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Get Ready For Another Week Of Memo Madness — This Time Over Democrats' Response

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:59am

The House Intelligence Committee was set to meet on Monday to determine whether to release Democrats' secret rebuttal to Republicans' secret memo from last week.

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President Trump Takes The Fight To The FBI

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:06am

Law enforcement is one of the most powerful arms of any government, so what happens when it's labeled as the enemy?

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The Digital Backstory Of The Much-Debated GOP Memo On The FBI

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:27am

Steve Inskeep talks to Molly McKew of the social media intelligence group New Media Frontier, who says Russian-controlled social media accounts helped to drive public pressure to release the memo.

Congress Faces A New Deadline On The Budget This Week

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:26am

We'll get the latest on the budget negotiations, and the continued fallout from the release of a controversial Republican memo that accused the FBI of abusing its authority.

President Trump Will Promote GOP Tax Plan In Ohio Monday

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to conservative talk show host Chris Buskirk about the president's trip to Cincinnati to promote the tax pan, and what Trump supporters thought of the release of the Nunes memo.

Government Funding Runs Out This Week. Will There Be Another Shutdown?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Joseph Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, about where talks stand on securing funding. He believes Republicans will try to punt the issue until March.

News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms, Pence To Travel To South Korea

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:01am

The government is set to run out of money this week. What's on the negotiating table? And, nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula make for a pretty exceptional backdrop to the Olympic games.

CHART: How Trump's Immigration Proposal Compares With Other Plans

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:00am

With deadlines approaching, the Trump administration and a bipartisan group of senators have each released their own frameworks for immigration reform. See how they would change current law.

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In Recent Talks, DREAMers' Fate Is Tied To Immigration Overhaul

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 4:08pm

Congress faces another government shutdown on Thursday if a budget deal is not reached. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii about how lawmakers can avoid a shutdown.

What History Shows About FBI-White House Tenions

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 4:08pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with FBI historian Douglas Charles to get some historical perspective on the current tensions between the White House and the FBI.

Cyprus President Anastasiades Beats Leftist Challenger, Wins Another 5-Year Term

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 3:05pm

Greek Cypriots have re-elected Nicos Anastasiades as their eighth president. The 71-year-old conservative won a second five-year term on Sunday with more than 55 percent of the vote.

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Costa Rica Votes For A New President, With Same-Sex Marriage Rights At The Forefront

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 1:28pm

Thirteen candidates are up for election. If no candidate tops 40 percent in the vote, the first two finishers advance to a runoff scheduled for April.

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Gowdy: 'There's Going To Be A Russia Probe, Even Without A Dossier'

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:54pm

The release of the memo alleging surveillance power abuses by the FBI and Justice Department dominated the Sunday talk shows.

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Hannity And Trump

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

Fox News host Sean Hannity spent weeks hyping the memo and may have influenced the president's decision to release it. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Lachlan Markay of The Daily Beast.

The Future Of Guantanamo

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

Guantanamo Bay has long been a controversial lockup for terrorism suspects and the past two administrations have said they wanted to shut down the facility. President Trump wants to keep it open.

Rep. Dave Brat On Nunes Memo And FISA

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

The fight in Washington over the Republican memo has called attention back to the FISA surveillance program. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Republican Rep. Dave Brat from Virginia.

How To Ease Tensions At Dueling Rallies: Talk

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

Activists rallied in Annapolis for changes to gun laws. Some counterprotesters showed up and things were getting heated until the two sides started talking. Police Cpt. Tyrone Collington was there.

About Those FBI Text Messages

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

Thousands of text messages between two FBI employees give a peek at the Russia probe. The Wall Street Journal's Del Quentin Wilber talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the texts.

Unpacking The Memo

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

We have an update on the conversation swirling around the Republican memo, including Friday night talking points around the Democrats' version.

Reports: White House To Withdraw Controversial Nominee For Top Environmental Post

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:38am

The White House will reportedly pull nominee Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality. White has drawn criticism for her comments on climate change.

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