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House Panel Draft Report Clears Trump Of Collusion With Russia

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee say they have found no evidence of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats have a different perspective.

Citing National Security, Trump Blocks Broadcom's Takeover Of Qualcomm

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

The Trump administration has blocked a Singapore-based company from acquiring U.S. chip manufacturer Qualcomm. At the heart of the $117 billion deal is the future of wireless technology.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

Republicans on a House panel say they found no evidence the Trump campaign worked with Russia to influence the election. And, there's a special election in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district.

Trump Will Visit U.S.-Mexico Border To Tout Long-Promised Wall

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:46am

Some local border residents say the president is focused on building a wall when closer economic ties between the U.S and Mexico seem to call for another approach.

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President Trump Blocks Broadcom's Takeover Of Qualcomm, Citing National Security

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:49pm

By acquiring Qualcomm, a leading American chipmaker, the president said the Singapore-based Broadcom "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States."

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GOP Members Of House Intel Panel Conclude There Was No Collusion With Russia

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:12pm

The House intelligence committee's majority Republicans cleared Donald Trump's campaign on Monday of coordinating with Russia's attack on the 2016 election in a finding that minority Democrats are expected to dispute as premature.

Republicans On House Intel Panel Conclude There Was No Collusion With Russia

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:35pm

Democrats on the committee have long criticized their colleagues' handling of the inquiry into 2016 election interference. Meanwhile, a Senate panel and the special counsel continue their work.

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Trump Says Tariffs Are Needed To Protect Vital Industries, But Are They?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:44pm

The steel and aluminum tariffs are based on the idea that these homegrown industries are critical for national security purposes. But global supply chains make it tough for the U.S. to go it alone.

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Many American Workers Will Soon Be Able To Compare Their Salary To Company CEOs

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Starting this year, publicly traded firms will be required to share their median employee pay, as well as CEO pay. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis about the new disclosure rule.

Trump's Tariff Decisions Could Help GOP In Pennsylvania Special Election

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Voters in a western Pennsylvania congressional district head to the polls Tuesday. In this area, President Trump's tariff decisions could help the GOP avoid losing a reliably Republican seat.

President Trump's Proposed Gun Control Measures Remain Politically Cautious

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

In the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Florida, President Trump flirted with gun control measures opposed by the NRA. But in the end, his proposals are much more politically cautious.

Lawyer Representing Stormy Daniels Discusses Case Surrounding Alleged Trump Affair

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels — the adult film actress alleging to have had an affair with President Trump in 2006 — talks about the upcoming legal case. Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Trump to overturn a confidentiality agreement for which she was paid $130,000.

Rural Development Advocates Concerned About Mixed Messages From Trump Administration

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

The Trump administration has been laying out its priorities for improving life in rural areas. But while the White House wants to boost spending on infrastructure, it is also seeking to eliminate programs focused on growing small businesses. Many who work closely on rural development issues are wondering just how invested the administration in in their concerns.

Why Some Educators In New Mexico Are Calling For Teachers To Be Armed

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

A school shooting in rural New Mexico has opened a debate over whether teachers in schools in the town of Aztec should be armed.

Gun Advocates Are Not Happy About Trump Advocating For Risk Protection Orders

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

President Trump's school safety agenda encourages more states to adopt "risk protection orders." These allow law enforcement to temporarily seize guns from people judged dangerous to themselves or others.

40 Years Of Experience Walks Out The Door Of The Justice Department

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:06pm

Douglas Letter retired from the Justice Department after four decades of defending administration policies, no matter whether Democrats or Republicans have been in charge.

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Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back 'Hush Money' To Speak About Alleged Trump Affair

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 1:08pm

The adult film actress says she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and signed a nondisclosure agreement on the eve of the 2016 election. President Trump's personal lawyers have until Tuesday to respond.

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Trump's International Tariffs Spark Fears Of A Trade War

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:38am

The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have strained ties with American trading partners. Rachel Martin talks to Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization.

U.S.-Korea Meeting Could Pay Dividends, Bill Richardson Says

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:06am

Noel King talks to Bill Richardson, an ex-New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador, about the planned meeting between President Trump and North Korea's leader, and why he says it could prove valuable.

GOP Pours Cash Into Pennsylvania Special Election To Prevent An Upset Defeat

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Republicans have spent more than twice as much on the Pennsylvania race as Democrats. That flood of spending comes even though the district won't exist after this November's election.

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