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Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 9:27pm

In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.

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The Week In Politics: Spicer Is Out; Scaramucci Is In

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:22pm

It's been a busy week in politics: Sean Spicer steps down as White House spokesperson; investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia continues with new leads, and it was Made In America week.

House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:10pm

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.

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NAACP Holds First Trump-Era Convention With No National Leader

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:31am

The nation's oldest civil rights group is facing questions about its leadership and next steps under Trump as it opens its annual meeting in Baltimore. The group's president recently stepped down.

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Glenn Thrush On The Trump Communications Changes

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary after President Trump named a new communications director. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times talks with Scott Simon.

A Look At Anthony Scaramucci

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Following a shake-up in the White House communications staff, the new boss is a combative New York financier, businessman and lawyer Anthony Scaramucci.

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

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John McCain's 2008 Concession Speech

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

After John McCain's cancer was announced, many people heaped praise on the senator. McCain gave a moving concession speech the night he lost the presidency to Barack Obama in 2008.

Robert Graham On His Possible Primary Challenge To Sen. Jeff Flake

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

President Trump has been reportedly hunting for primary challengers for his Republican critics. Scott Simon talks with Robert Graham, a potential primary challenger for Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona.

Week In Politics: Spicer Resigns, Trump Looks At Pardons, Health Care

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

It was another busy week in politics, with Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and reports that the president consulted with legal advisers about his power to pardon his staff.

Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:05pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee says it is holding off on subpoenas while it discusses documents and testimony it is seeking from the two in connection with a probe into Russian election meddling.

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"In Some Respects, We're A Nation in Crisis Right Now," Former CIA Director Says

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 8:54pm

Two government veterans Friday unloaded on President Trump, his approach to Russia and his disparagement of the U.S. intelligence community. They spoke to the Aspen Security Forum.

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U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 7:49pm

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted conversations with Russia's U.S. ambassador suggesting he and Jeff Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.

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'Spicey Out!' 9 Highlights From Sean Spicer's Combative Tenure

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 6:43pm

The White House press secretary's six-month tenure involved some odd moments, some lighter ones and a memorable recurring character on Saturday Night Live.

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Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:10pm

Ali Charaf Damache is the first terrorism-related suspect to be sent to the U.S. since President Trump took office.

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Reports Suggest White House Efforts To Undercut Mueller's Russia Probe

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

News reports suggest President Trump's lawyers are exploring ways to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which is raising questions about conflicts of interest and the president's pardon power.

Sean Spicer Announces Resignation As White House Press Secretary

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

After a tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation on Friday.

Week In Politics: Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Scretary

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the week in politics with David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. They discuss Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and the failure of the Senate Republican health care bill.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announced As New Press Secretary After Spicer Resigns

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take up the helm as the new press secretary, and Anthony Scaramucci becomes Trump's new communications director.

In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:52pm

Donald Trump Jr. found his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya a waste of time, but her approach fits into a larger pattern of freelance political activity that has come to characterize Putin's Russia.

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