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Florida Gun Legislation Heads To Governor After State House Approves Bill

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:41pm

The Florida House has voted on a package of gun legislation changes already approved by the state Senate. The measure follows pressure from students and their families after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14.

Finding Common Threads In Trump Cabinet Members' 'Unethical Behavior'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:39pm

There's a scandal in the Trump administration. Not the one that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating, but one involving several of Trump's Cabinet officials and their use of taxpayer funds.

California Attorney General Says State Will Stand Firm With Its Immigration Policies

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against the state's immigration policies.

After Justice Department Sues California, State Says Immigration Policies Will Not Change

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:20pm

The debate over immigration and "sanctuary cities" has escalated. The Trump administration sued California over three laws designed to keep local officials and businesses from helping enforce immigration measures. State officials say they will stand their ground.

Trump Expected To Sign Off On Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Despite Controversy

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:20pm

President Trump is expected to sign off on steel and aluminum tariffs by the end of the week. That's despite the controversy they've generated, including spurring the exit of a key economic aide.

Head Of National Background Investigation Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:20pm

The Senate intelligence committee held a hearing on reforming the security clearance process Wednesday in the wake of the clearance scandals at the White House.

The Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election Cycle

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:34pm

Democratic enthusiasm was up in Texas, but it's still a very Republican state. Statewide, Democrats face an uphill climb, but in key suburban House races, they could make gains.

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Stormy Daniels Files Suit, Claims NDA Invalid Because Trump Didn't Sign At The XXX

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:17am

The former adult film actress alleges the "hush agreement" signed days before 2016 election is "null and void" without the president's signature. She says the supposed affair started in 2006.

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White House Staff Turnover Was Already Record-Setting. Then More Advisers Left

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:38am

Top-level staff have left the Trump White House at levels not seen in recent presidential history, and President Trump has foreshadowed more departures to come.

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2018 Primaries Have Begun. NRCC Keeps Its Focus On GOP Majority

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:25am

The National Republican Congressional Committee is devoted to getting more Republicans elected to the U.S. House. Spokesman Jesse Hunt talks to Rachel Martin following Tuesday's Texas primaries.

Targeted Tariffs Are An Appropriate Remedy, Rep. Tim Ryan Says

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:24am

President Trump's move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports appeals to the Rust Belt. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is a Democrats who supports the idea of targeted tariffs.

Experts Say: Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:05am

Hundreds of organizations and experts are calling for a public health approach to school-based violence.

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Morning News Brief

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned Tuesday, less than a week after President Trump called for stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Results are in from Tuesday's Texas primaries.

Ex-Adult Movie Actress Sues Trump Over Nondisclosure Agreement

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Rothfeld of The Wall Street Journal about Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, who's suing President Trump to void a hush-money deal.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke Faces A Tough Race To Unseat Sen. Ted Cruz

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

In Texas, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. O'Rourke talks to Rachel Martin following Tuesday's primary in the Lone Star State.

Politics In The News: Cohn Resignation, Texas Primary

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Another official is leaving the White House. Economic adviser Gary Cohn's resignation demonstrates what a time of turnover it has been. Plus, Democrats made some gains in Tuesday's primary in Texas.

After Losing Tariff Battle, Trump Economic Adviser Cohn Resigns

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about White House economic adviser Gary Cohn stepping down. Moore informally advises the Trump administration on economic matters.

Ask Cokie: Listeners Want To Know About Security Clearances

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

A number of top aides in the Trump administration have not been granted full security access. Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts about security clearances.

Results Are In For Nation's First Contests In 2018 Election Cycle

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Texans cast their votes in primaries Tuesday. Democrats turned out in numbers not seen in more than a decade — though far more GOP voters showed up at the polls across the deep red state.

Justice Department Sues California Over Impeding Immigration Enforcement

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:01pm

The new federal lawsuit against California escalates a long-running battle between the Trump administration and state officials on matters from immigration to climate change.

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