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Former Coal Lobbyist On Tap For No. 2 Spot At EPA

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 4:00am

The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.

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Justice Department Fires Embattled FBI Deputy Director Just Short Of Retirement

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:09pm

Andrew McCabe was set to leave the bureau and start collecting his pension on Sunday but he was fired anyway — after more than a year as a GOP political target, and more than 20 years with the FBI.

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White House Says No More Immediate Personnel Changes Coming

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:14pm

The White House says there are no immediate personnel changes looming, despite rampant rumors that of more staff shakeups.

Week In Politics: White House Addresses Staff Turnover

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:14pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist and Boston Herald reporter Kimberly Atkins about U.S.-Russia relations, the firing of Rex Tillerson and the Pennsylvania special congressional election upset by Democrat Conor Lamb.

In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:26pm

When President Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, retaliation was expected. Now, the EU has published a list of hundreds of U.S. products that would be subject to European tariffs.

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Louise Slaughter, 'Trailblazer' In Congress, Dies At 88

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:33am

Slaughter was the first chairwoman of the powerful House Rules Committee. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi confirmed the news of her death on Friday.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:06am

Russia points fingers elsewhere.

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See The 20+ Immigration Activists Arrested Under Trump

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:30am

Immigration advocates assert that federal immigration agents are increasingly targeting activists who oppose them. ICE rejects the assertion.

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Immigration Advocates Warn ICE Is Retaliating For Activism

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:29am

ICE denies the allegations, saying it does not target immigrants for holding advocacy positions.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:06am

The word of the week: shakeup.

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Is Expected To Leave Trump Administration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:37am

President Trump publicly chastised McMaster last month, after he said that "the evidence is now really incontrovertible" that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.

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What's Next For McMaster

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:11am

National security adviser H.R. McMaster is expected to leave his White House position. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with John Nagl, who worked with McMaster on counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq.

Rep. Ted Yoho On Change At The State Department

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:06am

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida says he's eager to work with the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

Mueller Reportedly Subpoenas Trump Business Records

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 5:50am

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed records from some of President Trump's businesses, according to The New York Times. NPR's David Greene talks with Times reporter Michael Schmidt.

Democratic Adviser Talks 2020 Strategy

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines tells NPR's Rachel Martin about how he thinks Democrats can win in 2020. He says they shouldn't get too excited about Conor Lamb's apparent victory.

News Brief: H.R. McMaster's Future, Russia Sanctions, Russian Election

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out. Also, Ian Talley of The Wall Street Journal discusses sanctions on Russia, which is holding an election Sunday.

Kudlow And Trump's Economic Message

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

President Trump named Larry Kudlow to head up the National Economic Council this week. NPR's David Greene speaks to New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson about what to expect from Kudlow.

H.R. McMaster Reportedly Close To Leaving Administration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out of the White House, the latest in a long line of departures.

Chicago Primary Shows Democratic Divisions

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

A House primary in Chicago is highlighting division within the Democratic party, where the centrist Rep. Dan Lipinsky is facing a strong primary challenge from a progressive candidate.

Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:00am

Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. But critics worry about privacy and bias.

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