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Republican Senators Add Repeal Of Individual Health Care Mandate To Tax Bill

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:37pm

Republican leaders expressed confidence that the measure could pass the Senate. It is likely to face even fewer hurdles in the House, as the GOP aims to pass a tax bill by Christmas.

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As Roy Moore Loses Support In Washington, D.C., Some In Alabama Are Still With Him

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Rev. Mike Allison of the Madison Baptist Church about why he still supports Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, following allegations of sexual contact with a 14-year-old and the assault of a 16-year-old.

Roy Moore Continues To Lose GOP Support Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Senate Republicans are continuing to call for Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race, but there are not many clear or good options for the GOP establishment.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Examines President's Ability To Order A Nuclear Strike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:35pm

For the first time in more than four decades, a Congressional committee, on Tuesday, examined an exclusive power held by the U.S. president that has no institutional checks: the sole authority to order a nuclear strike. North Korea's drive for a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. and President Trump's bellicose rhetoric toward Pyongyang have prompted some lawmakers to call for reconsidering a system that allows one person to start a nuclear war.

Congress Continues To Address Its Sexual Harassment Issues

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:35pm

The House and Senate are moving swiftly towards mandating previously optional sexual harassment training. The Senate approved the change last week, without a single objection. In the House on Tuesday, lawmakers held a hearing to consider even more far-reaching changes to shake up what many female lawmakers say is a culture that encourages silence.

A.G. Sessions Considering Another Special Counsel To Look Into Clinton Foundation

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he's considering appointing a second special counsel. This one would look into the 2010 sale of a Canadian mining company to a Russian mining company and the potential connections between that deal and former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee at a time when he faces new questions about what he knew about reported contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Sessions also answered questions about his decision to open the door to the possibility of appointing a special counsel to investigate the dealings of the Clinton Foundation. Republicans, including the president, have been asking for such an investigation since the campaign. Sessions has previously said he has recused himself from any investigations that stem from the campaign during which he served as a surrogate for Donald Trump.

House GOP Tax Plan Would Hit Grad Students With Massive Tax Hike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:21pm

The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.

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Ryan, Sessions Add To GOP Voices Saying Moore Accusers Are Credible

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:08am

House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked about Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. "If he cares about the values and the people he claims to care about, then he should step aside," Ryan said.

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RT America Firm Registers As Foreign Agent In U.S.; Russia Looks To Retaliate

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:38am

In the filing, RT America's production company said it wasn't sure how much of its funding comes from the Russian Federation.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:47am

Sessions faces lawmakers about his oversight of the Justice Department and expected likely to field many questions about Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians.

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White Evangelicals Conflicted In Wake Of Roy Moore Accusations

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:26am

Evangelicals have long railed against the evils of secular liberalism, fueled by reports of sexual misconduct among Hollywood celebrities. Now those charges are leveled against one of their own.

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Ex-Pharmaceutical Executive Chosen To Lead HHS

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:50am

President Trump has picked Alex Azar to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Steve Inskeep talks to former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Rising drug prices are hot political issue.

Rand Paul Returns To Senate After Being Injured In Attack By Kentucky Neighbor

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:47am

The GOP senator was at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., earlier this month when he was tackled by a longtime neighbor of 17 years after what has been described as a "trivial disagreement."

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Calls For Roy Moore To Leave Alabama Senate Race Intensify

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:39am

Senate Republicans distance themselves from Roy Moore, who's running for Alabama's Senate seat. Moore faces new allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor but says he has no plans to drop out.

CHARTS: Here's How GOP's Tax Breaks Would Shift Money To Rich, Poor Americans

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.

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After Nearly 2 Weeks In Asia, Trump Heads Home After 'Fruitful' Trip

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

"It's been a great 12 days," the president said, capping off the longest overseas trip by a U.S. leader in 25 years. Trump insists there was more progress on trade than might have been visible.

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Moore Urged To Abandon Senate Bid After 5th Woman Speaks Out

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Senate Majority Leader McConnell has asked Roy Moore to quit as the GOP candidate in the Senate election in Alabama. It comes amid new allegations of sexual assault against Moore, which he denies.

News Brief: Roy Moore Denies Latest Allegation, Hearing Preview

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

A 5th woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Senate candidate. A Senate panel holds a hearing on the president's unfettered power to launch a nuclear strike.

Senate Panel Will Question Presidential Authority To Launch Nuclear Strike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in more than 4 decades, Congress holds a hearing Tuesday on the president's sole authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, and the process by which that power is exercised.




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