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Russia Investigation Latest

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:06am

Republicans want an investigation into the dossier author who alleges collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Adam Entous of The New Yorker.

Rep. Tom Cole On The GOP's Agenda

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:06am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the GOP's legislative agenda for 2018.

Trump Threatens To Cut Off Palestinian Aid

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:06am

President Trump threatened to cut off aid to Palestinians unless they return to the negotiating table. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with former Palestinian negotiator Diana Buttu.

What To Make Of Trump's 'Stable Genius' Tweet

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:06am

A new book questions President Trump's fitness for office, and reveals turmoil in the White House. Michael Warren of the conservative Weekly Standard talks to Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the past week.

President Trump Called For Roy Cohn, But Roy Cohn Was Gone

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 6:00am

Some say Cohn was Trump's mentor, or even his surrogate father. This much is clear: Cohn was Trump's model in the handling of public relationships and media warfare.

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The Rise And Fall Of Steve Bannon

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 6:00am

Last week, Bannon found himself cut off from his two biggest patrons: President Donald Trump and conservative activist and donor Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of billionaire investor Robert Mercer.

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Resisting Trump, Surge In Democratic Women Ask: How Do I Run For Office?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 6:00am

In 2018, there could be a record number of women candidates. Training sessions offer the basics in campaigning, and address particular challenges female candidates face — including how to dress.

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At Camp David, Trump Outlines Vision On North Korea, Welfare, Immigration for 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 4:34pm

In wide-ranging press conference, Trump said he hoped for bipartisan support on fixes to U.S. immigration laws and national welfare programs. Trump also hinted he was open to talks with North Korea.

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Trump Responds To Criticism Of His Mental State

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 3:59pm

In an appearance with GOP congressional leaders at Camp David, President Trump addressed topics ranging from his own mental health to his legislative accomplishments.

Trump Exposé Has Plenty Of 'Fire And Fury,' Maybe A Little Less Substance

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 1:53pm

Michael Wolff's incendiary new book about the first year of Donald Trump's presidency has plenty of juicy detail about chaos, infighting and cheeseburgers — but it's best read with a grain of salt.

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President Trump 'So Happy' Black Unemployment Rate At A Historic Low

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:50pm

Trump boasted about unemployment for African-Americans hitting a record low of 6.8 percent in December, the lowest rate for that group since the government began tracking data in the early 1970s.

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'A Very Stable Genius': Trump Responds To Renewed Criticism Of His Mental State

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:13am

Trump tweeted Saturday that his ability to win the presidency on the first try shows he is "a very stable genius" after a book renewed questions about his mental state and fitness for office.

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A President's Temperament

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 7:21am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about the temperament of past presidents.

'Fire And Fury' Sourcing Under Scrutiny

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 7:21am

The release of Michael Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury, has caused quite a stir. But critics and journalists are skeptical about Wolff's sourcing due to his previous work.

Russia Investigation Update

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 7:21am

It was a big week in the Russia investigation. The president's former political guru said a campaign meeting with Russians was "treasonous" and the attorney general got into hot water.

Trump's Week Of 'Fire And Fury'

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with conservative commentator Ed Martin about Michael Wolff's new book Fire and Fury and the rift between President Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Goodbye To A Commission Established To Solve A Nonexistent Problem

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:03am

This week, President Trump announced he was shutting down his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a group he established last May.

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Evangelicals and Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:01am

Conservative Christians and Mormons vote the same way on many social issues, but religious differences still spur harsh criticisms between the groups.

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The Russia Investigations: Sessions On Edge, Bannon Exiled And Internecine Combat

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:00am

A cyclone of news reshapes D.C. and spins the Russia imbroglio into a significant new direction. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wound up in quicksand; Steve Bannon wound up cast into darkness.

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The New Year Rings In With 'Fire And Fury.' It Might Mean A Consequential 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:00am

The first week of the new year kicked off with the same ferocity of news that the last year ended with.

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