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Kushner Says He Did Not Collude With Russia During 2016 Campaign

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:04:00 -0400

Senior adviser Jared Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with senators.

Jared Kushner Will Need To Clear Up Many Questions, Sen. Klobuchar Says

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:43:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about the Trump administration officials who have agreed to be interviewed by senators concerning the Russia probes.

Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:23:00 -0400

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Russia Probe: Is The White House Trying To Discredit Mueller?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Trump officials reportedly are looking for conflicts that could be used to discredit Robert Mueller's probe into campaign ties to Russia. Rachel Martin talks to Benjamin Wittes of the blog Lawfare.

This Week In Politics: President Trump's Power To Pardon

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Trump's lawyer says there's been no talk of pardons — though the president did tweet about his "complete power" to pardon on Saturday. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Morning News Brief: Russia Probes, Louisville Clinic Protests

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

House and Senate investigations into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign continue. Protests erupt outside Kentucky's last clinic that performs abortions.

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018 ... For Now

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.

Chaledean Christians, Who Helped Bring Trump Victory, Now Face Deportation

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:41:18 -0400

Support from Iraqi Christians helped deliver Donald Trump Michigan. Now some of their friends and family are facing deportation. Host Michel Martin talks to Michigan State Representative Klint Kesto.

Words You'll Hear: 'Collusion'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:41:00 -0400

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to meet privately with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Michel Martin talks to NPR Politics' Geoff Bennett.

The Parties Are Already Preparing For The 2018 Midterms

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:00 -0400

The GOP's failure to pass a health care bill has potential consequences for the 2018 midterm elections. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with political strategists Guy Cecil and Kevin McLaughlin.

Politics: Anthony Scaramucci's New Job, What's Next For Health Care

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:00 -0400

It's been another tumultuous week in Washington. The GOP keeps trying and failing to vote on health care and the White House had a big personnel shake up.

For New U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To 'Ultimate Deal'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:04:00 -0400

For years, Jason Greenblatt was chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now his job is to help bring peace to the Middle East. His closeness to Trump may help, but it's no guarantee of success.

Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:27:00 -0400

In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.

The Week In Politics: Spicer Is Out; Scaramucci Is In

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:22:00 -0400

It's been a busy week in politics: Sean Spicer steps down as White House spokesperson; investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia continues with new leads, and it was Made In America week.

House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:10:00 -0400

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.