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U.S.-Led Coalition Launches Attacks On Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:02pm

The military strikes were ordered by President Trump in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7 by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad on its citizens.

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Justice Department Details Case Against Fired Deputy FBI Director McCabe

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:30pm

A report sent to Congress on Friday offered extensive detail about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to fire Andrew McCabe in March.

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Why FBI Investigators Might Be Interested In 'National Enquirer's' Political Turn

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:20pm

When federal prosecutors served President Trump's personal lawyer — Michael Cohen — a warrant this week - one of the things on the list was Cohen's communications with a man named David J. Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer. NPR looks at why the special counsel might be interested in this communication.

White House Issues Blistering Attack On Comey's Anti-Trump Memoir

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:04pm

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders blasted ex-FBI chief James Comey, who is about to release a memoir that is highly critical of President Trump.

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What The Trans-Pacific Partnership Was Originally Constructed For

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:50pm

President Trump has raised the possibility of reconsidering joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership for the second time now. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Wendy Cutler, deputy U.S. trade representative during the Obama administration who negotiated the TPP, about the original purpose of the trade agreement.

Trump Attorney Cohen Is Subject Of Months-Long Federal Criminal Investigation

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:37pm

Prosecutors revealed in court documents on Friday that a grand jury in New York City has been investigating Michael Cohen for months over his business dealings.

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Who Is Reinhold Niebuhr And What Is His Connection To James Comey?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:23pm

There are a lot of familiar names in former FBI director James Comey's new book, plus one that has many people scratching their heads: Reinhold Niebuhr. Comey considers him an influence, and at one point tweeted under Niebuhr's name.

White House Responds To Former FBI Director James Comey's New Book

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:23pm

In his new memoir, former FBI Director James Comey accuses the Trump administration of being more worried about the public's perception than Russian interference in elections.

Showdown Occurs At The U.N. Security Council As Trump Considers Strikes On Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:23pm

Russia went to the United Nations Security Council to argue against the possibility of U.S. air strikes against Syria — touching off another testy diplomatic confrontation.

Week In Politics: Comey's Memoir, Speaker Ryan Retires And Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:23pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and Guy Benson of townhall.com about former FBI director James Comey's book, potential strikes on Syria and House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he won't run for reelection.

How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:51pm

Many gun owners say the primary reason they own a firearm is for self-defense. But for years, experts have been starkly divided over how often people actually use guns for this purpose.

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President Trump Pardons 'Scooter' Libby, Former Cheney Chief Of Staff

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:24pm

President Trump has issued a full pardon to I. "Scooter" Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:06am

Congress welcomed a baby-faced tech mogul and a new baby this week.

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In 'A Higher Loyalty,' James Comey Describes An 'Unethical, Untethered' President

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:35am

NPR's Ron Elving says the former FBI director's new memoir is unlikely to convert the committed partisans on either side. Instead, it may well cause further entrenchment.

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Rep. Dave Brat On The Freedom Caucus And The GOP's Future

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:19am

Some members of the GOP are pushing for the head of the Freedom Caucus to lead the party. Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Nebraska Farmers Talk Tariffs And Trade

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Perhaps no group of Americans would be harder hit by a trade war with China than farmers.

Trump's TPP Turnaround

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump now is reportedly urging advisers to weigh rejoining the TPP. Noel King talks with Robert Holleyman, who was a trade representative in the Obama administration and pushed for the deal.

News Brief: Comey's Book, Trump Talks TPP Again, Syria And Pompeo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

James Comey's new book is making waves as it details some of the president's interactions with the former FBI director. Also, President Trump suggested re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Comey Book Blasts Trump

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Former FBI Director James Comey has a new book out, in which he calls President Trump "unethical" and "untethered to truth." The White House is trying to discredit him.

Trump Suggests Rejoining TPP

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump floated the idea of re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Leaving the trade partnership was one of his campaign promises.

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