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California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:58pm

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.

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Brett Kavanaugh's Role In the Starr Investigation And How It Shaped Him

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:01pm

In the 1990s, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was part of the team investigating President Clinton as part of special prosecutor Ken Starr's investigation. How did that experience shape his view of whether and how a president should be investigated?

Former White House Director Of Legislative Affairs Discusses New Job At UVA

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

Marc Short, President Trump's former legislative director, talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about his new job at the University of Virginia, the controversy that followed him and how he's moving forward.

Trump Postpones Military Parade, Citing High Costs

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

President Trump has postponed the military parade planned for November after complaints about its anticipated cost. He said he will instead attend the Armistice Day parade in Paris.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Discusses Security Clearances

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:15pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Morell, former deputy director at the CIA, about the letter he signed about security clearances and supporting former CIA director John Brennan.

U.S. To Pull Back Aid From Syria, Asks Other Countries To Pitch In For Rebuilding

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:59pm

The Trump administration is cutting money it was going to spend aiding the people of Raqqa — a Syrian city that still has many areas in rubble after the fight to push out ISIS.

Attorney General Sessions Says The U.S. Foreign-Born Population Is Growing Too Fast

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:45pm

Sessions praised immigration restrictions of the 1920s — laws that are widely regarded today as racist. His critics say he's stoking fears about the foreign-born population.

Trump Asks SEC To Study How Often Corporations Are Required To Report Earnings

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

In a tweet, President Trump said switching from quarterly reporting to every six months would save companies money and give them more flexibility.

Week In Politics: The Manafort Trial, Security Clearances And Omarosa's Book

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's primaries, the continued fallout over President Trump's revoking of former CIA Director John Brennan and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:21pm

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:44pm

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

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Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:49am

About a dozen former officials warn the White House is attempting to stifle free speech by revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of the president.

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Omarosa Releases Tape Of Trump Campaign's Offer To 'Buy My Silence'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:20am

Manigault Newman is a former Trump administration staffer who now calls the president a racist. She is currently promoting a new tell-all book about her time in White House.

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Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:04am

Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.

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Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:00am

Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias, and the transatlantic slave trade.

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To Win Texas, Beto O'Rourke Is Running To The Left

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

The Democratic congressman is challenging GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. He's making a bet that firing up liberals is the way to win, instead of running to the center like other Democrats in red states.

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Trump's Military Parade Is Likely Postponed Until 2019

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

The Pentagon, in a brief statement Thursday night, said it was postponing until 2019 a military parade in the nation's capital. It had been planned for Veterans Day weekend this year.

Why Democrats Are Shifting Away From NRA Support

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Reid Epstein — a reporter with The Wall Street Journal — about whether pro-gun Democrats can win elections in 2018. How valuable is an NRA endorsement in 2018?

Morning News Brief

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

The Vatican responds to a Pa. grand jury report detailing abuse of children by clergy. Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, FEMA scales back assistance to Puerto Rico. The legacy of Aretha Franklin.

Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

Based on calculations by NPR, the average shift in special elections since 2016 was 10 points toward the Democrats. If you apply that to all 435 House districts, Democrats would win a big majority.

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