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March 22, 2017 6:33 PM Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says

The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, Representative Devin Nunes of California, said President Trump's communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection." WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Devin Nunes of California, suggested 41

March 21, 2017 2:54 PM The Daily 202: Antonin Scalia’s ghost casts a long shadow over Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court hearing

THE BIG IDEA: The first day of the confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch often felt like a referendum on the man he has been nominated to replace. Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally met to consider a successor. Last year’s Republican blockade of Merrick Garland ensured 136

March 10, 2017 1:14 AM Mike Pence Won’t Say if He Believes President Trump’s Wiretapping Claim

President Donald Trump ignited controversy last weekend when he tweeted that then-President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. But his top elected deputy, Vice President Mike Pence, is not explicitly backing him on that unfounded and widely disputed accusation. In an interview with Cleveland television WEWS, Pence declined 58

March 7, 2017 11:04 AM Trump and Republicans see a ‘deep state’ foe: Barack Obama

President Trump’s weekend allegations of a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to wiretap his 2016 campaign confused intelligence analysts, befuddled members of Congress and created fresh work for fact-checkers. Within 24 hours of his allegations, made on Twitter, the administration conceded that the president was basing his claim not on closely held information 54

March 1, 2017 1:51 AM Watch Live: Trump Addresses Joint Session Of Congress

President Trump is expected to share his vision for the "renewal of the American spirit" on Tuesday night in an address to a joint session of Congress. The speech comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan and amid Congress' attempts to organize the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Journalists across NPR will live-annotate his remarks 69

February 27, 2017 5:49 PM Anti-Semitism Timeline: When, Where JCC Bomb Threats, Cemetery Vandalism, Swastika Graffiti Have Happened Since Election 2016

The discovery of hundreds of toppled headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia Sunday is just the latest report in a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the United States since the November election. After a similar attack at another Jewish cemetery in Missouri last week, President Donald Trump spoke out to condemn the wave of violence, which 98

February 21, 2017 11:01 PM Civilities: Simon & Schuster needs to apologize for the Milo Yiannopoulos debacle

Tuesday was another very bad day for now former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who resigned from his position with the conservative publication in a news release. On Monday, he lost his publisher, Simon & Schuster, when the company canceled his forthcoming book, “Dangerous,” after the unearthing of a highly offensive video that quoted him advocating 71

February 17, 2017 10:28 AM Trump anti-leak drive could prompt prosecutions

The legal consequences could be severe for leakers that the president decries. President Donald Trump’s threats of criminal prosecution over the flood of leaks that has plagued the early weeks of his administration may turn out to be far from empty talk. By far, the most potentially serious disclosures in the view of attorneys who’ve handled such cases 59

February 16, 2017 7:36 PM Transcript And Analysis: Trump Press Conference On Labor Secretary, Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump began his press conference Thursday afternoon announcing his new nominee for labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta. He went on to answer questions 55

February 10, 2017 11:17 AM Israeli paper: Trump says settlements don't advance peace

An Israeli newspaper is quoting President Donald Trump as saying that settlement expansion in land claimed by the Palestinians does not benefit peace. The remarks came in a Trump interview with Yisrael Hayom, a pro-Benjamin Netanyahu paper, just days before the Israeli prime minister is to visit the White House. Trump is quoted as saying that he is not a person 36