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Female Retired Marine With Viral Campaign Ad Hopes To Bridge Gap In Democratic Party

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:02am

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, says she likes the idea of single-payer health care, but that she's also a fiscal conservative.

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What Would A Popular Health Care Plan Look Like?

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:06am

If you locked experts of various political affiliations in a room and told them to draft a health care bill, what would they come up with? We'll find out.

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Senate Panel To Probe How To Bring Stability To Health Insurance Market

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:28am

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander has organized bipartisan hearings aimed at preventing a "death spiral" on the health insurance market. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.

Here's Why The Census Started Counting Latinos, And How That Could Change In 2020

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:00am

On the Code Switch podcast this week, a look at concerns and issues facing people of color in the 2020 Census, and a look back at the reasons why "Hispanics" became a word in the first place.

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Rep. Smith To Introduce Bill Similar To Senate's New Immigration Measure

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, who is going to sponsor legislation in the House that mirrors the merit-based Senate bill on immigration that President Trump backs.

Trump-Backed Immigration Legislation Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies, a pro-immigrant think tank, about the Trump administration's new plan to cut down on legal immigration.

Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.

Kelly Will Need Trump's Trust To Succeed In His New Job, Panetta Says

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly started on Monday. Alisa Chang talks to Leon Panetta about the chief of staff job. Panetta served in that role for President Bill Clinton.

Morning News Brief: Trump Backs Merit-Based Immigration System

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

The president says the system is so unfair that he wants to cut legal immigration in half over the next decade. In West Virginia, he'll point to the bill as way he's made good on a campaign promise.

He's 11, A Business Owner And Just Landed The World's Most Famous Client

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

The White House continues its letters-from-forgotten-people series with a business opportunity from 11-year-old local entrepreneur.

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Trump Hits New Low With White Non-College Voters

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

A Quinnipiac University poll shows that one core group of the president's base is turning against him.

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Trump Puts His Signature And His View On Sanctions Law, Following Presidential Trend

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump released a scathing signing statement about the Russia sanctions bill he signed into law on Wednesday. Legal and political experts weren't surprised.

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Texas Republican Bucks His Party To Block 'Bathroom Bill'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

In Texas, every statewide elected official is Republican and the GOP controls the legislature. But efforts to restrict bathroom access for transgender people show a party that's far from united.

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It's August, Do You Know Where Your Lawmakers Are?

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

One big reason the Congress has not kept up with the regular schedule for budget and appropriations is the enormous investment of session time to health care — the issue that ate the calendar.

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Calls To Investigate Clinton Pose A Challenge To U.S. Political Norms

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:57am

President Trump and some GOP lawmakers want an investigation into Hillary Clinton and other figures from the Obama era. But a probe of a defeated candidate is not the norm in American democracy.

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To Grow Market Share, A Drugmaker Pitches Its Product To Judges

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:52am

The pharmaceutical company Alkermes is trying to increase the number of people taking Vivitrol for their opioid addiction by marketing the drug to judges, who have the power to influence treatment.

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Trump Pushes To Reduce Legal Immigration

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

President Trump threw his support Wednesday behind a Senate proposal to reduce legal immigration.

Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

President Trump objects to a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia even as he signs it.

In Texas, One Republican Lawmaker Is Trying To Halt The Bathroom Bill

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

The Texas governor and lieutenant governor are leading efforts to pass several Republican red meat bills – like a ban on transgender bathroom access. But one Republican lawmaker is pushing back.

Al Gore Warns That Trump Is A 'Distraction' From The Issue Of Climate Change

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 2:01pm

"I have no illusions about the possibility of changing Donald Trump's mind," Gore says. Instead, the former vice president wants to build bipartisan consensus around the issue of climate change.

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