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'Daily Beast' Reporter Uncovers The Curious Case Of Trump Fan Nicole Mincey

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

On Saturday night, President Trump personally thanked Nicole Mincey on Twitter. Twitter users looked into her and uncovered an online identity linked to an online store. Her account appeared to belong to a bot, but Daily Beast reporter Ben Collins dug further to discover the real Nicole Mincey.

Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

The Justice Department has reversed its position on an important voting rights case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Critics say the change could open the door to purge voter rolls.

'Washington Post' Reporters Record Comings And Goings At Trump's D.C. Hotel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has become a focus of questions surrounding conflicts of interest between the White House and the Trump family business. The hotel's records aren't public, so Washington Post reporters spent every day for a month in the lobby to chronicle the comings and goings. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jonathan O'Connell, the reporter who organized the project.

Jeff Flake Has Taken On Trump And The GOP. But Will It Matter?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:09am

The GOP has "given into the politics of anger—the belief that riling up the base can make up for failed attempts to broaden the electorate," the senator says. "These are the spasms of a dying party."

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Is The NFL Colluding Against Kaepernick?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:06am

Two weeks into the NFL training camp, Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been signed to a team

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Senators Aim To Protect Mueller From Being Fired As Special Counsel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, who has cosponsored legislation to defend special counsel Robert Mueller against attempts by the Trump administration to fire him.

Morning News Brief: Opioid Crisis, Netanyahu Faces Corruption Probe

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump will get a briefing on the opioid epidemic. The chief of staff for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be a witness for the state in a corruption inquiry into Netanyahu.

Sanctuary Cities Sue Justice Department Over Threat To Deny Federal Funding

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:16pm

The crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities has become the next big legal battle against President Trump's policies. Opponents fought Trump's travel ban all the way to the Supreme Court, where it will be heard this fall. Now sanctuary cities are suing over the administration's threat to deny funding if they don't cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

Trump's 'Working Vacation' Marks Decline Of Presidential Get-Away

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:16pm

President Donald Trump is taking a 17-day "working vacation" at his golf club in New Jersey. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with journalist Matthew Algeo, who says president's aren't really able to take real vacations anymore.

Sanctuary Cities Fight Back

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:06am

What role should local police play in immigration enforcement?

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FACT CHECK: Does The U.S. Have The Highest Corporate Tax Rate In The World?

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:09am

Yes, the U.S. does have the highest corporate tax rate ... but that doesn't mean businesses always pay it.

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It Was My Choice To Leave Homeland Security, Selim Says

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:23am

David Greene talks to George Selim, an ex-Department of Homeland Security official who led outreach programs to American-Muslim communities to try to prevent radical extremism. Why did he resign?

Rep. Will Hurd Of Texas Kicks Off Dairy Queen Town Hall Tour

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Will Hurd about his week-long tour of Texas during Congress' summer recess. His first stop was Sunday at a Dairy Queen in El Paso.

Efforts Persist To Keep Joint Base Cape Cod Off Pentagon's Closure List

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:01am

Even as Congress looks to spend more on the military, some communities worry the Pentagon might look to save money by closing their base. Cape Cod wants to be sure its base stays off closure lists.

Morning News Brief: North Korea Sanctions, Venezuela's Political Crisis

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:01am

The U.N. Security Council voted to impose sanctions against North Korea for its missile launches. Anti-government fighters infiltrated a Venezuela military base — trying to start an uprising.

Chicago To Sue Feds Over Funding Threats To Sanctuary Cities

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 2:28am

The city is filing suit on Monday against the Department of Justice which announced it would withhold millions of dollars in police grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.

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Venezuela Crisis Latest: Reports Of Militant Uprising

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 5:10pm

Violence and protests continue following the disputed election. Venezuelans awoke to news Sunday that a small group of armed men tried to overtake a major military base in the central city of Valencia.

Vatican Addresses Catholic Trump Supporters

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:51am

Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with National Catholic Reporter's Joshua McElwee about an article that criticizes religious Trump supporters.

A History Of Rivals In The White House

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:51am

It's not just staffers in the Trump White House who seem to hate each other. There's a rich tradition of White House rivalry and backstabbing throughout American history.

A Conservative Latino On Immigration Policy

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:51am

Last week President Trump endorsed a plan to cut legal immigration. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles.

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