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How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:05am

Experts say such propaganda sows divisions within society by confirming beliefs. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are testifying this week about Russian influence on the 2016 election.

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The Russia Investigations: Countdown To The Big Show; Republicans Strike Back

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. laces up for a social media marathon in Congress and an explosive Washington Post story helps the White House and GOP go on offense against Hillary Clinton.

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After 'Choosing Donald Trump,' Is The Evangelical Church In Crisis?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

In his new book about the president and faith, author Stephen Mansfield argues evangelical witness has been hurt by the church's support for Trump.

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Foreign Interference Has Bedeviled D.C. For Decades, With No Easy Reponse

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

The debate over how to combat Russia's ongoing campaign of active measures against the West has been taking place since the Cold War.

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Buffalo Area Warily Eyes The Renegotiation Of NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 4:56am

Global trade has cost the region plenty of manufacturing jobs over the years, but today a lot of companies have learned how to take advantage of the trade agreement.

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GOP Civil War: What's It All About?

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 4:41pm

Michel Martin is joined by The Washington Post's Robert Costa, political analyst Mary Kate Cary, and KJZZ's Steve Goldstein to discuss disarray in the Republican party, revelations surrounding the Trump dossier and the sexual assault allegations sweeping the country.

In Detroit, Women's March Offshoot Builds On Resistance To Trump Agenda

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 4:41pm

The Women's Convention in Detroit this weekend bills itself as the follow-up to the Women's March that brought massive crowds to city streets across the world the day after the president took office.

Former Presidents: They're Just Like Us! Obama Summoned For Jury Duty

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:45pm

Barack Obama is to report next month in Cook County, Ill. If selected, he wouldn't be the first high-profile juror — Oprah Winfrey served in a murder trial in 2004.

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EPA Cancels Scientist Discussion Of Climate Change

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:09am

New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman talks with Melissa Block about EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest moves to curb his agency's regulations and shift the focus away from climate change.

Week In Politics

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:09am

After a week that underscored divisions within the Republican Party, the White House and GOP lawmakers will try to show unity on a high-stakes tax overhaul effort.

With Federal Funds Cut, Others Must Lead Health Insurance Sign-Up Efforts

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:03am

Since the Trump administration slashed outreach funds and shortened the enrollment period to sign up for Affordable Care Act plans, local groups struggle to get the word out to Latinos and others.

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SALT Reduction Becomes Major Sticking Point In Tax Overhaul. So What Is SALT?

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 6:00am

The Trump administration and congressional leaders want to close a popular tax break, but they're getting resistance from some fellow Republicans.

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Conservative Website Initially Hired Firm That Later Produced Trump Dossier

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 3:50am

The Washington Free Beacon says it first hired Fusion GPS, which later produced a dossier of unsubstantiated claims about Donald Trump's Russia ties. The site says it has no connection to the dossier.

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How Divisions Among Democrats Compare To Those Among Republicans

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:40pm

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's decision not to run for reelection has raised a lot of questions about the state of the Republican Party. But are Democrats any more unified? NPR's Robert Siegel talks to David Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, about whether the Democrats have settled on a winning and cohesive message.

Is The Republican Party Hurting From Its Divisions, Or Rallying Around The President?

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson, national political reporter for Politico, about the Republican senators speaking out against President Trump and the state of the Republican party.

Here's What's In That $300 Million Whitefish Contract

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 2:26pm

The contract with Puerto Rico's power authority says it was approved by FEMA. But FEMA says it did not approve the contract and has not paid any money on it yet.

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IRS Apologizes For Aggressive Scrutiny Of Conservative Groups

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 2:08pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced settlements in two long-running cases against the IRS, saying, "There's no excuse" for the agency's treatment of the groups, which sought tax-exempt status.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:06am

Voters around the world elect the future of their nations.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 9:06am

Infighting in the GOP, Democrats and the dossier and a Twitter feud over restoring power in Puerto Rico.

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Does Our Future Depend On More Dialogue?

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 7:36am

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says we glorify the individual at the expense of the group. Sacks believes our future depends on returning to our communities — and the key to getting there is dialogue.

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