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Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:50pm

Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.

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Still A 'Big Deal': Biden Defends Threatened Affordable Care Act For Anniversary

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:35pm

The former vice president joined Democrats and supporters on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the law known as Obamacare, which Republican leadership hopes to repeal on Thursday.

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Inside The Wealthy Family That Has Been Funding Steve Bannon's Plan For Years

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:06pm

Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:09pm

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

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Sen. Feinstein To Gorsuch: You 'Avoid Specificity Like No One I Have Ever Seen'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:59am

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is answering a second round of questions from a Senate committee today. Democrats are expressing frustration because they're not learning specifics about his views.

Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:13am

Ten years ago, Paul Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests," the AP's Chad Day tells NPR.

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Republican Charlie Dent On His Reservations Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:38am

President Trump went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell the GOP health care bill to Congress. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who says he has reservations about it.

Associated Press Investigation Says Paul Manafort Worked With Russian Billionaire

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Chad Day of The Associated Press, who was part of a new investigation that says Paul Manafort secretly worked with a Russian billionaire to support Russian interests.

Democrat Sen. Chris Coons On Gorsuch And Russia Investigation

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing and the investigation into Russia's interference in the United States election.

Trump Adviser On Navigating Gorsuch's Nomination

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

David Greene talks with Leonard Leo, an adviser to President Trump on the Supreme Court, who has been walking Judge Gorsuch through the confirmation process.

Trump Meets With Congressional Black Caucus Members

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump is meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House today. Rachel Martin speaks with the second vice-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass.

Gorsuch Stresses Judicial Independence In Second Day Of Hearings

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch answered questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 10 hours on Tuesday. Gorsuch says he will be an independent voice on the court.

NATO Secretary General On Trump's Relationship With The Coalition

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the coalition fighting ISIS. David Greene speaks with him about NATO defense spending and Trump's commitment to NATO.

Gorsuch Hearing For Top Court Lacks The High Drama Of Those In Recent Past

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:42am

Neil Gorsuch kept an even keel throughout the day, rarely betraying more than a hint of impatience or pique. He smiled a lot, made jokes about family and matched the mood of each of his interrogators.

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Repeal Of Health Law Could Force Tough Decisions For Arizona Republicans

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:30am

The state expanded Medicaid under a Republican governor a few years ago, extending health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Arizonans. But the GOP plan in Congress would cut much of that funding.

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Debate Over Silencers: Hearing Protection Or Public Safety Threat?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:08pm

Legislation would loosen restrictions on gun suppressors, with proponents saying quieter guns protect shooters' hearing. But opponents say easier-to-get silencers are a risk to the public.

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5 Insights Into Judge Neil Gorsuch After 2nd Day Of Confirmation Hearings

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:17pm

Everything from originalism to mutton busting was fodder as the Supreme Court nominee took questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

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Ivanka Trump's Move To The White House Raises Questions About Ethics

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:58pm

Ethics experts say Ivanka's dual role as a business owner and a West Wing adviser raises concerns about nepotism and conflict of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules.

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Senators Grill Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch On His Judicial Philosophy

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

Neil Gorsuch faced hours of questions from senators trying to get him to reveal his judicial philosophy. Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog talks about what it was like inside the hearing room on Tuesday.

Republicans Paint Gorsuch As Fair-Minded On Day 2 Of Hearings

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questions from senators during the second day of his confirmation hearing.

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