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News Brief: Police Acquittal, Trump Rally, Kushner In Middle East

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:06am

An-ex Milwaukee police officer was found not guilty in the shooting death of a motorist. President Trump returned to the campaign trail. Presidential adviser Jared Kushner is working on peace talks.

Senate Republicans Prepare To Release Details Of Their Health Care Plan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:06am

Negotiations have been going on in secret, with only a small number of members privy to the ins and outs of the bill, but it is widely expected to track the House version that passed last month.

Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:00am

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

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After Georgia Win, A Triumphant Trump Returns To Campaign Trail In Iowa

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:12pm

The president decried the "phony witch hunts" against his administration and returned to plenty of his 2016 classics as he relished in a spate of Republican victories in special elections.

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Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election — To GOP's Glee

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:13pm

Republicans were able to effectively tie House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to losing candidate Jon Ossoff in Georgia. It's a strategy they've used for years and don't plan to abandon anytime soon.

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Democrats Seek Records On Jared Kushner As Administration Tries To Stifle Oversight

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:40pm

"This is nonsense," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote to President Trump earlier this month, regarding the administration's narrow view of oversight.

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Capitol Hill Hearings Probe Russian Efforts To Hack U.S. Elections

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees heard from intelligence and election officials about Russian efforts last year to hack into U.S. elections and the future threat of more cyber attacks on voting systems.

FBI Concludes GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Had No Ties To Terrorism

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

A law enforcement investigation of the June 14 shooting at a Republican congressmen's baseball practice concludes that the shooter acted alone and had no links to terrorism.

Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Democrats are feeling demoralized after Republicans were able to hold onto a House seat in the Atlanta suburbs. Both sides raised huge amounts of money to pour into the race.

GOP Rep. Will Hurd Calls For Plan To Address Threat Of Cyber Attacks

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to GOP Rep. Will Hurd about former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee about Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds To Jeh Johnson's House Testimony On Russia

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, about the testimony Wednesday of former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

GOP Data Firm Accidentally Exposes Personal Details Of Nearly 200 Million Voters

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Chris Vickery, a cybersecurity expert who found the Republican National Committee left identifying information of nearly 200 million voters exposed online.

Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Testifies Before House Intel Committee

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:30pm

The House Intelligence Committee questioned former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson over Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems in 2016 and the Obama administration's response.

CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:52am

Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.

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Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:10am

A top FBI official said the man who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual. Investigators also believe he acted alone.

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The Dollars Went Down To Georgia...

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:06am

Are local elections really local anymore?

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What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:58am

Everyone wants to take credit for wins, and fingers get pointed in every direction for losses. But what can be read into a special election more than a year out from congressional elections?

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What's Washington Got To Hide?

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:06am

It seems like more and more of the U.S. government's business is taking place behind closed doors. What aren't we being told, and why?

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U.S. Elections Systems Vulnerable, Lawmakers Told In Dueling Hearings

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:52am

Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary during the 2016 election, testified before the House Intelligence Committee while the Senate Intelligence Committee heard from cybersecurity experts.

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Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:52am

Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary during the 2016 election, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee while the Senate Intelligence Committee hears from cybersecurity experts.

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