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Military Commissions Resume At Guantanamo

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

The military commissions for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay have resumed. Former President Obama failed to close the prison. But President Trump has vowed to keep it open and send new detainees.

U.S. And Mexican Leaders Set For Talks Over NAFTA's Future

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

Mexican officials are meeting with the Trump administration this week to discuss the two countries' relationship and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden On Tom Price And The Future Of Obamacare

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, an opponent of the Affordable Care Act.

#AskCokie: How Cabinet Members Get Confirmed

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:03am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts takes listener questions and sorts through the Cabinet confirmation process.

NPR And The L-Word: Intent Is Key

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's statements that aren't true challenge many newsrooms. NPR will report what it can verify, says news chief Michael Oreskes.

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Hiring Freeze And Obamacare Repeal Could Clobber Veterans Affairs

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:34am

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, some of those left uninsured will be veterans. They may turn to the VA, further burdening a troubled health care system.

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3 Judges Trump May Nominate For The Supreme Court

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 6:10pm

President Trump says he plans to announce his pick for the high court vacancy next week. Among the finalists are three judges who were appointed to their current positions by President George W. Bush.

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Muslim Marine Answers Questions In Effort To Fight Islamophobia

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 5:06pm

Mansoor Shams has been standing on street corners around the country with a sign saying, "I'm a Muslim U.S. Marine. Ask anything." It's exhausting, "but I feel like it's almost become my mission."

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Highlights Opposition To Trump In Address

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, where he highlighted the ways in which the nation's largest state plans to oppose the new Trump administration's initiatives.

Law Professor Outlines Historical Use Of Presidential Executive Orders

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump signed five executive actions Tuesday morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Cristina Rodriguez of Yale University about the historical use of executive orders and their limits.

Trump Takes Executive Action Designed To Speed Approval Of Oil Pipelines

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump took executive action designed to speed approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Opponents say they will challenge the projects at every step.

As Trump Moves Ahead On Agenda, Controversial Election Claim Resurfaces

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump moves ahead with campaign agenda items, but a controversial and debunked claim from the election still looms.

Budget Director Nominee Splits With Trump On Entitlement Reform

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

A Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday exposed some daylight between President Trump and his nominee for budget director when it comes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Mick Mulvaney wants to overhaul these entitlement programs, while Trump said during the campaign he wants to leave them alone.

Election Experts Dismiss Trump's Repeated Claims Of Illegal Voting

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:27pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Pippa Norris, director of the Electoral Integrity Project, about President Trump's claim, now made twice, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:13pm

Democrats suffered a stunning defeat in the November election. As the party tries to rebuild, one place that might offer some lessons is Ohio, a state long-considered a presidential battleground.

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Arizona Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 2:54pm

Arizona has one of the highest rates of uninsured kids in the U.S. The federal health law put a dent in those numbers, but child advocates fear any gains will disappear if the law is repealed.

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Trump Still Insists Millions Voted Illegally. (There's Still No Evidence Of That)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:43pm

Trump repeated the unproven claim to congressional leaders on Monday, and his press secretary on Tuesday affirmed "the president does believe that." There is still no proof of widespread fraud.

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Budget Director Nominee: Obama Inauguration Crowds Were Bigger Than Trump's

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:03pm

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., used the example of inaccuracies put forth by the Trump administration to test whether or not the South Carolina Republican would deal in facts or "alternative facts."

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Inauguration Day 2017: The View From The White House, Mall

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:17pm

Morning Edition hosts talk through Inauguration events with NPR's Scott Horsley at the White House, and check in on activity on the National Mall with NPR's Pam Fessler.

Republicans Eye 'Once In A Generation' Chance At Tax Overhaul

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:54am

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, discussed plans to revamp the federal tax code Tuesday morning, including a dramatic drop in corporate taxes and restructuring the IRS.

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