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Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of The United Nations

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

As world leaders meet in New York this week, David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the history of the United Nations in our #AskCokie segment.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, New GOP Health Care Effort

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

More than 200 people were killed in an earthquake in Mexico. Also, Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the LA Times is in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria nears and the GOP is again trying to overhaul health care.

Visiting Angela Merkel's Home District

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district handed her party a stinging defeat in state elections last year. As the general election draws near, voters seem to have forgiven her refugee policy.

Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:01am

Among the many surprises in the latest push to repeal Obamacare is the key role being played by the former Republican presidential candidate from Pennsylvania — who left the Senate a decade ago.

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:00am

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

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Senator Mulls Nuclear Limits On Trump

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:45pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering forbidding the president to order a first-strike nuclear attack without approval of Congress.

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Trump At The U.N.: Saber Rattling Or Wielding A Saber?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:31pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about President Trump's first speech before the United Nations National Assembly.

Obama's White House Counsel Weighs In On Trump's Lawyers

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:05pm

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

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At U.N., Trump Promotes "America First" Mantra

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:59pm

President Trump addresses world leaders at the United Nations for the first time. He touts an "America first" approach to international cooperation and calls out North Korea and other "rogue regimes."

After 10 Years Away From Senate, Rick Santorum At Center Of Health Care Debate

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:59pm

The latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been a key player promoting it, a decade after leaving office.

Senate Intel Panel's Meeting With Trump Lawyer Abruptly Called Off

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:59pm

Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was set to give testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee but that meeting was canceled Tuesday an hour after it was scheduled to begin.

Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:05pm

Republicans are taking one last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But the new plan isn't much different fr the last one that failed.

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Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:55pm

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book (with Thomas Mann) is One Nation After Trump.

President Trump: 'Put Your Countries First'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:31am

President Trump took the stage this morning to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump Confidante Rejects Any Collusion In Russia Election Interference

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:26am

Long-serving Trump attorney Michael Cohen delivers a strident denial to Congress that he had any role in Russia's information warfare against the United States last year.

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Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:12am

The president speaks to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, outlining his vision for the American role on the world stage.

Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly For The First Time

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:39am

President Trump is expected to call on other countries to do more to address global challenges and argue that national self-interest is not an impediment to international cooperation.

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President Trump's Message: Make The United Nations Great

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:12am

For a preview of Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Mary Louise Kelly talks to National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton. Trump once derided the body as an "elitist club."

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