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Democrats Question Trump About Adviser Sebastian Gorka

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:54am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Nita Lowey of New York about why Democrats wrote President Trump a letter asking him to fire Sebastian Gorka — they question his ties to anti-Semitic groups in Hungary.

Congress Focused On Averting Government Shutdown, But Trump Wants More

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:00am

Congress must act by Friday to avoid a partial government shutdown on Donald Trump's 100th day in office. That could be complicated as the White House pushes a border wall, health care and taxes.

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News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

The White House hopes lawmakers show movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan. And, 2 French presidential candidates will be in a runoff next month.

Senate To Vote On Sonny Perdue As Trump's Agriculture Secretary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Critics say the Agriculture Department, which is responsible for food policy and rural initiatives, is at a disadvantage without a leader. Farmers wonder about the government programs they rely on.

Trump's First 100 Days: Tax And Economic Policies

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

As part of this week's examination of President Trump's first 100 days, David Greene talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about Trump's progress on tax, economic and regulatory policies.

Politics This Week: Health Care Legislation

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress will be focused on keeping the government funded this week, not health care as President Trump proposed. Trump, meantime, also wants to introduce a tax overhaul.

Trump's First 100 Days: Foreign Interests

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Ethics experts warned that if Trump didn't divest, he would be violating the constitutional ban on benefits from foreign governments. He hasn't divested and his sons are expanding global properties.

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:32am

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

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New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:29am

The president likely will skip summer's heat at his Florida resort, instead going to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Some there are excited, but others worry the visits will overwhelm the town.

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One Arkansas Execution Takes Place As Other Inmates Head To Death Chamber

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:53pm

Arkansas Times reporter Jacob Rosenberg talks about the state's first execution in 12 years, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by a death row inmate to stay his execution.

Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:53pm

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

Macron, Le Pen Expected To Advance To French Presidential Runoff

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:31pm

Macron was estimated to have won 23.7 percent of the vote with Le Pen taking about 21.7 percent, according to projections based on early vote counts.

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An Opening For Trump In Deep Blue Oregon

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:36am

Donald Trump came within 600 votes of winning in Oregon's 4th congressional district, where the fading logging industry remains important. Democrats have represented the area for over 40 years.

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Trump's Priorities As He Hits 100 Days

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

Congress returns to Washington next week, and they've got a lot to do, as President Trump faces down his first 100 days.

A Border Patrol Official's Take On Trump's First 100 Days

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council and co-host of The Green Line podcast, talks with Lynn Neary about whether Trump has lived up to campaign promises made.

The 'First 100 Days' Presidential Benchmark Goes Back To FDR And Napoleon

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

President Trump's first 100 days in office are almost over. He says he's done more than any president to date. But where did the idea of the 'first 100 days' come from?

The Implications As French Voters Head To The Polls

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

French voters go to the polls in the first round of their presidential election, an election that has consequences not just for France, but for Europe.

Trump, The Golfer In Chief

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.

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Nearly 100 Days In, Trump Voter In One Rust Belt County Shares Concerns

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:28am

Jamie Ruppert of Pennsylvania supports President Trump, but says she'd give his first few months in office a B- or C+. He "stepped up" for the people of Syria, she says, but failed at health care.

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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:09am

Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.

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