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Obama Meets With Democrats On Capitol Hill In Health Care Showdown

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

President Obama went to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Democrats and strategize to protect the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans look to dismantle the law as their top priority.

Mexican Officials Taken By Surprise Over Ford's Reversal On Plant

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Ford has cancelled plans for a new plant in Mexico after being slammed by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He claimed the company was shipping jobs across the border. The car company was planning to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico.

It's 'Chaos' Versus 'Order' In First Salvo Of Fight To Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:09pm

President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with their respective parties' lawmakers in an effort to frame the debate over the coming Affordable Care Act fight.

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To Save ACA, Obama Strategizes With Hill Dems

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:39am

President Obama heads to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to talk to Democrats about how to protect the Affordable Care Act from being dismantled by Republicans.

Amid Ethics Office Debacle, Googling To Look Up Congress Members Spiked. Sort Of.

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:21am

It's true that more people Googled their Congress members than usual. But that was still only a handful of people.

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Obama Meeting May Energize Democrats Going In To Battle Over Obamacare

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:26am

The president will strategize with congressional Democrats about defending the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks to Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus.

Back In Session, Congress Focuses On Affordable Care Act

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:21am

Donald Trump and Republican leaders have promised to repeal and replace the law. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, vice-chair of the Trump transition team.

Obama Makes A Last-Ditch Effort For His Signature Health Care Law

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:00am

President Obama tries to rally congressional Democrats to save his namesake health care law, even as Republicans take the first step toward repeal.

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House Republicans Back Away From Proposal To Weaken Ethics Panel

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The proposal to weaken an independent ethics panel was scrapped after widespread condemnation. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania about the political fallout.

Obama To Huddle With Democrats Over How To Save Affordable Care Act

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

President Obama will strategize with Democrats on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning on ways to preserve Obamacare. Republicans are committed to dismantling the healthcare law in its current form.

Trump Enjoys Going After The Press, Ex-Presidential Spokesman Says

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, talks to Rachel Martin about President-elect Donald Trump's relationship with the press.

Senate Panel Chairman John McCain To Hold Russia Cyber Hearing

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to conduct the first hearing on Russian cyber threats. Rachel Martin talks to David Kramer, former assistant secretary of state under George W. Bush.

New York Governor Proposes Free College For Lower-Income Students

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 5:02pm

Democrat Andrew Cuomo says his plan would allow students from families earning less than $125,000 a year to attend state-run schools without paying tuition.

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Ford Scraps Plans For Mexico Plant In Surprise Move

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

In a surprise move, Ford said Tuesday it is scrapping plans to build a $1.6 billion small car assembly plant in Mexico after criticism from Donald Trump about its decision to build the plant.

First Leader Outlines History Of Congressional Ethics Office

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Leo Wise, who served as the first head of the Office of Congressional Ethics, about the history of the office.

Republicans Plan To Repeal Affordable Care Act In New Session

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

Congress is expected to take up repeal of the Affordable Care Act this week. The plan is still sketchy, but some details are starting to emerge.

GOP Leaders Ready To Push Ambitious Agenda As Congress Returns

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

Congress is back, and Republican leaders are ready to push an ambitious agenda with unified GOP control of Capitol Hill and the White House for the first time in a decade.

Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer As U.S. Trade Representative

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump nominated Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer will be tasked with helping to implement an overhaul of U.S. trade policy that will feature tariff threats against a number of U.S. trading partners.

Hillary And Bill Clinton To Attend Trump Inauguration

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:02pm

George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, also announced Tuesday they would attend. And Jimmy Carter has previously announced his intention to be on hand.

Anticipating Trump: Deportation Fears Give Immigrant Advocates A Boost

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:28pm

Nationwide, local officials have vowed to defy President-elect Trump should he try to deport immigrants in their cities. Some advocates wish they'd stood up sooner.

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