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Former Obama Official Outlines What Parts Of Obamacare Need Strengthening

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

After GOP Health Bill Failure, What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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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Attorney General Orders Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities,' Threatens Holding Funds

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:42pm

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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Head Of House Intel Committee Went To White House Grounds To Meet Source

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:05pm

Rep. Devin Nunes secretly went to the White House grounds to view classified intelligence, before briefing President Trump and the press on information that other committee members hadn't seen.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Says Obamacare Is 'Exploding.' It's Not

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:47pm

The Affordable Care Act, passed by Democrats during Obama's presidency, has its weaknesses, but the data show it's not at all "exploding." We have the facts behind what's going on.

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Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Be Questioned By Senate Intel Panel Over Russia

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:07am

The committee is investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential campaign and possible ties to the Trump team.

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Who Oversees The President's Ethics? Here's Our List

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:29am

As we cover conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, a question frequently arises: What parts of the government have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics?

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Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That 'Little' Stuff Matters

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:00am

The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.

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House Ethics Leader Pushes For Examination Of Trump's Alleged Russia Ties

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

Rep. Ted Deutch, the top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee, is calling for an independent investigation into Russia's alleged ties to the Trump campaign and White House.

Health Care On Hold As Trump Administration Turns To Climate Change Regulations

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

After last week's failed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and Republicans in Congress turn their focus to regaining momentum in the days ahead. A look at what's on the agenda for Congress and the Trump administration.

What's Next For Health Care On The Hill?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

It could be a tough week for President Trump and Capitol Hill, after struggling to pass the health care replacement bill. Jim Hobart, a Republican pollster, talks us through what to expect.

EPA Chief: Trump Plans To Kill Obama-era Clean Power Plan

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

The Trump administration is expected this week to unveil its executive order undoing President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

Visa holders who worked with the U.S. overseas say they've been detained and threatened with deportation upon arrival in the country, but federal officials say there is broad discretion to deny entry.

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Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

"I think people are afraid to put their name on a lawsuit against the president," Jeffrey Lovitky says. "There is a sense that Donald Trump can be very difficult on people who oppose him."

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South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:40pm

If approved, the warrant would arrest Park in connection with the corruption scandal that's gripped the nation for months. But prosecutors argue that the evidence could be destroyed in the meantime.

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In Conflict With Trump Agenda, California Sets Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:26pm

California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state's clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.

How Much Are Colin Kaepernick's Political Views Impacting His Unsigned Status?

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:26pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with NFL commentator Bucky Brooks about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's apparent difficulties finding a new team.

Trump Backlash In Germany Gives Merkel Challenger Martin Schulz A Boost In Polls

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:26pm

Martin Schulz, a former bookseller with no high school diploma, could become the next chancellor of Germany, thanks in part to an anti-Trump sentiment.

Words You'll Hear: Freedom Caucus' Role In Health Care Bill Withdrawal

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:26pm

We look at the House Freedom Caucus, a key Republican faction that opposed the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill was later withdrawn over lack of support.




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