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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:52am

A Senate proposal to repeal Obamacare includes $45 billion to treat opioid addiction. But it wouldn't make up for deep cuts to Medicaid in that same bill that has funded much of that treatment.

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Sen. Ben Cardin Reacts To Trump's 'New York Times' Interview

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about the long interview President Trump gave the paper on Wednesday. Cardin is the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.

Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

Rep. Warren Davidson On Rifts Between Republicans

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

David Greene talks with Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about divisions within the Republican Party over health care and the budget.

Politics: Trump Lashes Out At Sessions, McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

In an interview with The New York Times, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey. Also, Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Betsy DeVos' Latest Speech Draws Protests, Even Before She Speaks

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

DeVos has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

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Fact Check: Trump's Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans On Health Care

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:00am

After another failed attempt at overhauling Obamacare, President Trump tried to sell his party's repeal efforts (and push some senators into line) at a Wednesday lunch. Here's what he said.

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Trump: I'd Never Have Picked Sessions If I'd Known About Recusal On Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:00pm

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, President Trump voiced frustration with the attorney general's choice, and offered his thoughts on the investigation under Special Counsel Mueller.

Pressure Builds On Republicans Opposing Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:01pm

The Republican National Committee and several conservative political action committees are targeting GOP lawmakers in an effort to get past the critical threshold to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, Hospital Says

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:36pm

The Arizona Republican underwent surgery on July 14 to remove a blood clot. The Mayo Clinic says testing revealed that a tumor "known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot."

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In Interview, Trump Lashes Out At Sessions And Comey

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:21pm

Speaking with The New York Times, the president called Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation "very unfair."

Trump's Third Home Away From Home To Cost Taxpayers Millions

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:31pm

Bedminster, the New Jersey town that President Trump often visits, has been designated an official presidential residence and will receive $41 million in federal funds to help cover security costs.

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Trump Jr., Manafort To Testify On Russia Ties Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:17pm

The president's eldest son and his former campaign chairman will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday, where they will be questioned about foreign influence in U.S. elections.

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Republicans Scramble For A Health Care Endgame Strategy

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:25pm

President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are making a last-ditch effort to try to piece together a health care proposal that can pass the narrowly divided Senate.

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Talk Of Voter Fraud Dominates First Meeting Of Election Integrity Commission

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:18pm

"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."

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With Speeches And Bright Dresses, Quinceañeras Protest Texas Sanctuary City Ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:38pm

With bright skirts flouncing, 15 young women ascended the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin. "We will not meet this law on its hateful level," declared 17-year-old Magdalena Juarez.

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Supreme Court Allows Grandparents, Relatives To Enter U.S. Despite Travel Ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

The Supreme Court refused to block a ruling by a U.S. district judge in Hawaii that allowed grandparents and other relatives of refugees to enter the U.S., exempting them from the Trump travel ban. The court said the matter must be decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which the Trump administration was hoping to leapfrog.

Trump Urges Senators To Revive Republican Health Care Bill

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump urged GOP senators to keep trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act all at once. The push came a day after he seemed to favor repealing Obamacare without a replacement.

Trump's Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting In Effort To Probe Voter Fraud

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity holds its first meeting Wednesday to uncover voter problems that undermine public confidence in U.S. elections. The panel has already faced criticism, especially from state election officials disturbed by the panel's request to send detailed voter registration data. The commission is looking for signs of voter fraud, which most election officials and experts say is rare.

'Washington Post': Trump Ends U.S. Aid To Syrian Anti-Government Forces

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Washington Post reporter Adam Entous about his report that President Trump has ordered an end to U.S. assistance for the anti-government forces it has helped in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.




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