he failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Trump Defends Attorney General Jeff Sessions In Virginia

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

As President Trump toured an aircraft carrier in Virginia on Thursday to tout support for the military, his White House faced another controversy involving the attorney general and Russia.

Republican Hard-Liners Oppose Health Care Plan Led By Paul Ryan

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Some conservative members of Congress and activists who bedeviled GOP leadership during the Obama administration are back again in opposition to the health care plan led by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Republicans Plan To Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Republicans in Congress plan to roll back parts of Dodd-Frank, the legislation Congress passed after the financial crisis. They say doing so would ease regulatory burdens on small banks. But the plan also eases rules on big banks — the ones that caused the financial crisis.

Former FDA Head Weighs In On Trump's Criticism Of Drug Approval Process

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Trump has called the approval process "slow and burdensome" and said he wants to speed it up. NPR's Audie Cornish asks former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan whether that's feasible.

Alabama Lawmakers Move To Abolish Judicial Override

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Alabama is the last state that allows judicial override — when a judge can impose a death sentence by overruling a jury's recommendation of life in prison. That may change soon.

Congress Prepares For Investigations Into Russian Ties To Election

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Committees in Congress are gearing up to conduct their investigations into the role Russia played during the 2016 presidential campaign — and the ties it may have had to the man who won it.

Attorney General Sessions To Recuse Himself From Any Trump Campaign Investigations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:29pm

Sessions, who says he never met with Russian operatives about the campaign, has been under pressure for contact he had with the Russian ambassador last year.

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Attack Ad Marks New Era For Millennials Running For Office

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:17pm

A GOP superPAC is going after a 30-year-old Georgia Democrat in a House special election using footage of him dressing up as Han Solo as part of a college a capella group parody.

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New Interior Secretary Rides A Horse To First Day On The Job

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:12pm

Ryan Zinke was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday. He has promised to bring a Teddy Roosevelt-style approach to managing public lands, but environmentalists give his voting record poor marks.

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U.S. Strikes Terrorism Targets In Yemen As War Against Al-Qaida Persists

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:05pm

American warplanes targeted terrorist fighters, their weapons and equipment in what may be the first U.S. attack in Yemen since a deadly special operations raid in January.

Kansas Isn't Spending Enough On Its Schools, State's High Court Says

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:47am

The current funding system can't "have all Kansas public education students meet or exceed the minimum constitutional standards of adequacy," justices rule.

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Schumer Says GOP Division Gives Democrats A Chance To Save Obamacare

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:27am

As Republicans struggle to come up with an alternative they can pass, the Democratic leader in the Senate says odds are good Obamacare remains in place.

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Marine Le Pen Faces Possible Prosecution Over Graphic Tweets

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:24am

Members of the European Parliament voted to strip the French far-right presidential candidate of immunity from prosecution. She is being investigated for posting images of violence by members of ISIS.

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GOP House Oversight Chief Calls For Sessions To Recuse On Russia Investigation

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:15am

Democratic leaders are calling on Sessions to resign as Attorney General. Some Republicans say more information is needed about what Sessions discussed with Russia's ambassador during the campaign.

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Sen. Rubio Wants To Know Why Sessions Didn't Disclose Russian Meetings

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:49am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the FBI, met with Russia's U.S. ambassador before the election and didn't disclose it. Steve Inskeep talks Sen. Marco Rubio who wants more details.

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Sessions Should Resign Over Russian Conversations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:38am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with a Russian diplomat ahead of the presidential election. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Cummings who thinks Sessions should resign because he didn't disclose it.

Pennsylvania Attorney General On Trump's Response To Anti-Semitism

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with Rachel Martin about his meeting at the White House and how President Trump has addressed recent anti-Semitic threats and hate speech.

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