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Donald Trump Moves Forward With Plan To Build Border Wall

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump announced Wednesday executive actions that will reshape U.S. immigration policy, including plans for the wall, actions against sanctuary cities and new border patrol measures.

Trump Issues Executive Actions Targeted At Immigration

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump issued another round of executive actions Wednesday. These were targeted at his signature campaign issue of immigration.

'Resist': Activists Unfurl Massive Banner On Crane Behind White House

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 2:04pm

"As much as I have a fear of heights, I decided that I would do this because the risks are so great and so tremendous at this point with this administration," said Greenpeace's Karen Topakian.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Foes: We Aren't Done Fighting Yet

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 1:53pm

Opponents of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines say that Trump's new executive memo is a disappointment. But it's one that they've been gearing up for.

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Donald Trump's Moving Forward With His Wall. Is It Really Going To Happen?

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:49pm

A wall would be expensive — up to $40 billion, according to one estimate. Experts say it's impractical, and a majority of Americans are actually against it. But it was a big Trump campaign promise.

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Trump Vows 'Big Border Tax' For U.S. Manufacturers That Move Jobs Abroad

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:58am

President Trump has suggested an import tax of up to 45 percent on goods made by U.S. firms overseas. But it's illegal to single out individual companies and it's unclear what form the tax would take.

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Trump Expected To Order Building Of U.S.-Mexico Wall Wednesday

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 6:07am

"Among many other things, we will build the wall" along the U.S. border with Mexico, the president said last night.

Media Blackout Ordered For EPA Employees During Trump Transition

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

The Trump administration has ordered a temporary media blackout for the Environmental Protection Agency as its transition team gets into place. There are concerns that the administration is targeting environmental agencies that work on climate change in its early days.

Trump Expected To Order Mexican Border Wall

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump on Wednesday is reportedly expected to announce the building of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. We discuss Trump's national security directives, which are expected to include limiting refugees from entering the U.S.

Military Commissions Resume At Guantanamo

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

The military commissions for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay have resumed. Former President Obama failed to close the prison. But President Trump has vowed to keep it open and send new detainees.

U.S. And Mexican Leaders Set For Talks Over NAFTA's Future

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

Mexican officials are meeting with the Trump administration this week to discuss the two countries' relationship and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden On Tom Price And The Future Of Obamacare

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, an opponent of the Affordable Care Act.

#AskCokie: How Cabinet Members Get Confirmed

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts takes listener questions and sorts through the Cabinet confirmation process.

NPR And The L-Word: Intent Is Key

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's statements that aren't true challenge many newsrooms. NPR will report what it can verify, says news chief Michael Oreskes.

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Hiring Freeze And Obamacare Repeal Could Clobber Veterans Affairs

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:34am

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, some of those left uninsured will be veterans. They may turn to the VA, further burdening a troubled health care system.

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3 Judges Trump May Nominate For The Supreme Court

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 6:10pm

President Trump says he plans to announce his pick for the high court vacancy next week. Among the finalists are three judges who were appointed to their current positions by President George W. Bush.

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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.

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