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Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."

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Republican's Altercation With Reporter Shakes Up Montana Race On Eve Of Voting

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:25pm

Montana voters fill their one seat in the U.S. House on Thursday, which was vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. It's an unexpectedly close race in this heavily Republican state.

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Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:14pm

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

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CBO Releases Score For House-Approved American Health Care Act

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:50pm

The Congressional Budget Office gave its projections Wednesday on the costs and impact of the version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month.

President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:16pm

If completed, the request would mean one-third of the southwest border would be fenced. Facing a skeptical Congress, the White House says it plans to ask for more funding in future years.

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CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:41pm

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.

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Trump Takes Religion Tour On First International Trip

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Donald Trump made a bit of presidential history by visiting the holy lands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first overseas trip. He stayed on message but some say he fell a little short.

The Reclusive Hedge Fund Billionaire Behind Trump's Campaign

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge fund manager, is widely seen as a major force behind the Trump election and administration. But many wonder what he wants in exchange from Trump.

Health Care Industry Anticipates CBO Score For House-Approved Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Caroline Pearson, senior vice president of Avalere Health, about what the new CBO score for the American Health Care Act means for reconciliation with the Senate.

President Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump had an audience with the Pope Wednesday. The two men could not be more different on matters of style and substance.

Vermont's Governor Vetoes Recreational Pot Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:21pm

The governor said he is "not philosophically opposed" to legalization, and that he'll work with the legislature to change some points. The bill resembles D.C.'s "home-grow" approach to marijuana.

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Why Did Melania Trump Cover At The Vatican But Not In Saudi Arabia?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:20pm

Despite the criticism, First Lady Trump's attire was in keeping with protocol of the countries she visited and the precedence set by other foreign leaders who have visited them.

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Trump Casts Shadow Over Tightening Montana Special Election

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:57am

A super-charged political environment and backlash against the GOP health care bill have made Thursday's special congressional election for Montana's lone House seat primed for a possible upset.

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Battling Violent Extremism: How Do You Stop An Ideology?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:06am

President Donald Trump says the world must confront extremists or, in his words, "drive them out."

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Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:49am

Fox News retracted a story about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer that was based on a groundless conspiracy theory. But host Sean Hannity, who pushed the theory, stood by it.

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'We Can Use Peace,' President Trump Says After Exchanging Gifts With Pope

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:41am

The president made the remark after the pope presented him with a medallion featuring an olive branch. "I give this to you so that you can be an instrument of peace," the pope told him.

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President Trump's Budget: Who Gets What And What Gets Cut?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:06am

President Trump’s proposal to cut federal spending by more than $3.6 trillion over the next decade, much of it for programs that help the poor, faces harsh criticism in Congress. We break down who benefits and who suffers under the President's budget proposal.

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'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:37am

Wednesday's meeting focused on pursuing peace; it comes a year after the pope said Trump "is not Christian," criticizing his plan for a border wall.

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Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:00am

Questions to three respected military, law enforcement and intelligence officials revealed why it's important to get answers to Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

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Morning News Brief: U.K. Ups Threat Level, Brennan Testifies, Trump Meets The Pope

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the terror alert level to critical after the Manchester attack. Also, reporter Ines San Martin discusses Trump at the Vatican, and the latest on Russia.

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