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Sen. Jack Reed Wants To Examine Claims Of Russian Cyberattacks

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island was one of four senators to write a letter calling for a further look into the CIA's conclusion that Russia tried to help the election of Donald Trump.

FACT CHECK: Trump Claims A 'Massive Landslide Victory' — But History Differs

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:03pm

President-elect Donald Trump is pushing back on the conclusion that Russia tried to help him win the election by claiming a historic margin of victory. The results don't stack up against history.

As Trump Dismisses CIA, Congress Looks To Confront Russian Cyberattacks

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 2:05pm

A bipartisan group of senators tacitly rebuked President-elect Donald Trump in a statement Sunday on the CIA assessment that Russia used cyberattacks to influence the election.

Trump Says He Won't Sell His Businesses To Address Conflicts Of Interest

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 1:39pm

Instead, the president-elect again says he will allow his grown children to run his vast network of companies, and won't have anything to do with day-to-day operations.

Reports: Trump Leaning Towards Exxon Mobil CEO For Secretary Of State

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 8:59am

Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.

A Finder's Guide To Facts

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 7:25am

The deluge of fake news suggests we live in a "post-truth" era. But NPR's Steve Inskeep says it would be better to call this a "post-trust" era. Here are his tips to sniff out the suspect sources.

With 'Overwhelming' Evidence Of Russian Interference, A Call For Acknowledgment

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 7:10am

The House Intelligence Committee's Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks about the CIA's assessment that Russian hacking during the presidential election was aimed at helping Donald Trump win.

Republican Wins Final Senate Race Of 2016 In Louisiana Runoff

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 8:55pm

Republican John Kennedy is headed to the Senate with his runoff victory in Louisiana on Saturday. His victory means the GOP will have a 52-48 edge in the Senate come January.

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game As Black Knights Snap 14-Year Losing Streak

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:14pm

The president-elect appeared to disparage the quality of the storied rival game, telling CBS Sports that, "I don't know if it's necessarily the best football, but it's very good."

Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 4:51pm

A 74-point questionnaire asks for a list of employees who attended conferences on climate change. Legal experts worry if it's an effort to weed out agency environmentalists.

Barbershop: Trump Transition Team Tactics And Twitter Etiquette

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 4:06pm

Radio host Ken Rudin, Washington, D.C. conservative commentator Gayle Trotter, and Farajii Muhammad of WEAA in Baltimore discuss Donald Trump and the week in politics.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Mulling State Abortion Bans

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 4:06pm

This week Ohio lawmakers passed a ban on abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy. But they also passed a 20-week ban, which the governor may be more likely to sign into law.

Professors Take A Different Approach In Responding To 'Leftist Propaganda' Claims

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 4:06pm

An online "professor watchlist" claims to expose those who promote "leftist propaganda." University of Notre Dame professor John Duffy and peers asked to have their names added to the list in unity.

CIA Finds Russian Hackers Tried To Help Trump's Election

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 4:06pm

The CIA has concluded that Russia launched a cyberintelligence operation to influence the U.S. election in an apparent effort to help Donald Trump win, a U.S. official tells NPR.

In Reversal, Gambian President Rejects Loss And Calls For New Election

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 2:44pm

Longtime President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat in an election last week. Now, he says there were irregularities in the results and is calling for a new election.

Trump Supporters to Detractors: 'Pull Up Your Panties' And Stop Whining

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 10:24am

Despite skepticism of Trump — and losing the popular vote — his supporters say it's time to move on and trust the president-elect to figure things out. They're willing to give him a very long leash.

Will Trump The Politician Become A Dealmaker?

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to tap into his business experience to run the country. As a businessman, he has been willing to adjust his plans to get things done.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill To Halt U.S. Arms Supplies To Syrian Allies

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii introduced the "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" this week. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the bill and how it relates to US involvement in Syria.

Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.

Lawrence Lessig Offers Free Legal Aid To Anti-Trump Electors

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will support members of the Electoral College who don't cast their vote the president-elect. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why he's decided to take up this cause.

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