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For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.

Keith Ellison's Bid To Lead The DNC Faces Increasing Resistance

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:04pm

On the eve of a debate among DNC chair candidates, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is facing criticism about his past remarks about Israel.

Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The Military

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:45pm

Legally, recently retired generals aren't eligible to serve as secretary of defense. While praising James Mattis' service, some Democrats question whether he should lead the Defense Department.

5 Fact Checks From Trump's Cincinnati 'Thank-You Tour' Kickoff

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:23pm

Trump brought out a lot of his greatest hits: slamming trade deals, claiming the economy is failing and touting his poll numbers. But he strayed from the facts several times.

Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face-Off At Harvard

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 5:24am

A quadrennial post-election Harvard tradition brings together senior campaign staffers from both sides to discuss the election. This year's forum was at times consumed by raw feelings.

Trump Takes A Victory Lap In Ohio; Names His Defense Secretary

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:20am

President-elect Donald Trump held his first rally since winning the election. In a boisterous speech, Trump announced his Defense secretary pick, and pledged to keep many of his campaign promises.

Trump Picks Retired Marine Corps Gen. Mattis As Defense Secretary

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:20am

At a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night, Donald Trump said he would select retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department, filling a key role in the incoming administration.

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:53am

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

Trump Says Retired Gen. Mattis Is His Choice To Lead Pentagon

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:12pm

Speaking to a crowd in Cincinnati where he celebrated his win in Ohio, Trump compared Mattis to World War II Gen. George S. Patton and said a formal announcement of his nomination would come Monday.

Trump Picks Gen. James Mattis As His Defense Secretary

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 7:22pm

President-elect Donald Trump has now chosen nominees for nearly half of the Cabinet-level jobs in his incoming administration.

In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:42pm

The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.

Trump Gushes About Pakistan In Call With Its Prime Minister

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:56pm

The U.S. and Pakistan have had strained relations for years. But in a phone call between Donald Trump and Pakistan's leader, the president-elect was full of effusive praise.

Trump Warns U.S. Companies Will Be Taxed Very Heavily If They Leave Country

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:34pm

Trump appeared at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that will keep 1,000 jobs rather than moving them to Mexico after he intervened.

Business Leaders In Trump's Cabinet Pledge Commitment To Populist Message

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

This much is clear: Donald Trump is assembling a very wealthy cabinet. Key players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans, but they say they are committed to Trump's populist message.

New Members Of Congress Compete In Office Lottery

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Back flips, superstitious dances and prayers aloud are all strategies used by incoming members of Congress during the biennial event known as the congressional office lottery. It determines who gets primo office real estate and who gets stuck in the hinterlands of Capitol Hill.

Trump Likely To Face Challenges In Plan To Revitalize Manufacturing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Bookings Institution, about automation in manufacturing and what it means for American workers.

President-Elect Trump Kicks Off 'Thank You Tour' In Indianapolis

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

President-elect Donald Trump kicks off what is being billed as a "thank you" tour with a rally in Indianapolis, which is home to Carrier. The company announced it struck a deal with Trump that avoids a move to Mexico that would have cost a thousand U.S.-based jobs.

5 Questions About Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks And His Economic Plan

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?

Trump Transition Team Holds 'Listening Session' With Veterans Groups

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

President-elect Trump's transition officials have scheduled a "listening session" for Thursday with veterans advocates, including the American Legion and other groups. It's playing out following big promises by Trump to overhaul the workings of veterans care in the U.S. and continuing discussion about his potential appointment to run the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Trump's Dispute With Las Vegas Hotel Employees Poses Potential Conflict

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

One potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump could involve his dispute with employees attempting to unionize at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled against Trump, whose company has opposed unionization, but as president, Trump will have the power to appoint new members of the NLRB. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ruben Garcia, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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