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.
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.
President Trump tweeted this morning that the Republican tax bill is "getting better and better" as Senate GOP leaders appear to have the votes to pass its tax overhaul measure. This would be the White House's first major legislative victory.
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.
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."
On Friday, FIFA announced the World Cup final draw for next year's event in Russia. So now that the match-ups have been set, who has an easy path to the final, who's in the Group of Death, and who should Americans root for since the U.S. will not be in it?
Tommy Wiseau's The Room has inspired a cult following, a video game and a "making-of" memoir. Now, the memoir has been turned into a movie, directed by and starring James Franco. It's called The Disaster Artist.