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News Brief: Trump's Tax Overhaul Push, Irma's Damage, Russia Goes After NGO

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

The White House is deep in the midst of a tax overhaul push. Also, we look at the damage from Hurricane Irma and Russia's investigation of a watchdog group called the SOVA Center.

Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

New rules — such as giving chickens more space to roam — were approved by the Obama administration, but put on hold under Trump. Now the organic industry is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Rep. Will Hurd On Trump And Congress

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

Is the relationship between the Trump administration and congressional Republicans worse than ever? Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas talks with Mary Louise Kelly.

Advocates Highlight Foreign Aid's Success Stories Amid Talk Of Cuts

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

Earlier this year President Trump called for deep cuts in foreign aid. But even small cuts could be catastrophic for some aspects of global health.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The Debt Ceiling

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks to Rachel Martin and answers questions from listeners about the history of the debt ceiling.

Trump, Bannon Moves Ahead Of 2018 Could Threaten GOP Senate Majority

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am

Trump has criticized incumbent GOP senators while praising a Democrat who is a top GOP target. And Steve Bannon is threatening to boost primary challengers in GOP races, perhaps making 2018 tougher.

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Sen. Tim Scott To Meet With Trump Over Charlottesville Response

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is scheduled to meet with President Trump Wednesday to discuss, in part, the president's response to a white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va.

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Sen. Tim Scott Met With Trump Over Charlottesville Response

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am

The South Carolina senator, the only black Republican in the Senate, met with President Trump Wednesday to discuss, in part, the president's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Tension And Protests Mark Trump Voting Commission Meeting

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:03pm

One witness suggested voters undergo the same kind of background check now applied to gun buyers, a function that system was never designed for.

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Edith Windsor, Gay Rights Activist And Plaintiff In Landmark Supreme Court Case, Dies

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:31pm

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that required the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in 2013, has died at 88.

Several Members Of Congress Hint At Retirement This Year

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:31pm

Several Republican members of Congress have said they won't run for re-election next year, and there may be more retirements to come.

Trump Dinner Menu: Tax Cuts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:28pm

President Trump is hosting a bipartisan group of senators for dinner Tuesday evening. He's looking to build support for a tax overhaul.

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Reporter Katy Tur Shares Her 'Front-Row' View Of The Trump Campaign

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:12pm

Tur was at a rally in South Carolina when Trump called her name and pointed at her from the podium. Then, she says, "The entire place turns and they roar as one ... like a giant, unchained animal."

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Brené Brown: The Quest For True Belonging And The Courage To Stand Alone

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:06am

In this age of increased polarization, maybe our ideas about belonging need to be re-examined.

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Trump To Meet Malaysia's Leader As Probe Against Him Deepens

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump on Tuesday welcomes to the White House Malaysia's prime minister, who is a key player in a kleptocracy case. It involves billions of dollars allegedly looted from a government fund.

Equifax Data Breach Gets The Attention Of Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio about the breach which involves the data of more than 140 million people. Brown is the ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee.

In Hong Kong Speech, Bannon Expected To Take A Hard Line On China

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

Ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon speaks in Hong Kong Tuesday at an event hosted by an arm of the largest state-owned Chinese brokerage firm. Bannon is a vocal critic of China's economic policies.

News Brief: Irma Weakens, Clinton Memoir And New iPhone

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

While Irma has weakened, it is still bringing heavy rain to the Southeast. And, there are some big releases on Tuesday: Hillary Clinton's new memoir and Apple's latest iPhone iteration.

Trump's Voting Commission Embroiled In New Controversy Ahead Of Next Meeting

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:00am

Ahead of a meeting in New Hampshire, the panel's co-chair, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, made questionable claims that the state allowed nonresidents to vote last year.

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Who Is 'What Happened' For? Maybe Hillary Clinton Most Of All

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:40pm

Danielle Kurtzleben says Clinton's tale of her losing 2016 campaign reads like the unburdening of a woman relieved to finally, without interruption, tell her side of a tale everyone already knows.

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