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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01pm

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.

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Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.

After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.

Trump Still Hasn't Fulfilled Promise To Declare Opioid Epidemic As A National Emergency

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

President Trump's nominee to head the Drug Enforcement Administration pulled out amid controversy. This leaves Trump without a permanent heads at Department of Health and Human Services and the DEA. All the while, his promised declaration of a national emergency on opioids has yet to materialize.

Bipartisan Health Care Bill Aims To Stabilize Individual Market And Keep Premiums Down

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they have a deal to restore subsidies to insurers that President Trump announced last week that he was ending. But it's not clear whether it can pass.

A Death And More Questions For Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:57pm

One of the five Democratic commissioners died suddenly on Monday. Meanwhile, another Democratic commissioner complained about receiving no information or updates about the panel's work.

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Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:14pm

Among the charges is conspiracy to distribute large quantities of fentanyl, a significant factor in the opioid crisis. Every year, thousands of Americans overdose on the drug.

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Florida's Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Richard Spencer Speech

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:21am

As a state entity, the University of Florida must allow the white nationalist to speak on campus. But its president urged students and staff to avoid the event and shun its speaker.

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The Father Of Microfinance Has A Plan To Fix Capitalism

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:18am

He started a revolution in lending … now he's hoping to create a new financial system based on altruism.

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Piece By Piece: The End Of Obamacare

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:06am

With the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act fast approaching and the president pushing forward on his promise to dismantle it, what's at stake?

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Tom Marino, Trump's Pick As Drug Czar, Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:54am

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., is withdrawing days after reports that a bill he sponsored hindered the Drug Enforcement Agency in its fight against the U.S. opioid crisis.

Senate Democrat Calls On Trump To Withdraw Tom Marino's Nomination

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:46am

David Greene talks to Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill about reports that President Trump's nominee to be the next drug czar, Republican Rep. Tom Marino, has deep ties to the drug industry.

President Trump Says The Republican Party Is United. Is It?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump continues his tax overhaul pitch after holding court in a wide ranging Rose Garden appearance on Monday. Trump played down any conflict with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

News Brief: President Trump Says GOP Is Unified, NFL Protests

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

Trump says the Republican Party is more unified than ever. The NFL meets with players to discuss weeks of protests. And the Islamic State is on the verge of losing control of the Syrian city of Raqqa.

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:00am

Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.

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In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries 'Half-Baked Spurious Nationalism'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:20am

Following his acceptance of the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, McCain said U.S. abandonment of global leadership is "unpatriotic."

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In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Women Say #MeToo

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:07pm

The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives.

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Immigration Judges Warn Against Trump Administration Benchmarks

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

The Trump administration is preparing to impose new benchmarks on immigration judges to speed through a backlog of more than 600,000 cases in U.S. immigration courts. But judges warn the change could hurt public confidence and violate the right to due process.

Corruption Trial Of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez Continues

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

The defense phase of the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., begins on Monday. Prosecutors said Menendez traded government favors with friends in return for a luxurious lifestyle.

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