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Sen. Murray On Trump Obstruction Reports And Health Care Overhaul

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:32am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Patty Murray about reports the president is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice and the health care bill being worked on in the Senate.

A Pattern In Trump's Policy Pitches: Paltry Particulars

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 5:44am

President Trump has been touting major policy proposals lately. The problem: he often doesn't say exactly how the policies will work.

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Sen. Tim Kaine Responds To Baseball Shooting

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia speaks with Steve Inskeep and Domenico Montanaro about Senate reactions to the baseball shooting, and gives a Democratic perspective on the health care bill in the Senate.

Rep. David Schweikert On Political Speech And Violence

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

After Wednesday's shooting, Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona about claims that political rhetoric can cause or exacerbate violence.

'Post' Reports Trump Under Investigation Over Possible Obstruction Of Justice

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Rachel Martin speaks with Washington Post reporter Adam Entous regarding his report that President Trump is now the focus of a federal investigation for possible obstruction of justice.

Morning News Brief: Russia Investigation Widens, Neighbors Discuss Baseball Shooter

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post talks about the widening Russia investigation, reported to include Trump. And we hear from neighbors of the gunman who shot at Republican members of Congress.

Senate Votes To Limit Trump's Power To Lift Russia Sanctions

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Secretary of State Tillerson wants flexibility as he tries to improve ties with Russia. The Senate wants to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy in.

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Senators Grill Trump Judicial Nominees On Provocative Blog Posts

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Two judicial nominees' blogging dominated their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The posts featured conspiracy theories and an ad hominem attack on a Supreme Court justice.

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Report: Trump Under Investigation For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm

As part of the DOJ Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller's team is looking into whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:15pm

Before a gunman opened fire at a park in Virginia Wednesday, residents were focused on morning workouts and getting coffee; members of Congress were playing baseball. Then they all dove for cover.

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How Virginia Congressional Shooting Echoes 2011 Attack

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former Congressman Ron Barber about how Wednesday's congressional shooting resembles the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.

Freshman Lawmakers React To Virginia Shooting

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to freshman lawmakers, Republican Paul Mitchell and Democrat Val Demings, as they process the morning events, when a gunman injured six at a congressional baseball practice.

At Least 6 Injured, Suspect Dead, After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning as members of Congress were playing baseball in Alexandria, Va. At least five victims were shot, including Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.

What We Know About The Virginia Shooting Suspect

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Law enforcement officials have named James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., as the gunman in Wednesday morning's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

Climate Caucus Successfully Courts More Congressional Republicans

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

For years, a grassroots group has been lobbying Congress to do something on climate change. Suddenly, since Trump took office, they're winning over a growing number of House Republicans.

Anonymous Buyers Account For Majority Of Trump Property Sales

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with USAToday reporter Nick Penzenstadler about how the number of anonymous buyers of Trump real estate has jumped to a dramatic 70 percent since the president's nomination.

Michigan Lawmaker Reacts To Witnessing Tragic Virginia Scene

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Michigan Representative Jack Bergman was at the baseball field Wednesday morning when a gunman wounded six people. The shooter is now dead. Bergman talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the scene.

Democratic Lawmakers Say Trump Is Violating The Constitution

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

On Wednesday, scores of Democrats in Congress filed to sue President Trump. They believe he's violating the Emoluments Clause by profiting from foreign governments without congressional consent.

Two Top Michigan Officials Face Criminal Charges Over Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

The director of the state's Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon, and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells are the highest-ranking state officials to be charged in the crisis.

Following Virginia Shooting, Lawmakers Feel Even More Under Threat

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Members of Congress reacted to Wednesday morning's shooting with alarm. Several recent incidents have caused lawmakers to feel increasingly threatened.

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