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Commerce Secretary Says His Investment In A Shipping Firm Tied To Russia Isn't Problematic

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has significant holdings in a Russian shipping company that does business with an energy company who's owners include Vladimir Putin's son-in-law and an oligarch subject to U.S. sanctions. Ross failed to disclose the connection in his confirmation hearings, but says there's nothing improper.

What Changes In Saudi Arabia's Political Power Mean For U.S.-Saudi Relations

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Gregory Gause, head of the International Affairs department at Texas A&M University, about changes in political power in Saudi Arabia, and what it means for the region and U.S.-Saudi relations.

North Korea Expected To Be Major Topic Of Discussion For Trump In Asia

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

North Korea will dominate the agenda for President Trump as he heads to South Korea for the second stop of his tour of Asia. In Japan, he met with Japanese Prime Minister Abe and discussed the pressing issue.

Michael Lewis: Many Trump Appointees Are Uninterested In The Agencies They Head Up

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 1:10pm

The Moneyball author is writing a series of articles for Vanity Fair about President Trump's picks to lead federal agencies — and the consequences of those appointments.

A Look Inside The Paradise Papers

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:06am

The documents contain a slew of details about some of the richest and most powerful people and companies.

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The Alternative 'Russia Scandal'

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:44am

President Trump and his supporters are again claiming that Hillary Clinton helped Russia gain control of the U.S. uranium supply and endangered U.S. security. The facts don't support this.

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3 Central Questions As President Trump Visits Asia

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 8:52am

The president's visit will be a defining moment. Will the region be reassured and put at ease or left only further concerned that the era of Pax Americana may finally be ending?

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Sen. Rand Paul Recovering From 5 Broken Ribs After Assault

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:37am

Paul's senior adviser Doug Stafford said the 54-year-old Kentucky senator "has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures." His alleged attacker is a doctor who's also Paul's neighbor.

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Commerce Secretary Ross Under Scrutiny For Business Link To Russia

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:30am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jon Swaine of The Guardian about leaked documents that show Wilbur Ross reportedly retained investments in a shipping firm with ties to Vladimir Putin's son-in-law.

How Trump Has Put His Mark On Policy, Slowly

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:01am

A year after the consequential 2016 presidential election, some policies have changed. Others have remained surprisingly sticky.

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Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Washington State Special Election

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:00am

At stake is control of the Washington state Senate, where the GOP holds a one-seat majority. It's currently the only Republican-held legislative chamber on the West Coast.

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News Brief: Texas Church Shooting, Trump's Asia Trip

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

Twenty-six people are dead after a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church. The suspect was later found dead. President Trump is monitoring developments from Japan, while on a trip to Asia.

In Off-Year Election, Virginia's Race For Governor Is High-Profile

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

Tomorrow is Election Day. One of the main contests is in Virginia where the race for governor has tightened between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam.

Rep. Buddy Carter On Why He Supports GOP Tax Cut Plan

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

House Republicans unveiled a tax overhaul plan last week. The bill has been sharply criticized. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia about why he supports the measure.

Elections Have Consequences: The GOP 1 Year Later

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

Donald Trump's presidential victory one year ago transformed the Grand Old Party into the party of Trump. The new course the Republican party set off on has had many ramifications over the last year.

In Asia, Trump Can't Escape America's Problem With Gun Violence

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

President Trump addressed the deadly Texas church shooting while in Japan — his first stop in Asia on a five-country trip. Trump was talking trade and security during his stop in Tokyo.

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar On Church Shooting

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:18pm

NPR's Noel King speaks with Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar about this morning's mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which is part of his district.

Sexual Harassment Scandals Abound In Statehouses Across The U.S.

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 2:12pm

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for the resignation of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims, after reports that the speaker of the house settled a claim with a female staffer.

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How To Shop For A Plan In The ACA Marketplace

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

Last week marked the beginning of open enrollment on the healthcare exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. It's the first time they've been open under the Trump administration.

A 5K To Highlight Gerrymandering

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

The Gerrymander 5K, a fun run in Asheville, N.C., highlights the state's controversial political maps.

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