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NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.

Last Build Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:42:23 -0400

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Senate Ethics Panel Admonishes Sen. Menendez

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:42:23 -0400

The bipartisan panel unanimously agreed that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., violated Senate rules and codes of conduct in his relationship with a longtime friend who was convicted of Medicare fraud.

Lawmakers Ask EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Tough Questions Amid Ethics Allegations

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt faced questions from lawmakers Thursday amid a myriad of ethics allegations and tepid support from the White House.

Trump Acknowledges Lawyer Michael Cohen Represented Him In Stormy Daniels Deal

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400

President Trump in an interview with Fox News acknowledged for the first time that Michael Cohen represented him in "the crazy Stormy Daniels deal." Cohen, who is currently under investigation in New York, said Wednesday that he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights in connection with the Daniels' case.

Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Says He Will Plead The Fifth Regarding Stormy Daniels

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400

President's Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in connection with a lawsuit filed by adult film star Stormy Daniels. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ken White, a former federal prosecutor who now works as a criminal defense attorney, about what it means to take the fifth.

VA Nominee Ronny Jackson Withdraws Amid Conduct Allegations

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400

Ronny Jackson, President Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs Secretary, pulled out of consideration amid allegations about his conduct Thursday. But Trump calls the accusations false.

When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:38:00 -0400

The few, tepid defenses of Bill Cosby during his criminal trial for sexual assault are an illustration of just how much his influence as Black America's emissary to the wider world has waned.

CNN's Jake Tapper On McCarthyism, Trump And The 'Jar Jar Binks Principle'

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:38:00 -0400

Tapper's new novel, The Hellfire Club, takes place in 1954 during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist "witch hunt" — a time he describes as "very resonant" with the current political climate.

Bill To Protect Mueller Investigation Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:10:00 -0400

While the bill lacks support from GOP leaders in the House and Senate, it's intended to send a message to President Trump that he avoid interfering with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Capitalism's Comeback: Making America Great Again?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

Former fast food CEO Andrew Pudzer says the Trump administration is good for capitalism. And capitalism is good for all.

As Ronny Jackson Withdraws Name As VA Nominee, Trump Defends Him

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:40:00 -0400

President Trump defends Dr. Ronny Jackson in an interview with Fox News — and also seems to acknowledge that lawyer Michael Cohen represented him in what he calls the "crazy Stormy Daniels deal."

Trump Acknowledges Michael Cohen Represented Him In Stormy Daniels Payment

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:14:00 -0400

The president said for the first time that his longtime lawyer had been working on his behalf in paying off the adult film actress but said he wasn't involved in Cohen's New York City case.

Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Nominee

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:03:52 -0400

Jackson decried "baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity," following detailed accusations including improper prescribing of drugs and wrecking a government vehicle while drunk.

Embattled EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt To Testify Before 2 House Panels

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:15:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Paul Tonko of New York about Pruitt, who is expected to answer questions about the EPA's budget and recent reports of possible ethics violations.

Ronny Jackson Withdraws His Nomination To Head VA

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:02:00 -0400

Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee had released a document detailing allegations against Jackson, who said the list was "baseless" and an attack on his character and integrity.

News Brief: Allegations Against Ronny Jackson, Scott Pruitt

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:02:00 -0400

Jackson, Trump's pick to lead the VA, faces new allegations laid out in a list by Democrats on a Senate panel. And, EPA chief Pruitt testifies before lawmakers about his agency's 2019 budget proposal.