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What Stories Do You Want From Code Switch In 2018?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:18pm

New year, new stories. Let us know which topics, stories and notable people you want us to cover in the coming year.

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Ronny Jackson: The White House Doctor Who Gave Trump A Clean Bill Of Health

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:16pm

The Navy rear admiral found himself in the spotlight Tuesday as he offered a folksy and authoritative update on the president's physical exam.

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DOJ Plans To Ask The Supreme Court To Intervene On DACA

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:29pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the high court to reverse a decision out of California forcing the government to resume accepting DACA applications. He said the ruling defies common sense.

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White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:17pm

Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president could benefit from losing between 10 and 15 pounds over the coming year as well as beginning an exercise regimen.

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Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:01pm

At a contentious congressional testimony, Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath said President Trump and others used "tough language" on immigration, but not a particular

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White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:34pm

The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."

Texas Rep. Will Hurd Says He Hopes To Preserve DACA

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, about the future of an immigration deal in Congress. Hurd says he hopes to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Democrats Celebrate Big Wins In New Jersey And Virginia Elections

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:11pm

Democrats are celebrating wins in the two biggest races on election night 2017. The party will hold the governors' offices in New Jersey and Virginia.

8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:07pm

In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.

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Did A Foreign Power Interfere In The Election? New Bill Would Mandate An Answer

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:31am

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democrat Sen. Chris Van Hollen are offering legislation that would require U.S. spy agencies to report about foreign interference in American elections.

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Manafort Case Drags As Judge Puzzles Over Legal Positions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:52am

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.

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Elegies And Effigies: Who Speaks For Appalachia?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:06am

It's been called Trump Country, coal country and backcountry. But it's our country.

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Trump Campaign Player To Appear Before Congressional Panel

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:28am

On Tuesday, former chief strategist Steve Bannon testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Ethics Report On Trump Administration: The Most Unethical Presidency

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Painter, top ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, top ethics lawyer for President Obama. They argue Trump's administration has been unethical.

Trump Adviser Krikorian Backs Shift To Merit-Based Immigration

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Krikorian, a conservative immigration activist who advocates for stricter immigration limits and a merit-based immigration system.

After Several Chaotic Days, Where Does DACA Deal Stand?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:00am

Lawmakers and President Trump are returning to town after prospects for an immigration deal dimmed at the end of last week. Congress also faces a Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.

News Brief: DACA Deal Is Stalled, North Korea Talks

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:00am

Immigration talks stalled after President Trump reportedly used vulgar language to describe African countries during a meeting. The U.S. and Canada host talks about North Korea's nuclear threat.

The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 7:59pm

The United States has always thought of itself as a nation of immigrants. So why has immigration been such a controversial topic throughout our nation's history?

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Trump Advocates For Public Service On MLK Day, But Spends It At Mar-A-Lago Resort

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:19pm

Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.

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Lawmakers Working On Immigration, Government Funding As Deadline Looms

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:19pm

The aftermath of President Trump's alleged use of a vulgarity during immigration talks has brought uncertainty over possibly progress on that issue and averting a government shutdown by Friday.

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