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Decades-Old Consent Decree Lifted Against RNC's 'Ballot Security' Measures

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:18pm

A decades old consent decree has been lifted against the Republican National Committee's so-called "ballot security" measures. It's a big victory in the RNC's efforts to monitor polling activity and it's a sobering moment for activists who fear this could accelerate voter suppression — especially among minorities.

Transcript Released Of Fusion GPS Founder's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:18pm

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has released a transcript of the panel's interview with Glenn Simpson. He's the founder of the political research shop Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous, unverified dossier ostensibly documenting connections between the Trump camp and Russia. In the interview, Simpson stands by the document.

Trump Calls For 'Bill Of Love' Allowing DACA Recipients To Remain

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:52pm

The president met for nearly an hour with lawmakers, as reporters looked on.

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Fusion GPS Founder's Senate Judiciary Testimony Released

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:15pm

Glenn Simpson testified before the committee in August and recently called for a transcript to be made public. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., posted the material on Tuesday.

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Joe Arpaio Will Run For A U.S. Senate Seat

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:07am

Arizona Republican Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County Sheriff who became famous for his controversial stance on immigration, says he wants to join Congress so he can help President Trump.

Special Counsel On Russia's Election Meddling May Interview Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:36am

The president pledge in June that he was "100 percent" willing to be interviewed by the special counsel. NBC News reports Trump's lawyers are "discussing a range of potential options for the format.

Trump Administration Revokes Protection Status For Salvadorans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Yanira Arias of the immigration advocacy group Alianza Americas, about the decision to revoke the temporary protected status of about 200,000 Salvadorans in the United States.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

North and South Korea hold historic talks while the U.S. prepares for all options on the military front. Also, a bipartisan group of senators discusses immigration policy with President Trump.

VA Clears The Air On Doctors Talking To Veterans About Marijuana Use

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:01am

Officials want health care providers to discuss how the use of medical marijuana could interact with patient care, but doctors still can't point vets to state-approved marijuana programs.

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A Trump Interview With Robert Mueller Would Follow Presidential Tradition

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump pledged in June that he was "100 percent" willing to be interviewed by the special counsel. The White House and investigators declined to comment to NPR on reports that may happen.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Touts Low Unemployment Rates for African-Americans, Hispanics

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:18pm

Trump's numbers are right, but it's hard for him to claim credit.

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'Fire And Fury' Author Michael Wolff Discusses Bannon's Role In White House

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with journalist and author Michael Wolff about his book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Wolff discusses Steve Bannon's role in the White House and his future relationship with the Republican party.

Salvadoran Woman Considers What End Of Protected Status Means For Her Family

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Vanessa Velasco, a Salvadoran woman who will lose her temporary protected status in the U.S. in September 2019, about what the decision means for her and her three children — who are all American citizens.

White House Promises Infrastructure Bill, But With No Clear Deadline

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

The White House has said an infrastructure bill would be a major priority for 2018 and one that could garner bipartisan support. But it's not at all clear when there will be a draft to see.

Former Secretary Of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Responds To Trump's Speech To Farmers

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

President Trump addressed the agricultural industry in Tennessee on Monday. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Tom Vilsack, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and former Secretary of Agriculture, about whether farmers, many of whom voted for Trump, still have confidence in him.

200,000 Salvadorans Will Lose Protected Status In Sept. 2019

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

After September 2019, 200,000 Salvadorans will not be able to renew their Temporary Protected Status. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says conditions in El Salvador have improved enough to end the designation. But immigrant rights' advocates disagree, saying conditions on the ground in El Salvador are still dire.

Would Oprah Run For President In 2020?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

Oprah Winfrey launched a conversation about whether she would run for president in 2020 after a speech at the Golden Globe Awards, which seems plausible to many in the age of President Trump.

Lawmakers Trying To Reach Deal For Government Funding

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:15pm

It's a busy week on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are trying to craft a government funding bill and come up with a deal to keep DACA recipients in the U.S.

Hospitals In States That Expanded Medicaid Less Likely to Close

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:01pm

Hundreds of thousands of people gained health insurance in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In those states, hospitals were less likely to close.

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Trump Plants Seeds Of Rural Revival With Friendly Farm Audience

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:44pm

President Trump is unveiling a task force report on reviving rural prosperity at a Farm Bureau convention in Nashville Monday. Rural voters were a key part of Trump's winning election coalition.

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