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White House Says It Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown, But Will Congress Reach A Deal?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The White House says it does not want a government shutdown. But it's unclear if a deal will be reached in time to avoid one.

Why Women's March Organizers Are Focused On Polls In Nevada This Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Organizers of the women's marches planned for this weekend, including a big expected one in Las Vegas on Sunday, discuss what's changed since last year and their hopes for this year.

Where Each Party Stands As Government Shutdown Looms

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

As the government faces a potential shutdown, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Mathhew Yglesias of Vox about where the parties stand divided on issues contributing to the debate.

With Hours Left, Congress Still Trying To Reach An Agreement To Fund The Government

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Government funding runs out at midnight unless Congress can come to an agreement on spending, immigration and potentially other issues.

Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:04pm

The vice president's three-nation trip was supposed to happen in December. Pence wants to focus on security matters and the persecution of Christians, but he will also have to soothe allies.

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World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:32pm

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership fell to 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than under former President George W. Bush, and a sharp fall from the Obama era.

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Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:25pm

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

Trump Appointee Resigns After Bigoted Comments Surface

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:51am

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Trump to serve in the agency that runs AmericCorps, has apologized for remarks that derided black people, Muslims and other groups.

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White House: 'We Don't Want A Shutdown'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:49am

The White House hosts a press conference Friday morning regarding a possible government shutdown. The Senate has not yet acted on a House-passed, short-term continuing resolution.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:06am

It's a lonesome world.

Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:40am

The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:06am

If you think your to-do list is long, consider your Senators'.

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President Trump: 'Shutdown Coming?'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:34am

Senate Democrats say they will oppose the GOP's stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, raising the likelihood of the first partial government shutdown since 2013.

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Clock Ticks Down Toward A Midnight Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:45am

Rachel Martin talks to Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, about the chances of a government shutdown Friday night. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the conversation.

Stansfield Turner, Who Headed CIA Under Carter, Dies At 94

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:32am

The Navy admiral tapped by President Carter to lead the spy agency conducted a controversial downsizing of risky clandestine operations — a move that angered many in the intelligence community.

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DREAMers Caught Up In Efforts To Keep The Government Open

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:24am

Steve Inskeep asks Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland if he's willing to let the government shut down to secure promises on immigration overhaul. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the topic.

Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

In Trump's first year in office 34 percent of top aides have either resigned, been fired or moved to different positions. That level of turmoil is off the charts compared with recent presidencies.

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1 Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Is Dismissed, Trump Faces Others In 2018

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

Several lawsuits filed last year allege Donald Trump violated the Constitution's Emoluments Clause as he entangles the presidency with his businesses. One suit has been dismissed.

Why Are We Only Learning About Stormy Daniels Now?, Writes 'Post's' Farhi

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Farhi of The Washington Post about media coverage of Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

Trump Visits Pa. County That Has A Special Election In March

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump visited southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, an area dominated by the coal industry which is feeling positive after his first year in office.




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