"The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic and mean spirited executive order," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says.
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Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street. Now he considers the worldwide movement a "constructive failure." In an NPR interview, the author of The End Of Protest says it's time for new tactics.
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A scheduled open hearing Tuesday on Russia's involvement in the U.S. election is now closed. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the ranking member of that committee, Democrat Adam Schiff.
The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release proposed topics for questions in the 2020 census. Some demographers are worried that the census will become too politicized under the Trump administration.
On Monday, the Justice Department said it would follow through on an executive order to withhold as much as $4.1 billion in federal grants from so-called "sanctuary cities." In Travis County, Texas — which includes the city of Austin — officials have said they would not comply with this order. NPR's David Greene talks to Sarah Eckhardt, a Travis County judge, about the potentially severe consequences of being a so-called "sanctuary city" under the Trump administration.
After President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Russia's ambassador in December, he then met with an official from the Russian development bank VEB. The bank is closely tied to the Russian government and was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2014.
Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.
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As a businessman Donald Trump re-framed his business bankruptcies as wins. As president he's seemingly doing the same with the failure of the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The Trump administration aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from power plants, lift the moratorium on federal coal leases and change the "social cost of carbon" policy.
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David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.
Proposed White House budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will end federal spending on Great Lakes clean-up. That includes axing work on invasive species like Asian carp and a public health program that protects drinking water from toxic algae for 11 million residents around Lake Erie.
How does President Trump recover from his first legislative failure? He may be able to draw some lessons from the last president who tried and failed to reform the health care system.
A special congressional election in Georgia is becoming a focus point for Democrats and Republicans eager to chart their parties' political futures.
Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that his party was going through "growing pains" as the Republican health care bill failed. Now Republicans have to figure how to pick up the pieces and figure out how to govern, or risk another leadership crisis in the House.
President Trump is expected to ditch the Clean Power Plan this week. The CPP regulations would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet. Without it, the U.S. won't live up to its pledge, made in Paris in 2015, to make deep cuts in emissions. That could jeopardize the Paris deal, in which nearly 200 nations made similar pledges.
President Trump is expected to sign a bill making it easier for states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits. Critics say drug testing doesn't save the government money. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy about drug testing as a condition for federal assistance.
Kavita Patel worked for the Obama administration and helped draft the Affordable Care Act. She tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the single biggest area of the health care law that she sees as in need of strengthening.
The Affordable Care Act is here to stay — for a while at least. NPR looks at tweaks that could help stabilize the health law's marketplaces.
The Associated Press tallied up business lost because of the controversial law, based on interviews and public records. The AP says its estimate of $3.76 billion over 12 years is probably low.
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The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
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