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Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine On GOP Attempts To Revise Obamacare

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about whether Republicans can make good on the goal to replace the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Geoff Bennett analyzes Kaine's comments.

Trump Backs Establishment Candidate In Tuesday's Alabama Runoff

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump is backing Senator Luther Strange in his bid to retain his seat against rival Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's special primary election being held Tuesday.

Phoenix NFL Fans Are Divided Over National Anthem Controversy

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

NFL fans are responding to the controversy over some players refusing to stand during the national anthem. In Phoenix Monday night, game watchers had different view points about the protests.

Facebook Scrutinized Over Its Role In 2016's Presidential Election

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Facebook is in the spotlight for its role in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has said it would turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

News Brief: Ala. GOP Senate Runoff, Facebook's Role In 2016 Election

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Alabama voters are choosing the Republican candidate in a primary runoff election for the state's open Senate seat. And, Facebook will turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

Athletes On The Track And The Slopes Are Pulled Into Trump Controversy

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:02pm

Some NASCAR and Olympic figures spoke out for and some against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

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GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:13pm

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.

'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:14pm

The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze the full impacts of the latest Senate health law overhaul effort, but they say millions more would be uninsured by 2026.

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3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:13pm

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes they need to pass a health care bill.

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How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 4:46pm

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL on Sunday. Teams mostly stood by their players.

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Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U.

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany Sunday, but a far-right party also gained unprecedented representation. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund, on what the election means for Germany and the U.S.

60 Years Later, Remembering The Little Rock Nine And School Integration

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

The eight living members of the Little Rock Nine join former President Clinton to commemorate 60 years since Central High School was the nation's battleground over school integration. In 1957, the segregationist governor of Arkansas called up the state's National Guard to keep nine African-American students out of Central High. President Eisenhower federalized the guard and sent in the 101st Airborne to escort the students to class.

NFL National Anthem Protests Recall History Of Sports And Politics

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports journalist Bruce Schoenfeld about the history of black athletes using their platforms for political protests.

American Hospital Association CEO Explains His Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill. He says the bill risks losing tens of millions of people's insurance and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market.

GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Lawmakers presented a revised vision of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Monday, several witnesses talked about the bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

Virginia Election Serves As First Test Of U.S. Voting System Security

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Virginia is one of two states to hold major elections this November, a year after Russians tried to hack into U.S. voting systems. It will be the first test of how much progress has been made by election officials and federal agencies on securing U.S. elections from attack.

White House Amends Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump amended his travel ban to include most travelers from Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. Additionally, some travelers from Venezuela and Iraq will now face extra restrictions and additional screening. The ban goes into effect October 18, and unlike the previous ones, does not expire. The plan will almost certainly spark a new round of legal challenges.

Trump's Criticism Renews Spotlight On NFL National Anthem Protests

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Football players knelt, locked arms or stayed off the field in a show of unity before games Sunday against a barrage of criticism by President Trump over some player protests during the national anthem.

NFL Players, Coaches Protest National Anthem After Trump's Attacks

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Over the weekend, NFL players, coaches and others protested against President Trump for his attacks on the NFL, saying that any player who kneels during the national anthem should be fired.

A Former Speechwriter Looks Back On His 'Hopey, Changey' Years With Obama

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 2:55pm

David Litt says writing speeches and jokes for President Barack Obama was often a delicate task: "There's a whole industry of people trying to take your words out of context."

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