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FBI Conducted Pre-Dawn Raid Of Manafort's Home

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:07am

According to the Washington Post, which first reported the story, documents and other materials were seized from the home of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

FBI Agents Conducted A Raid On Paul Manafort's Residence

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:44am

The raid reportedly took place in late July, one month after former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort registered as a foreign agent.

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Now That He's President, Trump Is Sounding More Positive About The Economy

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:58am

As a candidate, Donald Trump described the economy as something of an unmitigated disaster. Now, he says, "prosperity is coming back to our shores." Is that really true?

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Morning News Brief: North Korea's Nuclear Threat, Trump TV

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

North Korea's government and President Trump have traded threats after North Korea's recent missile tests. And Hadas Gold of Politico discusses pro-Trump news videos on the president's Facebook page.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper On The Opioid Crisis

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin speaks with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about how his state has been impacted by the opioid crisis.

Cokie Roberts On The Generals In The White House

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the history of generals in White House roles.

Lawyers Launch Initiative To Challenge Executive Power

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

National security lawyers are launching a new effort called the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. They plan to sue over discrimination, privacy and national security issues.

Carson Promises To Help Residents Of Housing Projects His Department Is Shutting Down

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:52am

HUD Secretary Ben Carson visited the struggling Illinois river port, where his department is closing two public housing projects. Many of the town's remaining residents live in those developments.

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Hill Democrats Launch Investigation Of Federal Spending At Trump Businesses

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:22pm

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want to know if the spending is "in the public interest" or for the financial gain of the president and his family.

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Trump Says U.S. Will Meet North Korean Threats With 'Fire And Fury'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:55pm

The president's remarks, made during a meeting while he is on a "working vacation" in New Jersey, follow similar remarks by North Korea a day earlier.

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Trump Holds Briefing On Opioid Crisis Amid Pleas To Declare National Emergency

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump received a briefing on the opioid crisis while vacationing in New Jersey. It comes as his commission on the issue is urging him to declare the problem a national emergency.

Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration.

'Daily Beast' Reporter Uncovers The Curious Case Of Trump Fan Nicole Mincey

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

On Saturday night, President Trump personally thanked Nicole Mincey on Twitter. Twitter users looked into her and uncovered an online identity linked to an online store. Her account appeared to belong to a bot, but Daily Beast reporter Ben Collins dug further to discover the real Nicole Mincey.

Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

The Justice Department has reversed its position on an important voting rights case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Critics say the change could open the door to purge voter rolls.

'Washington Post' Reporters Record Comings And Goings At Trump's D.C. Hotel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has become a focus of questions surrounding conflicts of interest between the White House and the Trump family business. The hotel's records aren't public, so Washington Post reporters spent every day for a month in the lobby to chronicle the comings and goings. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jonathan O'Connell, the reporter who organized the project.

Jeff Flake Has Taken On Trump And The GOP. But Will It Matter?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:09am

The GOP has "given into the politics of anger—the belief that riling up the base can make up for failed attempts to broaden the electorate," the senator says. "These are the spasms of a dying party."

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Is The NFL Colluding Against Kaepernick?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:06am

Two weeks into the NFL training camp, Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been signed to a team

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Senators Aim To Protect Mueller From Being Fired As Special Counsel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, who has cosponsored legislation to defend special counsel Robert Mueller against attempts by the Trump administration to fire him.

Morning News Brief: Opioid Crisis, Netanyahu Faces Corruption Probe

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump will get a briefing on the opioid epidemic. The chief of staff for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be a witness for the state in a corruption inquiry into Netanyahu.

Sanctuary Cities Sue Justice Department Over Threat To Deny Federal Funding

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:16pm

The crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities has become the next big legal battle against President Trump's policies. Opponents fought Trump's travel ban all the way to the Supreme Court, where it will be heard this fall. Now sanctuary cities are suing over the administration's threat to deny funding if they don't cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

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