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Russia Investigation Update

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 7:21am

It was a big week in the Russia investigation. The president's former political guru said a campaign meeting with Russians was "treasonous" and the attorney general got into hot water.

Trump's Week Of 'Fire And Fury'

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with conservative commentator Ed Martin about Michael Wolff's new book Fire and Fury and the rift between President Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Goodbye To A Commission Established To Solve A Nonexistent Problem

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:03am

This week, President Trump announced he was shutting down his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a group he established last May.

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Evangelicals and Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:01am

Conservative Christians and Mormons vote the same way on many social issues, but religious differences still spur harsh criticisms between the groups.

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The Russia Investigations: Sessions On Edge, Bannon Exiled And Internecine Combat

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:00am

A cyclone of news reshapes D.C. and spins the Russia imbroglio into a significant new direction. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wound up in quicksand; Steve Bannon wound up cast into darkness.

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The New Year Rings In With 'Fire And Fury.' It Might Mean A Consequential 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:00am

The first week of the new year kicked off with the same ferocity of news that the last year ended with.

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Arson Is Suspected After Home Of Roy Moore's Accuser Burns

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:53pm

Authorities say they are talking with a person of interest, but they don't believe the fire is related to allegations against Moore, the Senate candidate accused of sexual contact with teenage girls.

Powerful Food Lobby Group Loses Members Amid Industry Culture Clash

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:49pm

Eight large companies have left the Grocery Manufacturers Association, weakening the influential lobbying group. Some companies have dropped out in an effort to shed the industry's "junk food" image.

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The Latest Developments In The Russia Investigation

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

New developments in the Russia investigation include the disclosure that White House counsel Don McGahn tried to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from overseeing the probe.

How 'Fire And Fury' Could Change The Politics Of The Trump Administration

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about whether Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury will really change the politics of the Trump presidency.

White House Pushes Back Against Michael Wolff's 'Fire And Fury'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

President Trump and Republican leaders are huddling this weekend to hash out their agenda for 2018. It comes as the president is pushing back against a new book about chaos in the White House.

As 'Fire And Fury' Goes On Sale, Trump Attacks Keep Coming

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:07am

President Trump's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher, but the book went on sale days ahead of schedule. The White House has pushed back on the criticisms represented in the book.

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Feds Planned Marijuana Crackdown Is Disruptive, Frosh Says

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Frosh, Maryland's attorney general, about how the new tighter federal rules on marijuana would affect states that have already legalized the drug.

'Fire And Fury' Overshadows GOP Strategy Talks

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:33am

President Trump reacted angrily to revelations in a new book — an account of his first year in office. Among those revelations: disparaging remarks by his former key strategist Steve Bannon.

Former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne Dies At 93

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:21am

Byrne served as governor from 1973-1982 and is best known for approving casino gambling and pushing through the state's first income tax — a move that nearly cost him reelection.

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Trump Must Decide Soon Whether To Reinstate Sanctions Against Iran

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

In less than two weeks, President Trump has to decide whether to recommend to Congress to reinstate sanctions against Iran. The president's decision has been complicated by the protests in Iran.

Outside D.C., Are People Paying Attention To The Trump-Bannon Riff?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to Chris Buskirk, a conservative talk show host in Phoenix, about President Trump's strongly worded disavowal of his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

News Brief: Trump Meeting, 'Fire And Fury'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump and top GOP congressional leaders meet on Friday to build on the success of the tax overhaul measure. Those efforts are being overshadowed by the expedited publishing of a new book.

GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:03am

Democrats say the new tax law unfairly targets blue states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will file a lawsuit, while confusion reigns for Americans who tried to prepay property taxes.

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Stocks Continue A Winning Streak; Dow Industrials Now Over 25,000

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:43pm

Stock have been rising for years, and they are starting 2018 with another shot upward. The Dow Jones industrial average closed about 25000, marking the fastest run to a new 1,000-point milestone ever.

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