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Trump Expected To Announce Supreme Court Nominee This Week

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

President Donald Trump says this week he will announce his choice for the Supreme Court seat vacated by by the death of Antonin Scalia nearly one year ago.

Republicans Divided Over Trump's Action Barring Immigrants From 7 Countries

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

Congressional Democrats planned a protest Monday evening in front of the Supreme Court against President Trump's order on immigration and refugees. Republicans have been mixed in their reaction to the executive action.

Trump's Immigration Freeze Faces Legal Challenges And Public Criticism

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed suit against the Trump administration on Monday on behalf of 20 people affected by the new restrictions on travel to the U.S. Separately, protests continued around the country as opponents faulted what they called Trump's de facto Muslim ban. The White House rejected any religious dimension to the ban and cited the small number of people it has affected.

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Reacts To Trump's Immigration Ban

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro reconnects with Corine Dehabey, coordinator of Us Together, an organization that works to settle new refugees in Toledo, Ohio. They helped 131 Syrian refugees settle from October 2015 to November 2016. Following President Trump's executive order, we check back in with her about her concerns and worries for Syrians in Toledo, awaiting family members banned from the United States.

White House Defends Controversial Order On Immigration

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

The Trump administration is defending its executive order that bars refugees and residents of seven majority Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Even some Republican lawmakers are calling the order too broad and poorly executed.

Attorneys General Condemn Trump's Executive Action On Immigration

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

In a joint statement citing the bedrock principle of religious liberty, the attorneys general of 15 states and the District of Columbia condemned President Trump's ban on certain travelers as unconstitutional. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller about the legal landscape of the executive action going forward.

Universities Grapple With Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

Colleges and universities are concerned about the implications of President Trump's executive order barring people from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

Immigration Expert Outlines Origins Of 7 Countries In Trump Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

Ruth Ellen Wasem, a specialist in immigration policy at the University of Texas at Austin, speaks about the origins of the seven countries in Donald Trump's immigration ban.

Former State Dept. Adviser Paints Gloomy Picture Of Trump's First Week

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Eliot A. Cohen, a former State Department counselor under the Bush administration, about the reorganization of the National Security Council.

Obama Criticizes Trump's Immigration Ban, Is 'Heartened' By Protests

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 2:55pm

The former president is "heartened by the level of engagement" and "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion," a statement said.

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The Week The Judicial Branch Didn't Exist On The White House Website

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 1:02pm

On Monday, after many online comments, the judicial branch Web page was added to the White House website. Before that, under the Trump administration takeover of the website, the page did not exist.

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Trump Accuses Top Democrat Of 'Fake Tears' Over Executive Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:25pm

Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, became emotional yesterday, calling the President's travel ban "un-American." The president took aim at him in an unusual moment and questioned his sincerity.

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Refugee Agencies Race Against Time To Beat Trump Immigration Ban

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:01pm

Immigration and refugee advocates say the details of President Trump's executive order are still in flux. Some travelers have been barred from entering the U.S. Others are receiving exemptions.

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Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees Worldwide In Next 5 Years

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:00am

Airbnb, Lyft and Uber also announced plans to pay, house or otherwise support refugees both in and out of the U.S. who are affected by President's Trump's executive order on immigration.

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Trump Acts To Roll Back Regulations On Businesses

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 9:49am

Cutting regulations is easier said than done, requiring a lengthy process involving public comment.

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Executive Order Or Memorandum? Let's Call The Whole Thing An 'Action'

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 6:05am

President Trump has signed more than a dozen directives during his first week in office. Some of these actions are "orders" and others are "memorandums." What's the difference?

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Sen. Kaine Joins Other Democrats Condemning Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Congressional Democrats were broadly aligned in condemning Trump's ban on Muslim refugees from entering the country. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said he was appalled.

Ohio Rep. Johnson Explains Why He Supports Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S. Steve Inkeep talks to Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio about why he supports the action.

Former NSA Director Weighs In On National Security Council Changes

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to ex-NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden about the reorganization of the White House National Security Council. Political adviser Steve Bannon has a permanent seat at the table.

White House Actions Dominate News Cycles

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump implemented an executive order to pause entry of refugees and immigration from 7 majority-Muslim countries. He also elevated chief strategist Steve Bannon's role in national security.

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