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Trump Nominee For Intel Boss Assures Senators He'll Be Able To Take Charge

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:43pm

Former Sen. Dan Coats tried to placate fears in the Senate Intelligence Committee that the White House wants to sideline the director of national intelligence amid tensions with the intel community.

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Trump Orders Review Of Obama-Era Clean Water Rule

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

President Trump takes action to roll back another environmental regulation. The Clean Water Rule extends federal authority over smaller streams and marshes, but farmers, builders and others say it goes too far.

Senate Considers Trump's Choice For National Intelligence Director

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee holds a confirmation hearing Tuesday for the nation's top intelligence job. Former Sen. Dan Coats is President Trump's pick for director of national intelligence. If confirmed, he will assume the post at a moment when the president has openly clashed with the spy agencies that now report to him.

Trump Plans To Add $54 Billion To Defense Budget. How Much Can That Buy?

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

The Trump administration is reportedly proposing to add an extra $54 billion to the Pentagon budget. NPR takes a look at how much $54 can billion buy.

Experts Warn Against Planned Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

The Trump administration plans major cuts to U.S. foreign assistance. Experts say that's dangerous for America.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Outlines What Democrats Hope To Hear In Trump Address

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin about what she anticipates from President Trump's address to Congress Tuesday night.

HBCU President On Trump Meeting: 'We Gotta Invest In Our Young People'

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are in Washington, D.C., this week pressing their priorities with the Trump administration and lawmakers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, about the meetings.

Trump To Deliver Address To Joint Session Of Congress

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:32pm

President Trump delivers his first address to Congress Tuesday night. NPR takes a look at the message he needs to convey after five weeks in the White House.

Trump Aims To 'Eliminate' Clean Water Rule

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 2:14pm

The Obama-era "Waters of the United States" rule defines which small bodies of water are subject to U.S. authority. Opponents such as farmers, homebuilders and golf course owners say it goes too far.

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What 4 Voters Want To Hear From President Trump In His Address

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 1:04pm

Three voted for Trump, one did not. The St. Louis residents all battled to come back from job losses in the wake of the Great Recession, and that experience shaped their view of the new president.

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Trump May Weigh In On H-1B Visas, But Major Reform Depends On Congress

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:15pm

President Trump has said he wants to crack down on abuses and protect American workers. But it's Congress that holds the power to fundamentally reform the program, and work there is underway.

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Trump To Sign Order Rolling Back Another Environmental Regulation

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:35am

President Trump will sign an order on Tuesday that aims to roll back the Obama administration's Waters of the U.S. rule. It applies only to small bodies of water, but it has some big opponents.

With Republicans In Charge, Democrats Will Redefine Their Mission

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:18am

When President Trump delivers his speech Tuesday, he'll be looking out at a GOP-controlled Congress. Steve Inskeep talks to new DNC Chairman Tom Perez, about what Democrats can do to counter that.

Why Trump's Speech To Congress Is Not A State Of The Union

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 5:00am

It may look and sound like a State of the Union, but following tradition, Trump's remarks his first year in office will simply be an address to a joint session of Congress.

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GOP Looks To Trump's Address To Rally Lawmakers Around An Obamacare Strategy

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 5:00am

Congressional Republicans are divided over the best path forward to deliver on the party's long-promised pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Latino Group Wants To Hear Trump Speak About Immigration Policies

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

As Donald Trump prepares to address a joint session of Congress, David Greene talks to Maria Teresa Kumar, who heads Voto Latino, an organization that works to get out the Latino vote.

Experts Will Parse Trump's Speech For Foreign Policy Positions

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

As President Trump prepares to address Congress, Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations to get a sense of what we might hear the president say about foreign policy.

Trump White House Takes Steps To Plug Leaks

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump has denounced reporters for relying on leaks and unidentified sources. Yet, the White House has engaged in some leaks of its own to fight the media.

Republican Muslim Leader Wants Trump To Address Religious Prejudice

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Saba Ahmed, leader of the Republican Muslim Coalition, supports President Trump and has hope for his economic agenda, but wants him to make a strong statement Tuesday against religious prejudice.

Former Speechwriter Weighs In On What Trump Needs To Say To Congress

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, about President Trump's speech Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress.




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