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Democratic Senators Call For Sen. Al Franken To Resign Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:33pm

Several Democratic senators have called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of the senators who says Franken should step down.

White House National Security Adviser Explains Reasoning For Jerusalem Decision

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump's announcement that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has generated a wide variety of reaction around the world. Michael Anton, senior national security adviser to President Trump, explains the White House rationale for making the decision.

Reactions From Israel To Trump's Decision To Recognize Jerusalem As Country's Capital

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump has announced a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy to declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Palestinians object that the city's status is the subject of negotiations and the U.S. is no longer a fit mediator.

Flynn Promised Russia Sanctions Were To Be 'Ripped Up,' Top House Democrat Says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:39pm

According to an anonymous whistleblower, a business ally of Michael Flynn exulted at Flynn's promises about the end of sanctions, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday.

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As Fissures Between Political Camps Grow, 'Tribalism' Emerges As The Word Of 2017

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:06pm

"The meme of the moment is to say that American politics has become 'tribal,'" linguist Geoff Nunberg says. One sign of the division is the fact that no one can't agree on how to use the word.

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'Beginning Of A New Approach': President Trump Declares Jerusalem Israel's Capital

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00pm

The president has announced that the U.S. is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a campaign promise while unsettling volatile politics in the region.

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Democrat Pushes Vote On Trump Impeachment. Don't Expect It To Succeed

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:27am

Democrat Al Green will force a House vote this afternoon on the impeachment of President Trump. The motion will likely fail, with Democratic leaders voting against it.

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Al Franken Under Pressure As Group Of Democratic Senators Call For Him To Resign

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:21am

Franken is facing allegations from several women that he inappropriately touched or kissed them.

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5 Key Points On Jerusalem

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:56am

Jerusalem has been contested for millennia and its status remains unresolved to this day. Here are some key things to understand about the disputed city.

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Are GOP Senators Wiping Out Tax Breaks For Corporations?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:14am

A contradiction in the Senate tax bill appears to weaken some of the very benefits it was introducing for big businesses. But it might not last as lawmakers work out a final bill.

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Will The Tax Plan Put More Money In My Pocket?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:06am

It goes beyond a change to your paycheck.

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Recount Likely In Close Atlanta Mayoral Race

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:23am

Candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declared victory early Wednesday, but her margin is 759 votes and opponent Mary Norwood says she will call for a recount.

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What The RNC's Support For Roy Moore Means For 2018

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

David Greene talks with Republican consultant and former Bush administration official Scott Jennings about the RNC's renewed support for Roy Moore and Republicans' strategy for 2018 elections.

Bannon Campaigns For Roy Moore

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is still campaigning after allegations of sexual assault from decades ago. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon joined Moore on Tuesday.

Atlanta's Mayoral Race Too Close To Call

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

One candidate declared victory in Atlanta's mayoral race early Wednesday, though her challenger said she would request a recount with only several hundred votes separating them.

News Brief: Trump To Call Jerusalem Israel's Capital, Endorses Roy Moore

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

President Trump is planning to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which has big repercussions in the Middle East. Also, Trump endorsed Roy Moore, who faces sexual assault allegations.

Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

If the U.S. ends Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 Caribbean and Central American workers, there are fears it will have ripple effects — especially on post-hurricane construction.

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#Ask Cokie: Government Shutdowns

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of government shutdowns.

Lawsuit Could Put Trump's Sexual Misconduct Accusers Back In Spotlight

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 8:38pm

A New York judge is weighing whether to dismiss a defamation case against President Trump brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who has accused him of sexual harassment.

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Supreme Court Sharply Divided Over Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:42pm

Justices at the Supreme Court appear sharply divided as to whether a baker may refuse to create a wedding cake for a same sex wedding. The case, heard on Tuesday, has generated emotional responses from both sides.




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