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White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:47pm

President Trump released his budget on Tuesday, which proposes deep cuts to federal safety nets, like food stamps. The plan builds off of the blueprint that the White House distributed in March.

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Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:28pm

Robert Mueller, former FBI director, had been working for a law firm whose clients include Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Justice has ruled Mueller may serve as special counsel.

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Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning of Black Men

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:41am

Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys.

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Special Counsel. So What? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:20am

How could special counsel Robert Mueller change the investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia?

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Poll Shows Increased Support For NATO On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:14am

The uptick in support, especially among U.S. Democrats, comes after the turbulent U.S. presidential race where Donald Trump called NATO "obsolete." He now says it's "no longer obsolete."

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Former CIA Director Tells Lawmakers About 'Very Aggressive' Russian Election Meddling

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:57am

Brennan testified about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and Russia's use of "active measures." He also touched on leaks regarding national security.

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Watch Live: House Intelligence Hearing With John Brennan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:57am

Brennan will testify about Russian meddling in last year's presidential election and Russia's use of "active measures." He is also expected to be asked about leaks regarding national security.

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ISIS Lauds Concert Attack, Lawmakers Interested In Flynn's Documents

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:54am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, and the Russia probe.

Morning News Brief: Manchester Blast, Russia Probe, Trump Budget

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:12am

The latest on the deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England. Also, new developments in the FBI and congressional probes into Russian meddling and the Trump budget for 2018 is revealed.

Lies, Forgery And Skulduggery: The Long History Of 'Active Measures'

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:00am

Russia's interference in the 2016 election is part of a tradition of mischief that goes back centuries — and remains pernicious, leaders warn. Tuesday ex-CIA Chief John Brennan testifies on the topic.

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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:02pm

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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White House To Release 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:01pm

The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.

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Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:40pm

The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.

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U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:33pm

Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:00pm

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.

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State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:25pm

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

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Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:07pm

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

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DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.

Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

The Texas legislature is again considering a bathroom bill. This one would require children in public schools to use restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.




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