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Trump Reportedly Ordered Mueller's Firing

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 6:20am

News reports indicate that President Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June. We discuss what this means for the Mueller investigation going forward.

We Asked, You Answered: When Should We Call Something 'Racist'?

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 5:00am

Always! Never! Sometimes? You had some strong opinions.

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The Massive Case Of Collective Amnesia: The FBI Has Been Political From The Start

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

The fact is — controversy about the FBI is anything but new. And political goals of one kind or another have been part of the reason for the agency since its inception.

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Conservative Writer Says Republicans 'Sacrificed Their Honor' By Attacking FBI

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

Noah Rothman, an editor for Commentary magazine, tells NPR's Rachel Martin that "Trump's advocates across the Republican political spectrum" are grasping at straws by attacking the FBI.

What China Wants From The U.S.

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker, about purported efforts by the Chinese government to glean U.S. state secrets from Jared Kushner.

Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro On Mueller, Immigration Plan

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas about the president's immigration plans and the latest news on Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.

Report: Trump Ordered Mueller's Firing, But Backed Down

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

The New York Times reports that President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller in June, but the top White House lawyer threatened to quit rather than carry out the firing.

Congress Responds To White House Immigration Plan

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump has laid out a proposal that would give as many as 1.8 million young immigrants a pathway to U.S. citizenship in exchange for border wall funding and other immigration policy changes.

News Brief: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, Trump Speaks In Davos, Immigration

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

A new report says President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller but backed off when a White House lawyer threatened to quit. Also, Trump is speaking to world leaders in Davos.

Federal Judge Seems Sympathetic To Anti-Corruption Case Against President Trump

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia argued in court Thursday that President Trump is violating the Constitution's emolument clauses. They left the preliminary hearing feeling confident.

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Trump Offers Apology For Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos From British Far-Right Party

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 2:52am

In an interview with Piers Morgan of Good Morning Britain, President Trump said he was unaware of who Britain First was when he shared three videos posted by the far-right party.

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Some Missing FBI Texts Are Recovered, DOJ Inspector General Says

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 1:44am

The texts are between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. The two were having an affair, and they exchanged a lot of messages on their FBI work phones.

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Rep. Patrick Meehan, Reeling From 'Soul Mate' Scandal, Won't Run Again

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:36pm

The Pennsylvania Republican, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit, made a settlement with taxpayer funds. Two sources confirmed Thursday night that Meehan has decided not to seek re-election.

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Trump Intended To Fire Special Counsel Mueller In June, 'New York Times' Says

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 8:01pm

The paper reports that the president backed off when his chief lawyer threatened to quit if the plan went ahead.

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Jerry Brown's Last State Of The State Mixes Optimism And Warnings

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:17pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final State of the State address on Thursday to lawmakers in Sacramento. Brown is California's longest-serving governor.

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White House Outlines What Trump Needs In Immigration Deal

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 5:19pm

The Trump administration says it is willing to offer a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million people who are in the country illegally.

EU Court Rejects 'Gay Tests' For Asylum Seekers

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:52pm

The court said that Hungarian officials should not have administered psychological tests to try to determine the sexual orientation of a Nigerian man seeking refugee status.

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White House Outlines Trump's Immigration Proposal

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:41pm

On the table: a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million people who are in the country illegally if lawmakers will spend $25 billion on a border wall and make changes to the legal immigration system.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers Final State Address

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:21pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final state of the state address on Thursday to lawmakers in Sacramento. Brown is California's longest-serving governor.

Nearly 7,000 Syrians Are Waiting To See If Their Protected Status Will Be Renewed

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:21pm

Around 7,000 Syrians living in the United States could be sent back to Syria if their temporary protective status granted to provide refuge from the war at home is allowed to expire.




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