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Trump's Campaign Rhetoric Signals Possible Shift On Civil Rights

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.

Reports: Trump Picks Fast Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:24pm

Puzder is CEO of CKE HOldings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, and is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:27pm

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

Don't Stop Arguing, Complaining And Fighting For 'Identity Politics'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00pm

No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.

Trump Takes Aim At Union Official Over Carrier Job Count

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:20am

An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.

'New York Times' Executive Editor On The New Terrain Of Covering Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:33am

Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not worried about libel suits from the new president.

History-Making Somali-American Legislator Reports 'Hateful' Taunts In D.C.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 9:23am

Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.

RNC Official On Trump's Cabinet Picks, Tweets: 'Business As Usual Has Ended'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:52am

Rachel Martin talks to Sean Spicer, the communications director for the Republican National Committee, about the overall shape of the Trump transition.

As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's Hopeful On Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:39am

Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people - I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."

Diver's Ambassador Life Showed Bigotry Is Never Far From The Surface

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:42pm

Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim Registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.

Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:52pm

Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.

Trump Taps Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:49pm

Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. She ran to become the first female Senator of Connecticut, but lost both bids.

Senators Deliver Farewell Tribute To Vice President Joe Biden

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Senators bid farewell to Vice President Joe Biden, who spent much of his career in the Senate, during a special tribute in the Senate chamber.

Bob Dole Lobbied Trump Team On Outreach To Taiwan

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Bob Dole, a former GOP senator and presidential candidate, has been working as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, according to disclosure documents filed with the Justice Department. The filing shows that the World War II hero, now acting as a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird, coordinated with Trump's campaign and his transition team to set up meetings between Trump's advisers and Taiwan officials.

Trump's Plan For China Tariffs Could Lead To 'Collateral Damage On Both Sides'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.

Trump Names Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad As Next Ambassador To China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

The Trump transition team announced Wednesday that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be the next ambassador to China.

Trump's Cabinet Of Ex-Generals Indicates Focus On National Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Trump plans to nominate at least three former top generals to his cabinet, and he is said to be considering more former top four-star military commanders. NPR takes a look at why Trump favors the brass and what effect a cabinet of such leaders could have on the way he runs the government.

Trump Plans To Nominate Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Trump plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to become his secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly is a former head of U.S. Southern Command and a long-serving Marine infantryman. He would be the latest former general to join the nascent Trump administration.

AT&T CEO Defends Time Warner Deal Before Senate Antitrust Panel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will try to sell Capitol Hill on his company's planned merger with Time-Warner. Stephenson will present the merger as a way of disrupting the existing cable TV model, but with the president-elect already lined up with opponents, he may have an uphill climb.

Trump's Criticism Of Boeing Deal Signals Approach To Business

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has shown a willingness to browbeat American businesses to get what he wants — whether that's lower prices for the federal government or a pledge to keep jobs here in the United States. That's a departure from Republicans' traditional hands-off approach to business. But so far at least, Trump's not getting much resistance from his own party.

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