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Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:01am

In 2002, Donald Trump was expected to be a savior for Rancho Palos Verdes. But over the next decade, he brought lawsuits and offended residents. It's a lesson in Trump's management style.

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Investigators Chase Missing Pieces Of Facebook, Twitter Role In Russian Mischief

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00am

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is the latest Big Tech emissary to visit Washington, D.C., as scrutiny grows over Russia's online disinformation scheme.

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Judge Limits DOJ's Warrant For Records From Anti-Trump Site

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:53pm

The court's ruling says the government has no right to "rummage through the information" on DreamHost's website to identify "innocent persons" engaged in First Amendment activities.

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In An Effort To Get People To Tune In, Government Agencies Try Podcasting

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Government agencies have a number of ways to get out their messages. There's press releases, news conferences and social media. And now, several cabinet departments are trying their hand at podcasts.

Trump Continues To Use Twitter As Main Form Of Communication

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump has had a combative few days on Twitter, going after NBC and the organization's "license" to report news, and trading digs with Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Trump Expected To Nominate Kirstjen Nielsen As Next Homeland Security Secretary

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:46pm

Kirstjen Nielsen currently serves as John Kelly's principal deputy chief of staff in the White House and was also Kelly's chief of staff when he recently led the Department of Homeland Security.

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Fed's Departing Vice Chair On Stocks, The Federal Debt And Transparency

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:56am

Stanley Fischer says that despite record highs in the stock market — boosted by the Fed's low interest rates — he doesn't see a bubble. But he says the U.S. debt could be a problem if rates go up.

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From Outside Moscow, He Continues Opposing President Putin

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:30am

Whilst President Putin was celebrating his birthday, Russian investigators raided the homes of at least five people working for Mikhail Khodorkovsky

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CNN's Jake Tapper Knows What The President Thinks Of His Network

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:06am

Just look at Twitter.

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Republican Study Group Favors Trump's Tax Plan, Rep. Davidson Says

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:41am

President Trump and Congress may have one more chance to pass major legislation in 2017. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about plans to overhaul the tax system.

What Energy Groups Think Is Wrong With The Clean Power Plan

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

The EPA plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to combat climate change. Steve Inskeep talks to lawyer Jeff Holmstead, who represents a group which has challenged the plan in court.

Ask Cokie: Is Gerrymandering Rigging America's Political System?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions on the process of redrawing congressional voting districts known as gerrymandering.

News Brief: Trump's Tax Plan, California's Raging Wildfires

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump heads to Harrisburg, Pa., to talk to an audience that will include truckers about his tax overhaul. And, more than a dozen people have died in intense wildfires in Northern California.

EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:00am

Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money.

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Trump Challenges Cabinet Member's IQ, Fights Senator He Needs. What Is Going On?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:00am

The president seems intent on keeping everyone on their toes, but it's not at all clear that there's a strategy behind it all.

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The 'Very Different' Leaders Of Germany's Far-Right AfD Party

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:55pm

The populist, anti-immigrant party is led by a lesbian former investment banker who's worked in China and a 76-year-old politician who abandoned Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.

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Many Cabinet Positions Remain Open In Trump Administration

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

Even if Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stays in his job, President Trump still lacks a HHS secretary and a permanent DHS secretary. Many positions below the top cabinet posts remain open, too.

U.S. And Turkey Mutually Stop Issuing Visas

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute about the recent visa dispute between the United States and Turkey.

How Much Can The Repeal Of The Clean Power Plan Help The Declining Coal Industry?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has formally begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan and coal states are welcoming the action. But the industry is still declining throughout the country.

California Governor Signs Law To Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:25pm

This is the first step in a long game to develop clearer prescription drug pricing laws around the country, health policy experts say.

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