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FBI Director Chris Wray Briefs Congress And Defends His Institution

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

FBI director Chris Wray is briefed Congress on Thursday. He faced questions about the Russia probe which has intensified in recent weeks.

Minnesotans React To Sen. Al Franken's Decision To Resign

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

After a series of allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced he will leave the Senate. Minnesota voters offer thoughts about Franken's political career.

Will The Tax Overhaul Help The Working Class

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

President Trump has promised to stand up for the forgotten working class. The administration claims the tax overhaul backs up the promise. Do details of the tax package back up that claim?

Congressional Leaders Visit The White House Seeking To Avert A Government Shutdown

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress went to the White House to negotiate with President Trump on government funding. Congress is trying to pass a short-term extension before a Friday deadline.

Congress Examines Sexual Harassment Settlements Paid With Taxpayer Dollars

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

A House panel today examined taxpayer-funded settlements given to victims of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. The process through which they are paid out is opaque to the public.

GOP Women Confront Sexual Misbehavior By Politicians

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

Senator Al Franken resigned Thursday after multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Katie Packer Beeson, Mitt Romney's former campaign manager, about sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Al Franken Announces To Resign Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. announced his resignation in Thursday. He yielded to mounting calls from fellow Democrats to resign after allegations of unwanted sexual contact over a number of years.

Congressional Leaders To Huddle At White House For Shutdown Talks

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:34pm

President Trump invited the top Democrats and Republicans in Congress to the White House a day before government funding runs out. Democratic leaders skipped the meeting last week over a Trump tweet.

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Will The Mueller Investigation Unearth A Crime? Legal Reporter Says It's Complicated

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:16pm

"There is not going to be a neat ending," New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin says of the investigation into Russian meddling. A central issue is whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted.

After Franken, What's Next In Minnesota?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:53am

With the resignation of Minnesota's Al Franken, Republicans may have just been handed a possible takeover opportunity in a state President Trump lost by just 40,000 votes.

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Sen. Al Franken To Make Announcement Amid Calls For Him To Resign

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:32am

A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio that Franken plans to step down after more than half of Senate Democrats called for his resignation in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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FBI Director Wray Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:12am

The hearing comes just days after President Trump said the law enforcement agency's reputation was the "worst in history!"

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Donna Brazile On The Democrats And Sexual Harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:58am

Several Democratic senators have called for Al Franken to resign. Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile talks with Steve Inskeep about what Franken's decision means for the party.

What The White House Wants In Tax Overhaul

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:15am

The White House is making a push for the Republican tax overhaul effort. Rachel Martin talks with Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs and deputy assistant to the president.

Former Clinton Administration Staffer On Franken

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign today after accusations of sexual misconduct. Former Clinton administration staffer Kirsten Powers tells Rachel Martin she welcomes his decision to step down.

Does Disaster Relief Favor Some States Over Others?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

California House members have sent a letter requesting $4.4 billion in federal wildfire relief. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of the Republican lawmakers who signed the letter.

What's Next For Democrats After Franken And Conyers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign Thursday following accusations of sexual harassment. We look at what the resignation of two prominent Democratic lawmakers in one week means for the party.

FBI Director Faces Lawmakers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

FBI Director Christopher Wray appears at his first oversight hearing in Congress Thursday. It's a tough time for the bureau he leads.

News Brief: Jerusalem Reaction, Franken To Resign, California Fires

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

Following sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign Thursday. Also, we have reaction to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

DACA Fix Looms Over Talks To Prevent Government Shutdown

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:00am

Leaders from both parties in Congress are headed to the White House on Thursday to discuss a deal to keep the government funded, and Democrats are seeking legal protection for so-called DREAMers.

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