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News Brief: Investigating The Shooter's Motive, NRA Endorses Regulations

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Investigators are looking into the life of the Las Vegas shooter while the NRA made a rare concession. Elahe Izadi of The Washington Post discusses sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein.

NRA Makes Rare Endorsement Of Regulations

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

The NRA came out in support of regulating bump stocks, like those possessed by the Las Vegas shooter, as some Republican lawmakers warmed to the idea of a ban on the devices.

As IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups, It Went After Progressives Too

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:10pm

After three years of congressional hearings and three inspector-general audits, the scandal still ricochets around Capitol Hill.

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Sen. Bob Corker Gets Candid About Tax Cuts, Calls Budget Proposal 'A Waste Of Time'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:59pm

The Tennessee Republican may be a make-or-break vote on the GOP's top priority: tax cuts. And since Corker announced last week he's not running for reelection, he's speaking more freely on the issue.

IRS Audit Counters Claims Of 'Witch Hunt' Targeting Conservatives

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:59pm

An inspector general for the IRS has found the agency went after many progressive as well as conservative groups in 2013, casting a shadow on GOP efforts to punish the agency for a "witch hunt."

'The Apprentice' Creators Look Back

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:59pm

Before he became president, Donald Trump was on the reality TV show, The Apprentice. From NPR's podcast Embedded, Kelly McEvers talks to people who were instrumental in the creation of that show about working with Trump. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: At 6:07 in the piece, the "god" in "goddamn" has been bleeped.

Marsha Blackburn, 'Politically Incorrect And Proud Of It,' Runs For Senate In Tenn.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:21pm

Calling the place she wants to work "totally dysfunctional" and "enough to drive you nuts," the Republican congresswoman touts that she's a "hard core, card-carrying Tennessee conservative."

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NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:42pm

The devices that can modify guns to be fired like automatic weapons were possessed by the mass shooter in Las Vegas. Democrats have introduced two bills this week to make them illegal.

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Republicans And Democrats Don't Agree, Don't Like Each Other And It's Worse Than Ever

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00am

The partisan split in America is the highest it's been in two decades, with Republicans and Democrats holding disparate views on race, immigration and more, according to a new Pew study.

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Deadline Looms For Thousands Of DREAMers

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:31am

Across the country, so-called DREAMers have been scrambling to renew their DACA benefits for the last time before the Trump Administration begins phasing out the program in March.

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Anti-Abortion Rep. Tim Murphy Won't Seek Re-Election After Report On Abortion Request

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:05am

The Republican congressman has voted to impose tighter restrictions on abortion access. He reportedly asked a woman with whom he had an affair to get an abortion.

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News Brief: Congress Talks 'Bump Stocks,' Las Vegas Latest, DACA Deadline

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

The Las Vegas attack has got lawmakers talking about banning "bump stocks," which simulate automatic weapons. Also, the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend said she didn't know of his plans.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar On Social Media Political Ad Disclosure

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Lawmakers are pushing for new legislation that would require greater disclosure of political ads that run on social media. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the co-author and talks with NPR's David Greene.

Anti-Abortion Congressman Reportedly Asks Woman To Get An Abortion

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

After news that he asked a woman with whom he had an affair to get an abortion, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy announced he won't seek re-election. He's a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus.

Trump's Puerto Rico Golf Venture: Not Such A Great Deal

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump seems pessimistic about Puerto Rico's ability to pay its debts. That view may, in part, reflect his own financial experience there, where he once got stung by a golf course bankruptcy.

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FACT CHECK: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don't Work?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:00am

The White House claims that Chicago has a high crime rate despite its stricter gun laws. This claim doesn't work on two levels.

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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:33pm

A bill passed by the California Legislature requires drugmakers to give 60 days' notice before raising a drug's price by 16 percent or more over two years, and to justify the price increase.

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Trump's Remarks About Erasing Puerto Rico's Debt Jolt The Markets

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:36pm

The president told Fox News "you can say goodbye" to Puerto Rico's $73 billion in debt. But the White House quickly walked back the remarks.

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Many Americans Side With President Trump On NFL Anthem Protests

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:10pm

A research study of more than 400 Americans found that more than 40 percent support the president's criticism of protests by NFL players and coaches during the national anthem.

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Senator To Ex-CEO: Equifax Can't Be Trusted With Americans' Personal Data

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:02pm

Republicans and Democrats alike are upset about the massive hack of Social Security numbers and other sensitive information at the consumer credit reporting company.

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