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Looking At The House And Senate Tax Plans

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

We examine the differences between the House and Senate tax overhaul plans and assess the chances the Republican-controlled Congress can pass a bill before Christmas as President Trump wants.

Alabamians React To Roy Moore Allegations

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

Alabama voters are learning more about allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat.

Praying In Response To Mass Shootings

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

The words "thoughts and prayers" are often criticized after mass shootings. Scott Simon talks to David French of National Review, who argues prayer can be the most rational and effective response.

What Democrats Can Learn From This Week's Wins

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

Democrats won several state and local elections this week. Progressive superPAC co-founder and ex-Obama campaign staffer David Cohen talks with Scott Simon.

Even (Former) Presidents Have To Go To Jury Duty

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:00am

Barack Obama reported for jury duty in Cook County, and was dismissed. NPR's Scott Simon says the fact that former presidents show up for jury duty says something vital about the political system.

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As White House Makes Nice With Mueller, GOP Allies Sharpen Knives For Special Counsel

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 6:00am

The White House is cooperating, but a small group of Trump supporters is building a case that the Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller must step down — or worse.

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GOP Sen. Mark Walker On How His Party Plans To Pass Tax Legislation By The End Of 2017

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

Senate Republicans have rolled out their tax plan. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Mark Walker of North Carolina about what's in the legislation and how the party plans to get it passed by the end of the year.

President Trump Delivers Warning To Asia-Pacific Leaders Regarding Trade

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump laid out his "America First" vision of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. He wants to rebalance trade relationships and prefers bilateral deals to multilateral ones.

'Cross-Partisan' Group, With Honor, Aims To Support Veteran Candidates For Congress

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

A "cross-partisan" group called With Honor has formed to support military veterans running for Congress. The group hopes to assist 25 to 35 candidates from both parties in 2018 elections.

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Ties To The Special Counsel Investigation

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his adult son. Among the areas of inquiry: their meetings with Turkish officials and the handling of a cleric who lives in Pennsylvania.

How Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Playing Out In Politics

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and John Phillips of The Orange County Register, CNN, and KABC, about the political news of the week.

Alabama Reacts To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

Voters in Alabama are still processing the news reports that Roy Moore, the state's Republican candidate for Senate is alleged to have made sexual advances towards a woman who was 14 years old at the time.

GOP Tax Cuts Expected to Push Up Nation's Debt

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

Both tax proposals in the House and the Senate would add about $1.5 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next 10 years. That's a big concern for many economists and some lawmakers.

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Central American Immigrants Brace For End Of Temporary Protected Status Program

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:33pm

The Department of Homeland Security revoked protections for 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the U.S. this week, while 50,000 Haitians and nearly 200,000 Salvadorans remain uncertain about their status.

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Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:17pm

Medical debt is down across the country. In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the reduction is sharper.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:06am

Saudi princes in prison, the Paradise Papers and President Trump in Asia.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:06am

This week's news left us wondering about the future of the Democratic Party, taxes, and how to react to the latest mass shooting.

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'I Have Never Engaged In Sexual Misconduct,' Moore Says In Statement

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 7:07am

Roy Moore issued a two-pronged defense Friday evening to a Washington Post report. The GOP Senate candidate issued a strongly worded statement just as he went on a conservative radio talk show.

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'Nothing Immoral,' Or 'Deeply Disturbing'? Republicans Split On Roy Moore Allegations

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 7:07am

Some GOP officials in Alabama are skeptical of allegations that Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old when he was 32. Others say that even if true, it would be irrelevant to his Senate campaign.

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Senate Candidate Roy Moore Denies Misconduct Allegations

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 6:32am

A Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama has been accused of sexual misconduct. GOP leaders in Washington have said that if there's any truth to the allegations, Roy Moore should step down.

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