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Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Bill By Christmas

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 7:05am

Republicans released their final bill to overhaul the nation's tax code. They'll now work quickly this week to pass the $1.5 trillion dollar package and send it to the president by Christmas.

3 Ways Trump Or His Allies Might Try To Disrupt The Mueller Russia Probe

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 6:00am

Republican allies of the White House are setting the stage to disrupt the investigation of Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. Here are some ways they might try — and why it will be difficult.

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Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:04pm

His announcement comes a day after the House Ethics Committee said it opened an investigation into the harassment allegations leveled at the 37-year-old freshman congressman from Nevada.

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Barbershop: The Alabama Senate Race And Accusations Against Russell Simmons

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post, Dru Ealons, founder of the Ealons Group, and Huffington Post's Julia Craven join guest host Ray Suarez in the barbershop to talk about the Alabama Senate race, identity politics and sexual harassment.

Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

The tax bill being considered by Congress includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News talks to guest host Ray Suarez about how that could affect the health insurance market.

What It Took To Convince Final Holdouts To Support The GOP Tax Bill

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

Republicans seem to have secured enough votes to pass their tax bill next week. It marks the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Kelsey Snell about the bill.

Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:14am

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as "vulnerable," "transgender" and "evidence-based" from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.

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What's In The Tax Bill

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

Republican lawmakers released their final tax overhaul bill after differences between the House and Senate versions were hashed out. We look at how will it affect Americans taxes.

An Update On The Russia Investigation

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein defended Robert Mueller and his team before Congress this week. Republicans are questioning the impartiality of the Russia investigation.

The Democrats' Future In Alabama

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

Selma's congressional district was key to the Democratic win in the special Senate election. Scott Simon talks with Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell talks about what Doug Jones' win means for Alabama.

Republicans Turn To Taxes After Alabama Defeat

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

After a big political loss in the Alabama Senate race, Republicans are focusing on securing their first major legislative victory: passing a tax overhaul bill.

Female Congressional Candidate Ends Run After She Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:31pm

Retired business executive Andrea Ramsey had hoped to oust an incumbent Republican congressman in a Kansas district targeted by the Democrats.

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:12pm

The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers.

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Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:16pm

Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 5:53pm

The 2nd Circuit will take over the inquiry of 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski. Multiple former clerks and externs have accused Kozinski of sexual harassment.

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Trump Administration Moves To Kill Rules For Organic Eggs

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 4:20pm

It's the latest Obama-era agriculture regulation to go on the chopping block. This one governs the treatment of animals on organic farms. But most organic farmers actually support the rule.

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DHS Wants To Build A Computer System To Help Determine Who Gets To Visit The U.S.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 3:23pm

Can a computer tell if you're going to be a productive member of society? Can it tell if you're a terrorist? The Department of Homeland Security is trying to answer these questions. The agency hopes to build a computer system to help determine who gets to visit or immigrate to the U.S., but that idea has some techies worried.

Nearly A Year In Office, Trump's Presidency Remains Defined By Russia

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 3:23pm

Almost a year in and Donald Trump's presidency is still — in large part — being defined by Russia. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to The Washington Post's Greg Jaffe about his joint byline in Friday's paper for "Doubting the Intelligence, Trump purses Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked."

GOP Releases Final Version Of Tax Overhaul Bill

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 3:23pm

Republican lawmakers are releasing the final version of their legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code, with plans to pass it next week.

Alabama Democrats Describe Doug Jones' Win As 'Euphoria'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 3:23pm

It's been a big week for the Democratic Party — but it's been an even bigger week for lifelong Alabama Democrats. NPR talked to a handful of them to ask the significance of Doug Jones winning a U.S. Senate seat — the first Democrat to do so in Alabama in more than two decades.




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