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Trump Considering Firing Special Counsel? Just Another Example Of Stirring The Pot

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:15am

Chris Ruddy, CEO of a right-wing news site, suggested Trump is considering firing Robert Mueller as special counsel. It might just be another chapter in Trump friends causing chaos, because why not?

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Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:35am

The deputy attorney general told a Senate subcommittee Tuesday that he would only consider firing special counsel Robert Mueller "if there were good cause" — even if an order comes from the president.

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What's Next For Health Care In The Senate?

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:06am

The GOP is working on a plan … but when will anyone see it?

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The 51st State?

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:06am

Puerto Ricans are American citizens, without all the benefits of folks from the mainland. Should the U.S. treat Puerto Rico like a state, or a colony?

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Republican Sen. Rounds Weighs In On News Involving The White House

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 6:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, who's on the Armed Services Committee, about what he wants to hear when Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate panel Tuesday.

Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:42am

Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of the conservative news site Newsmax and a friend of President Trump, said in a PBS interview that Trump is considering "terminating the special counsel."

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Trump Looms Over Both Democratic And GOP Primaries For Virginia Governor

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:00am

Two Democrats are trying to channel anger against the president to win their party's nomination. The GOP front-runner has worked to side-step Trump as he faces a challenge from his right.

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High Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:00am

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that treats unwed fathers and mothers unequally — a major victory for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has battled the discriminatory rule for decades.

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5 Questions For Sessions At The Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to appear before members of Congress amid a war of credibility between the administration and former FBI Director James Comey.

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Coal Towns Face An Uncertain Future. What Is The Country Obliged To Do?

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

As utilities transition away from coal power, what, if anything, do they owe the places that were built around supplying that coal? A Montana lawmaker is among those trying to make that case.

Md. And D.C. Attorneys General Sue Trump Over His Businesses

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

In a lawsuit, Maryland and the District of Columbia accuse President Trump of violating anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution. Steve Inskeep talks to Karl Racine, the attorney general for D.C.

Cabinet Members Heap Praise On Trump

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

When President Trump convened his cabinet for a meeting, several secretaries used the time to flatter him. Some foreign leaders have done the same, piling praise on Trump before the cameras.

A Conversation With Sen. Patrick Leahy

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont about the status of Robert Mueller as special counsel and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before a Senate panel.

News Brief: Status Of Special Counsel, Qatar Under Economic Blockade

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

A friend of Donald Trump suggested in a PBS interview that Trump was considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Qatar is under an economic blockade after some Arab states severed ties with it.

Trump Administration Wants To Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:43pm

Whether the new monument, considered sacred to Native Americans, should be abolished or reduced is the first part of a review of national monuments under an executive order by President Trump.

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Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:29pm

President Trump is preparing to announce changes in U.S. policy towards Cuba during a visit to Miami on Friday, possibly tightening restrictions loosened by the Obama administration.

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The Covfefe Act Has A Silly Name — But It Addresses A Real Quandary

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:13pm

In an era of unfiltered tweets from the president, Rep. Mike Quigley's bill would require the archiving of the president's social media posts — from official and personal accounts.

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Gianforte Sentenced To Community Service For Assaulting Reporter

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Montana's Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte was sentenced to community service and anger management on Monday for assaulting a journalist the day before a special congressional election last month.

Attorneys General In D.C., Maryland Sue Trump For Violating Emoluments Clause

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Attorneys General for Washington, D.C., and Maryland are suing President Trump for violating the emoluments clause, which prohibits him from accepting gifts or benefits from foreign leaders. The suit hinges on Trump's decision to keep ownership of his business empire.

Another Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block On Trump's Travel Ban

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Another federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump's travel ban. The ban remains on hold, although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did clear the way for the administration to adjust its vetting rules.

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