NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson, national political reporter for Politico, about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's plea deal, the Republican tax plan and the future of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that Senate Republicans have the votes necessary to pass their overhaul of the nation's tax code. He said this after the group held a closed-door meeting where final changes were discussed.
On Thursday, a San Francisco jury found an undocumented immigrant not guilty of murder in the death of Kate Steinle. Now, federal officials say they will move quickly to take custody of the man as the case again becomes fodder in the nation's battle over immigration and sanctuary cities.
Republicans say their tax proposal will get companies to bring their overseas profits back to the U.S. They say it will lead to more hiring and higher wages. Big tech companies like Microsoft and Apple stand to be the largest beneficiaries of these corporate tax changes But already they have plenty of cash available for new investment. So critics say they'll use the tax breaks instead to benefit investors not workers.
Last summer, white nationalists and counterprotesters both found themselves in Charlottesville, Va. The white nationalist rally turned deadly. Now a former federal prosecutor says the law enforcement response to the event was a "series of failures."
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