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Muslim Marine Answers Questions In Effort To Fight Islamophobia

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 5:06pm

Mansoor Shams has been standing on street corners around the country with a sign saying, "I'm a Muslim U.S. Marine. Ask anything." It's exhausting, "but I feel like it's almost become my mission."

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Highlights Opposition To Trump In Address

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, where he highlighted the ways in which the nation's largest state plans to oppose the new Trump administration's initiatives.

Law Professor Outlines Historical Use Of Presidential Executive Orders

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump signed five executive actions Tuesday morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Cristina Rodriguez of Yale University about the historical use of executive orders and their limits.

Trump Takes Executive Action Designed To Speed Approval Of Oil Pipelines

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump took executive action designed to speed approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Opponents say they will challenge the projects at every step.

As Trump Moves Ahead On Agenda, Controversial Election Claim Resurfaces

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump moves ahead with campaign agenda items, but a controversial and debunked claim from the election still looms.

Budget Director Nominee Splits With Trump On Entitlement Reform

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

A Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday exposed some daylight between President Trump and his nominee for budget director when it comes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Mick Mulvaney wants to overhaul these entitlement programs, while Trump said during the campaign he wants to leave them alone.

Election Experts Dismiss Trump's Repeated Claims Of Illegal Voting

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Pippa Norris, director of the Electoral Integrity Project, about President Trump's claim, now made twice, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:13pm

Democrats suffered a stunning defeat in the November election. As the party tries to rebuild, one place that might offer some lessons is Ohio, a state long-considered a presidential battleground.

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Arizona Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 2:54pm

Arizona has one of the highest rates of uninsured kids in the U.S. The federal health law put a dent in those numbers, but child advocates fear any gains will disappear if the law is repealed.

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Trump Still Insists Millions Voted Illegally. (There's Still No Evidence Of That)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:43pm

Trump repeated the unproven claim to congressional leaders on Monday, and his press secretary on Tuesday affirmed "the president does believe that." There is still no proof of widespread fraud.

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Budget Director Nominee: Obama Inauguration Crowds Were Bigger Than Trump's

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:03pm

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., used the example of inaccuracies put forth by the Trump administration to test whether or not the South Carolina Republican would deal in facts or "alternative facts."

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Inauguration Day 2017: The View From The White House, Mall

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:17pm

Morning Edition hosts talk through Inauguration events with NPR's Scott Horsley at the White House, and check in on activity on the National Mall with NPR's Pam Fessler.

Republicans Eye 'Once In A Generation' Chance At Tax Overhaul

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:54am

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, discussed plans to revamp the federal tax code Tuesday morning, including a dramatic drop in corporate taxes and restructuring the IRS.

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Trump To Give Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 9:33am

The pipelines had been blocked by the Obama administration, and President Trump's actions are expected to reignite the energy vs. environment debate.

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Trump Acts On Promise To Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:06am

Donald Trump on Monday signed a memorandum withdrawing from the TPP. He also wants to renegotiate NAFTA. Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore, who advised Trump during the presidential campaign.

Lawsuit Claims Foreign Payments To Trump's Businesses Violate Constitution

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:06am

Two former White House ethics lawyers — Richard Painter and Norm Eisen — are part of a legal team filing suit against President Trump — alleging violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.

Donald Trump's Administration Has Hit The Ground Running

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:06am

It's early in the Trump presidency. He has mostly stayed on message, and stuck to his agenda, as he began his first full week at the White House.

President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' - How Real Is That?

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:03am

The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.

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The Status Of Trump's Cabinet: Where Everyone Is In The Process And How It Works

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:00am

The president's CIA director was confirmed by the Senate Monday night. But Trump's Cabinet is still pretty thin at this point. Here's the status of his other nominees.

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Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:00pm

Millions of Americans seem to ignore their own interests when it comes to how they vote. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild thinks we might be turning to politics to meet emotional needs, not economic ones.

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