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Iran Expert Norman Roule Discusses Trump's Decision To Leave Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

President Trump announced his decision to leave the Iran Nuclear deal. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Norman Roule, a former mission manager for the director of national intelligence, and expert on Iran, about this decision.

New York State Assemblywoman Weighs In On Attorney General's Resignation

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New York State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes about the sudden resignation of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, following multiple accusations of physical and verbal assault.

New York Attorney General Resigns Amid Abuse Allegations

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

The sudden resignation of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has touched off a major political shuffle. Schneiderman was considered a leader of the #Metoo movement and a major opponent of the Trump administration. Now, four women are accusing him of assault.

President Trump Announces U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

President Trump announced Tuesday his decision to pull the United States out of the multi-country deal to Iran nuclear deal that is meant to restrict Iran's nuclear program.

Crude Oil Prices Could Increase As U.S. Leaves Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

Crude oil prices have been rising for months and could climb higher now that the United States is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

How Nations Across The World Are Reacting To The U.S. Decision To Leave Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

Iran and the world react to President Trump's announcement about that the United States will leave the Iran nuclear deal.

Senate On Track To Confirm 6 More Of Trump's Judicial Nominees

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

This week, the Senate is on track to confirm six more federal appeals court judges nominated by President Trump. NPR looks at who they are as they make their way to the judicial bench.

Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator Philip Gordon Reacts To Trump's Decision To Leave It

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Philip Gordon, who helped negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran for the Obama administration, about President Trump's decision to withdraw from it.

Former Coal CEO Turned Senate Hopeful Don Blankenship Says He's 'Trumpier Than Trump'

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:33pm

Blankenship could win West Virginia's GOP Senate primary, despite spending a year in prison after 29 miners died in an explosion at mine owned by the company he led. Trump isn't backing him.

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Trump: U.S. 'Will Withdraw' From Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:32pm

President Trump has long been a critic of the multi-nation agreement, criticism that began even before he was sworn in to the Oval Office.

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After Parkland, Some Republicans Try To Outdo Each Other On Gun Rights In Primaries

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:04am

One campaign ad in Georgia, in which the candidate for governor points a gun at a young man, has spurred national outrage. Clinging to gun rights has been a strategy in some GOP primary races.

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Manhattan DA Opens Investigation Of Allegations Against N.Y. Attorney General

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:35am

But Cyrus Vance Jr.'s probe of Eric Schneiderman is complicated: Schneiderman has been investigating Vance for his involvement in the decision not to prosecute producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Tuesday's Primaries: Spotlight On GOP Senate Battles In West Virginia And Indiana

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:24am

An ugly West Virginia contest features controversial coal executive Don Blankenship. President Trump said he could jeopardize a key GOP Senate target. Ohio Democrats have a big contest for governor.

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White House Director On Iran Nuclear Deal, Gina Haspel Nomination

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:56am

Steve Inskeep talks to Marc Short, the president's Legislative Affairs director, about the Iran nuclear deal and Trump's pick for CIA director. Confirmation hearings begin Wednesday for Gina Haspel.

Democrats' Base Is Energized But They Still Need A Message

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:26am

Democrats have been in search of a message since their losses in 2016. They may have a quiet one emerging in 2018, as they contrast Democratic candidates with President Trump in the primaries.

The U.S. Voting System Remains Vulnerable 6 Months Before Election Day. What Now?

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:00am

Officials have their eyes open to the threats in a way they didn't in 2016, but a lack of time and resources means the American elections remain vulnerable.

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Likely 2020 Democratic Candidates Want To Guarantee A Job To Every American

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:00am

Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and others back "job guarantee" programs, to assure jobs for all who want them. It's another sign of top Democrats embracing further left positions.

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Several Key States Hold Primaires On Tuesday

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

Primaries are being held in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. Those states include some of the most competitive Senate races in 2018.

Morning News Brief: Schneiderman Allegations, Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned after an article detailed allegations by 4 women that he physically abused them. And, Trump is set to make an announcement about the Iran nuclear deal.

Reports: Intel Firm Was Hired To Discredit Former Obama Iran Deal Negotiators

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:07pm

Obama foreign policy adviser Colin Kahl was reportedly targeted by the Israeli company Black Cube: "It's especially awful that they not only went after me, but that they went after my family."

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