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Kudlow And Trump's Economic Message

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

President Trump named Larry Kudlow to head up the National Economic Council this week. NPR's David Greene speaks to New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson about what to expect from Kudlow.

H.R. McMaster Reportedly Close To Leaving Administration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out of the White House, the latest in a long line of departures.

Chicago Primary Shows Democratic Divisions

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

A House primary in Chicago is highlighting division within the Democratic party, where the centrist Rep. Dan Lipinsky is facing a strong primary challenge from a progressive candidate.

Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:00am

Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. But critics worry about privacy and bias.

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California Candidate Calls On Another To Step Down Over Decade-Old Sex Scandal

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:00am

Amanda Renteria has called on fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to leave his post as lieutenant governor because of a past relationship he had with a subordinate.

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Conservatives Mobilize Grass-Roots Activists To Promote Trump Judges

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:00am

A conservative group funded by Charles and David Koch wants to mobilize activists across 36 states to play a bigger role in confirming President Trump's judge nominees to lifetime appointments.

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Signs Point To Trump Getting Tougher On China Over Trade

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:54pm

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.

Soybean Growers Are Raising Alarms On Trump Administration's Tariffs

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

Farmers are fearful of retaliation from China to the tariffs President Trump imposed on aluminum and steel. American Soybean Association president John Heisdorffer speaks with NPR's Sarah McCammon about a letter he sent to Trump this week urging him to change his mind.

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Discusses New Sanctions Against Russia

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia about the U.S. response to attacks on Russian ex-pats in the U.K., and the latest sanctions imposed against Russia by the Treasury Department.

What Some Black Voters Say They Need To See Done Before Returning To The Polls

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

Black voter turnout in the last presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. Will 2018 be any different? Young voters and non-voters in Cleveland, Ohio weigh in.

White House Responds To Questions About More Staff Shake-Ups

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

The White House responded to questions about a slew of topics: from sanctions against Russia to reports of more impending staff shakeups.

Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

Lyudmila Savchuk infiltrated an online troll farm in St. Petersburg. "That feeling from the Soviet times — I can feel it everywhere," she tells NPR.

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Some Russians See U.S. Investigation Into Russian Election Meddling As A Soap Opera

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Lyudmila Savchuk, who went undercover at a St. Petersburg troll factory. Kelly also talks to political thinkers Konstantin Gaaze, journalist and analyst with the Carnegie Moscow Center and Sergey Markov, former member of Russia's parliament, about how the story of Russia's interference in U.S. elections is viewed in Russia.

After Daughter's 'Unimaginable' Death, Parkland Family Moved To Action

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:36pm

Carmen Schentrup was a senior, one week away from her 17th birthday, when she was killed. Her family reflects on her life, death and why "missing her doesn't feel like enough any more."

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Russia Over Election Interference, Cyberattacks

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:17am

The economic restrictions target people named in an indictment brought by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Long-Divided Federal Election Commission Unites On Digital Ad Transparency

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:16am

The FEC is under pressure after Russian trolls used social media to meddle in the presidential election.

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Trump Admits To Making Up Trade Deficit In Talks With Canadian Prime Minister

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:54am

While speaking to Republican donors, Trump said he told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, while admitting he really "had no idea."

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The Disconnect Between Perceived Danger In U.S. Schools And Reality

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 6:39am

The Parkland mass shooting left the impression of a growing school shooting epidemic. Statistics show otherwise, but it's hard to convince people, especially in a school that's experienced a shooting.

Economist Larry Kudlow Is Trump's Pick For Top Economic Adviser

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump is replacing senior economic adviser Gary Cohn with Larry Kudlow. David Greene talks to Kudlow's close friend Stephen Moore to paint a portrait of the new adviser.

Democrats Declare Victory In Pa. Congressional Election

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:02am

Democrats declared a victory for their candidate in the House special election in western Pennsylvania. Rachel Martin talks to Kayleigh McEnany, spokesperson for the Republican National Committee.




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