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Crafting China Policy Could Get Sticky After Trump's Campaign Comments

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

During the campaign, Donald Trump took an aggressive stance toward China. Steve Inskeep talks to Mike Pillsbury, an adviser to the Trump transition team, about what Trump's policy might be.

The Way To Get A New Health Law Is To Create A Crisis, Policy Consultant Says

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to health policy consultant Robert Laszewski about the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans vow to repeal and replace. Laszewski had a long career in the insurance industry.

Border Patrol Agents' Union Confers With Trump On Securing The Border

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Border Patrol agent Brandon Judd, who advised Donald Trump's campaign. Judd is head of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing more than 16,000 agents.

From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:02am

The Facebook chief has an army of subcontractors making editorial judgments about millions of pieces of content — like a media company. But the rules they operate by are complex and contradictory.

Critics Move To Trash The Electoral College, But It's Not Likely To Work

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:00am

For the second time in 16 years, a candidate won the presidential election without winning the direct vote of the people. Critics this year say it's time to change the country's voting system.

Hillary Clinton Speaks Of Disappointment, Persistence In First Post-Election Address

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:34pm

She acknowledged wanting to "never leave the house again" and subtly criticized Donald Trump in a Wednesday night speech. She was being honored for her work for children over her lifetime.

Amid Racist Harassment, Many In Rural North Carolina Town Vow To Fight Back

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 8:44pm

In Eastern North Carolina, threats have increased at schools and businesses since the presidential election. That's left some in the community struggling with how to address it.

Twitter Suspends Prominent Alt-Right Accounts

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 5:42pm

Several suspended accounts are linked to Richard Spencer, one of the leaders of the movement associated with white nationalism. Twitter has been pushing to curb hate speech and abuse on its platform.

America's 'Forgotten' Hear Trump's Economic Battle Cry, But Will He Deliver?

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:55pm

We're about to find out whether Donald Trump governs as a populist champion or as a more traditional Republican when it comes to the economy — or a new mix of both.

From Candidate To President-Elect, How Trump's Twitter Strategy Might Change

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to BuzzFeed reporter Charlie Warzel about Donald Trump's use of Twitter and the social media site's new policies to combat harassment.

Wealthy Donors Look To Solve Financial Crisis In Kalamazoo, Mich.

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

Kalamazoo, Mich., is getting a little help from some wealthy friends to solve a growing financial crisis. Two local philanthropists have pledged $70 million to help the city end chronic budget deficits and cut property taxes. While private donors have rescued programs governments can no longer afford, such as public art and parks, rarely do people give millions directly to a city's general fund with no strings attached. But some question the donors' motivations and fear the arrangement could fundamentally change how government functions.

Fossil Fuel Opponents Face New Challenges Under Donald Trump

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

Under President Obama, fossil fuel opponents successfully blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Now the keep-it-in-the-ground movement faces new challenges with the election of Donald Trump.

Santa Fe Mayor Renews Commitment To Being A 'Sanctuary City'

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Javier Gonzales, the mayor of Santa Fe, N.M., about policing in a sanctuary city and the city's intent to protect people from deportation.

Donald Trump's Transition Team Hits Major Speed Bumps

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump's transition team is hitting some major speed bumps. From shifting on big promises like keeping lobbyists at arms length to major staff shakeups, the transition is off to a rocky start.

Rudy Giuliani's Business Ties Present Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to New York Times reporter Eric Lipton about Rudy Giuliani's potential conflicts of interest should Donald Trump nominate him to a top cabinet post.

Breitbart Editor: Steve Bannon 'Has No Prejudices'

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:14am

Who is Steve Bannon, the man with President-elect Donald Trump's ear in the White House? NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Breitbart editor Joel Pollak, a former colleague of Bannon's, to find out more.

Reports Of Turmoil Color Trump's Transition

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:30am

Reports of infighting and dissension have plagued the transition team, with the ouster of advisers and the purging of lobbyists from the advisory group.

From Lobbyists To Loyalists, See Who's On Donald Trump's Transition Team

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:59am

A fair number are Washington insiders, according to an organization chart of the team obtained by NPR. That's surprising for a candidate who pledges to "drain the swamp."

To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Wait

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:04am

Nick Fugate has a cognitive disability, but held a job and was independent for years. Then he lost his dishwashing job and learned there are long delays getting help he needs from Medicaid in Kansas.

Anti-Poverty Advocates Brace For How Trump Will Fill In Policy Blanks

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 7:01am

Many who work with the nation's poor worry that poverty will be forgotten under a Trump administration and the new Republican Congress.

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