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Stormy Daniels Files Suit, Claims NDA Invalid Because Trump Didn't Sign At The XXX

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:17am

The former adult film actress alleges the "hush agreement" signed days before 2016 election is "null and void" without the president's signature. She says the supposed affair started in 2006.

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White House Staff Turnover Was Already Record-Setting. Then More Advisers Left

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:38am

Top-level staff have left the Trump White House at levels not seen in recent presidential history, and President Trump has foreshadowed more departures to come.

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2018 Primaries Have Begun. NRCC Keeps Its Focus On GOP Majority

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:25am

The National Republican Congressional Committee is devoted to getting more Republicans elected to the U.S. House. Spokesman Jesse Hunt talks to Rachel Martin following Tuesday's Texas primaries.

Targeted Tariffs Are An Appropriate Remedy, Rep. Tim Ryan Says

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:24am

President Trump's move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports appeals to the Rust Belt. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is a Democrats who supports the idea of targeted tariffs.

Experts Say: Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:05am

Hundreds of organizations and experts are calling for a public health approach to school-based violence.

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Morning News Brief

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned Tuesday, less than a week after President Trump called for stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Results are in from Tuesday's Texas primaries.

Ex-Adult Movie Actress Sues Trump Over Nondisclosure Agreement

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Rothfeld of The Wall Street Journal about Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, who's suing President Trump to void a hush-money deal.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke Faces A Tough Race To Unseat Sen. Ted Cruz

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

In Texas, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. O'Rourke talks to Rachel Martin following Tuesday's primary in the Lone Star State.

Politics In The News: Cohn Resignation, Texas Primary

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Another official is leaving the White House. Economic adviser Gary Cohn's resignation demonstrates what a time of turnover it has been. Plus, Democrats made some gains in Tuesday's primary in Texas.

After Losing Tariff Battle, Trump Economic Adviser Cohn Resigns

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about White House economic adviser Gary Cohn stepping down. Moore informally advises the Trump administration on economic matters.

Ask Cokie: Listeners Want To Know About Security Clearances

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

A number of top aides in the Trump administration have not been granted full security access. Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts about security clearances.

Results Are In For Nation's First Contests In 2018 Election Cycle

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Texans cast their votes in primaries Tuesday. Democrats turned out in numbers not seen in more than a decade — though far more GOP voters showed up at the polls across the deep red state.

Justice Department Sues California Over Impeding Immigration Enforcement

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:01pm

The new federal lawsuit against California escalates a long-running battle between the Trump administration and state officials on matters from immigration to climate change.

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Gary Cohn, Trump's Chief Economic Adviser, To Depart White House

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:19pm

President Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House. Cohn has fought against President Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a battle he appears to have lost.

White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Quits

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:04pm

Former Wall Street executive Gary Cohn is leaving his White House job. Cohn led the successful White House push for tax cuts last year, but he lost an internal battle over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Quits

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:04pm

Former Wall Street executive Gary Cohn is leaving his White House job. Cohn led the successful White House push for tax cuts last year, but lost an internal battle over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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With Rising Voter Turnout, Democrats Hope To Turn Parts Of Texas Blue

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:00pm

Here's what to watch in primaries in Texas Tuesday night, the first primaries of the 2018 election season.

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Will Democrats Who Backed Trump in 2016 Back The GOP In 2018?

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:35pm

President Trump's election in 2016 reshuffled the political map with some white, working-class Democrats backing him. In 2018, a big question is whether this same group has shifted to completely supporting the GOP.

Trump Says He's Not Worried That Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Might Spark Trade War

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:35pm

President Trump took questions from reporters Tuesday while he stood alongside Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven who is visiting.

What Could Result From A Summit Meeting Between The Koreas And The U.S.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shaprio speaks with Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the likelihood of cooperation between South Korea and North Korea, and the nuclear disarmament of the North.

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