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'NYT': Carter Page Told Sessions Of Russia Trip

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:29am

Rachel Martin talks with Michael Schmidt of The New York Times about a report that Trump adviser Carter Page testified Thursday that he told Jeff Sessions in 2016 about a trip he took to Russia.

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin On His Opposition To GOP Tax Bill

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The Republicans rolled out their tax plan on Thursday, but not all of them are on board. NPR's David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York about why he isn't satisfied.

As Mueller Picks Up Pace, Capital Roils With Talk Of Pardons And Firing

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

Indictments and a plea agreement in Robert Mueller's investigation lead to reports that President Trump is considering firing Mueller or disarming him by pardoning the targets of the investigation.

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Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez On GOP Tax Bill

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

House Republicans unveiled a draft tax bill on Thursday, calling for deep cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates. David Greene talks with Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez about her reaction.

Uzbek Attacker's Past Draws Attention To Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The suspect in the New York terror attack was a native of Uzbekistan who came to the U.S. through a visa lottery system. Now that program is under heightened scrutiny.

News Brief: Trump's Asia Trip, New York City Marathon

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is beginning a trip to Hawaii and Asia. Economic policy and North Korea are expected to top the agenda. Also, New York City is preparing for a marathon after the terror attack.

GOP's Dream: Postcard-Size Tax Return

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The Republicans say their new tax plan will allow tax payers to file their returns on a postcard. Here's where it gets complicated.

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President Trump Is Going To Asia: What To Watch For At Each Stop

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am

Trump will commence the longest foreign trip of his tenure on Friday, focusing on North Korea's nuclear threat and the U.S. trade deficit with China.

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Book Reveals Clinton Campaign Effectively Controlled DNC As Early As 2015

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:52am

Donna Brazile, who took over as interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in the wake of hacked emails, says the Clinton camp and the party struck a deal to pay off lingering debts.

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Twitter Employee Blamed For Deleting President's Account

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:51am

For 11 minutes around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Trump's Twitter feed fell silent. Twitter says it was the work of a "customer support employee" on their last day on the job.

Yellen Will Leave Top Fed Post With Solid Record

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:11pm

As Fed chair, Janet Yellen helped the central bank largely achieve its mandate to engineer full employment while keeping inflation at a level that fosters growth.

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Billionaire Investor Robert Mercer To Step Down From Firm, Selling Stake In Breitbart

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:08pm

Robert Mercer, co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies and a major conservative donor, had brought attention to his firm. He is resigning amid reports that other company executives chafed at the scrutiny.

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Manafort And Gates To Remain Restricted To Their Homes, Judge Says

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04pm

The former Trump campaign chairman and aide will also remain under GPS monitoring for now, after being indicted on 12 counts related to the special counsel Russia investigation.

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CHART: How The Tax Overhaul Would Affect You

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:50pm

If you itemize, a new, higher standard deduction might make doing your taxes easier. If you run a "pass-through" business, your life might be about to get more complicated.

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How The Trump Administration Is Running The Department Of Agriculture

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:07pm

Today, President Trump's controversial pick for the top scientist position with USDA, Sam Clovis, pulled out of consideration for the job. Journalist Michael Lewis had been reporting on the Department of Agriculture under the Trump administration before Thursday. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Lewis about his article and how the Trump administration is running the department.

Special Counsel Mueller Warns That Manafort And Gates Pose A Flight Risk

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:07pm

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is warning that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates pose a flight risk and is asking a judge to impose strict bail conditions on both of them. Gates and Manafort appeared before federal court on Thursday.

Not All Republicans On Board With Proposed Tax Plan

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:07pm

The Republicans rolled out their tax plan on Thursday, but not every Republican is on board. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Congressman Leonard Lance, R-N.J., about why he isn't satisfied.

Republican Tax Bill Would Provide Big Cuts, But Target Popular Breaks

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:07pm

House Republicans released their long-awaited bill to overhaul the nation's tax code on Thursday. The bill would provide big cuts in the tax rates for most individuals and businesses. But it also takes aim at eliminating or rolling back some popular tax breaks.

Trump Picks Federal Reserve Insider Jerome Powell To Be Its Chairman

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:08pm

President Trump has named Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell to head the U.S. central bank. If confirmed by the Senate he will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve in the Fed's top post.

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Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Withdraws From Nomination Amid Questions In DOJ Russia Probe

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:15am

Sam Clovis, who helped run Donald Trump's campaign in 2016, has been pulled into the imbroglio over last year's interference by Russia in U.S. politics and elections.

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