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Trump Lawyer Says He Paid Former Adult Film Star $130,000 In A Private Transaction

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:54pm

Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Trump says he paid adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known otherwise as Stormy Daniels, $130,000. The payment happened during the campaign after Clifford alleged she had an affair with Trump.

With White House Under Fire, Trump Says He Is 'Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:52pm

President Trump's earlier comments after the resignation of onetime aide Rob Porter had appeared to sympathize with Porter. And in a tweet, Trump said lives are being destroyed "by a mere allegation."

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Former Chief Of Staff Leon Panetta Discusses Managing The White House

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:48pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Leon Panetta, chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA under President Obama. He talks about the pressures on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and his experience of managing a White House while under fire.

Sen. McConnell's Statements On Immigration Echo Former Chinese Communist Leader

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:20pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described the open-ended immigration debate in the Senate as "an opportunity for a thousand flowers to bloom." With those words, some heard echoes of Mao Zedong, the former chairman of the Communist Party of China.

House Conservatives Say They Will Challenge Speaker Ryan On Any Broad Immigration Plan

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:20pm

Conservatives in the House are expressing their opposition to any broad immigration agreement. They say they will challenge Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership if he brings such a bill to the floor.

Republican Sen. David Perdue Outlines What He Sees As Immigration Debate Priorities

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:20pm

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., is a key conservative in the Senate immigration debate. He is among a group of lawmakers who want to see changes to the nation's legal, family-based immigration rules and the diversity visa lottery program. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Perdue about his priorities as the immigration debate continues this week.

Conservatives Warn Speaker Ryan To Hold The Line On Immigration

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:59pm

Members of the Freedom Caucus warned of political consequences for House Speaker Paul Ryan if he brings an immigration bill to the floor that they believe breaks promises made by President Trump.

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Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly Weighs In On Investigation Into Rob Porter

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:09pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about his committee's investigation into Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned over accusations of domestic violence.

House Oversight Committee Opens Investigation Into Rob Porter's Security Clearance

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:09pm

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the White House's handling of a top level aide accused of domestic violence. The question is who at the White House knew what and when.

Democrats Take Republican Seat in Florida Special Election

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:04pm

Margaret Good defeated James Buchanan in Florida's 72nd House District, boosting Democrats' hopes for the fall midterms.

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House Oversight Launches Investigation Into Rob Porter's Employment

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:46am

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has opened an investigation into Rob Porter's employment at the White House. Gowdy has sent letters to the FBI and the White House requesting information.

Attorney Says He Paid Adult Film Actress Who Alleges Affair With Trump

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:45am

Michael Cohen says his payment of $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, was not a campaign contribution.

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House Republicans Open Investigation Into White House Handling Of Porter Scandal

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:29am

The House Oversight committee wrote a letter Tuesday to the White House, expressing concerns about contradictions between FBI Director Chris Wray and White House officials over security clearances.

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Senators Begin Open Debate On Immigration

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:32am

Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama about what has been happening behind the scenes. There hasn't been a whole lot of visible progress on the immigration front.

New Legislation To Outlaw Failing To Report Sexual Abuse In Olympic Sports

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

President Trump is expected to sign legislation that makes failure to report sexual assault in Olympic sports a crime. It's a response to the biggest sex abuse scandal in U.S. sports history.

The History Of Military Parades In The U.S.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of military parades in the U.S.

Who Knew What When At The White House

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

The scandal over a former White House staffer accused of domestic abuse has raised questions about who is handling sensitive information inside the West Wing.

Tennessee Gov. Haslam On Infrastructure Plan

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee about President Trump's plan for rebuilding infrastructure in the country.

News Brief: Rob Porter Scandal, Future Russian Interference, Netanyahu Investigated

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

The FBI director said the agency completed its investigation of Rob Porter in July, contradicting the White House. Also, intelligence officials warn of more Russian election interference.

4 Big Questions Raised By The Latest White House Scandal

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:01am

The ouster of Rob Porter amid domestic violence allegations did nothing to quell the mysteries around his case, including the president's attitude toward victims of abuse.

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