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Why Reaching A DACA Deal Could Be Tough

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

Reaching an agreement on a DACA fix is only half the battle. The House and Senate would then have to approve it — and that could be tough, given how entrenched both parties' bases are on immigration issues.

Missouri Gov. Dealing With A Sex And Blackmail Scandal During First Term

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has confirmed that he had an extramarital affair before he was elected in 2016 — but he denies allegations that he used a photo to threaten to blackmail the woman he was sleeping with.

House Approves Bill To Renew Spying Powers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

The House approved a six-year extension of FISA Section 702, which permits the government to collect information on U.S. citizens if they are communicating with a foreigner abroad under surveillance. The bill will now go to the Senate.

Arizona Set To Have A More Dynamic U.S. Senate Race Than In Years Past

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

The fight for Arizona's open 2018 Senate seat has just gotten messier with controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio announcing his intention to run. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Laurie Roberts, columnist for The Arizona Republic, about the competitive midterm race.

House Republicans Reviving Debate Over Earmarks

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

House Republicans are planning two days of hearings next week to debate whether Congress should overturn the eight-year ban on earmarks. Advocates say it's lawmakers' constitutional prerogative, but opponents say it will revive a "culture of corruption" on Capitol Hill.

Head Of Medicaid Directors On States Imposing Work Requirements For Recipients

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the Trump administration's move to allow states to impose work or community engagement requirements on Medicaid recipients.

The Anti-Abortion Group That's Urging Clinic Workers to Quit Their Jobs

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:34pm

The nonprofit organization And Then They Were None offers financial assistance, job search help, and spiritual and emotional support to workers who leave jobs at clinics that provide abortions.

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Paul Manafort Sued By Russian Oligarch's Company Over Business Deal

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:01pm

A suit filed in New York state court alleges that Manafort and a business associate misappropriated millions from a company linked to Oleg Derispaska, who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The Future Of Medicaid For "Able-Bodied" Adults

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:06am

Forty percent of Medicaid recipients do not have jobs.

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Ahead Of Hill Vote, Trump Attacks Spy Bill His Administration Supports

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:07am

President Trump took aim at a controversial surveillance law hours after the White House issued a statement calling for Congress to reauthorize it. The politics are fraught.

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HHS Will Let States Require People To Work For Medicaid

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:34am

Ten states have already asked the Trump administration to add work requirements to the popular health insurance program for low-income people. But many recipients are already working.

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Conservatives Watch As Dozens Of Republicans Won't Seek Re-Election

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 6:26am

With California Rep. Darrell Issa deciding to step down, a total of 31 Republicans in Congress have said they won't run. Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union.

Does Issa's Retirement Indicate 'Trump And The GOP Are Scared'?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:53am

The San Diego Republican and former chairman of the House oversight committee, played a key role in GOP-led probes of the Benghazi attacks and IRS targeting of conservative groups.

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Local Communities Fret Over Salvadorans Losing Protection Status

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Thousands of Salvadoran immigrants face deportation after President Trump revoked their protected status. Families are in turmoil, officials have economic worries, others say it's time for them to go.

Months After Trump Pardon, Ex-Sheriff Arpaio To Run For Senate

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Joe Arpaio, 85, the controversial former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who is known for his hardline approach on detention and immigration.

Federal Immigration Authorities Target 7-Eleven Stores

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Agents swept nearly 100 of the convenience stores across the country — seeking undocumented immigrants. The action was the largest employer-targeting operation under the Trump administration.

Other States Ask For Offshore Drilling Exemption Like Florida's

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

In Florida, some are calling the Trump administration's announcement that the state is exempt from a plan to expand offshore drilling a political stunt to help Gov. Rick Scott.

Deadline Closes In On Administration Regarding Iran Sanctions

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump is being urged by some top advisers to waive sanctions on Iran by a Friday deadline. Rachel Martin talks to Dennis Ross, who has advised four former presidents on the Middle East.

State Department Works To Reclaim Its Foreign Policy Power

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Goldstein, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, about translating the Trump administration's foreign policy to the rest of the world.

News Brief: Issa To Retire, Trump To Decide On Iran Sanctions

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced on Wednesday that he won't seek re-election. And, President Trump, facing a deadline, deliberates whether to again waive sanctions against Iran.

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