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Trump Needs A++ People On His Cabinet, Fund Manager Scaramucci Says

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.

Ohio Congressman Will Try To Take Down Nancy Pelosi As House Democratic Leader

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 5:37pm

In the wake of his party's significant losses across the Rust Belt in last week's elections, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is stepping up to challenge Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic caucus.

Renewed Support For Muslim Registry Called 'Abhorrent'

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:52pm

Two backers of president-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.

Sen. Stabenow Outlines How Democrats Can Compromise With Trump

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:11pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow about where the Democratic Party goes next after the election of Donald Trump.

U.S. 'Hasn't Gone Too Fast' In Globalization, Obama Says In Berlin Visit

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:49pm

Acknowledging a "bumpy phase" in politics, President Obama says a majority of Americans are comfortable with the pace of globalization. But, he adds, "Democracy is hard work."

Sanders: Trump 'Will Have An Ally With Me' If He Stands Up To Corporate America

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:48pm

Sanders was also very clear on where he disagreed with Trump, saying, "there are places where there can be no compromise — racism, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia."

For Republicans, Partial Obamacare Repeal Carries Political Risks

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is politically dangerous for Republicans unless they can pass a replacement that covers many of the people who benefit from the health care law.

Construction Firms Consider Costs Of Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.

The Son-In-Law Rises: Jared Kushner's Influence In The Trump Camp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.

Democrats Struggle To Agree On Path Forward After Trump Victory

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Still reeling from a disappointing election, congressional Democrats are trying to figure out a path forward. But there's disagreement about what that path looks like. House Democrats postponed their leadership elections amid discontent about the direction of their caucus. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are roiling about how best to connect with working class voters.

Obama Calls German Chancellor Angela Merkel 'His Closest Ally'

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

President Obama's last overseas tour takes him to Berlin on Thursday, where he'll meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the most prominent European leader standing against growing nationalist populism.

'We're Not Going Away': Alt-Right Leader On Voice In Trump Administration

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's incoming White House chief strategist, used to run the website Breitbart, which he called "the platform for the alt-right." The alt-right has been associated with racism, anti-Semitism and misogyny. Its adherents believe they have a voice in the new administration. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who coined the term "alt-right."

Reporters Crowd Trump Tower As Transition Meetings Continue

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

The lobby of Trump Tower has become one of the most photographed places since the election. And it was bustling on Thursday as President-elect Trump met with several possible cabinet picks and continued outreach to foreign leaders.

Trump Is In Contact With Foreign Leaders, But Not The State Department

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:03pm

Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, comes during a week when he's been taking calls from leaders around the world — but hasn't asked for input from the State Department.

March Of The Penguins: Kids Take Political Activism To Virtual World

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:30pm

Club Penguin, an online world designed for kids, became the unexpected center of a political protest. While there were some messages supporting Donald Trump, most protested the election results.

Journalist Says Steve Bannon Had A 'Years-Long Plan' To Take Down Hillary Clinton

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:20pm

Bloomberg's Joshua Green discusses Bannon's work in the far right wing of the Republican party. Trump's chief strategist, Green says, was "one of the major figures" in Clinton's defeat.

Economist Reporter: Europeans, Especially Germans, Horrified By Trump

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:01pm

President Obama is in Germany meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Steve Inskeep speaks with The Economist's David Rennie about how the trans-Atlantic relationship might change under Trump.

CHARTS: Here's What Donald Trump Has Said On The Issues

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:51pm

NPR examined what the president-elect has said about the 10 issues voters care most about.

Trump Transition Work Set To Pick Up Speed

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:38pm

The president-elect's team is rolling out staff to carry out the transition with Obama administration staff at various agencies, as Trump talks with more world leaders and potential Cabinet picks.

Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:54am

Starbucks, General Mills and Nike were among more than 360 companies and investors urging Trump and elected officials in an open letter to "continue U.S. participation" in the Paris climate accord.

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