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House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Constituents React To His Retirement Announcement

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:29pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced he won't be seeking another term. His Wisconsin constituents share their thoughts on his Capitol Hill departure announcement.

Trump Directs Federal Agencies To Strengthen Work Requirements For Public Assistance

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:29pm

President Trump has signed an executive order calling for stronger work requirements for public assistance. Supporters say the move will bring down public spending. Opponents worry it will make it harder for some to get the help they need.

Lawmakers Ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tougher Questions As Testimony Continues

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:29pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. It's his second day of testimony on Capitol Hill in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

What Speaker Ryan's Retirement Means For GOP Efforts To Maintain House Majority

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:29pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire is throwing House Republicans into chaos at a time when the party is deeply worried about losing control of that chamber.

Sweeping New Legislation Highlights Just How Much Music And Tech Need Each Other

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:17pm

The "music omnibus" bill represents the rare compromise between the music business and tech companies, who have spent years fighting each other over fractions of pennies.

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NRA, In New Document, Acknowledges More Than 20 Russian-Linked Contributors

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:00pm

The National Rifle Association now tells Congress it received a small amount of money from fewer than two dozen Russians or people in Russia since 2015.

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VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:57am

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.

Make Room For Baby: After Giving Birth, Duckworth Presses Senate To Bend Rules

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:34am

The Illinois Democrat is the first sitting senator to give birth. She's using the opportunity to call on the Senate to adjust its rules to accommodate new parents and elevate family-friendly policies.

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What Paul Ryan's Impending Departure May Signal For The 2018 Elections

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:24am

Scott Jennings, a political consultant and former GOP administration official, says that House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement suggests to Republicans they should focus on holding on to the Senate.

Is Taking No Action An Option In Syria?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:06am

The president apparently isn't wondering whether to intervene, but how.

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Back Before Congress For A Second Day Of Testimony

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:58am

The Facebook CEO appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, after a five-hour session before two Senate committees on Tuesday. He'll take more questions about privacy and security.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan To Retire This Fall

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:38am

House Speaker Paul Ryan has decided he will not seek re-election in 2018. NPR's Susan Davis explains what this means for the Republican party, his congressional seat and leadership on the Hill.

How LGBT Advocates Scored A Surprising Victory In Alaska

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:02am

Anchorage voters defeated a bill that would have banned transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. In just six years, Anchorage voters flipped on LGBT issues.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-Election

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:49am

Ryan will not seek reelection, but will not step down immediately. He'll officially make the announcement Wednesday.

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Senators Brought Up Serious Issues With Facebook, McNamee Says

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:15am

David Greene talks to Venture capitalist Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill and his promise to take more responsibility over user data.

Trump Ratchets Up The Rhetoric Over Attack On Syrian Civilians

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:42am

President Trump Tweeted Wednesday that if Russia was prepared to shoot down any American missiles fired at Syria that "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!"

Rep. Costello Hopes House Facebook Hearings Will Dig Deeper

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:19am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before two Senate panels Tuesday. Noel King talks to GOP Rep. Ryan Costello about Zuckerberg, who will testify Wednesday before two House panels about user data.

6 Facts About Fake News In The 2016 Election

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:00am

One lesson: Social media plays a bigger role in bringing people to fake news sites than it does in bringing them to real news sites.

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During Office Raid, Trump Attorney Says Agents Were 'Courteous'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

The FBI this week raided the offices of President Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. David Greene talks to former federal prosecutor Ken White about what that might mean for the president.

News Brief: Zuckerberg On Capitol Hill, Will Trump Fire Mueller?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

Facebook's CEO took lawmakers questions about the user data grab and other topics. After the FBI raided the office of President Trump's personal attorney, will Trump try to fire the special counsel.

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