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250 Apple Employees Among Thousands At Risk From DACA Cancellation

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:21pm

Dozens of CEOs, from companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Best Buy and AT&T, are calling on the president to preserve DACA, and on Congress to pass an immigration bill to help immigrant youth.

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Obama Calls Trump's Reversal On DREAMers 'Self-Defeating,' 'Cruel'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:10pm

Former President Obama criticized the Trump administration's decision to phase out protection for young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children. He urged Congress to pass a permanent fix.

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White House's DACA 'Wind Down' Gives Congress Time To Act On A Solution

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:10am

The Trump administration is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Congress will have an opportunity to pass a legislative solution before enforcement begins.

Welcome Back, Congress

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:06am

Recess is over.

Trump Signals End To DACA, Calls On Congress To Act

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:05am

President Trump suggested in a tweet that he will end protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but give Congress time to act.

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Trump To Talk Tax Code Overhaul With Key Members of Congress

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:30am

After many private conversations, the overhaul effort is shifting into high gear. At the center of the campaign is Gary Cohn, an ex-Goldman Sachs executive who directs the National Economic Council.

Denham: Protecting 'DREAMers' Is A Way For Congress To Come Together

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:30am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Jeff Denham of California, who is one of 10 Republicans who wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging Congress to maintain the protections of DACA.

Labor Day Demonstrators Turn Out In LA To Protest Possible DACA Changes

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is expected to phase out the DACA program. That decision could affect some 800,000 people who arrived in the U.S. as children without legal immigration status.

Politics In The News: Congress Returns On Tuesday

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

On top of pressing fiscal deadlines, hurricane relief and tax overhaul, President Trump may ask lawmakers to take on a controversial immigration policy regarding so-called "dreamers."

Corruption Trial To Begin This Week For N.J. Sen. Bob Mendez

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

Democrat Bob Menendez is facing several charges for his alleged role in a bribery scheme involving one of his close friends. Critics say the case is just another example of government overreach.

News Brief: DACA's Future, Congress Weighs Harvey Recovery Response

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump on Tuesday will announce his policy on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. And, Houston struggles to get on track after Hurricane Harvey.

Professor: 37 Historic Dictionaries Disagree With Trump's Definition of 'Emolument'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am

The word — at the heart of a suit about the Trump D.C. hotel — now seems obscure and technical. It was more common, and had a more general meaning, when the Constitution was drafted, a scholar said.

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6 Priorities Congress Has To Deal With In 12 Days

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am

Lawmakers have less than two weeks of legislative days to head off a government shutdown, raise the nation's borrowing limit and provide financial assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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4 Ways The U.S. Could Fight Future Election Interference

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am

Protecting the casting and counting of votes is only one potential issue for policymakers. How a cyberattack might disrupt Election Day in 2018 or 2020 is one of the big unanswered questions.

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For Months, President Trump Hasn't Revealed Where He Stands On DACA

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

As a candidate, President Trump promised to end President Obama's executive order on immigration, but as president Trump has repeatedly acknowledged the predicament of the people protected by DACA.

Republicans In Congress Mixed On Whether DACA 'DREAMers' Should Stay In U.S.

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

President Trump is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday about the future of the DACA program. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo about why Congress should act to preserve the program.

White House Says President Trump Will Announce His DACA Decision On Tuesday

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

The president's decision will likely affect the nearly 800,000 so-called "DREAMers" who are covered by the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Trump Picks Oklahoma Congressman To Head NASA

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:47am

Rep. Jim Bridenstine is a fighter pilot who wants Americans to return to the moon but doesn't believe that humans are causing climate change.

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Labor Movement Faces Challenges Amid Growing Public Support For Unions

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:00am

In upcoming elections, the labor movement has among its challenges reaching every union member in a personal way about what's at stake and what the facts are, the head of the AFL-CIO told NPR.

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Trump's Nominee To Be USDA's Chief Scientist Is Not A Scientist

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:00am

Sam Clovis has a doctorate in public administration, is skeptical that humans have a role in climate change and pushed theories suggesting former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

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