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What You Need To Know About The Russia Investigations: Alleged Obstruction

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:58pm

What is obstruction of justice and what role does it play in the Russia imbroglio?

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What You Need To Know About The Russia Investigations: Alleged Collusion

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:53pm

Russia attacked the presidential election in 2016. Did any Americans conspire to help the cause? Here is why Congress and the special counsel are investigating that question.

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Trump Defends VA Nominee But Suggests He Might Prefer To Withdraw

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:43am

Rachel Martin talks to Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, about the president's nominee to lead Veterans Affairs. Dr. Ronny Jackson faces issues including whether he has the managerial experience.

Confirmation Hearing Postponed Indefinitely For VA Nominee

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii about the issues that have arisen for Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

'Tea Party Liberal' Promises To Bring A Blue Wave To West Virginia

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:00am

Richard Ojeda is a progressive Democrat from coal country who campaigns in combat boots. Supporters say he's the kind of Democrat who might be able to win in a solid Trump state in 2018.

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VA Nominee In Limbo As Senators Weigh Allegations

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:00am

The president met Tuesday with Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, a White House official confirmed to NPR. The official said Jackson wants to keep fighting and that Trump supports his decision.

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Ronny Jackson Faces Inappropriate Workplace Behavior Allegations

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

The nomination of White House doctor Ronny Jackson to be secretary of veterans affairs seems to be struggling for support in the Senate.

Answering Listener Questions About A Constitutional Convention

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

NPR's Noel King talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about a possible constitutional convention to adopt a balanced budget amendment.

Ronny Jackson Accused Of Drinking On Duty

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs is facing allegations of misbehavior in the workplace.

Pruitt Proposes EPA Science Restrictions

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

The EPA says it wants to only use research in which all data are publicly available. Scientists say this would hurt policy making on everything from air pollution to toxic waste and pesticides.

News Brief: Ronny Jackson, Travel Ban At The Supreme Court

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, is facing allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior. Also, Amy Howe discusses the travel ban at the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court's Grand Finale: Trump's Travel Ban

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the long-anticipated travel ban case. It is the last argument of the term.

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U.S. Negotiator's Plan For Iran Nuclear Deal: Tweak, Don't Delete

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:54am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Hook, the U.S. diplomat who is leading negotiations with the Europeans over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to make it more palatable to the Trump administration.

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Federal Judge Upholds DACA, Calling White House Decision To Rescind It 'Capricious'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:27pm

The U.S. District Court judge put his decision on hold for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security time to provide a better explanation as to why the program is unlawful.

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First Trump State Dinner Brings Billionaires And Administration Officials

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:56pm

A group of 120 — including Apple's Tim Cook, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and chef Guy Savoy — were invited to the grandest party in the nation's capital, honoring French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Those Affected By Trump's Travel Ban Hope For End To 'Chaos' After Supreme Court Case

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:35pm

"The executive order, at its heart, says Yemeni people are bad and they need to stay away. We say no! We are part of the fabric of the country," says a Yemeni-American whose mother was denied a visa.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Comes To America, Keeping One Eye On Saudi Arabia

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:02pm

In an NPR interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif, it was apparent how the rivalry with Saudi Arabia is a factor in many Iranian decisions — including the uncertain future of its nuclear deal.

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Montana Sen. Jon Tester Weighs In On Delayed Confirmation Hearing For Ronny Jackson

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., about why the Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, has been delayed.

Vermont Legislators Want To Reconsider Law For Attempted Crimes

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:21pm

Vermont dropped some charges against Jack Sawyer after the state supreme court ruled his alleged school shooting plot wasn't an attempted crime. Now state legislators are looking to rewrite the law.

How The Job Of The U.S. President Has Changed Over Decades

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with contributing editor to The Atlantic, John Dickerson, about his new piece "The Hardest Job in the World," that looks at the job of the country's president.

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