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President Of National Border Patrol Council Says National Guardsmen Welcome To Assist

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brandon Judd, president the National Border Patrol Council, about President Trump's plan to deploy National Guardsmen to assist with border security.

Why President Trump Can't Directly Order National Guard Troops To U.S.-Mexico Border

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump wants military troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, but there are legal limits on what the military can do. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with George Mason University law professor Tim MacArthur about the Posse Comitatus Act.

Lawmakers Gearing Up To Question Facebook CEO Amid Questions Of User Data Abuse

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Frank Pallone. D-N.J., about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement that he will testify before Congress next week about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

How The NRA Worked To Stifle Gun Violence Research

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 2:01pm

For decades, the NRA pushed legislation designed to stifle the study and spread of information about the causes of gun violence. Now some researchers are calling for a resumption of that research.

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What Free Speech Has To Do With Skim Milk, Condoms And Corporate Political Spending

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:54am

Many modern free-speech cases have less to do with citizens speaking to government power than with the reach of businesses and organizations into Americans' lives. We look at a few highlights.

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When The White House Is Watching

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 9:06am

President Trump's has made no secret that he has a favorite news network.

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GOP Iowa Rep. Young Argues Tariffs Will Harm Overall Economy

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:23am

David Greene talks Republican Rep. David Young of Iowa, who's a Trump supporter, but disagrees with the president on trade tariffs. Iowa exports $10 billion of goods annually.

Hog Farmers Worry They'll Be Further Squeezed By China's Pork Tariffs

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

One farmer says he's seen hog prices drop to the point where it may cost some farmers more to raise a pig than they can sell it for — and he worries about lower sales.

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El Paso Mayor On National Guard Mexican Border Deployments

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump is sending the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. David Greene talks to Dee Margo, mayor of El Paso, Texas, who says he's not convinced that his city needs additional forces.

Trump Base Supports National Guard Deployments To Border

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Phoenix-based conservative talk show host Chris Buskirk about President Trump signing a proclamation to send National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Testify Before Congress

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas of California about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scheduled to appear before two House panels next week regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

News Brief: Border Security, Facebook User Data

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump signs a proclamation to send the National Guard to the border with Mexico to try to cut down on illegal immigration. More information is out about Facebook's handling of its user data.

U.S. Farmers Likely Among Hardest Hit By Chinese Tarriffs

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:17pm

China's retaliatory tariffs hit farmers harder than any other group, especially those raising hogs, nuts and fruit, which rely on exports to keep their business models going.

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USDA Defies Advisors, Allows Carrageenan To Keep Organic Label

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:00pm

The Department of Agriculture says organic food makers can keep using carrageenan, a thickener made from seaweed. It's the second time this year that it has reversed an organic board's recommendation.

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Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Data On As Many As 87M Users

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:02pm

The previous estimate was 50 million. Facebook also said "malicious actors" abused a feature that allowed users to find each others' phone numbers and email addresses. The feature is being disabled.

Dogged By Scandal, EPA's Pruitt Turns To Damage Control

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:47pm

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is fending off a series of ethics investigations, amid lukewarm support from the White House.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Decline — Again — To Advance Measure Denouncing Neo-Nazis

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:16pm

The first resolution died in the state Legislature after failing to get GOP support last month. A Republican lawmaker revived a nearly identical version — but withdrew it earlier this week.

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Trump's Infrastructure Strategist Is Leaving The White House

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:51pm

DJ Gribbin, architect of the president's $1.5 trillion plan, "will be moving on to new opportunities," according to an administration official. The proposals received a cool reception in Congress.

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Estonian President Says She Is More Confident About Trump Administration's Foreign Policy

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

Estonia's president left Washington, D.C., feeling more reassured about U.S. policy toward Russia. Kersti Kaljulaid says President Trump asked tough questions in his meeting with the Baltic leaders, but also talked about how he expelled 60 Russians in the wake of a nerve agent attack in the U.K.

Fact Check: Is The Post Office Losing Money By Delivering Packages For Amazon?

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

President Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service in recent days for acting as Amazon's "delivery boy" and implying the online retailer has been getting a sweetheart deal for delivery of its packages.

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