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GOP Women Confront Sexual Misbehavior By Politicians

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

Senator Al Franken resigned Thursday after multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Katie Packer Beeson, Mitt Romney's former campaign manager, about sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Al Franken Announces To Resign Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:38pm

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. announced his resignation in Thursday. He yielded to mounting calls from fellow Democrats to resign after allegations of unwanted sexual contact over a number of years.

Congressional Leaders To Huddle At White House For Shutdown Talks

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:34pm

President Trump invited the top Democrats and Republicans in Congress to the White House a day before government funding runs out. Democratic leaders skipped the meeting last week over a Trump tweet.

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Will The Mueller Investigation Unearth A Crime? Legal Reporter Says It's Complicated

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:16pm

"There is not going to be a neat ending," New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin says of the investigation into Russian meddling. A central issue is whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted.

After Franken, What's Next In Minnesota?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:53am

With the resignation of Minnesota's Al Franken, Republicans may have just been handed a possible takeover opportunity in a state President Trump lost by just 40,000 votes.

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Sen. Al Franken To Make Announcement Amid Calls For Him To Resign

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:32am

A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio that Franken plans to step down after more than half of Senate Democrats called for his resignation in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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FBI Director Wray Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:12am

The hearing comes just days after President Trump said the law enforcement agency's reputation was the "worst in history!"

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Donna Brazile On The Democrats And Sexual Harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:58am

Several Democratic senators have called for Al Franken to resign. Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile talks with Steve Inskeep about what Franken's decision means for the party.

What The White House Wants In Tax Overhaul

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:15am

The White House is making a push for the Republican tax overhaul effort. Rachel Martin talks with Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs and deputy assistant to the president.

Former Clinton Administration Staffer On Franken

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign today after accusations of sexual misconduct. Former Clinton administration staffer Kirsten Powers tells Rachel Martin she welcomes his decision to step down.

Does Disaster Relief Favor Some States Over Others?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

California House members have sent a letter requesting $4.4 billion in federal wildfire relief. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of the Republican lawmakers who signed the letter.

What's Next For Democrats After Franken And Conyers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign Thursday following accusations of sexual harassment. We look at what the resignation of two prominent Democratic lawmakers in one week means for the party.

FBI Director Faces Lawmakers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

FBI Director Christopher Wray appears at his first oversight hearing in Congress Thursday. It's a tough time for the bureau he leads.

News Brief: Jerusalem Reaction, Franken To Resign, California Fires

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:18am

Following sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign Thursday. Also, we have reaction to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

DACA Fix Looms Over Talks To Prevent Government Shutdown

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:00am

Leaders from both parties in Congress are headed to the White House on Thursday to discuss a deal to keep the government funded, and Democrats are seeking legal protection for so-called DREAMers.

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As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:43am

As Republicans prepare to pass their a massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. But critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.

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Trump's Jerusalem Decision Engenders Breadth Of Reaction From Religious Leaders

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:33am

Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move.

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What A Tax Overhaul Could Mean For Students And Schools

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:28am

The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan — but one thing is for certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.

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Trump, Russia And Beyond: 3 Tough Questions As FBI Director Heads To Congress

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:00am

FBI Director Christopher Wray will face questions about Russian election interference, social media attacks by President Trump and a host of other issues at his first congressional oversight hearing.

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House Passes Bill To Allow 'Concealed Carry' Across State Lines

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:15am

The National Rifle Association has long pushed for the measure, which allows gun owners to carry concealed firearms between states where the practice is legal.

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