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In The Category of 'Fake News,' The Award Winner Is...

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:47pm

After postponing the announcement of the 'Fake News Awards' winners for a week, the president's event crashed the website of the GOP. The New York Times took first place on the list.

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Bannon And Trump White House Raising Questions About Executive Privilege, Lawyers Say

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:13pm

Steve Bannon's refusal to answer questions angered lawmakers this week. But there's a long history of White House officials frustrating congressional overseers by citing executive privilege.

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DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:51pm

Republican leaders hope to pass a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open past Friday but a fight over immigration could threaten that plan.

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Review Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Paints A Picture Of A More Dangerous Nuclear World

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

The Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.

Sen. Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

Former senator and GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is receiving Congress' highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. After serving in World War II, Dole went on to represent Kansas in Congress for more than three decades.

How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Changed In Trump's First Year In Office

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

As the end of President Trump's first year in office approaches, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Walter Russell Mead, a professor of foreign affairs at Bard College and former editor of The American Interest, about how U.S. foreign policy has changed during Trump's term.

Nearly All Of The National Park System Advisory Board Has Resigned

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, who has resigned from the National Park System Advisory Board. He, along with eight others, have said that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to meet with the board once since being confirmed last March.

When Can The White House Use Executive Privilege?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

The White House may have tried to invoke its "executive privilege" to keep former chief strategist Steve Bannon from answering questions from the House Intelligence Committee. But can it make a soft invocation without actually sending a letter that fully cites that doctrine?

House Republicans Introduce Bill To Keep Government Open For Another Month

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

House Republicans have introduced a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open for another month while lawmakers keep working on a longer term spending and immigration deal.

As Trump Enters Year Two In Office, Mueller Looking At Money Laundering

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian influence in U.S. elections. While his probe's details are unknown, one focus may be links between President Trump and Russian money launderers.

Sen. Bob Dole To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:31pm

Dole served more than three decades in Congress, was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996 and was an early supporter of President Trump, who will attend the ceremony.

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North And South Korea's Warm Relations Over Ice Hockey

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:06am

When North and South Korean athletes march out to the opening ceremony at next month’s Winter Olympics, they’ll do so under a single flag. And the two nations will field

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New Thinking On Nuclear Weapons

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 9:06am

It's new, but it's not yet clear.

Do You Have The Right To Plead Not Guilty When Your Lawyer Disagrees?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 6:24am

The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case in which the defendant's lawyer told the jury he was guilty over the defendant's explicit objection.

Sen. Flake To Counter Trump's Fake News Claims In Senate Speech

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 6:23am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona who says the president's use of the phrase "fake news" has consequences. Flake says authoritarian leaders are now using the phrase.

'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:18am

We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.

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Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:00am

This week on Ask Code Switch, a question from a Florida high school student who wants to know how to fight against injustice without antagonizing his teachers.

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Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns Citing Administration Indifference

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:42am

The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.

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Bill Changes How Congressional Sexual Harassment Claims Are Handled

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Lawmakers in the House are set to consider a bipartisan bill that would overhaul how Congress handles allegations of sexual misconduct. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama.

Trump Raises Possibility Of Bringing Back Earmarks

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history in Congress of attaching spending for pet projects onto major pieces of legislation — a practice known as earmarks.

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