At the start of the meeting, President Trump called the media "the opposition." Attendees included housing secretary nominee Ben Carson and Pastor Darrell Scott, who discussed violence in Chicago.
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NPR and dozens of member stations want to help the public understand where their lawmakers stand on President Trump's executive order on refugees. Here's what we found.
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Republicans suspended committee rules this morning to advance the nominations for Health and Human Services and Treasury. Democrats staged another boycott over Trump's pick for the EPA.
California has the country's largest Latino population. And they are tied to the state's economic prosperity. A new study analyzes how they're doing.
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The home state of Vice President Mike Pence has asked the federal government to approve an extension of its carrot-and-stick approach to Medicaid that was made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
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After an influential task force of experts said evidence didn't support some cancer screenings, it became the target of lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Price and others with health industry ties.
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Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska about where he disagrees with President Trump. But that doesn't include Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.
Some on the left are aiming to create an antagonistic, liberal version of the Tea Party. It's already exerting pressure on Democrats to stop Trump by any procedural means necessary.
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee is going to face a very messy fight, as Senate Democrats are facing pressure from their base and are still upset with the obstruction of Obama's high-court nominee.
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Travelers aren't the only ones confused about whether they'll be allowed to enter the U.S. under the president's immigration executive order — airline employees are too.
There are two big environmental regulations on the chopping block for congressional Republicans this week — involving coal mining and methane emissions.
Carrie Severino, of the Judicial Crisis Network, talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about President Trump's pick of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The seat was vacated when Antonin Scalia died.
Career foreign service officer Tom Countryman was an acting undersecretary for arms control until he was dismissed last week. In a farewell speech, he urged his colleagues to protect the Constitution.
Republicans blocked President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court. Will Democrats retaliate against Trump's nominee Neil Gorsuch? Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coon of Delaware.
Steve Inskeep talks to John Negroponte, who was the country's first director of National Intelligence. He shares his thoughts on President Trump's early national security moves.
Supporters and opponents of abortion rights are reacting to President Trump's pick of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. The pick was the culmination of a promise Trump made to social conservatives.
President Trump was busy in his first week, signing multiple executive orders. Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts answers questions about how those orders work in the regular segment #AskCokie.
President Trump announced federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Antonin Scalia. Some Democrats are promising a fight over his confirmation.
Airlines employ people from all over the world, including staff from countries barred by Trump's immigration order. Now they're hurrying to reroute any crew members who could be affected.
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Steve Inskeep speaks with the Republican governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, about President Trump's recent executive order concerning refugees.