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The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:22 -0500

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:22 -0500

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:00:22 -0500

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:03:46 -0500

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

What About Sexual Harassment On Wall Street?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:03:00 -0500

Many of the recent sexual assault allegations have surfaced in industries dominated by men. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck about sexual harassment in finance.

The Russia Investigations: Knife Fights Over Feds, Trump Jr., Manafort And More

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:00:21 -0500

The imbroglio lurched out of cruise and into hedgerow country. Trump Jr. declined to answer, citing attorney-client privilege. Trump had brickbats for the FBI. Mueller had some jujitsu for Manafort.

FACT CHECK: President Trump's Record On Jobs And Stocks

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:54:00 -0500

President Trump bragged this week about job gains and a rising stock market. So what are the facts?

Abortion Could Be Deal-Breaker In Alabama Senate Race For Many Torn GOP Voters

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:21 -0500

GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore could win Tuesday's special election, notwithstanding sexual misconduct allegations against him. A big reason is that Democrat Doug Jones supports abortion rights.

Why Fires Are Becoming California's New Reality

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:15:00 -0500

The wildfires consuming parts of Southern California are becoming a new normal for the state, climatologists say. They're driven by a warming ocean, high winds and drought.

POLL: Trump's Opposition Firmer Than His Support

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:10:43 -0500

Fifteen percent of Americans approve of Trump and say he could do "almost nothing" to lose their support. But twice as many strongly oppose him and say that nothing could persuade them otherwise.

Week Ahead: Trump Aims To Dismiss Russia Probe As Partisan; Can He Get His Taxes Win?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

After anti-Trump texts between FBI agents, expect conservative allies of the president to allege that special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators have an anti-Trump agenda.

The Russia Investigations: After Flynn Plea Deal, Where Does Mueller Aim Next?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn flips in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, shock waves spread, and Donald Trump Jr. is due back in D.C. to talk to Congress again next week.

The Soybean Is King, Yet Remains Invisible

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:53:00 -0500

For the first time in history, soybeans are about to become America's most widely grown crop. Yet compared to corn or wheat, they remain curiously invisible in American culture.

FACT CHECK: Trump's Pledge To Restore 'Merry Christmas' To The White House

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:01:00 -0500

President Trump took part in his first National Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday. Trump has pledged to ditch political correctness and bring back Christmas, but did it ever leave the White House?

'Chaos' Is At The Heart Of The Trump Camp's Defense. But It Can Cut Both Ways

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:17 -0500

Campaign aides and administration officials have said the 2016 campaign was so frantic that things happened almost too fast to consider. Does that strengthen their case in the Russia investigations?