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President Trump Heads To Capitol Hill With Clear Message: Pass A Tax Cut

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:14:10 -0400

Lawmakers are eager to see the president embrace their upcoming tax legislation and to help the party make the case to the public.

House Panel Considers How To Regulate Online Political Ads

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Facebook has turned over to Congress some 3,000 Russian-bought Facebook ads. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about the latest into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election.

Trump To Join GOP Senators For Weekly Policy Luncheon

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

President Trump will join them for the first time since he took office. The conversation is likely to touch on tax overhaul proposals and health care legislation.

Congress Works On Tax Overhaul, Trump Says 401(k) Breaks Won't Change

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

The president put the brakes on a GOP tax overhaul that would help balance the budget by sharply limiting pre-tax IRA contributions. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

News Brief: Niger Firefight, Trump Has Lunch With GOP Senators

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Many questions remain about the ambush in Niger that led to the deaths of four American soldiers. President Trump heads to the Capitol to sell his agenda during lunch with Republican senators.

What Is Money-Laundering? And Why Does It Matter To Robert Mueller?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:51 -0400

Former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort's ties to overseas money have raised the eyebrows of many, including the man tasked by DOJ with investigating the campaign's connections to Russia.

Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:45:00 -0400

NPR is launching a deep exploration of how Americans experience discrimination in daily life. One key result: The sense that their own group suffers discrimination crosses racial and identity lines.

Secretary Of State Tillerson Says There Are Moderate Voices Among The Taliban

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Kabul and Baghdad today as he tries to help wind down two ongoing conflicts. On his trip, he told reporters that the fight against the Taliban must continue, but that there is an opening for certain parts of the group.

Republicans Could Affect Americans' Retirement By Targeting 401(k) Plans

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:00 -0400

Republicans in Congress are talking behind closed doors about a plan that would affect millions of Americans who are saving for retirement — and not in a good way according to many critics. The idea is to drastically lower the amount of money that Americans can set aside before taxes in their 401(k) accounts.

Gold Star Widow Says President Trump Didn't Remember Her Husband's Name

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:00 -0400

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of one of the U.S. soldiers killed in Niger, has spoken about President Trump's phone call to her and how she felt. That call has been the subject of several days of controversy for the White House.

Indiana Congressman On The Attack In Niger That Killed 4 U.S. Soldiers

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:00 -0400

Congressman Jim Banks, R-Ind., serves on the Armed Services Committee. He speaks with NPR's Robert Siegel about the latest information about the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. service members.

Trump Call Controversy Renews Spotlight On Gold Star Families

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:02:00 -0400

President Trump's condolence calls to the families of the fallen has put new attention on Gold Star Families. But this isn't the first time Trump has offended families who lost loved ones in combat.

Tillerson Affirms Afghanistan Commitments In Unannounced Visit

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:56:00 -0400

In remarks delivered after landing, the secretary invited "moderate voices" within the Taliban to renounce violence. He also called on Pakistan to stop providing safe haven to terrorists.

Comey Fesses Up, Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter Account

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:19:00 -0400

Former FBI Director James Comey publicly claimed ownership of a Twitter account Monday and signaled that he is about to rejoin a national conversation.

Tillerson Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:32:00 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with Tillerson and speaks with Rachel Martin about his visit and message.