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California Moves Up 2020 Primary Elections To March

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:43am

The state is hoping to have more influence over picking presidential candidates, and California Democrats want to bring more attention to issues like climate change and immigration.

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Trump Administration To Drop Refugee Cap To 45,000, Lowest In Years

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:00pm

It's a dramatic drop from the level set by the Obama administration. Refugee admissions have largely been on hold under Trump's travel ban executive orders.

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Trump, 'Not Happy,' Joins Critics Of His Own Highflying Cabinet Officials

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:53pm

Reporters asked President Trump if he would fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price over expensive taxpayer-funded travel. Trump's reply: "We'll see."

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Paul Horner, Fake News Purveyor Who Claimed Credit For Trump's Win, Found Dead At 38

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:49pm

Horner made his living making bogus reports go viral and said he didn't expect for his stories to believed by Trump supporters. Authorities say they do not suspect foul play.

Trump Administration Plans To Cap The Number Of Accepted Refugees To 45,000

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:37pm

The Trump administration is expected to lower the annual cap on refugees to 45,000. Part of the White House's rationale is money, but economists say that's not the whole story.

Republicans Calling For Deep Cuts In Both Individual And Corporate Tax Rates

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:37pm

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress unveiled their framework for a tax code overhaul, but many details still have to be negotiated.

President Trump's Plan To Overhaul Tax Code Includes Cut To Corporate Tax Rate

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:37pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center about how the U.S. corporate tax rate stacks up compared to other nations.

What Does The Alabama Senate Race Mean For The Divide In The GOP?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:37pm

President Trump's preferred candidate for an Alabama Senate race lost Tuesday, exposing a sharp divide among the conservative base.

Government Considering Lifting Shipping Restrictions To Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:51am

The Jones Act restricts shipping of goods between U.S. coasts to American ships. But the island, a U.S. territory, is struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria and needs more supplies.

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GOP Lays Out Tax Overhaul Plan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:48am

President Trump and GOP lawmakers unveil some of the details of their plan to revamp the federal tax code, proposing deep cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

Yes, Puerto Ricans Are Americans.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 9:06am

A frightening American crisis is happening now on the island.

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Roy Moore, Culture Warrior, Will Be Favored To Be The Next U.S. Senator From Alabama

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 8:40am

The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice could give leaders of his own Republican Party plenty of headaches if he wins the general election in December. The first blow came Tuesday.

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White House Hopes Tax Overhaul Will Give Republicans A Political Win

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:46am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to White House legislation affairs Director Marc Short about replacing Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. NPR's Tamara Keith analyzes the chances of a health care vote.

Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:32am

With the help of federal flood insurance, many homeowners will rebuild after disasters. Some properties already have flooded many times. It'd be cheaper to buy owners out, but that's not happening.

Republicans Outline Biggest Tax-Code Overhaul In A Generation

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:00am

After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders have revealed the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

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Republicans To Unveil 'Middle Class' Tax Cut; Democrats See Windfall For The Rich

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:00am

After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders are set to reveal the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

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News Brief: Tax Overhaul, Roy Moore Wins In Alabama, Saudi Arabia Lets Women Drive

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump and lawmakers are set to release a plan for a tax overhaul Wednesday. Also, conservative Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Senate Primary

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama. He will face Democrat Doug Jones in December.

What To Expect From The GOP Tax Plan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with former economist for Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and Peter Morici of the University of Maryland about the Republican tax plan.

Kaiser Permanente CEO Says A Bipartisan Health Bill Is The Best Way Forward

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

If Republicans and Democrats work together to solve a few critical challenges in the health insurance market, it will stabilize, says Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson.

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