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Democrats Hope To Capitalize On Criminal Case Against Republican Rep. Chris Collins

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:25pm

Rep. Chris Collins promises to keep campaigning for his N.Y. House seat, despite insider trading charges. Democrats hope to make Collins a poster child for what they call a GOP culture of corruption.

VP Pence Unveils Plans For New Military Branch In Outer Space

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:25pm

Vice President Pence unveiled the Pentagon's plans for a branch of the military that could fight in space on Thursday.

Chicago Police Superintendent Discusses City's Spike In Gun Violence

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:25pm

Chicago police superintendent Eddie T. Johnson speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the city's recent spike in gun violence. The police say repairing their fractured relationship with the community is one way to curb crime.

White House Describes Military 'Space Force,' Aims To Create It By 2020

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:15pm

Vice President Pence said in a speech Thursday that the Space Force, which would be the military's sixth branch, will "prepare for the next battlefield" and "a new generation of threats."

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Julian Assange 'Seriously Considering' Testifying Before Senate Panel

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:11pm

The founder of WikiLeaks received a request to testify in person before the Senate intelligence committee about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, his lawyer says.

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Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:26pm

Atlantic writer Franklin Foer says President Trump has "radicalized" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), opening the door for the agency to deport any undocumented immigrant.

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According To Anonymous Sources...

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:06am

Why do journalists use sources who refuse to be publicly identified? Are they as credible as named sources?

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Tiki Torches, Terror And Tears: One Year After Charlottesville

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:06am

What have we learned? Have we learned anything?

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Is It Springtime For Putin And Republicans?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:37am

If maintaining the current Republican hold on the White House and Congress means justifying and defending Donald Trump and his connections to Moscow, then that is the party's mission for today.

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How Is Trump Policy Affecting The Latest Immigration Numbers?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, about the latest immigration numbers and how administration policy may affect them.

State Department Officials Impose More Sanctions On Russia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

The State Department is punishing Moscow for allegedly using a chemical agent against a former Russian spy and his daughter — an attack that happened on British soil.

Colorado Voters May Get A Chance To Weigh In On Oil And Gas Issues

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

Signatures for ballot initiatives — one by advocates for residents opposed to fracking; the other by advocates for landowners seeking to protect mineral rights — have been submitted to officals.

Recount May Be Called For In Tight Kanas Race For Governor

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads the incumbent by less than 200 votes. His office oversees state elections, and he says he would not recuse himself in a recount.

Head Of South Carolina's Chamber Of Commerce On Escalating Trade War

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to chamber president Ted Pitts, about how trade policy is affecting businesses in the state. One company said it would lay off more than 100 workers because of tariffs.

News Brief: Russia Probe, Canada Takes Aim At Saudi Arabia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

Lawyers say Trump will sit for an interview with Robert Mueller only if Mueller agrees to conditions. Canada criticizes Saudi Arabia's human rights record. New York City caps ride-hailing licenses.

It's Not The Deep State That Hurts Trump — It's The Shallow State

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump and his supporters have often complained about the deep state — a cabal of hostile bureaucrats. But maybe the biggest impediment to the president comes from his cabinet.

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What A Justice Kavanaugh Could Mean For The Mueller Investigation And Trump

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:00am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh opposes limiting the power of the presidency. That opinion could have profound consequences for the special counsel investigation.

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U.S. To Impose New Sanctions On Russia For Nerve Agent Attacks

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:32am

The move, which comes months after the attack in the U.K. on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, follows pressure on the Trump administration from lawmakers in both parties.

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West Virginia House Panel Votes To Impeach Entire Supreme Court

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:26pm

The articles of impeachment recommend the entire bench, including its chief justice, be impeached "for maladministration, corruption, incompetency, neglect of duty, and certain high crimes."

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Meets With Pompeo To Discuss Parallel Interests

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:57pm

Egypt's foreign minister met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as observers questioned the release of military aid to Cairo despite ongoing human rights abuses.

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