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Reihan Salam Of 'National Review' On The GOP's Options For Health Care

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

Senate Republicans still can't agree on their health care plan. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, about the Republican Party's options.

What The Law Says About Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting With A Russian Lawyer

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

After a week of attention on Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley if any laws were broken.

If Prosecutors Investigate Trump Tower Meeting, Here's How They Might Tackle It

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 6:00am

A former federal prosecutor told NPR one place to start in thinking about the potential legal ramifications of the meeting is to consider a possible conspiracy charge.

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As McCain Recovers From Surgery, Senate Vote On Republican Health Care Bill Uncertain

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:11pm

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will stay in Arizona next week to recover from surgery. The Republican's absence in D.C. complicates the already tight math surrounding the planned health care vote.

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Trump Taps Washington Lawyer To Become White House Special Counsel Amid Russia Probes

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:58pm

Veteran attorney Ty Cobb is leaving private practice to join the president's staff at the White House and help the administration coordinate its response to the investigations into election meddling.

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Barbershop: Conservative Views On Health Care, Kid Rock And The State Of The GOP

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:08pm

A discussion on how this week's news plays out in conservative circles with The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood, and conservative commentator Lenny McAllister.

Amid Health Care Debate, Legislative Group Seeks To Foster Bipartisanship

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:08pm

More and more lawmakers are seeking ways to build bipartisanship. NPR Host Michel Martin talks with co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Congressmen Tom Reed and Josh Gottheimer, about health care.

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester On Health Care

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sen. Jon Tester, Democrat from Montana, about the possibility of working on a bipartisan health care measure if the GOP's health care bill fails to pass the Senate.

Week In Politics: Paris, FBI, Health Care

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:52am

It's been quite a week in politics, We have the latest on President Trump's Paris trip and the GOP health care plan.

The White House's Shifting Narrative On Russia

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:52am

President Trump continues to say he has nothing to do with Russia, but his business ties go way back. Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News talks with Scott Simon about a real estate deal.

Remembering Liu Xiaobo, Who Fought For Human Rights In China

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 2:18am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Liu Xiaobo and the principles he stood for in China, and wonders how Americans and American institutions will respond to his death.

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Vote Fraud Commission Releases Public Comments, Email Addresses And All

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:21pm

Dozens of pages of public emails, many containing vulgar and mocking language, were published on the website of the residential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Members Of Congress Allowed Use Of Campaign Funds For Home Security

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:07pm

An FEC ruling issued this week allows lawmakers to use campaign money for home security upgrades. It comes in the wake of Rep. Steve Scalise being shot at a baseball practice.

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What Really Irritates Vladimir Putin? The Magnitsky Act

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:03pm

The U.S. law bans Russian human rights abusers from entering the U.S. The Russian president has railed against it since Congress passed it in 2012. The act now features in the Russia investigation.

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Trump Joins French President Macron For Bastille Day Celebration In Paris

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

President Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron on a podium in Paris Friday to observe a joint march by French and U.S. troops marking Bastille Day. Despite sharp differences in their polices, the two leaders say they have become friends.

New Russian Ambassador Expected To Take Tough Stance On U.S. Diplomacy

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

When President Trump met Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit, they promised to speed up the appointment of new ambassadors to Moscow and Washington. However, the man expected to be the new Russian envoy is no fan of U.S. foreign policy.

Russian Lobbyist Also Attended Meeting With Donald Trump Jr.

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

Former Soviet counterintelligence officer Rinat Akhmetshin has confirmed to the Associated Press that he was the second Russian advocate in a meeting New York City last year with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. He has a long history as a lobbyist opposing U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting Raises Possible Federal Statutes Violations

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

"Collusion" isn't a crime, but myriad controversies in the Trump operation suggest numerous possible violations of federal statutes. The latest example: Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Week In Politics: Trump Jr.'s Meeting With Russian Lawyer, GOP Health Bill

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and Eliana Johnson of Politico about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, and the most recent GOP health care bill.

Economists Warn Tariffs On Imported Steel Could Spark Trade War

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

President Trump hinted this week that he may impose tariffs or quotas on imported steel. Economists warn that could spark a trade war.

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