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U.S. Looks To Get Mortgage Giants Fannie And Freddie Out Of Conservatorship

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

Many years have passed since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got into financial trouble and had to be placed in conservatorship. The mortgage giants are stable now, but nine years later there is still the question of how to get these companies out of conservatorship and on their own again.

Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.

Former CIA Director Says He Had Concerns About Russia Ties To Trump Campaign

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

Former CIA Director John Brennan told a House panel there was evidence of contact between Trump campaign aides and Russians, but he didn't have enough information to determine whether they colluded.

President Trump Arrives In Rome To Meet With Pope Francis

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews John Allen, editor of Crux, an independent news site, and president of Crux Catholic Media, about the meeting scheduled between the Pope and President Trump. Allen says despite their differences, they are not likely to have a contentious meeting. He says Trump will also meet with the Vatican's secretary of state and foreign minister for more substantive talks.

Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump called the perpetrator of the Manchester attack and other terrorists "evil losers." His remarks came as he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.

Los Angeles VA Campus Fails To Support Growing Number Of Homeless Vets

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

Los Angeles has one of the nation's worst rate of homeless veterans, but its Veterans Affairs campus doesn't support many homeless vets. Instead it hosts parrots, gardens, a baseball stadium and other features. Soon, however, officials say the facility will begin building a new community of local homeless veterans.

Trump's Budget Relies On Optimistic Economic Forecasts, Critics Say

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump's budget proposal calls for eliminating the federal deficit within 10 years. It depends on deep cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps and Medicaid, and relies on rosy forecasts for economic growth that critics call unrealistic.

Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:23pm

President Trump's proposed budget released Tuesday rests on a key assumption: the economy will grow much faster than it has in recent years — and at a more robust pace than most analysts predict.

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Trump Budget Deals 'Devastating Blow' To Low-Income Americans, Advocates Say

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:10pm

The administration's motive is to get as many people back into the workforce as possible in an effort to spur economic growth, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

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White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:47pm

President Trump released his budget on Tuesday, which proposes deep cuts to federal safety nets, like food stamps. The plan builds off of the blueprint that the White House distributed in March.

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Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:28pm

Robert Mueller, former FBI director, had been working for a law firm whose clients include Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Justice has ruled Mueller may serve as special counsel.

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Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning of Black Men

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:41am

Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys.

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Special Counsel. So What? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:20am

How could special counsel Robert Mueller change the investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia?

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Poll Shows Increased Support For NATO On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:14am

The uptick in support, especially among U.S. Democrats, comes after the turbulent U.S. presidential race where Donald Trump called NATO "obsolete." He now says it's "no longer obsolete."

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Former CIA Director Tells Lawmakers About 'Very Aggressive' Russian Election Meddling

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:57am

Brennan testified about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and Russia's use of "active measures." He also touched on leaks regarding national security.

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Watch Live: House Intelligence Hearing With John Brennan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:57am

Brennan will testify about Russian meddling in last year's presidential election and Russia's use of "active measures." He is also expected to be asked about leaks regarding national security.

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ISIS Lauds Concert Attack, Lawmakers Interested In Flynn's Documents

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:54am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, and the Russia probe.

Morning News Brief: Manchester Blast, Russia Probe, Trump Budget

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:12am

The latest on the deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England. Also, new developments in the FBI and congressional probes into Russian meddling and the Trump budget for 2018 is revealed.

Lies, Forgery And Skulduggery: The Long History Of 'Active Measures'

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:00am

Russia's interference in the 2016 election is part of a tradition of mischief that goes back centuries — and remains pernicious, leaders warn. Tuesday ex-CIA Chief John Brennan testifies on the topic.

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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:02pm

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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