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Last Build Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:21 -0500

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News Brief: Republicans Rally Behind Nunes Memo, Trump Heads To Davos

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:21 -0500

Republicans want to release a memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes about alleged abuses by the intelligence community. Also, President Trump is heading to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

The Government Shutdown And Bipartisanship

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:00 -0500

For 30 years, William Hoagland participated on the front lines of the annual battles over the federal budget as a Senate staffer. Steve Inskeep asks him about the recent government shutdown.

The GOP's Change On Immigration

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:00 -0500

The Republican Party is using its control of Congress and the White House to pursue a hard line on immigration. It's a big shift in rhetoric and policy for a party long seen as pro-immigration.

The FBI And The Nunes Memo

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:00 -0500

A secret four-page memorandum prepared by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has become a rallying cry for Republicans waging a campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department.

Trump To Talk Up His Economic Policies At Davos

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:00 -0500

President Trump is traveling Wednesday to address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His message is expected to tout his agenda of tax cuts and deregulation.

Rep. Meehan Denies Sexually Harassing Younger Staffer

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:12:00 -0500

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan admits telling a much younger staffer he was attracted to her. But he says the conversation was not sexual harassment.

The Memo, The Bureau And The Missing Texts: Get Caught Up On The War Over The FBI

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:01:15 -0500

Republicans are waging a multi-front campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department over what they call bias. Democrats call the whole thing a smokescreen.

Congressman Accused Of Harassment Defends Himself, Says He Saw Aide As A 'Soul Mate'

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., told WHYY that he never crossed a sexual line with a former aide who has accused him of harassment, but he did talk of the deep "affection" he felt for her.

Biden: McConnell Refused To Sign Bipartisan Statement On Russian Interference

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:24:00 -0500

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, the former vice president said the Senate majority leader "wanted no part" of a statement condemning Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump Lashes Out After Schumer Withdraws Offer On Border Wall

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:22:00 -0500

In a late-night tweet on Tuesday, the president berated the Senate minority leader and reiterated that there can be no fix on DACA without funding for the wall.

The Power Hour

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:00:15 -0500

This week on Hidden Brain's radio show, we tackled a big topic: power. From our conflicted feelings toward the powerful, to the ways we gain and lose power ourselves, and how power really can corrupt.

Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:58:04 -0500

President Trump travels to a global summit in Switzerland this week. He'll promote his "America First" policies and also meet with leaders of Israel, the U.K. and the African Union.

What Role Will Trump Play In Immigration Debate?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

President Trump was pretty invisible this weekend as Senators tried to work out a deal to end the government shutdown. Now, as the immigration debate starts again, what does he want from it and what will his role be moving forward?

Sen. Charlie Dent Discusses How House Will Approach Immigration Bill

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., about how the House is looking to pass a DACA bill. He has asked Speaker Ryan to bring two bipartisan bills to a vote, which he thinks have a chance to pass.

As Special Counsel Interviews AG Sessions, Trump Again Takes Aim At FBI

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election. President Trump and House Republicans are once again aiming their fire at the FBI.