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Intelligence Leaders Testify Before Senate Panel Hearing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:44am

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

The Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Comes To An End As Lawmakers Vote To Raise Taxes

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:37am

Kansas lawmakers have rolled back a series of major tax cuts that became an example for conservative lawmakers around the country but didn't deliver the growth promised by Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Trump's Pick To Head The FBI Leads By Example, Ex-Special Agent Says

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:59am

President Trump has chosen Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director. Rachel Martin talks Joe Robuck, a former FBI special agent, who worked closely with Wray on a corruption case.

Intelligence Chiefs Won't Discuss Private Conversations With Trump In Open Hearing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:55am

Two intelligence chiefs testified that they've never felt pressure to take improper actions. But they declined to say whether President Trump ever asked them to downplay the Russia investigation.

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Watch Live: Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:55am

The Senate Intelligence Committee has called four intelligence chiefs to testify at a hearing that could shed new light on the investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential election.

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President Trump Selects New Leader For The FBI

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:35am

In a tweet, the president says he'll name former prosecutor Christopher Wray to be his next FBI director. Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired.

Trump Announces Comey Replacement, Big Names To Testify Before Senate

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:56am

President Trump says he has chosen Christopher Wray, who has worked in the Justice Department, to head the FBI. A Senate panel begins hearings on Russia meddling on Wednesday.

Intelligence Officials Set To Testify Before Senate Panel

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who is the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee. Intelligence officials testify Wednesday, ex-FBI Director James Comey on Thursday.

Christopher Wray Is Trump's Nominee To Be The New FBI Director

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:52am

President Trump says he has chosen Christopher Wray, who worked in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, to head the FBI.

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Trump Deals In Saudi Arabia May Ultimately Be Less Than Advertised

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:13am

U.S. officials were slow to provide details about the agreements announced during Trump's trip abroad. Many of the deals were nonbinding — others had been in the works since Obama's administration.

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Costliest Congressional Race In History Sees First Debate

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Georgia's 6th Congressional District has been in Republican hands for decades. Democrats are betting this month's special election will change that.

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'The Trump 10': Packing On The Pounds In An Age Of Stressful Politics

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Think of it as the political version of the Freshman 15. Nowadays, some people who are unhappy with the current political environment are complaining of stress-induced eating and weight gain.

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Much Anticipated Russia Hearings To Begin By Senate Intelligence Committee

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Senators on Wednesday will questions the nation's top intelligence officials about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Rachel Martin talks to former FBI special agent Clinton Watts.

Trump Tries To Move Attention From Russia To Infrastructure

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

President Trump on Wednesday is giving a speech on infrastructure in Cincinnati. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Jeff Dunham of California, who's on the House Infrastructure Committee.

Russia Hearings Take The Main Stage On Capitol Hill

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Washington will be consumed for the next two days by hearings at the Senate Intelligence Committee. On Wednesday, several members of the Trump national security team will testify on surveillance.

News Brief: Iran Attack, Russia Probe, Uber Workplace-Misconduct Report

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Iran state media report multiple attacks in Iran. Senate launches 2 days of testimony about the Trump campaign's Russia ties. A report commissioned for Uber catalogues its record on sexual harassment.

Gained Weight Since The Election? Blame Trump

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Some celebrities have claimed that the current political environment has caused them to eat more and gain weight. The effect has been dubbed: the Trump 10.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Executive Privilege

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Morning Edition listeners have questions about the history of presidents and legal battles over executive privilege, which is one of the powers a president may use to defend himself.

Countdown Clocks, Morning Cocktails as Former FBI Director Prepares to Testify

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:00am

Testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee has become one of the most highly anticipated congressional proceedings in decades.

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Reports: AG Sessions Offered To Resign Amid Trump Anger At Recusal

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:26pm

Sessions was among Trump's most ardent supporters in 2016, but according to reports from ABC News and others, the president remains furious with his choice to recuse himself from Russia inquiries.

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