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9 Republican Senators Think They Have A Solution To Avoid Future Government Shutdowns

9 Republican Senators Think They Have A Solution To Avoid Future Government Shutdowns

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with William Gale of the Brookings Institution about a Republican bill to avert future shutdowns — what it is, and if it has any hope of passing.


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9 Republican Senators Think They Have A Solution To Avoid Future Government Shutdowns

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

IRS worker Christine Helquist joins a federal workers protest rally against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Ogden, Utah.The union for the IRS workers criticized the Trump administration for forcing them to work “in exchange only for an IOU.” Employees have been promised back pay when funding is approved.

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IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse On Trump Nominee William Barr's Confirmation Hearing

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse On Trump Nominee William Barr's Confirmation Hearing

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., about his questioning of William Barr regarding the steps he’d take to protect the Mueller investigation as attorney general.


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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse On Trump Nominee William Barr's Confirmation Hearing

Judiciary to Continue Funded Operations Until Jan. 25

Judiciary to Continue Funded Operations Until Jan. 25

During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts now estimates that federal courts can sustain paid operations through Jan. 25, 2019.
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Judiciary to Continue Funded Operations Until Jan. 25

Congress Begins Consideration Of William Barr's Nomination As Next Attorney General

Congress Begins Consideration Of William Barr's Nomination As Next Attorney General

Congress is considering William Barr’s nomination as U.S. Attorney General. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with George J. Terwilliger III, who served as Barr’s deputy AG during the H.W. Bush administration.


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Congress Begins Consideration Of William Barr's Nomination As Next Attorney General

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Pushes To Hold Hearings On Trump-Putin Relationship

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Pushes To Hold Hearings On Trump-Putin Relationship

NPR’s Sarah McCammon talks with New York Rep. Eliot Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is pledging to hold hearings looking into accusations that President Trump hid details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin from the public and his own staff.


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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Pushes To Hold Hearings On Trump-Putin Relationship

Trump's AG Nominee William Barr Is 'A Strong Person Of Principle,' Ex-Colleague Says

Trump's AG Nominee William Barr Is 'A Strong Person Of Principle,' Ex-Colleague Says

Lawyer Harry Litman worked under Attorney General William Barr in the early ’90s. He tells NPR’s Sarah McCammon why, despite some reservations, he thinks Barr’s a good choice to lead the Justice Department again.


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Trump's AG Nominee William Barr Is 'A Strong Person Of Principle,' Ex-Colleague Says