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Words You'll Hear: What's A Conference Committee?

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 4:40pm

As the Senate and House work to create one tax bill that can pass both chambers and become law, we take a look at the phrase "conference committee" in our "Words You'll Hear" segment.

Trump To Announce Shrinking Utah National Monuments

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:08am

President Trump is expected to announce plans to shrink Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. State representative Michael Noel tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why he supports the plan.

Democratic Sen. John Tester On The Republican Tax Bills

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:08am

An overhaul of the tax code passed the Senate with no Democratic votes. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., why his party stayed away from the legislation.

Week In Politics

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks about the Flynn deal, the tax overhaul and more with Heather Timmons, White House correspondent for Quartz, and Michael Warren, senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

A Tea Party Activist On The Tax Bills

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:08am

As congressional Republicans look to harmonize their Senate and House tax bills, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler how he feels about the deficit.

Several Trump Properties Suffer Financially (But Not Ones He Visits Often)

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 6:00am

The president's golf courses in Florida and New Jersey are doing well, but the Trump Organization has taken hits in its New York buildings and golf courses abroad.

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Barbershop: Politicians And Sexual Harassment

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:12pm

Legal analyst Paul Butler, New York Times correspondent Susan Chira and ethicist Jack Marshall join NPR's Michel Martin to discuss harassment in Congress and how to know if you've crossed a line.

With Plans To Vote For Roy Moore, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Retreats From Spotlight

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:12pm

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has had a difficult balancing act around the allegations of sexual assault against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. She says she believes Moore's accusers but still plans to vote for him.

What Has To Happen For The Senate Tax Bill To Become Law

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:12pm

The tax bill passed by the Senate early Saturday must now reconciled with one passed by the House before it can go to President Trump for his signature.

Another Democrat Faces Calls To Resign Because Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:05pm

First-term Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is accused of making repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a onetime campaign staffer. Kihuen has apologized and said he takes the "matter seriously."

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Mueller Removed FBI Agent From Russia Probe Over Anti-Trump Messages

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 3:37pm

Newspaper reports about the agent's removal came just a day after Robert Mueller's team revealed a plea deal with a key figure in the Trump campaign — a sign the probe could be in a new phase.

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Group Uses Marriage Counseling Methods To Help Bridge Political Divide

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:00am

As the country's political gaps widen, the organization Better Angels hopes to close them with group counseling techniques.

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Graduate Students Protest Tax Plan; A House Proposal Would Boost For-Profit Colleges

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:14am

Those development, plus the results of our investigative reporting on a Washington, D.C., high school and more in the weekly education roundup.

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Trump And The Federal Judiciary

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance about President Trump's appointments to the federal judiciary, almost all of whom have been white and male.

Republican Senators Pass Tax Bill

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

The Republican overhaul of the tax code overcame hurdles to pass the Senate and includes some changes average Americans may feel come tax time, should it make it to the president's desk.

The Consequences Of Flynn's Guilty Plea

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Jonathan Turley, George Washington University law professor, what he thinks of the latest developments in the the Russia investigation.

Children's Health Insurance Program In Jeopardy In Colorado

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Colorado contacted families who receive CHIP health care funding with a warning that support might end in January. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Gretchen Hammer, who runs the Colorado program.

Roy Moore's Effect On Alabama's Economy

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Alabama has long sought to make itself a destination for business investment. But the allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore may make investors reluctant to come to the state.

Several Democrats Call For Conyers To Resign

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Pressure on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign is growing after allegations of sexual harassment. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., about the feeling among Democrats.

Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To The FBI

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:43am

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in a surprise Friday court appearance and is cooperating with the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference.

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