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Obama Says He Would Have Won A Third Term Had He Run

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:54am

Obama's remarks were hypothetical. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limits presidents to two terms of office.

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The Future Of Medicaid May Be Found In Indiana, Where The Poor Pay

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:44am

Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.

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For Trump Presidency, Old Ethics Laws Meet New Money-Making Methods

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:42am

Federal ethics laws were written to cover 20th century wealth, such as stocks and bonds. But President-elect Donald Trump derives much of his fortune from his name. What now?

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Obama's Post-White House Plans Include My Brother's Keeper Effort

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:25pm

After the death of Trayvon Martin, President Obama said America needs to do more to show young black and brown men that their country cares about them. That was the motivation for the president's My Brother's Keeper initiative, one he has vowed to continue long after he leaves the White House.

Experts Hope Trump Makes Cybersecurity An Early Priority

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:43pm

From state-sponsored hacking of government systems to criminal enterprises stealing credit card numbers, strengthening the nation's cyber defenses is taking on growing importance.

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4 Things Democrats Need To Do (Plus 1 They Shouldn't) To Rebuild In 2017

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 5:00am

Democrats have a lot to do in the new year, as they start to try to recover from a bruising 2016 election. But searching for their next presidential candidate isn't necessarily the answer.

Anti-Defamation League Chief Finds Trump Campaign Rhetoric Problematic

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, about the group's efforts to track anti-Semitism and hate crimes following the presidential election.

Trump Made Many Promises For His First 100 Days, Will He Keep them?

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post about what to expect in President-elect Donald Trump's first 100 days, and the controversy surrounding his conflicts of interest.

Trump Aide Changes His Mind, Won't Serve As Communications Director

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:52am

Jason Miller said the job would be too demanding and that his growing family was more important. He and his wife are expecting their second child next month.

Gun Club For Liberals Says More People Are Joining Post-Election

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 4:00pm

Lara Smith of the Oakland, California group The Liberal Gun Club, says interest in firearms is on the rise from left-leaning Americans after the election.

Examining The History Of The Trump Foundation After Trump Pledges To Dissolve It

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 4:00pm

David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post has reported extensively on the Trump Foundation. He explains the context for Trump's announcement that he plans to dissolve the foundation.

After Ignoring Evangelical Voters In 2016, How Democrats Can 'Reclaim Hope'

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 7:47am

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Michael Wear about how the Democrats lost so many Christian voters in 2016. Wear's book, "Reclaiming Hope," is about his work as Obama's faith outreach advisor.

I Saw First Ladies Kissing Santa Claus (And A First Dog Dressed As Him)

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 5:00am

Through the years, first families have done plenty with Santa — from singing and dancing (Obama) to reading (Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton) to a celebrity kiss or two (Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush).

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Trump Plans To Dissolve His Foundation; N.Y. Attorney General Pushes Back

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 5:31pm

Donald Trump said he wanted to "avoid even the appearance of any conflict" of interest. A spokesperson for the New York attorney general notes that an investigation into the charity is ongoing.

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U.N. Rejects U.S. Calls For Sanctions On South Sudan

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 4:10pm

The United Nations has sounded the alarm about a potential genocide in South Sudan, but the Security Council couldn't muster the votes needed to impose an arms embargo.

Analyzing The Impact Of The U.N. Resolution On Israeli Settlements

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 4:10pm

The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Ambassador Dennis Ross discusses the implications.

Democrats Take Opposition Fight To The States

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 7:34am

After bruising losses in November, Democrats are regrouping. Nick Rathode of the State Innovation Exchange pledges to fight for progressive causes and candidates in state houses across America.

Congressman Charles Rangel, Harlem's Face In Washington, Retires

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 7:34am

Harlem was known as the cultural capital of black America. With Charles Rangel retiring, the neighborhood will be without African-American Congressional representation for the first time in 70 years.

Cautious Trump Voter And Radio Host Ed Morrisey Is Optimistic After Cabinet Picks

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 7:34am

Republican radio host Ed Morrisey was not enthusiastic about Donald Trump during the campaign. But he voted for him and is now heartened by most of Trump's cabinet picks.

White House Sharpens Its Case For Obamacare, As Republicans Sharpen Knives

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 6:00am

President Obama and his advisers are trying to document the accomplishments of his signature health care law, mindful that Republicans are dead set on repeal.

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