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Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:49pm

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Republicans Hope To Hold Senate Seat In Louisiana Runoff Election

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Election 2016 isn't quite over yet. Louisiana voters will soon pick a new senator, and Republicans are trying hard to make sure they hold onto the seat.

Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.

Protesters Fear Trump Could Reverse Dakota Access Pipeline Decision

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday put a halt on the construction of the oil pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protesters rejoiced after months of demonstrations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak about what's next for the pipeline.

Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama has some six weeks left in office, and Republicans are worried his administration will be issuing regulations up until the very end. The administration says it has more rules in the pipeline, but so-called midnight regulations are a presidential tradition.

'Washington Post' Finds The Pentagon Buried Evidence Of Wasteful Spending

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post about his story that found the Pentagon buried a report showing how the Department of Defense could save $125 billion over five years, out of fear that Congress would cut defense spending.

Trump Sold Stocks In June, Lifting Some But Not All Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:57pm

But stocks represented a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune, most of which is tied up in real estate and brand licensing deals.

In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation, And Questions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:45pm

The Trump Organization maintains more real estate interests in India than anywhere outside North America. But property development in India is prone to political entanglement.

Air Force None? Trump Threatens To Cancel New Presidential Plane Over Cost

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:15am

The president-elect complained about possible cost overruns of a new version of Air Force One, picking a fight with Boeing, the American aircraft-maker.

A Democratic Senator Weighs In On Trump's Emerging Cabinet

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

As Donald Trump's cabinet takes shape, Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, weighs in. He says he's "deeply concerned" about the choice of Ben Carson to leading Housing and Urban Development.

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.

Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.

No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:16am

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

Biden Hints He's Leaving The Door Open To A 2020 Run

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:39pm

Vice President Joe Biden turned 74 last month and would 78 after the 2020 election. Biden decided against a run this past cycle, after losing his son Beau to cancer in 2015.

Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:38pm

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.

Supreme Court Considers Racial Gerrymandering In Separate Cases

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Armed Man Threatens D.C. Pizzeria Targeted By Fake News Stories

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

In Washington, D.C., local businesses are asking for more security after an armed man threatened a pizza place targeted by fake news stories. Police say the North Carolina man wanted to investigate a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring from the restaurant.

President-Elect Trump Nominates Ben Carson To Run HUD

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Liu, director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution who worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration, about President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to run the agency.

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