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Another Campaign Donor Gets A Top Ambassadorship, But That's Par For The Course

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:32pm

Donald Trump named New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the U.K. It's a post traditionally reserved for big donors. Obama even named another NFL owner as a different ambassadorship.

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At A Va. Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:58pm

After Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.

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How 'Positive Thinking' Helped Propel Trump To The Presidency

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

A book, The Power of Positive Thinking, and the pastor who wrote it had a tremendous influence on Donald Trump growing up. NPR takes a look at how the philosophy will influence him as president.

In New York, A Trump Supporter Eagerly Awaits Inauguration Day

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

An enthusiastic Trump supporter in northern New York says he can't wait for the incoming president to find a replacement for Obamacare that provides health coverage for all Americans.

'The Atlantic' Writer Argues Obama Confronted Pitfalls Of Fact-Based Foreign Policy

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

The Obama foreign policy team was built around expert knowledge about international situations and cerebral policies on projecting American power. Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution writes in The Atlantic that deep knowledge and optimism were no match for real life conflicts like the war in Syria.

Ohio Republican Leader Shares Her Hopes For Trump Presidency

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

A day ahead of the inauguration, NPR's Robert Siegel reconnects with Tracey Winbush of Youngstown, Ohio. She is vice chair of the GOP in Mahoning Valley and an avid Trump supporter. She talks about her hopes for the president-elect and what promises she will hold him to.

Trump Prepares To Take Office Under Appearances Of Unpredictability

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump takes office with a populist approach to domestic policy and an isolationist approach to foreign policy.

Trump Treasury Nominee Defends Role In Foreclosure Crisis

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, said the bank he ran did what it could to minimize foreclosures during the financial crisis. He also defended his use of offshore accounts for hedge fund clients, while acknowledging the need to close loopholes. Mnuchin also told lawmakers he thinks the Internal Revenue Service needs a bigger staff and better technology.

Hollywood Grapples With TV In The Age Of Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, Hollywood faces the question of how this polarizing president might affect its work — and how to tell politically charged stories for a divided audience.

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In U.S. Ethics Chief, An Unlikely Gadfly To Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Next week, leaders of the House Oversight Committee are expected to meet with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, who has been under fire for admonishing Trump to divest his businesses.

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Trump Talks Up His Luxury Hotel; Ethics Expert Pounces

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:25pm

The president-elect went to his new luxury hotel in Washington on the day before his inauguration. He called his property "gorgeous." An ethics expert warns against coming ethical violations.

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Some Obama Appointees Staying On For Now, Trump Team Says

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:35pm

Those named are in important national security and economic positions, transition spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday.

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WATCH: Rick Perry Jokes He Hopes Senator Is As Much Fun 'As You Were On Your Couch'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:59pm

Trump's nominee for energy secretary and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a former comedian, shared a moment of levity during Perry's confirmation hearing when Perry made an unintended double-entendre.

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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:49pm

Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump's business conflicts. The new president will be "violating the constitutional conflicts clause ... as soon as he takes the oath of office," Eisen says.

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The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:27pm

Trump will be at the head of a nation with a relatively healthy economy, a healthcare system he has promised to overhaul, and facing a slew of international tensions.

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Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:10am

A controversial idea falls by the wayside, for now, involving how schools can use federal money for low-income students.

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Trump Treasury Nominee Defends Profiting Off Foreclosure Crisis

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:29am

Steven Mnuchin, who ran a company that failed because of bad home loans, argued before the Senate Finance Committee that his actions saved thousands of jobs.

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Number Of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Grows

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:08am

More than 50 House Democrats say they won't go to the inauguration. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Yvette Clarke, who represents New York's 9th District, about her decision not to attend.

Cardin Sits On Senate Panels Considering Haley, Pruitt Nominations

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:08am

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is being considered to be the Ambassador to the U.N; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is up to head the EPA. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland.

Sen. Moran Weighs In On Confirmation Hearing For Commerce Secretary

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:08am

Nominee Wilbur Ross reiterated in the hearing that renegotiating NAFTA is a top priority of the Trump administration. David Greene talks to GOP Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas about Ross's nomination.

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