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Trump Advisers Steve Bannon And Reince Priebus Appear At CPAC

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared together at the nation's biggest gathering of conservatives Thursday, as they try to defy reports of infighting in the administration.

In Wisconsin, Trump Democrats Consider Future Of Their Party

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in the 2016 election. Voters weigh in on how Trump was able to break the blue wall by flipping so many states in the Rust Belt.

Trump Directs Agencies To Identify How Much Aid The U.S. Gives Mexico

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump has directed the heads of all executive departments and agencies to identify all funds given to Mexico. NPR takes a look at the exact amount of those funds and how that figure compares to the cost of building a wall on the southern U.S. border.

Amid U.S.-Mexico Strains, Tillerson And Kelly Take On 'Tough Trip'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:13pm

Talks between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly with their Mexican counterparts were intended to smooth out growing tensions between the two countries.

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What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:01pm

Lawyers fighting over the scope of civil rights law for transgender people are urging the Supreme Court to bring some clarity to the issues.

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Disgusted By Trump, A CIA Officer Quits. How Many More Could Follow?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:59pm

Ned Price made a big public exit in protest over President Trump. Other CIA workers say they want to wait and see. Tension between the White House and the intelligence community simmers.

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DeVos, Defiant At CPAC, Walks A Fine Line On Transgender Rights

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:52pm

President Trump's education secretary didn't hold back before conservative activists outside Washington, except when it came to the Trump administration's guidance on schools and transgender rights.

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5 Questions About The Trump Administration's New Transgender Student Guidance

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:24pm

What this means for the Supreme Court, and for students in school right now.

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White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out Of CPAC

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:13pm

A CPAC spokesman called Spencer's views "repugnant" and said they have "absolutely nothing to do with conservatism" or the annual activist gathering.

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Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump... Maybe

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:45pm

In just a few days, two different polls give two different answers to the same question: Do you trust Trump or the news media more? One lesson here is don't trust any single poll too much.

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Top Trump Advisers Bannon And Priebus Address CPAC

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:35pm

The joint interview comes as both the White House chief of staff and Trump's chief strategist have tried to tamp down on reports of dissension between them.

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Trump's Election Drives More Women To Consider Running For Office

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:21am

One group that helps train female candidates says applications for its programs are up 87 percent since Election Day.

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Trump's Plan To Hire 15,000 Border Patrol And ICE Agents Won't Be Easy

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:12am

Applicants have to go through "extreme vetting" including a grueling polygraph exam. In the past, Customs and Border Protection has had trouble retaining agents.

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Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With U.S. Forces

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:51am

John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Syria last week to discuss the campaign for defeating militants from the Islamic State.

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Former DOJ Official On The Future Of Transgender Student Policies

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

The Trump administration has rescinded Obama administration guidance on transgender students and bathrooms. Rachel Martin talks with Vanita Gupta, who was one of the architects of the Obama policy.

CPAC In The Trump Era

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

The Conservative Political Action Conference starts Thursday. Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the event, talks with Rachel Martin about Trump's brand of conservatism.

Utah Constituents Say They Weren't Paid To Protest Chaffetz

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Three Utah voters who attended Rep. Jason Chaffetz's raucous town hall, including one who voted for him in November, talk about their reasons for protesting.

Religious Conservatives And Pro-Business Republicans Split Over Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

As Texas considers a bill to restrict transgender people's access to some restrooms, many in the state's business community question whether the measure is worth the business it might cost the state.

A Look At U.S.-Mexico Relations As Tillerson And Kelly Meet With Mexican Officials

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Trump Cabinet members Rex Tillerson and John Kelly are meeting with officials in Mexico. Antonio Ortiz-Mena of Albright Stoneridge Group discusses U.S.-Mexico relations under President Trump.

What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

A lot of people are confused about when and if Republicans can "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner clears things up in the first of a series.

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