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American Medical Association President On GOP Health Care Plan

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:57am

Republicans have revived efforts to overhaul health care. NPR's Scott Simon asks American Medical Association President Andrew Gurman what he'd like to see in a health care bill.

What The Hell's Behind All This Cursing?

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:10am

NPR's Scott Simon observes an uptick in the number of profanities uttered by politicians speaking in official capacities, and muses about what the strategy is, and the effect it's having.

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Trump Continues To Have Staunch Supporters And Determined Opposition

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:00am

Across the country, President Trump continues to have the support of those who voted for him, and those who opposed him have found additional reasons to do so in the past 100 days.

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Help Wanted: The Trump Administration (Still) Has Some Openings To Fill

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:00am

This administration has fewer confirmed nominees in place than any of its predecessors.

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The First 100 Days: 'A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:00am

The 100-days measure of a president is based on FDR's achievements in 1933. The problem for Trump is not that he's come up short of FDR, but that he's come up short of his own promises.

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Walking In Their Footsteps At A Former Japanese Internment Camp

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:01am

"I wanted to see Manzanar with my own eyes, so that my understanding of history might feel deeper through the experience of place."

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Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:19pm

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

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Journalists Reconsider Purpose Of The White House Correspondents' Dinner

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

The White House Correspondents' Dinner will go on as planned this weekend, but for the first time since 1981, the president won't be there. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to James Warren of Poynter and Vanity Fair about why some journalists are second guessing the purpose of the event.

Gun Safety Advocates Prepare For Uphill Battle In Trump Era

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, about how gun safety advocates plan to push their agenda under the Trump administration.

Trump Criticizes '8-Year Assault' On Gun Rights At National Rifle Association

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association, the gun rights group that strongly backed him in the 2016 campaign. NPR takes a look at what is on his agenda when it comes to gun rights.

After L.A. Riots, Leaders Failed To Rebuild A Broken City

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

The destruction from the 1992 Los Angeles riots resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property and city leaders began to rebuild as the city was still in flames. But the project to fix the city, Rebuild LA, ultimately failed to do just that — rebuild.

In Ohio, Trump Loyalists Reflect On His First 100 Days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Ohio was key to President Trump's victory in November, and his base of support there among the Tea Party and other loyalists is holding, even amid internal White House battles, the failure to repeal Obamacare and some big reversals of campaign promises. But these voters also make clear they have expectations by which they will judge the president.

Week In Politics: Tillerson On North Korea, Michael Flynn

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss the Trump administration's latest stance on North Korea and the Pentagon's investigation into whether Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service.

Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:33pm

People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.

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At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:31pm

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

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Young Voters Distrust Presidency, Say It's Unlikely They'll Run For Office, Poll Says

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:16pm

Forty-one percent of 18- to 29-year-olds give President Trump an F, a Harvard poll shows. Nearly half of this millennial group says politics is relevant, despite low likelihood of running for office.

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100 Days In, Women's March Still Inspires. But Can The Enthusiasm Hold?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:13pm

The event in Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump's inauguration animated activists worldwide. It spurred more marches and political involvement. But the next phase is a challenging one.

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PHOTOS: See The Sweeping American Landscapes Under Review By Trump

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:22pm

President Trump has ordered the Department of the Interior to review the status of at least 20 national monuments. Here's a visual guide to the stunning landscapes now in Trump's sights.

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19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:38pm

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

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Congress Passes Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown, Again Punts On Health Care

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:35am

The House and Senate approved a short-term measure Friday that funds the government for another week.

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