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Cabinet Members Heap Praise On Trump

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

When President Trump convened his cabinet for a meeting, several secretaries used the time to flatter him. Some foreign leaders have done the same, piling praise on Trump before the cameras.

A Conversation With Sen. Patrick Leahy

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont about the status of Robert Mueller as special counsel and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before a Senate panel.

News Brief: Status Of Special Counsel, Qatar Under Economic Blockade

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

A friend of Donald Trump suggested in a PBS interview that Trump was considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Qatar is under an economic blockade after some Arab states severed ties with it.

Trump Administration Wants To Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:43pm

Whether the new monument, considered sacred to Native Americans, should be abolished or reduced is the first part of a review of national monuments under an executive order by President Trump.

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Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:29pm

President Trump is preparing to announce changes in U.S. policy towards Cuba during a visit to Miami on Friday, possibly tightening restrictions loosened by the Obama administration.

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The Covfefe Act Has A Silly Name — But It Addresses A Real Quandary

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:13pm

In an era of unfiltered tweets from the president, Rep. Mike Quigley's bill would require the archiving of the president's social media posts — from official and personal accounts.

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Gianforte Sentenced To Community Service For Assaulting Reporter

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Montana's Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte was sentenced to community service and anger management on Monday for assaulting a journalist the day before a special congressional election last month.

Attorneys General In D.C., Maryland Sue Trump For Violating Emoluments Clause

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Attorneys General for Washington, D.C., and Maryland are suing President Trump for violating the emoluments clause, which prohibits him from accepting gifts or benefits from foreign leaders. The suit hinges on Trump's decision to keep ownership of his business empire.

Another Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block On Trump's Travel Ban

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Another federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump's travel ban. The ban remains on hold, although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did clear the way for the administration to adjust its vetting rules.

Virginia Democrats Seek Party's Path Forward In Gubernatorial Race

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

While many elections this year are seen as a referendum on President Trump, in the Virginia gubernatorial race, people are looking for signs about the direction of the Democratic Party. It's the progressive wing versus the establishment wing, and each is staking a claim on the party's future in Virginia.

Attorneys General Of Maryland And D.C. Sue Trump Over His Businesses

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:56pm

Another lawsuit has been filed to force President Trump to sell off his businesses. But this one is different: It was filed on behalf of attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:03pm

Bill Cosby had long encouraged the linking of his own fortunes with the broader condition of black folks, and his ongoing criminal trial has exposed how much his

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Montana's Gianforte Pleads Guilty, Won't Serve Jail Time In Assault On Journalist

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 1:35pm

The representative-elect was given a six-month deferred sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a Guardian reporter. He also was sentenced to community service and anger management counseling.

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As Pride Marches Take 'Resistance' Stance, Where Do LGBT Trump Supporters Fit In?

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 1:12pm

In cities across the U.S. over the weekend, LGBT people and allies marched for Pride month, many protesting the Trump administration. LGBT Trump supporters say that makes such events too divisive.

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Delta, BofA Drop Support For 'Julius Caesar' That Looks Too Much Like Trump

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:14pm

A New York production's Caesar has blond hair, a fondness for long ties and a wife who speaks with a Slavic accent. Delta said the assassination tale "crossed the line on the standards of good taste."

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Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:53am

The hearing is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday. The Justice Department says Sessions asked for it to be public.

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LGBT Activism And Gun Control One Year After The Pulse Shooting

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

Last year's shooting at the Pulse nightclub was the nation's deadliest terror attack since 9-11. What's happened since then to protect LGBTQ people from gun violence?

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A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 7:57am

The maker of one medical treatment for opioid abuse has successfully lobbied statehouses around the country to pass policies that tilt addiction treatment practices in favor of the company's drug.

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Comey Testimony Reverberates Across Washington, D.C.

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:34am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. That's the same panel that former FBI Director James Comey testified before.

D.C., Maryland To Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis, who says Washington, D.C., and Maryland plan to sue President Trump over his failure to divest himself of his business interests.

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