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Trump Orders Syria Strikes In Change Of Policy

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airfield where the U.S. says planes used in a chemical weapons attack originated. It's a change in policy after espousing nonintervention abroad.

After Historic Vote, Gorsuch Speeding To The Supreme Court

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:00am

Senate Republicans unleashed the "nuclear option" on Thursday, essentially ensuring that Neil Gorsuch would be confirmed to the Supreme Court on Friday. He is expected to tow a conservative line.

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Trump Can't Bring Back All Those Jobs From China. Here's What He Can Do

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:00am

Massive tariffs won't help. In fact, one of the most helpful policies for putting manufacturers back to work has nothing to do with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:00am

Senate Republicans unleashed the "nuclear option" on Thursday, essentially ensuring Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court on Friday. He is expected to tow a conservative line.

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Congress Reacts To Trump's Syria Missile Strike

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 1:18am

On Capitol Hill, several members of Congress questioned the constitutionality of President Trump's action. Others commended the decision while also calling for consultation with Congress.

Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes After 'Assad Choked Out The Lives' Of Civilians

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:37pm

U.S. officials said that more than 50 Tomahawk missile strikes were carried out against a single Syrian air base from the USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Is Trump's Foreign Policy Evolving?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:41pm

The new president is finding out that things happen, and the world's greatest superpower has to respond.

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BLM Replaces Mountain Landscape Photo With Coal Seam On Homepage

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:06pm

Critics were not kind to the Bureau of Land Management on social media. The agency says it plans to rotate photos showing various uses for federally managed lands.

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Sen. Mark Warner: No Evidence To Support Trump Political Snooping Claims

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:34pm

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says he's seen no evidence supporting allegations of improper political surveillance by the Obama administration

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Democratic Senator Rails Against His Party's Filibuster Of Gorsuch Nomination

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:14pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado about why he was against his party's filibuster of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.

Trump Revises Rhetoric On Islamic Terrorism In Remarks With Middle East Allies

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

During a joint press conference at the White House with King Abdullah of Jordan on Wednesday, President Trump refrained from using the term "radical Islamic terrorism" to describe ISIS.

Sen. Mark Warner On Russia Probe: 'This Is An Awful Lot Of Coincidences'

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR interviews Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in his hideaway below the Capitol. Warner is helping lead the investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential election, as that controversy continues to take unexpected partisan twists.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Positions Himself As The Anti-Trump

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with John Pomfret, author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present, about the summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump and what each country stands to gain.

Senate Invokes 'Nuclear Option' To Ease Gorsuch Nomination

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes it needed to proceed on the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, sparking procedural moves that invoked the "nuclear option" — lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominees with a simple majority.

House Intel Chair Devin Nunes Steps Aside From Russia Investigation

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is stepping aside from its investigation into Russia's meddling in the election last year after being accused of ethics violations. Devin Nunes says the charges against him are baseless, and he retains the confidence of House leadership, but his Democratic counterpart welcomed the move.

North Korea Likely To Overshadow Chinese President's U.S. Visit

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

North Korea is likely to cast its shadow over the splendor at Mar-a-Lago when President Trump hosts Chinese leader Xi Jinping there this week. Trump is promising "if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will." A nuclear weapons drive that could allow Pyongyang to hit the U.S. mainland worries Washington, and a missile defense battery the U.S. is installing in South Korea has China on edge.

Trump Welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping At Mar-A-Lago

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his home in Florida on Thursday. It will be Trump's first face-to-face meeting with the Chinese leader after campaigning for two years on the critique that China was ripping off the U.S.

Meet Mike Conaway, GOP Congressman Now Overseeing House's Russia Probe

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 2:23pm

The Texas Republican is taking over the investigation as an ethics committee looks into whether Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes mishandled classified information.

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Summit Between China's Xi Jinping And President Trump Comes Amid Tensions

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:14pm

"We worried if we did not take immediate stabilizing measures," a Chinese analyst says, "the relationship could nosedive and pose serious problems for our finances, economy and strategic security."

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All That White House Drama Might Be Sexy, But It's Beside The Point

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:10pm

There is backbiting and infighting in the Trump White House that's playing out like a season of House of Cards or Veep. But the president is facing real and difficult challenges at home and abroad.

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