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How All Of President Trump's Legal Teams Interact

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

President Trump has a lot of lawyers — personal attorneys, members of the White House counsel's office and people he asks for casual legal advice. How do they all communicate? What happens if there's conflict? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Bob Bauer, former White House counsel under President Obama, about how those teams interact.

National Rifle Association Member Discusses President Trump's Speech At Meeting

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

President Trump addressed National Rifle Association members in Dallas Friday at the group's annual meeting. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NRA member Liston Matthews who was in the room for the president's speech, for his impressions.

Trump Addresses The National Rifle Association, Discusses Preventing School Shootings

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

President Trump and Vice President Pence addressed the National Rifle Association at its annual convention under as much pressure as ever following students protests after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting.

Week In Politics: Trump's Stormy Daniels Settlement And The House Chaplain

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Rudy Giuliani's statement about President Trump's settlement with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the latest job numbers and the latest update about Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House Chaplain.

White House Continues To Step On Its Own Message With Mixed Signals From Trump

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

President Trump has a full plate, with trade talks concluding in China, an upcoming summit with North Korea, and a high-profile speech to the NRA. But the White House continues to step on its own message with mixed signals from the president and his legal team.

Trump And Pence Address NRA Amid Tense Gun Debate

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:40am

For the second year in a row, the president will speak at the National Rifle Association's convention. The lobbying group has become a lightning rod since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

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Trump Says He Hasn't Changed His Story Regarding Payments To Porn Star

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:08am

As he headed to Dallas for the NRA convention, the president told reporters Friday morning that his new attorney Rudy Giuliani "will get his facts straight."

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GOP Primaries Focus On Candidates' Loyalty To President Trump

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:23am

Voters in 11 states this month will elect their nominees to run in November. In the 2018 GOP primaries, one question is dominating all the rest: Who will be the most loyal to President Trump?

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Trump Switches Up Presidential Legal Team

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 6:17am

Rachel Martin talks to Scott Coffina, who served as a White House counsel to President George W. Bush, about the news coming out of the White House this week regarding the president's new lawyers.

Missouri Lawmakers Will Hold Special Session To Consider Impeaching Governor

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:53am

More than three-fourths of the members of Missouri's legislature signed a petition to call for the session. Gov. Eric Greitens faces two felony charges.

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Republican Primaires Focus On Candidates' Loyality To Trump

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:07am

Primary election season is accelerating with 11 states holding elections in May. In GOP primaries, 1 question has become a litmus test for candidates: Who will be the most loyal to President Trump?

How Can Trump Turnaround His Rocky Relationship With Latinos?

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to conservative writer Henry Olson, who argues that President Trump should do more to welcome Mexican immigrants, and should commit to this in a speech marking Cinco de Mayo.

Morning News Brief

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:07am

The NRA opens its annual conference Friday in Dallas, where there are 20 acres of displays of firearms and hunting accessories. And, it appears North Korea may soon release three American detainees.

Trump Pledged To Take On The NRA, Now He's Speaking At Group's Annual Convention

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:04am

President Trump will attend the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas on Friday. The president's rhetoric on guns and other issues in recent months has not been matched by action.

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Ahead Of Annual NRA Convention, A Member Says It's Sacrificing His Rights

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:33pm

As the NRA opens its annual meeting Friday, it faces criticism — and not just from gun control advocates. Some gun owners, like Tim Harmsen, are unhappy with the organization's recent compromises.

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Students Held Another School Walkout, This Time For Gun Rights

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:08pm

A high school senior had called for the nationwide demonstration that took place Wednesday. "These Parkland high school students do not speak for my generation," he wrote in an op-ed.

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The Latest Fallout From Rudy Giuliani's Comments Regarding Payment To Stormy Daniels

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:56pm

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani disclosed that Trump reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for an alleged "hush money" payment, contradicting Trump's previous statements. But what does that matter politically?

Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Was Aware Of Payments To Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:37pm

Rudy Giuliani, the newest member of President Trump's legal team, said that Trump was aware of payments made to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had a sexual encounter with the president. Trump has previously denied knowledge of the payment.

Veterans Groups Concerned That Lack Of VA Leadership Will Hurt Millions Of Veterans

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:37pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs still lacks a secretary and many inside and outside the vast agency say a lack of leadership is affecting its mission.

Trump's Tweet Suggests 3 Americans Held In North Korea Could Be Released Soon

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:37pm

President Trump tweeted Wednesday night suggesting that the three Americans being held in North Korean labor camps might be released soon.

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