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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman On Fighting Trump Travel Ban

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about his legal challenges to the White House's travel ban and other ways he is opposing President Trump's agenda.

Trump's Thursday News Conference, Explained

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

At a news conference Thursday, Donald Trump said the media is being "dishonest" and talked about his new nominee to lead the Department of Labor.

Robert Harward Turns Down Job as National Security Adviser

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:18pm

Harward was offered the job to replace Michael Flynn, who was fired Monday by Trump. But Harward said no, reportedly because the job was too demanding to bring him out of retirement.

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A Daughter Of Coal Country Battles Climate Change — And Her Father's Doubt

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:36pm

In southwestern Pennsylvania, collapsed mining and steel industries led to economic and environmental downturn. A divided father and daughter work to find common ground to save their hometown.

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Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:36pm

The plan that House Republicans discussed Thursday would replace Affordable Care Act subsidies with tax credits and cut Medicaid funds to the states.

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Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Israel Faces Confirmation Hearing

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing.

Trump Administration Signals Shift In Policy On DACA

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Tom Wong, assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, about how the Trump administration may carry out immigration policy differently, especially for people previously considered low priority.

Refugee Agency World Relief Lays Off Workers In Response To Trump

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

World Relief, one of the main refugee resettlement agencies, will lay off a fifth of its staff members and close five offices due to President Trump capping refugee admissions this year at 50,000.

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Calls For Probe Into Michael Flynn

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sen. Blumenthal of Connecticut about his call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to name a special counsel to investigate ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump Decries 'Fake News' Stories About Aides' Ties To Russia

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump held a free-flowing wide-ranging news conference on Thursday to defend his administration and decry what he called "fake news" stories about his associates' ties to Russia.

Boeing CEO Reportedly Listened In On Trump's F-35 Calls With Lockheed

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Bloomberg reporter Anthony Capaccio about Trump's calls to the general responsible for the Lockheed fighter jet program, with the Boeing CEO reportedly listening in.

DNC Chair Race Serves As Test To Determine Party's Future

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

As Democrats look to rebuild in the wake of the 2016 election, the race to chair the Democratic National Committee has become a test of which direction the party will go in.

GOP Lawmakers Prepare For Town Hall Events On Health Care Plans

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

House lawmakers are headed home for a week where many are facing potentially contentious town hall events with constituents over the Republican Party's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump Chooses R. Alexander Acosta As New Labor Nominee

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump announced a new nominee to run the Labor Department on Thursday. R. Alexander Acosta is a law school dean and former U.S. attorney in southern Florida. He's also been a member of the National Labor Relations Bureau.

Trump Denies Campaign Aides Had Contact With Russian Officials

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Donald Trump denied contact between his presidential campaign and Russia, defended the conduct of his now-ousted national security adviser, and complained about what he called delays by Congress in confirming his nominee to become director of national intelligence.

Louisiana Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Against Trump Policies

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Immigrant rights groups in New Orleans are organizing to resist Trump's move to deport people who are in the country illegally. But city and state leaders have conflicting positions.

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Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.

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'Nobody That I Know Of': Trump Denies Campaign Contacts With Russia

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:21pm

In a wide ranging news conference, the president said his fired national security adviser did nothing wrong, but mislead the vice president.

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Trump Press Conference On Labor Secretary And Russia, Annotated

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:37pm

During what was billed as an announcement of the president's new labor secretary nominee, Trump spoke about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and continued to laud his election win.

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Court Moves 'Bridgegate' Case Forward, Setting A Date For Christie

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:28pm

Judge Roy McGeady says there's probable cause for a probe to continue into the governor's involvement in a case that has generated federal charges against his former allies.

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