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Melania Trump To Keep Michelle Obama's Garden

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:57am

First lady Melania Trump has decided to keep the garden Michelle Obama started as part of a campaign to encourage kids to eat vegetables.

Authorities Hope To Avoid Knee-Jerk Reaction To Crime Crackdown

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

A group of current and retired police chiefs are hoping to talk the Trump administration out of a return to what they see as a "lock 'em up" approach to law enforcement.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Commissioner Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Lawmakers Call For Probe Into Flynn's Russian Communications

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who's on the House Judiciary Committee. There are calls for an investigation into Michael Flynn's interactions with Russia.

Political Disagreements In Illinois Foil Budget Agreement

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Illinois has gone 20 months without a budget and the state's finances and services are increasingly precarious. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his chief Democratic opponent show little sign of compromising.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Unions And Their Complicated Relationship With President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Union leaders may not like President Trump's pick for labor secretary, but they do like the way he has gone after companies for sending jobs overseas and his criticism on NAFTA and other trade deals.

What Flynn's Ouster Means For Netanyahu and Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump meets Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had considered the former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be an ally in the White House.

Trump Aides Often Contacted Russian Intelligence, 'New York Times' Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about evidence that U.S. spy agencies have that show the Trump campaign was repeatedly in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials.

With Flynn Out, Who Will Trump Pick To Be National Security Adviser?

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Michael Flynn resigned for misleading the vice president about his conversations with a Russian diplomat. To discuss possible replacements, David Greene talks to retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor.

With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:57am

If you enjoy sports only as an escape from political give and take, commentator Pablo Torre warns there's some bad news: You can no longer enjoy the NBA. Players and coaches are talking politics.

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Indian IT Outsourcers Anxious Over Potential Changes To H1-B Visas

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:19pm

President Trump vows to "protect jobs at home." Indian firms say that if there were qualified Americans, Indian nationals wouldn't be needed — that it's a trade dispute, not an immigration issue.

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White House Narrows List Of National Security Adviser Candidates To Replace Flynn

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 7:41pm

A senior administration official says the White House has already interviewed former CENTCOM deputy director Robert Harward about the vacancy, speaking to him last week and again on Monday.

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What Is The Logan Act, And Why Does It Matter?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:14pm

The White House says it's confident former national security adviser Michael Flynn said "nothing wrong or inappropriate" to the Russian ambassador. Releasing the transcript would help clear that up.

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Michael Flynn Left The Trump White House This Week. Here's How That Happened

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:50pm

The path to Flynn's resignation from his post as national security adviser has been long and confusing, littered with misstatements and uncertain dates.

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When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:42pm

Many singles are using their dating profiles to say they're not interested in dating people who don't share their political preference. Politically segregated dating websites are booming.

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Conway Should Be Disciplined For Plugging Ivanka Trump Products, Ethics Agency Says

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:26pm

The president's senior adviser appeared on TV last week and urged shoppers to buy the president's daughter's line of clothes, jewelry and shoes, after Nordstrom decided to drop it.

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Iowa Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:09pm

As Republicans have asserted more control of state governments across the country, a wave of states have moved quickly in 2017 to pass legislation to reduce the influence of labor unions.

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6 Unanswered Questions After Michael Flynn's Resignation

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:51pm

Flynn's departure from his position as national security adviser is followed by contradictory statements from the White House and an unclear timeline on the administration's response.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Set To Meet Trump

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet President Trump, who might be changing U.S. policy on settlements, Jerusalem and Israel's adversary — Iran.

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