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Benjamin Wittes On Comey's New Book

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare website, who has known James Comey for several years, about Comey's new book and what Comey has said in recent interviews.

Conservative View On Mike Pompeo At State

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is President Trump's pick for secretary of state. NPR's David Greene talks with Noah Rothman, writer for Commentary, about Pompeo's qualifications.

Continuing Troubles For The Missouri Governor

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

A judge will rule on Thursday whether Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial continues. The scandal has devastated the once-rising star's political and popular support.

Trump And North Korea Update

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

We have the latest on President Trump's meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and plans for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

News Brief: Cuba Without Castro, Trump And Kim, Missouri Gov. Greitens

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

Cuba is preparing for a new leader. Raul Castro is expected to hand over the presidency to a younger successor. Also, President Trump spoke on Wednesday about a possible meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Ex-'Playboy' Model Settles Suit With 'National Enquirer' Over Alleged Trump Affair

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:29am

The settlement frees Karen McDougal to speak publicly about the alleged 10-month affair that she says ended in 2007 after the publisher bought her story and then never ran it.

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Federal Judge Holds Kansas Elections Official In Contempt Of Court

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:51pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was found to have violated a court injunction against providing new voters with confusing and misleading information about their registration.

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In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:21pm

Some Democratic challengers are fundraising more than the Republican incumbents they're challenging. This revelation comes as House candidates file their first quarter financial reports.

Payday Lenders Convening At A Trump Resort Are Met By Protesters

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:02pm

The industry is holding its annual conference this week at Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami. Critics say a Trump appointee is helping the industry by moving to ease regulations.

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New York A.G., Invoking Trump, Calls For Albany To Close Pardon 'Loophole'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:55pm

Eric Schneiderman asked state lawmakers to alter New York criminal law so that a presidential pardon might not protect someone from state-level prosecution

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Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:11pm

The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.

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Why The Rate Of Congressional Confirmations Are Down Under The Trump Administration

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

The Trump Administration is frustrated with what it says is the obstruction of nominees in Congress. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Marc Short, White House Legislative Affairs Director, about why the rate of confirmations is down.

Sen. Tom Udall Weighs In On Mike Pompeo's Secretary Of State Nomination

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about why he opposes the confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State — and whether there are enough votes to block the nomination.

Trump, Abe Hold Joint Press Conference, Wrapping Up 2 Days Of Meetings

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:59pm

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe are set to address reporters Wednesday evening as they wind up two days of meetings at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

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What's At Risk When A Non-Diplomat Engages In Diplomacy

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, about the risks and opportunities that follow when a CIA director meets with a foreign head of state.

Automatic Voter Registration Could Have A Big Impact By 2020 Election

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

By Election Day 2018, almost of quarter of Americans will live in states where filling out voter registration postcards will be a thing of the past as more and more states are moving to automatic voter registration.

Senate Majority Leader Says Law To Protect Special Counsel Mueller Isn't Necessary

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has squashed the idea of a vote on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.

Senators Have More Questions For CIA Director Mike Pompeo After North Korea Trip

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

CIA director Mike Pompeo made a secret trip to North Korea and met with the country's leader Kim Jong Un. He's also trying to get confirmed as Secretary of State, the nation's top diplomat.

Barbara Bush On Meeting George, Motherhood And Her Signature Fake Pearls

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:48am

The former first lady, who died Tuesday, told Terry Gross in 1994 that she grew up thinking she'd be a nurse. "But then I met that marvelous George [H. W.] Bush and the nursing went out the window."

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Remembering Barbara Bush

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:50am

Former First Lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday. She was 92. After several hospitalizations, Bush opted to begin receiving “comfort care” earlier this week, according to a statement from the family.

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