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Questions Mount About If And When Robert Mueller Will Interview Trump

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:20am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio about some Republicans who want the president to back off and let Robert Mueller do his job. Others have come to the president's defense.

U.K. Seeks Search Warrant On Cambridge Analytica; CEO Seen In Hidden Camera Report

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:44am

Britain's information minister has demanded access to the company's servers. Meanwhile, a British media report catches Alexander Nix discussing employing dirty tactics against political opponents.

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The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

A disproportionate number of women running for Congress are running in House districts that are considered pretty safe for the other party to hold, whether Republican or Democrat.

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Abortion And Freedom Of Speech: A Volatile Mix Heads To The Supreme Court

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

The high court is hearing arguments on whether anti-abortion pregnancy centers, which can often appear to be abortion clinics, have to disclose more fully what they are, as required by California law.

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Morning News Brief: Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Saudi Meeting

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

U.K. officials want to seize the servers of Cambridge Analytica, the firm that claims it helped President Trump win the election. And, Trump meets with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Sworn To Secrecy: Trump's History Of Using Nondisclosure Agreements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:28pm

President Trump reportedly required senior White House staffers to sign nondisclosure agreements. Critics argue the common business practice should not apply in the West Wing.

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Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:51pm

A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

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President Trump Unveils Plan To Fight Opioid Crisis

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

An estimated 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2016 — the vast majority of those were from heroin or synthetic opioids. New Hampshire is one of the states hardest hit by the epidemic and on Monday President Trump unveiled his plan to fight the crisis.

Russian Social Accounts Adding To Complaints That Austin Bombings Aren't Being Covered

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

Social media users are complaining that the Austin bombings isn't getting enough coverage in the press. But it isn't only American Twitter users, for example, who are saying that. Accounts associated with Russian influence operations also have picked up that thread.

Trump Continues To Attack Special Counsel Mueller, Despite Republicans Advising Otherwise

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

President Trump lashed out on Twitter against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Some Republicans reacted by defending Mueller's probe, and the White House put out a statement saying firing Mueller is not under consideration.

President Trump Vows To 'Liberate' U.S. From Opioid Crisis

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:49pm

Trump traveled to New Hampshire on Monday to outline his plans to combat opioid addiction. New Hampshire's death rate from opioid overdoses is twice the national average.

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Gina Haspel Used To Work For Me. She's A Great Choice For CIA Director

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:46pm

Former CIA case officer Robert Baer supervised Gina Haspel and says she's the right person to talk President Trump out of potential foreign policy disasters.

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Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Carry Political Baggage

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

In Illinois, two very rich men vying for their parties' gubernatorial nominations are dominating the conversation, and it's not necessarily to their benefit.

Pa. Attorney General Probing How Data-Mining Firm Acquired Facebook Data

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about his office's intent to look into how the data of 50 million Facebook users got into the hands of the political data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook Admits Data-Mining Firm Got Access To Millions Of Users' Personal Information

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm, got access to massive amount of user data. A look at why Facebook allows third parties access to its data and what the business objective is.

Hillary Clinton Drawn Into 2018 Campaign With Comments About Trump Voters

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:15pm

The 2016 Democratic nominee is not on the ballot, but her recent comments that Trump appealed to voters intolerant of women and minorities is being used against Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

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Supreme Court Delivers Blow To Republicans, Declines To Take Up Pa. Redistricting

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:56pm

The court decided Monday not to take up a GOP challenge to a Pennsylvania state court decision that could result in Democrats picking up a handful of House seats.

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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:47pm

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:16pm

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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Russians, With No Real Alternatives, Give Putin 6 More Years In Power

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:18am

Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, with many voters telling NPR they saw no other viable candidates.

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