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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.

After Making Allegations Against Trump, One Woman Speaks Out Post-Weinstein

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

More than a dozen women made allegations of unwanted sexual advances by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with one of the women, Jessica Leeds as those stories are getting fresh look in the post-Weinstein era.

How Responses To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Vary Between Trump And Roy Moore

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

When sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore emerged, many Republicans distanced themselves. But gradually they moved back. The cycle parallels to aftermath reaction to then-candidate Donald Trump's Access Hollywood tape.

Congress Is Facing A Year-End Fiscal Crunch

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

Congress is racing to pass two big priorities in the coming days — a final GOP tax bill and funding to keep the government from shutting down.

Could Trump's Tweets Be Used As Evidence For Obstruction Of Justice?

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

President Trump has set a new precedent for using Twitter as his main way of communicating to the public and sharing his opinions. With the Russia investigations in progress and the recent guilty plea of Michael Flynn, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with lawyer Peter Zeidenberg, a special prosecutor with the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration, about whether Trump's tweets could be used as evidence for obstruction of justice.

Rep. John Conyers Retires Amid Allegations Of Sexual Assault

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

The longest serving member of the House is resigning. Democrat John Conyers, 88, has represented Detroit since 1965. He's stepping down amid accusations that he sexually assaulted several aides over the years. He denies the allegations, but announced on Tuesday that he is retiring, effective immediately. At the same time he endorsed his son John Conyers III to succeed him in congress. A special election is required to fill the seat.

Spain Withdraws International Arrest Warrant For Catalan Separatist Leader

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:31pm

Carles Puigdemont and four other former Catalan ministers have been fighting extradition from Belgium. But national warrants remain, meaning the five will face detention if they return to Spain.

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Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:07am

The special counsel's office has reportedly subpoenaed the German financial giant for Trump family financial records. The president and his aides have warned those inquiries might cross a red line.

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Rep. John Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:08am

The Michigan Democrat, who has served in Congress for more than 50 years, is facing accusations of sexual harassment. He did not use the word "resigning," though he has been pressured to resign.

Conyers Resigning Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:49am

The move by the longtime Democratic congressman from Michigan came after top House Democrats and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had called on him to resign.

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Running Against Roy Moore: Can Doug Jones Win Over Alabama's Weary Voters?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:22am

Jones is trying to piece together a coalition that welcomes disaffected Republicans but still appeals to traditional Democrats.

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