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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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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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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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.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Jack Reed about creating a Senate select committee to investigate Russian hacking.
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.
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.
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.
"There is no better way to see through somebody else's eyes than by reading fiction," says novelist Jennifer Haigh.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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