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Senators To Receive North Korea Briefing From Intelligence Officials

4 hours 22 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, one of 100 U.S. senators invited by the White House to a briefing from the president's top military and intelligence officials.

4 Questions About Trump's Tax Plan

5 hours 23 sec ago

The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn't stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.

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Morning News Brief: Trump's Tax Plan, North Korea, Killings On Facebook Live

6 hours 45 min ago

President Trump will announce his tax plan Wednesday. Also, Holly Bailey of Yahoo News talks about a briefing Senators will receive on North Korea, and another killing was broadcast on Facebook Live.

Republicans Begin Hearings To Peel Back Dodd-Frank

6 hours 45 min ago

House Republicans hold a hearing Wednesday on a plan to rewrite Dodd-Frank, the law put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. The Republican plan is known as the Financial Choice Act.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey On Trump's First 100 Days

6 hours 45 min ago

As part of an examination of the president's first 100 days, David Greene speaks with former CIA Director James Woolsey about Trump's national security policy and relations with intelligence agencies.

Michael Bloomberg And Carl Pope On 'Climate Of Hope'

6 hours 45 min ago

Rachel Martin speaks with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former chairman of the Sierra Club Carl Pope about how cities should respond to climate change. Their book is Climate of Hope.

Trump Supporters And Skeptics Discuss His First 100 Days

6 hours 45 min ago

Voters across the country tell us in their own words what they make of President Trump's first 100 days.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich On America's 'Two Paths'

6 hours 45 min ago

NPR's David Greene talks to Ohio Gov. John Kasich about his memoir, Two Paths: America Divided or United. The book explores his failed presidential run and the current state of political discourse.

Trump To Talk Tax Plan

6 hours 45 min ago

President Trump plans to unveil more detail about his plan to change the tax code Wednesday. The administration reportedly plans to pursue tax cuts without offsetting the expected loss in revenue.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About A President's First 100 Days

6 hours 45 min ago

In the segment #AskCokie, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions and looks at how past presidents have fared in their first 100 days in office.

Trump's Efforts To 'Drain The Swamp' Lagging Behind His Campaign Rhetoric

6 hours 48 min ago

The phrase didn't originate with the Trump campaign. Advocates of tougher laws on political money and lobbying have used it for years.

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Trump To Sign Executive Order Taking Aim At National Monuments

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:50pm

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that could end up shrinking or even abolishing some protected, national monuments on federal land.

Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:05pm

Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."

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Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:02pm

Randolph Alles is currently at Customs And Border Protection. He will take over an agency stretched thin and beset by poor morale and other issues.

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Jay Dickey, Arkansas Congressman Who Blocked Gun Research, Dies At 77

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

Former Arkansas Rep. Jay Dickey died last week at 77. Recently, he was known for his support of medical research into gun safety, but he wasn't always that way. In 1996, Dickey helped usher in an amendment that effectively ended federal research on gun violence.

Trump Pledges To Confront Anti-Semitism At Holocaust Remembrance Event

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

During an event to remember the Holocaust, President Trump pledged to defeat anti-Semitism. The White House has previously been criticized for the way it has talked about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.

North Carolina Pastor Criticizes Trump's First 100 Days As 'A Disaster'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Winston-Salem pastor John Mendez, who he met back in January during a road trip leading up to Donald Trump's inauguration. He says the Trump presidency has been even worse than he anticipated.

Congress Returns Amid Pressure To Revisit Derailed Health Care Efforts

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

Congress returned from a two-week break with a shutdown looming and pressure to go back to their derailed efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Russia Questions Dominate First 100 Days Of Trump's Presidency

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

The Russia story has dominated the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. NPR takes a look back on the key moments since Jan. 20, from the firing of Michael Flynn to the chair of the House Intelligence Committee being forced to step aside.

Trump Hints At Shift On Wall Funding To Avert Government Shutdown

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

As Congress approaches its deadline to pass the federal budget, President Trump is making hints about pushing the U.S.-Mexico border wall funding to the fall. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce about how this would directly affect his constituents.




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