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House Speaker Welcomes Flynn Resignation, But Congress Has More Questions

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:43am

Michael Flynn stepped down as national security adviser following reports he communicated with Russia about U.S. sanctions in December and then misled the vice president-elect about that discussion.

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Is Donald Trump Helping Or Hurting Twitter?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:29am

The tweeter-in-chief has brought a new level of notoriety to the social media company, but it hasn't helped Twitter's bottom line. Analysts say Trump-related harassment continues to hurt the platform.

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Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg Named Acting National Security Adviser

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:56am

President Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned amid allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions in December with a Russian official.

Rep. Flores Weighs In On Trump's Immigration Order

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:56am

President Trump has signaled that he might write a new immigration executive order to replace the one struck down by a federal court last week. Rachel Martin talks to Congressman Bill Flores of Texas, who supported Trump's original order but took issue with its rollout.

Deputy Director Appointment Raises Concerns CIA's Dark Chapter Isn't Over

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:56am

Gina Haspel is well respected within the CIA because of her experience which includes running a black site, overseeing waterboarding and writing the order to destroy tapes of interrogations.

Trump Accepts Resignation Of National Security Adviser Flynn

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:56am

Michael Flynn has resigned as White House national security adviser after controversy over phone calls he had in December with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:33am

In the last election, it became easier to see the political divide between urban and rural areas. Now, people from California are moving to northerm Idaho to find people similar to them.

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White House Sends Mixed Messages About Confidence In Michael Flynn

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:00pm

The White House says it is "evaluating the situation' regarding national security adviser Flynn, who may have misled the vice president-elect about his conversation with the Russian ambassador.

Steven Mnuchin Confirmed As Treasury Secretary

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:55pm

Mnuchin will be key to President Trump's tax-overhaul policy. His former ties to Wall Street have Democrats accusing the president of breaking a promise to hold big banks accountable for abuses.

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Trump Aide: Administration Is 'Evaluating The Situation' With Adviser Flynn

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:11pm

The White House is "evaluating the situation" when it comes to national security adviser Michael Flynn, says spokesman Sean Spicer. Trump, however, declined to endorse Flynn when asked by reporters.

Conway: National Security Adviser Flynn Has Trump's 'Full Confidence'

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:05pm

This comes after days of speculation about Flynn's status, given that he may have lied or misled the soon-to-be vice president about the nature of his conversation with the Russian ambassador.

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For Refugees And Advocates, Trump Immigration Order Stay Leads To Disarray

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:51pm

Refugee advocates have hailed the ruling, but say the future of the resettlement program is uncertain because the court didn't address Trump's order to slash the number of refugees allowed in.

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U.S. Immigration Officials Continue To Carry Out Raids

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continued to carry out raids on Monday. Immigrant advocates say this represents a clear departure from the previous administration, but ICE officials have said these are routine enforcement actions.

Congress Poised To Stop State-Run Retirement Programs

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

Congress is poised to rescind an Obama administration rule making it easier for states to set up retirement plans for workers who aren't offered a plan by their employer. California and four other states have plans about to go into effect. Other states and cities have been considering them.

Trump Discusses Trade, Immigration With Canadian Prime Minister

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump met Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They were expected to discuss trade, immigration and their very different attitudes toward refugees.

'Wall Street Journal' Editor Defends Trump Coverage At Staff Meeting

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

The Wall Street Journal's top news executive, Gerard Baker, called an all-staff meeting on Monday to address newsroom concerns. Chief among them: whether the newspaper has been slow to scrutinize Trump adequately. Baker is said to be an admirer of Trump, and the paper's controlling owner, Rupert Murdoch, has become increasingly close to him.

Immigration Lawyer Outlines Complex Debate Over H-1B Visa Program

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ann Cun, an immigration lawyer, about why U.S. citizens are often not the first considered for some tech jobs, what skills foreign workers need to bring, the typical job an H-1B visa holder usually gets.

After Missteps, Rumors Of Massive White House Shakeup

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump was elected to upend Washington, but in the first few weeks, there have been stumbles and missteps. During the campaign, Trump shook up his staff more than once, and some allies are advising him to do the same now.

After Meeting Canadian Prime Minister, Trump Talks Of Tweaking NAFTA

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:42pm

The president and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of shared values at a news conference on Monday, but there are big differences in their approaches to immigration.

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White House Immigration Order Remains Waylaid In The Courts

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:47am

Rachel Martin talks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, about expectations that the White House will soon issue a new executive order about immigration.

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