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Congress Poised To Stop State-Run Retirement Programs

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

Congress is poised to rescind an Obama administration rule making it easier for states to set up retirement plans for workers who aren't offered a plan by their employer. California and four other states have plans about to go into effect. Other states and cities have been considering them.

Trump Discusses Trade, Immigration With Canadian Prime Minister

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump met Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They were expected to discuss trade, immigration and their very different attitudes toward refugees.

'Wall Street Journal' Editor Defends Trump Coverage At Staff Meeting

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

The Wall Street Journal's top news executive, Gerard Baker, called an all-staff meeting on Monday to address newsroom concerns. Chief among them: whether the newspaper has been slow to scrutinize Trump adequately. Baker is said to be an admirer of Trump, and the paper's controlling owner, Rupert Murdoch, has become increasingly close to him.

Immigration Lawyer Outlines Complex Debate Over H-1B Visa Program

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ann Cun, an immigration lawyer, about why U.S. citizens are often not the first considered for some tech jobs, what skills foreign workers need to bring, the typical job an H-1B visa holder usually gets.

After Missteps, Rumors Of Massive White House Shakeup

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump was elected to upend Washington, but in the first few weeks, there have been stumbles and missteps. During the campaign, Trump shook up his staff more than once, and some allies are advising him to do the same now.

After Meeting Canadian Prime Minister, Trump Talks Of Tweaking NAFTA

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:42pm

The president and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of shared values at a news conference on Monday, but there are big differences in their approaches to immigration.

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White House Immigration Order Remains Waylaid In The Courts

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:47am

Rachel Martin talks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, about expectations that the White House will soon issue a new executive order about immigration.

Michael Flynn Is Under Fire For Conversations With Russian Ambassador

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Adam Schiff about allegations Trump's National Security Adviser secretly discussed ways to lessen sanctions with Russia's ambassador while Obama was still in office.

White House Communications Strategy Critiqued By Former Obama Official

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Anita Dunn, White House communications director during President Obama's first term, about Trump's strategy, and ability to control the messaging on policy agenda.

Despite Pledge Not To, Trump Group Expected To Advance Foreign Deals

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Trump organization reportedly is moving ahead with plans for resorts in Scotland and the Dominican Republic. Last month, President Trump's attorney said he would take on "no new deals" overseas.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Demands Explanation After Immigration Raids

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:00pm

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued a letter demanding an explanation for hundreds of arrests in immigration raids. Hispanic Caucus chair Michelle Lujan Grisham talks about the next steps.

Trump Navigates The Hazard Of Presidential Golf Outings

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 3:17pm

President Trump was a leading critic of the time Barack Obama spent on the green. This weekend, the White House said Trump's round of golf with Japan's prime minister was "productive."

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Trump Adviser Repeats Baseless Claims Of Voter Fraud In New Hampshire

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:37pm

No evidence supports the Trump administration's claim that the presidential election was marred by massive voter fraud. But White House adviser Stephen Miller doubled down on the allegations Sunday.

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The Week Of Blurred Lines Between President Trump And Businessman Trump

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

In the past week, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway used a news interview to encourage people to buy Ivanka Trump products, and President Trump hosted Japan's Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To Visit Trump Monday

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with CBC host Rick Mercer about the planned meeting between President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and what's on the agenda.

Trump Supporters Evaluate The First 3 Weeks Of President Trump

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

How do President Trump's supporters evaluate his first weeks in office? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks in with a few of them: Becky Ravenkamp, Dan Meyer and Kevin Eisbrenner.

Melania Trump Breaks With Some First Lady Traditions

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff for first lady Laura Bush, about traditions Melania Trump is following and ones she isn't following.

The ACLU Explains Why They're Supporting The Rights Of Milo Yiannopoulos

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

The American Civil Liberties Union defends free speech, even if it's hateful. That has some of their supporters upset. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Lee Rowland, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU.

Melissa McCarthy's 'Spicey' And Alec Baldwin's Trump Return To 'SNL'

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:14am

Melissa McCarthy got a lot of attention for her enraged impression of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last week. This week she was back, along with Alec Baldwin reprising Donald Trump.

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Betsy DeVos Made Me Want To Run For School Board

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:41am

The controversy over President Trump's Education Secretary has brought new interest in seeking local office.

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