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Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Mueller Investigation Could Be ‘Cleaned Up’ With Pardons

NPR Enlarge this image Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for President Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day last month. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images On the same day that that President Trump’s former campaign chairman was sent to jail, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani floated the idea that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation could be “cleaned up” with presidential pardons. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” Giuliani told the New York Daily...

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White House Says North Korea Meeting Will Only Happen With ‘Concrete’ Action

NPR Enlarge this image A man watches a television screen showing President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2017. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption toggle caption Ahn Young-joon/AP The White House appeared Friday to put conditions on a much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying it would only happen once the rogue nation takes “concrete and verifiable action” to demonstrate its commitment to denuclearization. “We’ve accepted the invitation to talk based...

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With Rising Voter Turnout, Democrats Hope To Turn Parts Of Texas Blue

NPR Enlarge this image Bins of signs are seen in a storage are at the Bexar County Election offices last month in San Antonio. Eric Gay/AP hide caption toggle caption Eric Gay/AP Texans are casting their votes in their primaries Tuesday, the first contests of the 2018 election cycle. But voters in the Lone Star State have been voting for almost two weeks already — and there’s been a big surge in enthusiasm across the board. Driven by anti-President Trump fervor, in this typically deep red state, there are plenty of positive signs for a once-latent Democratic Party in...

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With Speech Friday, President Completes CPAC’s Transformation To A Full-On Trump Show

NPR Enlarge this image A CPAC attendee wears a “Make America Great Again,” Trump-Pence and Texas flag pins at the annual conservative conference at National Harbor, Md., on Thursday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Trump will address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Friday, speaking to a movement that’s evolved over the years from its former libertarian-leaning likeness to a full-on Trump show. The transformation began last year, with conservatives finally embracing a man and his populist policies they’d long been skeptical of but who had finally delivered to them unified control...

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Trump: Democrats ‘Un-American, ‘Treasonous’ During State Of The Union

NPR Enlarge this image President Trump speaks on tax policy during a visit to Sheffer Corp. in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Monday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump slammed Democrats who didn’t stand and applaud during his State of the Union speech last week as “un-American” and “treasonous.” Trump made the remarks during a speech in Cincinnati where he was promoting the tax bill he signed into law last December. The president began complaining that even as he was touting record low unemployment among African-Americans and Latinos, Democrats remained stoic, speculating that they might be...

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Oprah 2020? Winfrey Says She Does Not ‘Have The DNA For It’

NPR Enlarge this image Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards earlier this month. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP It’s a no-go from Oprah for 2020. Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul and actress who spurred buzz of a White House bid with her stirring speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month, told InStyle that she isn’t interested in being president. “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not....

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Majority Of Americans See Trump’s First Year As A Failure

NPR Enlarge this image President Trump listens to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan during a joint press conference in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images As President Trump approaches the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, a majority of Americans think his first year in office has been a failure — and that he’s divided the nation. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that by a 53-to-40-percent margin, Americans deemed Trump’s first year a failure. And by an almost 2-to-1 margin (61 to 32 percent), Americans said they believe Trump has divided the...

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White House Doctor Says Trump Is In ‘Excellent’ Physical, Cognitive Health

NPR Enlarge this image President Trump shakes hands with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, following his annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Jan. 12. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Trump is in excellent health with “no indication” of “any cognitive issues” — but he could afford to lose a few pounds and start exercising over the coming year, according to the president’s physician. Dr. Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral who directs the White House medical unit, conducted Trump’s annual physical last Friday. He told reporters on Tuesday...

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