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Democrats Contemplate Changes To Abortion Stance

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

Some Democrats are questioning whether all the party's candidates need to support abortion rights. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Democratic pollster Margie Omero.

Rep. John Duncan On Opposing New Russia Sanctions

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

All except three members of the House voted for new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. Rep. John Duncan was one of them. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his vote.

Trump Takes Credit For Positive Jobs Report, Stock Market Climb

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

We talk about the potential reasons for the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a high mark and a positive jobs report this week.

Week In Politics: Grand Jury, Leak Crackdown, John Kelly Begins

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

It's been another action-packed week in politics. Scott Simon talks with The Atlantic's Molly Ball about the week's political news, from John Kelly to Jeff Sessions.

In The States, Republicans Have Never Been So Dominant — Or Vulnerable

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:00am

West Virginia's governor just announced he's switching parties and joining the GOP. Although the GOP dominates in the states, a constellation of forces could challenge Republicans this year and next.

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Former National Security Council Official Provides Insight Into White House Leaks

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

Washington insiders warn that normal operations within the federal government could be hampered, following the leaks of phone call transcripts between President Trump and foreign leaders. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former National Security Council official Ned Price about who tends to leak information and why.

Immigrant Advocates Prepare For Threats Against DACA Program

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

A coalition of activists, lawyers, faith leaders and lawmakers are doing what they do best — protesting, filing legal briefs and drafting legislation — to ensure that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains in place. They're spurred by the threat of a lawsuit that could end legal protections for so-called "Dreamers" that could be heard in court as early as next month.

On Capitol Hill, Sen. Cory Booker Leads Efforts To Protect Special Counsel Mueller

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sen. Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, about his bill with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.

Week In Politics: Robert Mueller Uses Grand Jury In Russia Probe

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson of Politico. They discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to use a grand jury in the Russia investigation, the Republicans' failure to pass a health care bill and the president's new chief of staff John Kelly.

Trump Touts Positive Economic News With Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has been touting positive economic news, as the stock market hits new highs this week and the Labor Department reports solid job gains.

Trump Heads To His New Jersey Golf Club For 17-Day 'Working Vacation'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:55pm

The president and all staff are leaving the West Wing for an extended period this month so that the heating and air conditioning systems can be upgraded, the White House says.

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Your Zip Code Might Be As Important To Health As Your Genetic Code

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:27pm

Health care forms increasingly ask about more than just medical history. That's because doctors are beginning to understand that a patient's stress, and how and where they live, influence health, too.

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South Texas Fights Tuberculosis One Blood Test At A Time

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:21pm

Texas has one of the highest rates of TB among U.S. states. A sweeping effort is underway, largely funded by Medicaid, to diagnose and treat people who don't know they harbor the lung infection.

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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Referrals From Intelligence Agencies Triple

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:44am

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:06am

Is the U.S. willing to go to war or willing to talk it out with North Korea?

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Trump White House Looks To Quash 'Deluge' Of Leakers

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:44am

Leaks happen in any administration but there seems to have been a ton of leaks during Trump's short time in office. The attorney general on Friday is scheduled to update the investigation into leaks.

Probe Into Russia's Election Meddling Moves To New Phase

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:26am

Rachel Martin talks to Tom Dupree, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, about special counsel Robert Mueller using a grand jury in the Russia meddling probe.

Sen. Sherrod Brown On China's Trade Policies

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown about some Democrats supporting the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into China's intellectual property and trade practices.

What A Grand Jury Means For The Russia Investigation

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks with Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the website Lawfare, about what a grand jury could do in the Russia investigation.

Trump Calls Russia Story 'Total Fabrication'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump held a rally with supporters in West Virginia just hours after news reports said special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in connection with his Russia investigation.

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