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The Role Of Intelligence Committees

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 7:07am

It's hard to believe there was once of a time of bipartisanship on congressional intelligence committees. CIA veteran Paul Pillar, who helped prepare briefings in the 1980s, talks with Scott Simon.

The Politics Behind The Nunes Memo

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 7:07am

A memo by House Republicans that has roiled Washington for weeks has been released. Republicans say it demonstrates FBI abuses while Democrats say it's an effort to undermine Robert Mueller.

Why I Don't Say 'First Lady'

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 6:03am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the role of "first ladies," and whether we should call them that at all.

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The Russia Investigations: 5 Takeaways About The Inescapable Nunes Memo

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 6:00am

Republicans try to redefine the Russia imbroglio as about abuse of government surveillance. What does that mean for DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller?

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Trump's One Line About Education; A New Study On Sexual Assault On Campus

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 5:00am

The President devoted just 19 words to education in his speech, calling for "great vocational schools." Here's some context on what that might mean, and other education news from the week.

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Cybertraining Election Officials For This Year's Voting

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 4:00am

Varying levels of preparedness were on display at an Orlando meeting between Florida election officials and staffers from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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FACT CHECK: Read The GOP Memo Released By House Intelligence Committee

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:58pm

President Trump authorized the disclosure of the document on Friday, against the objections of the FBI and Justice Department. The memo alleges the FBI abused its surveillance authority.

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VP Pence Visits Pennsylvania To Campaign In Congressional Special Election

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

Vice President Pence campaigned in western Pennsylvania on Friday, defending a reliable GOP House seat that Democrats are making a bid in hopes to pick up with a candidate, who on paper at least, has a resume that could convince right-leaning voters to back him.

Rep. Rick Crawford Of House Intelligence Committee Discusses Decision To Release Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., of the House Intelligence Committee about the decision to release the memo authored by Devin Nunes on the beginnings of the Russia investigation.

Recapping Trump's SOTU Address and What's Inside The Released GOP Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about the Russia memo that was released today, the President's State of the Union speech, and the looming government shutdown deadline.

What Happens Now That The Controversial GOP Memo Has Been Released

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

President Trump said the contents of the GOP intelligence memo were "disgraceful." Trump moved to let Congress make the memo public despite objections from the FBI and the Justice Department.

Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On How Memo Could Affect House Intelligence Investigation

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the newly released GOP-Nunes memo, the Democratic memo and how this affects the committee's investigation.

Latino Civil Rights Leader Speaks Out About Trump's Immigration Framework

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Roger Rocha, president of League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights organization, following the release of a now-rescinded letter this week in support of President Trump's "four pillar" framework for immigration reform.

A Look At How Right-Leaning And Left-Leaning Media Impacted The GOP Memo Release

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

Conservative media helped set the stage for Friday's controversial release of a memo from the House Intelligence Committee that claims FBI bias against President Trump. Outlets, including Breitbart News and Fox News, played a role with their coverage.

Former House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers Discusses Released GOP Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Mike Rogers, a former Republican congressman for Michigan, who chaired of the House Intelligence Committee, and a former FBI agent, about the release of the GOP-Nunes memo.

Who Is Devin Nunes? A Look At The Man Behind the Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:36pm

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is at the center of a political firestorm over the release of a memo critiquing FBI surveillance.

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Memo: Russian Overtures To Trump Aide Triggered FBI Investigation

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:53am

The FBI began investigating whether Donald Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's attack on the 2016 election because of George Papadopoulos' drunken night in London.

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Budget Delays Bring Uncertainty To Health Programs For The Needy

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:39am

With another federal budget deadline looming, there's a push to add provisions to a spending bill that would help community health centers and other providers of health services for low-income people.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:06am

Foreign aid only for "America's Friends"?

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Trump Leans Into Attack On FBI As Clock Ticks Toward Release Of Nunes Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:41am

The president got into step with Republican allies who have spent months attacking what they call bias in the FBI and Justice Department. Critics warn this situation is perilous.

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