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Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy or named his choices for top food-related jobs. But the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.

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John Kerry Defends Two-State Solution, Rebukes Israel Settlements

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 1:24pm

In a more than hour-long address, the outgoing Secretary of State sharply criticized Israel's expansion into disputed territories, saying it was making the future prospect of peace ever dimmer.

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How The Donald Trump Cabinet Stacks Up, In 3 Charts

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 12:03pm

Trump's Cabinet is less academic, less government-centric, and less diverse than those of his predecessors.

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Beyond Fake News: 2016's Most Disruptive Media Moments

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 6:00am

This year was the most chaotic year America's mainstream news media have faced in a long time — and not just because of the presidential election, or the prevalence of fake news stories.

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11 Times Donald Trump Looked Like He Was Done For

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 5:00am

Many things Trump did seemed like a death knell — mocking a disabled reporter, disparaging a Gold Star family, bragging about his "manhood" and groping women, on tape. None of it mattered.

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What Role Will Ivanka Trump Play In Her Father's Administration?

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:59am

Listeners have been sending in questions for columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts to answer. Not surprisingly, a lot of people have asked about the incoming presidential administration.

As A Great Communicator, Did Obama Make The Case For His Agenda?

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:59am

President Obama came into office noted for his ability to inspire with soaring speeches. But as president, he admits he failed to properly communicate his policy aims and achievements.

Trump Decries His Foundation's Closure, Overstating Its Giving

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 4:19pm

Trump blasted the media for not reporting on his charitable giving through the foundation. In fact, Trump hasn't given his own money since 2008, and the organization has been embroiled in scandal.

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From Delay To Action: The Supreme Court To Take A Conservative Turn In 2017

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 5:06am

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell took a big gamble in not advancing the nomination of a centrist judge for the Supreme Court, appointed by President Obama. It's about to pay off... big league.

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How Conservatives Elected A Non-Traditionalist For President

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 4:01am

Does Donald Trump's win signify a natural continuation of the GOP on the course set by Ronald Reagan? Rachel Martin talks to CNN political analyst Matt Lewis, who's a contributor to The Daily Caller.

If Chosen To Be DNC Chief, Jaime Harrison Pledges To Rebuild The Party

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Jaime Harrison, chairman of South Carolina's Democratic Party, about his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee. Harrison was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton.

Obama Says He Would Have Won A Third Term Had He Run

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:54am

Obama's remarks were hypothetical. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limits presidents to two terms of office.

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The Future Of Medicaid May Be Found In Indiana, Where The Poor Pay

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:44am

Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.

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For Trump Presidency, Old Ethics Laws Meet New Money-Making Methods

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:42am

Federal ethics laws were written to cover 20th century wealth, such as stocks and bonds. But President-elect Donald Trump derives much of his fortune from his name. What now?

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Obama's Post-White House Plans Include My Brother's Keeper Effort

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:25pm

After the death of Trayvon Martin, President Obama said America needs to do more to show young black and brown men that their country cares about them. That was the motivation for the president's My Brother's Keeper initiative, one he has vowed to continue long after he leaves the White House.

Experts Hope Trump Makes Cybersecurity An Early Priority

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:43pm

From state-sponsored hacking of government systems to criminal enterprises stealing credit card numbers, strengthening the nation's cyber defenses is taking on growing importance.

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4 Things Democrats Need To Do (Plus 1 They Shouldn't) To Rebuild In 2017

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 5:00am

Democrats have a lot to do in the new year, as they start to try to recover from a bruising 2016 election. But searching for their next presidential candidate isn't necessarily the answer.

Anti-Defamation League Chief Finds Trump Campaign Rhetoric Problematic

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, about the group's efforts to track anti-Semitism and hate crimes following the presidential election.

Trump Made Many Promises For His First 100 Days, Will He Keep them?

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post about what to expect in President-elect Donald Trump's first 100 days, and the controversy surrounding his conflicts of interest.

Trump Aide Changes His Mind, Won't Serve As Communications Director

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:52am

Jason Miller said the job would be too demanding and that his growing family was more important. He and his wife are expecting their second child next month.

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