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Jared Kushner on Russia, Annotated

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Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told lawmakers in a statement on Monday that he "did not collude... with any foreign government."

Kushner is meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Both panels are investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Trump/Macron Press Conference

Jul 13, 2017
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President Trump is in Paris where he will meet and engage in a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. 

President Trump is expected to field questions about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, the ongoing investigation of Russian contacts with Trump campaign and administration officials - specifically regarding his eldest son Donald Trump Jr’s emails and a meeting he held with a Russian attorney.

We will have live, anchored coverage of their joint news conference beginning around 12:25PM ET.

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Wray would replace James Comey, whom Trump fired in May.

Wray served in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush and currently works on white-collar crime at an international law firm. Given Comey's dismissal and ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and potential ties to the Trump campaign, senators are expected to press Wray on his independence and integrity.

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Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday. An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father." Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, which former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner also attended in June 2016. They met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, whom Trump Jr. said ultimately did not provide the promised material on Clinton.

Q&A on GOP Health Care Bill

Jul 10, 2017

This week, Republicans in Congress will try to rally votes behind a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay. In Ohio, millions could be affected.

Use this Q&A to explore how the bill would affect you.

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The Impact of The American Health Care Act

Jun 27, 2017

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals. Below is a chart from NPR that helps to illustrate the bill's impact.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (under President Obama) is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee. 

Members of Congress will quiz Johnson on the details of widespread Russian cyber-attacks that targeted U.S. elections systems last year, and so-called "active measures," a Russian information warfare strategy which includes spreading falsehoods.

Former FBI Director James Comey Hearing

Jun 7, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. The Senate Committee is looking into the circumstances around Comey's dismissal and how they relate to the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. Election. The White House has given conflicting messages about the reasons for Comey's firing. Sources close to Comey say the President told Comey to shut down the Russia investigation. That's a charge that the White House denies.

A Nation Engaged

Apr 25, 2017

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As the Trump presidency approaches its 100th day, NPR News presents A Nation Engaged, fostering conversation on the topic of Power & the Presidency with this framing question: “How powerful should any American president be?”

Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan. He called it his Contract With The American Voter. Among other things, it called for the full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions," and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward."

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Maria Hinojosa is anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, and anchor of the talk show, Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One, from WGBH/La Plaza. She is also founder of the Futuro Media Group, which she created to tell the stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media outlets.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch has been grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 18 hours of questioning over two separate days, and the proceedings are not finished yet. On Thursday, the committee hears testimony from witnesses about Gorsuch's qualifications to be a justice of the US Supreme Court.

Congressional Healthcare Bill Response Tracker

Mar 10, 2017

The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people. It would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, for instance, and it would eliminate current subsidies, replacing them with a fixed refundable tax credit.

To help Americans understand where Congress stands on the debate over this legislation, NPR and Member stations around the country have compiled a database of Congressional members’ positions on the bill.

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NPR Live Coverage of Senate Judiciary Commitee

Mar 10, 2017
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NPR's live coverage of the March 21 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Judge Gorsuch ended at 5:00 pm.

NPR Politics team will live blog the Senate Judiciary Committee's evening session. The live blog will include streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

On March 20 The House Select Committee on Intelligence will hold its hearing on allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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