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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.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Faces Day 2 Of Lawmakers' Questions

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

Zuckerberg testified in front of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees Tuesday. A preview of what to expect from his second day of testimony — this time before House panels

It Appears The White House Has Put Special Counsel Mueller On Notice

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

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump believes Mueller has gone too far in his probe of Russia election interference. She also said Trump believes he has the power to fire Mueller.

States Turn To National Guard To Help Protect Future Elections From Hackers

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:00am

Election officials have traditionally focused on a smooth voting experience, but after the 2016 elections, they've also had to focus on cybersecurity.

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Wendy Vitter, Wife Of 'D.C. Madam' Senator, Faces Thorny Hearing To Be Federal Judge

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:00am

Known for standing by her scandal-plagued husband former Senator David Vitter, Trump judicial nominee Wendy Vitter appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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President Trump Turns Attention To Welfare Programs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:43pm

President Trump has directed federal agencies to look for ways to strengthen work requirements for various aid programs, including Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance and cash welfare.

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Democratic Sen. Ed Markey Discusses Testimony From Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:24pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts about Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's appearance on Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify before Congress.

Trump Cancels Trip As He Decides On Response To Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:52pm

The White House says President Trump canceled his trip to Latin America so he could oversee the U.S. response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.

The Taiwan Travel Act Threatens To Further Complicate U.S., China Relations

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:44pm

President Trump recently signed into law an act that encourages high-level U.S. officials to visit Taiwan and vice versa, which angered China amid the ongoing disagreements over the trade.

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Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin Weighs In As Facebook CEO Testifies Before Congress

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:21pm

For more on Mark Zuckerberg's day on Capitol Hill, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.

White House: Mueller Is Overreaching And Trump Has The Power To Fire Him

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:19pm

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders would not say whether President Trump plans to remove Robert Mueller. Under Justice Department rules, a special counsel can only be fired for "good cause."

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Lawmakers Question Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg About Data Privacy Lapses

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is answering to dozens of senators Tuesday, after it was reported that some 87 million Facebook users' data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The testimony comes one week after the extent of the breach was revealed, but the company is facing questions beyond the data breach.

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine Discusses Possible Military Action Against Syria

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., about possible military action against Syria over the use of chemical weapons. He and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., have said that U.S. strikes in Syria are illegal unless Congress authorizes them.

U.S. Still Considering How To Respond To Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

A suspected chemical weapons attack this past weekend on a rebel stronghold near Damascus, Syria has prompted international outrage and threats from President Trump of a military response.




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