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Trump's Threat To Cut U.S. Payments Raises Uncertainty In Health Insurance Market

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:16am

The U.S. government is scheduled to make large payments to health insurance companies to help offset discounts required by the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has threatened to stop the payments.

Morning News Brief: Kelly's Power At The White House, U.S. Sanctions Venezuela's Maduro

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:16am

Will Chief of Staff John Kelly take control of the White House? Are U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tough enough? And Los Angeles gets to host the summer Olympics in 2028, but what will that mean for the city?

Police Agreements To Work With Federal Agents Highlight Immigration Debate

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:16am

Nineteen Texas law enforcement agencies signed agreements to work with U.S. immigration agents. Immigrant advocates say the effort will ramp up racial profiling by officers and fear among immigrants.

Trump's Tweets Threaten To Destabilize Insurance Markets

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:00am

The president says he may cut off payments to insurance companies. These are federal payments that help insurers discount the price of the health plans they sell to people who have lower incomes.

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Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Seeks Common Ground On Health Care

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:40pm

The Problem Solvers Caucus has been trying to salvage health care proposals that have broad support. Co-chairs of the group, Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat from New Jersey, speak with NPR's Audie Cornish.

President Trump Swears In New Chief Of Staff

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:40pm

Supporters hope John Kelly, a retired Marine general and former Homeland Security secretary, will bring a fresh start and new discipline to the administration.

Future Of The Affordable Care Act Remains Uncertain

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:40pm

Sarah Kliff of Vox talks with NPR's Audie Cornish about ways the executive branch can undermine the Affordable Care Act, after the Senate failed to pass legislation repealing the health care law.

Sally Yates On Pattern Of Political Interference At Justice Department

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:40pm

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired by Trump, says the president's actions undermine the rule of law and threaten to destroy the independence of the Justice Department.

Scaramucci Ousted From White House Communications Role

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:40pm

Just 10 days after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is out of that job. The move comes just hours into John Kelly's tenure as the new chief of staff.

Scaramucci Out As White House Communications Director

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 2:01pm

Anthony Scaramucci's departure comes after just 10 days after being named for the position. The move comes just hours into John Kelly's tenure as chief of staff.

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For First Time, Millennials And Gen-X Were A Majority Of Electorate In 2016

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:40pm

The youngest two generations of voters finally outstripped the number of older voters in 2016 — a sign of how politicians will have to grapple with winning over a fast-changing electorate.

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Trump Says No 'Chaos' As He Swears In His New Chief Of Staff

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:58am

Following one of his worst weeks in office, the president hopes for a reset with a new chief of staff, his former Homeland Security secretary, John Kelly.

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Hey America, We're Listening

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:06am

What do the media get wrong about...you?

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The Challenges John Kelly Faces As Trump's New Chief Of Staff

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:42am

Michael Allen, a special assistant to President George W. Bush, talks about President Trump's new chief of staff, what his style is and how the retired general might deliver.

Legislation Would Require Future Presidents-Elect To Release Their Tax Returns

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:17am

Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, says he fears that Donald Trump declining to release his tax returns will set a bad precedent for future candidates.

A Hospital CEO Watches Washington Struggle Over Health Care

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:17am

As a provider of both a health care and insurance, Northwell Health has a huge stake in what health care legislation Congress proposes. CEO Michael Dowling says it's time for Democrats and health care professionals to come to the table.

Arizona Republican Hopes Senators Can Work Together On Health Care

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:17am

Sen. Jeff Flake says he hopes for bipartisan cooperation on health care after last week's failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Morning News Brief: A New White House Chief Of Staff, Russia Expels U.S. Diplomats

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:17am

President Trump's new chief of staff is sworn in today, Russia expels hundreds of American diplomats and Venezuelans vote on their country's future.

Timeline: Foreign Efforts To Hack State Election Systems And How Officials Responded

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:00am

For all the focus in 2016 on the cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, less attention was paid to what was happening in the states.

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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:58am

The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.

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