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House GOP Preps For June Immigration Battle

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:56am

Over initial objections by House GOP leaders, the House is expected to take up immigration legislation next month that threatens to further divide the party in the middle of an election year.

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Amid Lawsuits And Circling Feds, Stone Rejects What He Calls Scheme To Silence Him

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:27am

Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone says he's ready for an indictment but congressional and Justice Department investigators won't find any wrongdoing.

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Progressive Fights, More Women On The Ballot In Tuesday's Primary Contests

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:01am

A Texas House runoff has become ground zero for Democrats' fight between progressives and centrists, while two Democratic women are taking different approaches in their race for Georgia governor.

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Lays Out List Of Demands For Iran

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:21am

The Trump administration has delivered a message to Iran. Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Hook, director of policy planning at the State Department, about the path forward in U.S.-Iran relations.

This Salvadoran Woman Is At The Center Of The Attorney General's Asylum Crackdown

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:01am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is personally intervening in the case of one woman from El Salvador. He is questioning whether she and other domestic violence survivors deserve asylum in the U.S.

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Trump And South Korean President Plot Strategy On North Korean Nukes

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump meets Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. They're putting their heads together ahead of a planned summit next month between Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

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In 'Facts And Fears,' Ex-Spy Boss Clapper Comes In From The Cold, Badly Chilled

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recalls a lifetime of service in the spy business as he perceives Washington, D.C., crumbling around him.

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DOJ To Expand Internal Russia Inquiry After Trump Meeting

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to former FBI agent Asha Rangappa about why the FBI was reportedly using a confidential source to interact with the Trump campaign.

Texas Roundtable Will Discuss Ways To Address Gun Violence

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

After a second mass shooting this year, Gov. Greg Abbott surprised some in this pro-gun state by saying the reaction to the nation's latest school shooting needs to be more than prayers.

Primaries Feature Democratic Ideological And Stylistic Battles

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

Progressives got traction in Democratic primaries last week. Tuesday's round is a test of whether that becomes a trend. Party leaders are watching contests for Georgia governor and a Texas House seat.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

DOJ is broadening its internal probe into the FBI's Russia inquiry after a meeting with the president. And, Trump meets with South Korea's president ahead of possible talks with North Korea's leader.

Obamas Sign Content Deal With Netlfix, Form 'Higher Ground Productions'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:13am

A deal involving the former president and first lady and the streaming powerhouse has been reached. Netflix says the Obama's company will produce docu-series, documentaries and features.

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In 'The Restless Wave' Sen. John McCain Discusses Principles He Wants The U.S. To Keep

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:19pm

Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. In his new memoir, The Restless Wave, McCain writes about the state of politics and the principles he'd like the country to hold onto after he's gone. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with McCain's co-author, longtime advisor and friend Mark Salter.

Deputy AG Rosenstein Says DOJ Will Look Into Surveillance Of Trump Campaign

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:19pm

The President has asked the Justice Department to look into whether it improperly surveilled his campaign after published reports that a U.S. intelligence source had contact with people in the Trump campaign during the summer of 2016. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the department's inspector general will do that.

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Says He's 'Prepared' If Indicted By Special Counsel Mueller

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump's adviser Roger Stone says he wouldn't be surprised about a potential indictment from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, but he has called the investigation baseless and faulted what he calls an official campaign to keep him quiet.

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Has 12 Demands For A New Deal To Counter Iran

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:19pm

Now that the U.S. is out of the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out his next steps. He wants European countries to work with him to pressure Iran on its other bad behavior, but the Europeans are fuming about Trump's decision to walk away from the nuclear deal.

Richard Goodwin, Crafter Of Johnson's Famous 'We Shall Overcome' Speech, Dies

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:09pm

Speechwriter Richard Goodwin, a driving force in American politics during the upheavals of the 1960s and the husband of Doris Kearns Goodwin, has died at age 86.

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Justice, FBI, Intelligence Bosses Meet At White House Amid Snooping Standoff

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:27pm

Top leaders from the Justice Department, FBI and the intelligence community headed for the White House amid a new dust-up about the FBI's use of confidential informants.

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VA's Caregiver Program Still Dropping Veterans With Disabilities

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:26pm

An NPR investigation last year revealed that a number of VA centers were ejecting hundreds of caregivers from the program. The VA promised reform, but a year later few have returned to the program.

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As Trump-Kim Summit Approaches, South Korea's Leader Heads To White House

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:04pm

The talks are still expected to happen next month in Singapore, despite North Korea's threats to back out. The South Korean president is playing mediator to keep things on track.

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