Election 2016

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President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday that could end up shrinking — or even nullifying — some large federal national monuments on protected public lands, as established since the Clinton administration.

President Trump has chosen Randolph "Tex" Alles to lead the U.S. Secret Service, turning to an outsider to head the beleaguered agency tasked with protecting the president and his family.

A retired Marine Corps general, Alles is currently acting deputy commissioner of customs and border protection. He is the first Secret Service director in recent history not to come from within the ranks — a step many congressional critics have said is necessary to remake the service's culture.

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State lawmakers and lobby groups say Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in error when he said that there was no political will to enact reforms in 2017. 

Senate Russia Probe Going to Plan, Says Lankford

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U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., talks to supporters during the Republican watch party in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
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The U.S. Senate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is moving steadily, despite reports to the contrary, said Oklahoma Senator James Lankford in an interview with NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday morning.

 

In Part 2 of our conversation, Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about her new book “The Secrets of My Life,” voting for President Trump in the 2016 election and criticism she has faced from the transgender community. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Virginia 5th District Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) (@Rep_Tom_Garrett) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to assess President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Garrett gives Trump a B-minus grade because he says Trump should have started with tax reform, and dealt with overhauling health care in smaller pieces of legislation. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Two Obama administration officials will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia attempted to help Donald Trump win the election. The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of multiple bodies — including the House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee and the FBI — examining what exactly Russia did and whether the Trump campaign was involved, among other questions.

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