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President Trump Adds New Lawyer To His Legal Team

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:53 -0400

President Trump has added a new lawyer to his legal team — one who's been vocal about attacking the Justice Department. He's not the only member of that legal team to do so.

Justices Skeptical About California Law Being Challenged By Anti-Abortion Clinics

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are.

Trump Paid Royal Visit From Saudi Crown Prince

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

President Trump greeted the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and praised arms deals between the two countries and the prince's growing power.

WH Threatening To Veto Spending Bill If It Includes Money For Northeast Rail Tunnel

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

If the century-old rail tunnel into New York City fails, the economic pain will be felt up and down the East Coast. That's why a multi-billion-dollar plan to replace it has been called the most important infrastructure project in the country.

Former Facebook Insider Says Company Cannot Be Trusted To Regulate Itself

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sandy Parakilas, who worked as an operations manager on the platform team at Facebook in 2011 and 2012. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Parakilas says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself.

Survivors Of Mass Shootings Face Renewed Trauma From Conspiracy Theorists

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:10:07 -0400

The idea that victims of mass shootings are hired actors who stage tragedies in order to achieve political gain has drifted from obscure right-wing media into the mainstream.

Small City Moves To Opt Out Of California Sanctuary Law

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:15:58 -0400

Los Alamitos, an Orange County city of fewer than 12,000, is aligning itself with a harder line on immigration than the more liberal policies adopted elsewhere in the state.

President Trump Congratulates Putin On Re-Election

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:09:12 -0400

President Trump placed a congratulatory call to Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, two days after an election marred by ballot-box stuffing and forced voting.

Republican Lawmakers Say Mueller Needs No Protection

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:46:00 -0400

Top Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are confident that President Trump will not try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Spending Bill Caught In Partisan Fight Ahead Of Friday Deadline

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:46:13 -0400

A long-term spending bill has been delayed over partisan squabbling about unrelated measures, including health care, immigration and gun control.

Senate Intel Committee Urges More Funding, IT Upgrades To Secure 2018 Election

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:25:41 -0400

Senators released a list of recommendations Tuesday that included an urgent call to give states more money and information to improve their elections.

Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:47:00 -0400

Under the legislation, abortions would be prohibited even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life.

Jennifer Palmieri: Hillary Ran With 'Half Her Humanity Tied Behind Her Back'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:37:07 -0400

Palmieri is out with a new book, Dear Madam President, and it's both a retrospective on the 2016 election and a compendium of advice for the first woman to make it to the Oval Office.

Illinois Primary: Democrats Wage Internal Battle, With Big Signs Of Party Enthusiasm

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:01:12 -0400

Centrist Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski is battling a progressive challenger to avoid being the first incumbent to lose in 2018, as Democrats put up big numbers of candidates and donations.

Questions Mount About If And When Robert Mueller Will Interview Trump

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:20:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio about some Republicans who want the president to back off and let Robert Mueller do his job. Others have come to the president's defense.