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Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.

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Trump Business Deals In Southeast Asia Raise Conflict Of Interest Concerns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:57am

Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.

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4 More Prisoners Leave Guantanamo In Waning Days Of Obama Administration

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:57am

The four released detainees are from Yemen and have been accepted by Saudi Arabia. They were never charged and had been at the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than 14 years.

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Sen. Jack Reed Outlines First Senate Hearing On Alleged Russian Hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Jack Reed, the ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, about Thursday's hearing on Russia's alleged role in election year hacking.

Trump Deposed For 90 Minutes In Civil Case Involving Chef José Andrés

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:06pm

President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the oath of office, but as this deposition highlights, many business entanglements remain.

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Trump Reportedly Picks Ex-Senator, Banned From Russia, As His Intelligence Chief

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:42pm

Reports indicate that Dan Coats, a former Indiana senator, will be selected to be director of national intelligence. But Coats and the president-elect appear to have very different views of Russia.

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Climate Scientist Pens Open Letter To President-Elect Trump

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ben Santer, a climate scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, about his open letter to Donald Trump on climate change.

Political Pollsters Reflect On What Went Wrong In 2016

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

2016 was a year of failure for political polling in several Western democracies. France, Britain and the U.S. were all taken by surprise after polls underestimated the support for conservative presidential candidates and Brexit. Now, pollsters in all three countries are reflecting on what went wrong.

Trump Praises WikiLeaks Founder In Debate Over Russian Hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

In the debate over Russian hacking, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been praised by President-elect Donald Trump despite his controversial past.

Senate Armed Services Committee Holds First Hearing On Alleged Russian Hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Russia's alleged election-year hacking takes center stage when leaders of the intelligence community testify before Congress. Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain has called the first of several expected hearings on the issue. This comes the day before President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to receive an intelligence briefing on Russian hacking.

Trump Nominates Wall Street Insider Jay Clayton To Head SEC

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated a Wall Street lawyer to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say this is yet another example of Trump, who ran saying he would stand up to Wall Street, packing his cabinet with Wall Street insiders from Goldman Sachs and other financial firms, who are likely to weaken financial regulation and enforcement.

U.S. Intelligence Findings On Russian Cyber Hacks Expose Political Rifts

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

The intelligence community's finding that Russia was behind cyber hacks affecting the U.S. election has exposed rifts between Republican lawmakers, intelligence officials and President-elect Trump.

Can An SEC Nominee With Ties To Goldman Regulate Wall Street Impartially?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say it's another example of Trump packing his Cabinet with Wall Street insiders.

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Trump Relatives' Potential White House Roles Could Test Anti-Nepotism Law

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:05pm

Donald Trump has suggested he may give his daughter and son-in-law a role in his administration. A law bars presidents from hiring family, but a court ruled it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.

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U.S. Defeats Russia In Hockey World Junior Semifinal, Faces Canada For Gold

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:50am

Thanks to a heroic shootout performance from 19-year-old Troy Terry, the U.S. advanced to the final of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday.

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Intelligence Chiefs 'Stand More Resolutely' Behind Finding Of Russia Election Hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:27am

A Senate hearing on the cyber-security threat comes as intelligence agencies prepare to issue their report on Russia's involvement in the fall presidential campaign.

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Are Trump And U.S. Intelligence Community Headed For A Showdown?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:13am

There's a growing sense that Donald Trump and his inner circle may regularly ignore or undermine the intelligence community. Here's how intelligence professionals might respond.

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Obama To The American People: 'Our Best Days Are Still Ahead'

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:27am

In a letter to the public, Barack Obama reflects on his time as president and looks ahead. "The change we've brought about these past eight years was never about me," he writes. "It was about you."

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At Odds With GOP Over Hacking, Trump Splits With Precedent

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:00am

Donald Trump may wish to rely on the record of previous presidents who entered the White House in conflict with their own parties over a major foreign relations issue. But can he find one?

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'Hail To The Chief': The Official Anthem Of The U.S. President

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

We'll explore the history of "Hail to the Chief." It will be played twice on Jan. 20, which is Inauguration Day. Once for Barack Obama and once for Donald Trump.

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