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What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

Julie Rover, chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, talks about the state of health care in the U.S. today, and how it could move forward.

Across The Nation, NFL Teams Take A Knee In Protest Of President's Comments

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with ESPN sports commentator Kevin Blackistone and Robert Costa, a political writer at The Washington Post, about the latest mix of sports and politics.

A Look At How The Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Affect Kansas

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is also a physician, speaks to NPR's Michel Martin about his support for the latest health care bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans Left With 1 Week To Pass Health Care Bill Without Democrat Votes

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

The future of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remains in question after two Republican senators have come out firmly against it, as others remain doubtful.

Right-Wing Party Makes Strong Showing in German Elections

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 2:06pm

Early poll results from Sunday's vote show the AfD had the best showing for a far-right party in decades, taking third place.

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Angela Merkel Set To Win 4th Term; Right-Wing Party Gains Ground, Exit Polls Say

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 1:17pm

Preliminary results show German voters gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a mandate for a fourth term today, but with far fewer votes than needed for her to govern without forming a coalition.

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Key GOP Swing Vote On Health Care: 'Difficult To Envision' Supporting Bill

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 8:53am

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, expressed major reservations with legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and remake Medicaid. If Collins doesn't support the bill it cannot pass.

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Trump And Athletes Trade Words On Twitter

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:02am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about President Trump's comments about players who don't stand for the national anthem and the ensuing backlash.

The Future Of Graham-Cassidy In Doubt

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:02am

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote for the latest Republican health care bill. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times.

A Year Of Scrutiny For Redistricting

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:02am

Debates over gerrymandering are leading to redistricting overhaul efforts and legal battles around the country. One Wisconsin case could change the way district lines are drawn nationwide.

The President's Wingman

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:02am

At the U.N. General Assembly, diplomacy isn't forged by formal speeches alone. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Spencer Geissinger about his experience prepping President George W. Bush.

Weekend Politics: Graham-Cassidy, Trump Vs. Athletes

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:02am

We look at the future of the Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a war of words between Trump and pro sports athletes.

The Russia Investigations: Bad Week For Manafort, Social Networks In The Hot Seat

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 6:00am

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is in the special counsel's crosshairs. Facebook and Twitter are under the interrogation lights. Here's a look back at the past week in the Russia imbroglio.

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Goodbye, For Now, To A Vital Source For Native American News

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 5:01am

Indian Country Today Media Network announced it would "cease active operations." That leaves a big hole in news coverage by, and about, Native Americans.

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Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 5:00am

The bill would make big changes to the nation's health care system by rolling back key requirements of Obamacare, including that insurers not charge more to people with pre-existing conditions.

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Trump Embroiled In Two Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:34am

In remarks Friday night in Alabama, Trump took issue with NFL players who have knelt in protest during the national anthem. And on Twitter Saturday, he targeted Stephen Curry of the NBA.

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As Deadline Looms For GOP Health Care Push, Colorado Governor Talks Own Bipartisan Plan

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:01pm

The GOP's Graham-Cassidy bill is the last-ditch effort for Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care system of their own. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) shares his response to the bill and tells NPR's Michel Martin about his own bipartisan plan he created with Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

Politics Roundup: Trump's Call To Fire NFL Players Protesting During National Anthem

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:01pm

The GOP health care plan, the Graham-Cassidy bill, takes what may be a fatal hit after Sen. John McCain has said he'll vote "no". Meanwhile, President Trump unleashes some of his own hits on major professional sport figures. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith helps us understand.

Far-Right German Group Sees Last-Minute Bump In Polls Before Sunday's Election

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:01pm

All indicators in Sunday's elections point to an easy fourth-term win for Chancellor Merkel, but the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, or AfD, is expected to enter Parliament for the first time.

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 4:50pm

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

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