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Obamas Pay Final Visit To Swing Set They Donated To D.C. Shelter

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

A White House fixture for eight years has a new home. The Obamas paid "Malia and Sasha's Castle" one last visit on Monday.

New Poll Numbers Show Historically Low Favorability Ratings For Trump

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

New poll numbers suggest Donald Trump will take office with historically low approval ratings. His transition team has said "unity" is the theme of the inaugural, but the president-elect's tweets these past few weeks have done little to foster that idea.

Trump Fires Back After Polls Show His Favorability Ratings In The Basement

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:48am

Two new polls show only around 4-in-10 Americans view Donald Trump favorably. The president-elect responded by blasting polls as "phony" and "rigged."

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Trump Will Be Sworn In With Same Bible As Lincoln And Obama

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:56am

The Lincoln Bible was purchased for the 1861 inauguration by Supreme Court Clerk William Thomas Carroll.

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Trump and China: Intentionally Provocative Or Unprepared?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:47am

Trump's campaign comments toward China were extremely strong, and we're likely to learn soon how much was rhetoric and how much will become actual policy.

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Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump's Legitimacy

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:22am

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump won a "convincing victory."

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Sen. Maggie Hassan: I Will Listen Carefully To What DeVos Has To Say

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 7:28am

Senate confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has serious concerns about DeVos.

Trump Continues To Make Waves Both Overseas And A Home

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

In the days leading up to the inauguration, President-elect Trump has caused a stir after speaking out about NATO, and engaging in a feud with civil rights leader, Democratic Congressman John Lewis.

Trump Voter Plans To Celebrate The President-Elect's Inauguration

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

A lot has happened since November. Morning Edition will check in with some voters who participated in our Divided States series. First we hear from Annie Ruiz of Florida, who voted for Donald Trump.

2 Economists With Opposing Views Weigh In On Trump's Economic Plan

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, and Peter Morici, a professor and columnist, about Trump's picks for commerce and treasury secretaries.

A Trip Back In Time: It wouldn't Be Inauguration Day Without Protesters

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Demonstrators who are arriving in Washington to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump will be following a time-honored tradition that includes suffragists and opponents of the Vietnam war.

Coronations, Coups, And Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:00pm

It's in our nature to idolize the rich and famous. But this week on Hidden Brain, we explore the other side of our nature: the part of us that wants to see the rich and powerful fall from grace.

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Interior Nominee Familiar With Issues, But Worries Environmentalists

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:18pm

Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing is scheduled for this week. Energy developers and tribal leaders are cheering. But environmentalists are wary of the Montana congressman.

Muslim-Americans Anxious About Trump Administration

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:16pm

Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen John Kelly say they would not support a Muslim registry. But U.S. Muslims remain wary.

Mexico's Front Seat In The Global Auto Industry

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:16pm

Mexico has become a crucial manufacturing hub for all the major global automakers. Access to markets and duty-free exports are a big reason why.

Trump Pressures Congress To Replace Obamacare Quickly

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:52am

President-elect Donald Trump told The Washington Post he's close to unveiling a healthcare plan he expects Congress to pass soon. But GOP lawmakers are in no hurry to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Cabinet Nominees Will Face Scrutiny On Climate And Education Policy This Week

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:15am

Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 6:07am

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.

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Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rice has dealt with many crises as President Obama's national security adviser and his United Nations ambassador. As she prepares to depart, she tells NPR that Syria stands out as the most difficult.

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Democrats Have Lost Focus, A Candidate To Lead The DNC Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, who is running for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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