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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates In New Jersey And Virginia Are Focusing On Illegal Immigration

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

This fall in New Jersey and Virginia, Republican candidates aligned with party's business-friendly wing are campaigning against illegal immigration. The attack ads in both statewide gubernatorial elections claim their Democratic opponents wouldn't enforce immigration laws.

Trump Administration Offers $60 Million To Help Several African Nations Fight Terrorism

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

The Trump administration plans to contribute up to $60 million to help five nations in Africa's Sahel region to build up a counterterrorism force. The news comes as Congress looks more closely at U.S. military activities in a the region following an ambush that killed four American service members in Niger.

Trump's Nominee To Be The Next Head Of NASA Prepares For Senate Hearing

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

President Trump's pick for the next head of NASA, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., will have his Senate nomination hearing on Wednesday. He's been controversial because of his views on climate change.

Former CIA Official Says Attempts To Leverage Trump Campaign Is Textbook Russian Recruitment

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

Steven Hall ran the CIA's Russia operations for years — and he says attempts to leverage Trump campaign aides was a textbook case of recruitment by Russian spies. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Hall about this week's revelations in the ongoing Russian investigation.

A Timeline Of The Instances When The Trump Campaign Was Offered Information From Russia

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

The guilty plea of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos sheds more light on alleged connections between the campaign and Russia. The spring and summer of 2016 is a crucial period to examine.

A Look At The State Of Diplomatic Efforts In Afghanistan

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

The U.S. military is sending more soldiers and marines to Afghanistan to work with Afghan forces at small combat outposts. But the State Department is largely staying behind the gates and blast walls of its Embassy in Kabul and not heading out into the field. Officials say it's because of security concerns, but critics say it prevents the U.S. from keeping an eye on how the billions of dollars in aid is being spent and improving governance across the country.

Where Special Counsel Robert Mueller Could Take His Investigation Next

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:31pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has already secured a guilty plea from former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Now attention is turning to who else may be on Mueller's radar.

With ACA Plans A Tougher Sell, Insurers Bring On The Puppies

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:15pm

The federal government has all but dropped out of marketing the Affordable Care Act, so states, corporations and private groups are stepping up. Some are going cute, while others get serious.

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Tech Companies Testify On Capitol Hill, Detail Russian Interference Efforts

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:29pm

Facebook, Twitter and Google are expected to tell senators Tuesday that Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign was broader than originally thought.

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Russian Interference Campaign Was Broader Than First Known, Big Tech Tells Hill

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:29pm

Facebook, Twitter and Google are telling members of Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday they've discovered even more use of their platforms by influence-mongers in 2016.

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Political Costumes This Halloween Rank Right Behind Slasher Villains, Wonder Woman

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:35pm

More people say they will wear a political costume this Halloween in a year after an election than ever before. Hillary Clinton, for one, says she might go as President Trump.

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'None Of This Is Real': Conservative Media Reacts To Mueller Indictments

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:37am

Voices on the right suggested the probe reflects an unfair attack on a populist president by Washington insiders and media liberals.

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A Legal Expert Weighs In On What's Next In The Mueller Investigation

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:56am

Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare blog calls Monday's indictments the "opening salvo" from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Wittes talks with Rachel Martin about what Mueller might do next.

Learning To Spot Fake News: Start With A Gut Check

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:00am

A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.

News Brief: Mueller Investigation Charges And Reaction; Fake News In Italy

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

Where does the special counsel's Russia investigation go next? A look at how conservative media's coverage of the charges against Trump associates differed. And, in Italy, new curriculum is aimed at teaching students how to detect fake news.

First Guilty Plea In Russia Probe: Who Is George Papadopoulos?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

The former Trump campaign adviser pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents. A year ago, he was in the news for reportedly embellishing his resume.

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GOP Strategist: Manafort Played The Lobbying Game 'At A Completely Different Level'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

To get perspective on how unusual Paul Manafort's lobbying activities were, we turn to Republican strategist John Feehery.

After A Day Of Legal Shock And Awe, What's Next For The Mueller Investigation?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

Months after he was named to investigate Russian interference in the election, Robert Mueller unveils charges against Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and a foreign policy aide. He's not done.

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Fed Up With Uncivil Discourse Online, Lawmakers Block Their Constituents

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am

It's a challenge for officials at all levels of government, including a state lawmaker in Utah who recently had to talk it out with someone he blocked.

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2016 Under Scrutiny: A Timeline Of Russia Connections

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am

The first charges in the special counsel investigation give more details about what was said and done relating to Russia during the presidential campaign, particularly in the spring and summer.

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