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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:29am

Last month, President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000.

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Guardians Of The Gridlock

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:06am

What can Congress get done?

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Moscow's Likely New Ambassador To U.S.: 'Tough' And 'Not That Easy To Work With'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:04am

"When you're not doing business, he is a very pleasant person to deal with," says a former Obama administration official. Otherwise, "he's a tough Russian negotiator, deeply suspicious of the U.S."

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Governors Also Have A Stake In Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement for Obamacare.

Musk's Warning Sparks Call For Regulating Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:01am

Elon Musk is warning that artificial intelligence is a "fundamental existential risk for human civilization." Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is looking into how states can respond.

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Trump Picks Jon Huntsman To Be U.S. Ambassador To Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:29am

If confirmed, Huntsman would take over a high-profile post amid ongoing probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

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Trump's 'Decisions From The Heart'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:25am

President Trump's policy decisions can sometimes be driven by individual cases and his emotional reaction. That has caused some advocates to change tactics.

Here's What's In The House Republican Budget (And Why It Matters)

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:00am

The House budget slashes safety net spending and boosts military spending, but arguably the most important thing it does is serve as a vehicle for tax overhaul.

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Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Thoughts On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:00am

Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there may not have made the difference.

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Trump Re-Election Campaign Pays For Trump Jr.'s Lawyer

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

The Trump family has been hiring lawyers to defend themselves against various potential charges involving Russian contacts. But who is paying those legal fees?

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Medicaid

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

A controversial part of the Republican health care plan involved cutting Medicaid funding. Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about Medicaid.

Morning News Brief: Trump Meets Putin Again, Protests At Jerusalem Holy Site

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

The White House waited to disclose a second meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin at the G-20. Also, tensions have increased outside a holy site in Jerusalem following a shooting.

Conservative Activists Target Republicans Who Oppose ACA Repeal

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

Steve Inskeep talks with Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli, who is threatening to recruit conservative challengers to Republicans who vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

White House Didn't Previously Disclose Trump Meeting With Putin

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

We look at the latest on President Trump's meetings with Vladimir Putin, the Russia investigations and the failure of the Republican health care plan.

Amid Skepticism And Scrutiny, Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:46am

The panel has faced credibility problems right from the start and the concerns have only grown after it asked all 50 states to send detailed voter registration records.

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Ian Bremmer: Trump, Putin Held Second Meeting At G-20 Summit

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:00pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, a global consulting firm, about President Trump's second meeting with Russian President Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany.

White House: Trump, Putin Held Second 'Brief Conversation' At G-20

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:19pm

The meeting, which was previously undisclosed, occurred during the Group of 20 summit in Germany earlier this month.

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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:39pm

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.

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Kentucky Residents Express Dissatisfaction With GOP Efforts To Dismantle Obamacare

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Hundreds of thousands of people in Kentucky got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but the state is also home to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who's led efforts to kill the law. With the failure of the latest GOP attempt to replace the ACA, the state's voters weigh in.

Ty Cobb Joins Growing Roster Of Lawyers Inside Trump's White House

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Ty Cobb, the Washington lawyer not the baseball legend, is joining an ever growing roster of lawyers at the White House. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, about the role Cobb will play and the significance of his hiring.




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