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Kentucky Residents Express Dissatisfaction With GOP Efforts To Dismantle Obamacare

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Hundreds of thousands of people in Kentucky got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but the state is also home to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who's led efforts to kill the law. With the failure of the latest GOP attempt to replace the ACA, the state's voters weigh in.

Ty Cobb Joins Growing Roster Of Lawyers Inside Trump's White House

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Ty Cobb, the Washington lawyer not the baseball legend, is joining an ever growing roster of lawyers at the White House. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, about the role Cobb will play and the significance of his hiring.

Conservative Media Express Outrage Over Republican Health Care Failure

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Conservative media are reacting to the failure of the GOP's latest health care plan with outrage and disappointment. The Republican bill was effectively blocked on Monday night when two more GOP senators came out in opposition to it.

Eighth Person In Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Had Links To Money Laundering

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Another person in last year's meeting with Donald Trump Jr. has been identified as Irakly Kaveladze, a Russian-American employee of the company controlled by the Trumps' business friends, the Agalarov family. Records show he owns businesses near the Trump golf course in Los Angeles and may have been accused of money laundering.

After Demise Of GOP Health Care Bill, Insurance Companies Wonder What's Next

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

With the demise of Republican efforts to both repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there's likely to be an impact on consumers and companies that depend on the health care law.

Death Of GOP Health Care Bill Deals Political Blow To President Trump

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

The Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears to be dead, dealing political consequences to the party and President Trump.

Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Outlines What GOP Failure Means For Health Care

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak about what the collapse of the Better Care Reconciliation Act means for Tennessee.

Sen. McConnell's Plan B To Repeal Affordable Care Act Fails

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

Three Republican senators Tuesday effectively scuttled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it. This was hours after the Senate's bill to repeal and replace Obamacare was blocked when two more GOP senators came out in opposition to it.

Russian-American With 'Colorful' Past Attended 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:24pm

"Ike" Kaveladze, a businessman based in California, was born in the former Soviet Union. He figures prominently in a New York Times article dating from 2000 about money laundering.

'White House Arrest?' Legal Experts Disagree About Prosecuting A President

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:12pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller may be a long way from charging anyone with wrongdoing, let alone the president. But a debate has raged since the country's finding about indicting a sitting president.

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After Low-Key Lobbying Effort, Trump Says He Was 'Let Down' By Senators

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:37pm

The president was blindsided by the latest collapse of a Republican health care bill, which happened just after a White House dinner he held with seven lawmakers.

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Inside The 'Shakespearean Irony' Of Trump And Bannon's Relationship

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:27pm

Author Joshua Green says that although Steve Bannon was instrumental to Donald Trump's election, it now appears that the president lacks the ability to implement Bannon's nationalist vision.

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McConnell Backup Plan To Repeal Affordable Care Act Falters

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:34pm

Three GOP senators, Lisa Murkowski, Shelley Moore Capito and Susan Collins, say they will oppose any measure to kill the Affordable Care Act without a suitable replacement.

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White House Highlights 'Made In America' Products From Each State

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:12pm

Some of the products showcased at a White House event were clearly iconic, like Stetson cowboy hats from Texas. Some were less obvious, like door hinges from Missouri.

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When Is A Meeting 'Open' To The Public?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:28am

Several rights groups are suing President Trump's commission looking into election fraud, saying the panel is skirting a federal law that allows public access to its meetings.

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Font Could Be The Key To Corruption Probe Of Pakistan's Prime Minister

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:25am

An investigation into Nawaz Sharif's wealth found forensic evidence that papers were forged to "camouflage truth." A document dated 2006 uses Calibri, a font that wasn't widely available until 2007.

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Health Care: The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:34am

Republicans are toying with repealing the Affordable Care Act and then coming up with a replacement a few years later. But insurance rates could soar, and millions could lose coverage within a year.

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One Year On, Theresa May Keeps Fragile Grip On Her Job As British Prime Minister

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:02am

After a disastrous June election in which her party lost parliamentary seats, many wonder how long the prime minister will stay in office. The opposition says May is heading a "zombie government."

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:45am

Federal records show that Hastert, who has spent more than a year in prison, has been moved to a re-entry facility in Chicago. Hastert has admitted to paying hush money to cover up sexual abuse.

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The Loyal Republican Senator From Kansas Who Helped Kill The Health Care Bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:29am

"I am a product of rural Kansas," Sen. Jerry Moran said earlier this month. "I understand the value of a hospital in your community, of a physician in your town, of a pharmacy on Main Street."

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