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News Brief: Bannon's Magazine Interview, 'Daily Stormer' Moves To Dark Web

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon talked to the liberal magazine: The American Prospect. Web hosting companies have blacklisted The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi site, from registration services.

Robert Mueller May Not Be The Savior The Anti-Trump Internet Is Hoping For

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:00am

Expectations are high for special counsel Robert Mueller with Trump critics. But people depending on the former FBI director to shake up the White House could be in for a letdown.

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Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:00am

Will President Trump double down on America's longest-running — but forgotten — war? Or could he decide to pull the plug?

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Texas' Special Session Ended, But State Lawkmakers Still Want To Discuss Bathroom Bill

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Efforts to pass a so-called "bathroom bill" in Texas died when the legislature adjourned a special session on Tuesday. But proponents haven't given up hope, amid talk of another special session to deal with the issue.

How Do Teachers Talk About Hate Speech?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

One Charlottesville, Va., elementary school teacher grapples with how to have this conversation with her students the week after the violence erupted in her city just as a new school year is about to begin.

Jewish Leaders Say Anti-Semitism Around The Nation Is A Disturbing Trend

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

The American Jewish community has been unsettled by the re-emergence of vocal anti-Semitism, largely believed to be a feature of the nation's past.

Sessions Continues To Criticize Sanctuary Cities During His Visit To Miami

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in Miami highlighting one of the city's communities cooperating with the Trump administration in helping deport immigrants here illegally, but he's still singling out cities who aren't complying.

President Trump Refers To Counter-Protesters As The 'Alt-Left'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Donald Trump lumped the protestors who objected to the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., in with counter-protesters.

Does Trump's Slippery Slope Argument About Confederate Statues Have Merit?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegal talks with Ilya Somin, a professor of George Mason University, about President Trump's warning that pulling down Confederate statues may lead to a slippery slope in which monuments to the Founding Fathers are torn down.

Trump Announces End To Manufacturing Council After Multiple CEOs Resign

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has ended both his manufacturing council and Strategic and Policy Forum, following the resignations of many CEOs who had served on them. Trump, who had promised to run government like a business, finds himself at odds with business leaders.

Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

Trump's Comments On White Supremacists Raise Questions

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

What did President Trump's return to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., reveal about him and how he approaches the presidency?

Vice President Pence Stays Aligned With Trump Despite Other Republicans Distancing Themselves

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Republican lawmakers are quickly trying to distance themselves from President Trump's latest comments on Charlottesville after he seemed to back away from his earlier criticism of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Some Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Not Trump By Name

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:19pm

Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face about blame for violence in Charlottesville, Va. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.

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Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:00pm

After shifting statements from the president about the racist violence in Virginia, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans didn't like the way Trump handled the situation.

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In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:20pm

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women's Voices

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:33pm

When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, eight women from around the country share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

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Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:24pm

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:23am

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

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What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:19am

Saying that a mob is intent on destroying President Trump, The Washington Times editorial board states, "the president himself keeps assisting the project."

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