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Transcript: NPR's Interview With CIA Director John Brennan

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 12:09pm

In a wide-ranging interview, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks CIA director John Brennan about the incoming Trump administration, Russian interference in the U.S. election and the future of Syria.

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Putin Shrugs Off Trump's Tweet On Expanding U.S. Nuclear Capability

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 11:42am

During his annual news conference, Russia's leader also addressed accusations of Kremlin meddling in the U.S. election by saying Democrats "are trying to blame all their failures on external factors."

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Montana May Be Model For Future Medicaid Work Requirement

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 9:06am

The Obama administration has said no to many states' requests to take more control over Medicaid. But the incoming Congress and new White House team may be more amenable.

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Trump Tax Proposals Are Terrific, Adviser Arthur Laffer Says

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Arthur Laffer, tax policy adviser to Donald Trump and a leading advocate of supply side economics — the idea that cutting taxes increases government revenue by spurring growth.

Trump Conflicts Could Violate The Constitution On Day 1, Lawyers Say

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump will enter the White House with more potential conflicts of interest than any recent president. Steve Inskeep talks to recent White House ethics lawyers Richard Painter and Norman Eisen.

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, Paying For A Replacement Could Be Tough

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:00am

Republicans who have pledged to repeal Obamacare also said they would halt the taxes Democrats used to pay for it. Without the money, Republicans won't have nearly as much to spend on an alternative.

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Radio's Diane Rehm, A Mainstay Of Civil Discourse, Signs Off

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 3:42am

After more than three decades and thousands of episodes, Rehm is stepping away from the broadcast microphone. But her successful show, with millions of listeners, almost didn't get off the ground.

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Trump Team Asks State Dept. To Name Those Working On Gender Equality

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:49pm

The State Department was asked to list its workers who focus on gender equality and ending violence against women and to identify money allocated for such programs.

White House Moves To Block Creation Of Muslim Registry

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

The Obama administration is abolishing the regulations that were used as the foundation for a post Sept. 11, 2001, program to register Muslim immigrants. The move will make it harder but not impossible for the Trump administration to establish a new Muslim registry.

Senators Call For Select Committee To Investigate Russian Hacking

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Jack Reed about creating a Senate select committee to investigate Russian hacking.

Database Tracks History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Carnegie Mellon University researcher Dov Levin about his historical database that tracks U.S. involvement in meddling with foreign elections over the years.

Trump's Hotel Labor Disputes Underscore Conflict Of Interest With NLRB

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

As president, Donald Trump will get to name two people to the National Labor Relations Board, as well as the all important general counsel. Among the cases they will get to decide on are complaints involving the Trump Organization itself. Trump's casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas have been the target of a number of complaints over the years, and some of the cases are still open.

N.C. Governor-Elect Roy Cooper Outlines Plan To Repeal Bathroom Law

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Governor-elect Roy Cooper of North Carolina about the state's so-called "bathroom bill" and his relationship with the legislature.

Still Puzzled By The Election? Authors Prescribe Fiction For Better Understanding

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

"There is no better way to see through somebody else's eyes than by reading fiction," says novelist Jennifer Haigh.

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Trump And Gingrich Disagree On That Whole Swamp-Draining Thing

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 1:54pm

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told NPR that President-elect Donald Trump was going to stop using the phrase "drain the swamp." Trump disagreed, and Gingrich apologized.

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Facing Criticism, Eric Trump Will Stop Actively Fundraising For His Foundation

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 12:19pm

The multiple fundraising attempts raised ethical questions because they appeared to offer direct access to members of President-elect Donald Trump's inner circle in exchange for donations.

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Kellyanne Conway, Trusted Trump Adviser, Named Counselor To The President

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 7:22am

Trump called Conway a "tenacious advocate" of his agenda. As his campaign manager, she is credited with bringing some much-needed discipline to both the campaign's message and the candidate himself.

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'Dawn Of A New Unified Republican Government' Coming in 2017

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 5:00am

Republicans are planning an ambitious agenda in anticipation of controlling both the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade.

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President Trump Will Have An Even Bigger Impact On Palm Beach, Fla.

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:08am

For 30 years, Donald Trump has had a tumultuous relationship with neighbors and officials in Palm Beach. Now that he's been elected president, some of that contentiousness and ill-will is in the past.

Latinos Will Never Vote For A Republican, And Other Myths About Hispanics From 2016

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:50am

There were expectations that Donald Trump would do worse with Latino voters than any candidate in history, but that didn't happen.

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