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Sen. Jeff Flake Plans Series Of Speeches Targeting Trump On Facts And Truth

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:41pm

"These speeches aren't necessarily just on the president, but on certain issues," the Republican told Morning Edition. "The first one will be on the need to have shared facts that we all agree on."

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Trump Visits Missouri To Tout GOP Tax Overhaul Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump traveled to Missouri to tout the GOP tax overhaul bill as a boon for the middle class. But analysts say the bill mostly benefits the wealthy.

Supreme Court Hears Case On Cell Phone Location Information

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

In politics it's usually conservatives who attack liberals for being soft on crime. Those roles seemed at least partially reversed today at the Supreme Court, where justices heard an important case examining whether police need a search warrant to get cell phone site location information from wireless carriers.

What The Law Of War Says About Nuclear Strikes

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

Two Air Force generals — one the current U.S. Strategic Forces commander, the other his predecessor — declared publicly this month that they would defy a presidential nuclear launch order if they found it violated the Law of War. So what are the Law of War's constraints are on a nuclear strike and could it be a plausible check on President Trump's unilateral power to launch a nuclear strike?

How Diplomatic Engagement With North Korea Could Proceed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

On Tuesday, North Korea launched what the Pentagon says is the country's third ICBM test of the year. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Suzanne DiMaggio of New America and Joel S. Wit from the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University about diplomatic engagement with North Korea.

Supporters Of Michigan Rep. Conyers Challenged With More Harassment Allegations

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

Representative John Conyers, D-Mich., has represented the people of his Detroit district for more than five decades. Now, allegations of sexual harassment against the venerable lawmaker are challenging even his most ardent supporters.

Congress Struggling To Create Zero Tolerance Sexual Harassment Policy

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

Congressional leaders say they want zero tolerance for sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, but they're struggling with the best way to respond to allegations against lawmakers.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Says She Would Like To Have A Bipartisan Tax Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump, who visited Missouri on Wednesday, has said if the state's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn't support his tax plan, she should be voted out of office. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. McCaskill about the proposed Republican tax plans and how she would like to work on a bipartisan bill.

Trump Retweets Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos From Far-Right Group In Britain

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump retweeted inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos from a far-right party in Britain. The action prompted outrage and while Trump's Twitter feed often creates controversy, it doesn't always result in consequential actions.

U.K. Political Leaders Outraged After Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

Political leaders in the U.K. have expressed outrage at President Trump's retweets of inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group.

Trump Retweets Incendiary Anti-Muslim Videos From Controversial Group

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:07am

The president's latest tweetstorm also singled out NBC over the firing of Today host Matt Lauer — with Trump naming and threatening to out executives at the broadcast network.

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Statehouses And Sexual Harassment

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:06am

The nation is focusing on harassment in Congress, but what about in your state capital?

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The Meaning Of Meghan: 'Black' And 'Royal' No Longer An Oxymoron

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:00am

"Why do I have to choose? For people who are mixed-race, I think that this is really a big step forward. I'm so exited. I'm over the moon." Amal Fashanau, BBC reporter

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Sen. Flake Expresses Reservations About GOP Tax Measure

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona about the GOP tax overhaul bill which will have to win the votes of almost all Senate Republicans to become law.

News Brief: North Korea Fires ICBM, Republican Tax Plan Gains Support, CFPB

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

North Korea fired what the Pentagon says was an intercontinental ballistic missile for the third time in 2017. Also, GOP continues work on a tax overhaul and The Washington Post's Renae Merle on CFPB.

A Conservative On Project Veritas

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

The Washington Post exposed a hoax by conservative media activists. David Greene speaks with Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine about what this says about conservative activism.

A Diplomat On The Reported 'Hollowing Out' Of The State Department

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

Steve Inskeep talks to veteran diplomat Nicholas Burns about the latest departures from the State Department and what impact these losses are having on U.S. foreign policy.

Judge Sides With Trump Administration In CFPB Leadership Fight

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

David Greene talks with Renae Merle of The Washington Post about a federal judge's decision in favor of the Trump administration's pick to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Trump Voters And The Tax Plan

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris Buskirk of the conservative website American Greatness about what Trump voters think of the GOP tax plan.

Trump Picks Businessman To Lead NOAA

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

Senators are about to get their chance to grill the nominee for head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Critics say he has a conflict of interest.

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