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North Korea Confusion Illustrates Trump Administration's Divide Over Foreign Policy

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week the U.S. is not seeking a regime change in North Korea. That's in contrast to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who suggested last month that he would like to see Kim Jong-un removed from power. Former diplomats say it's the latest example of a less-than-coherent Trump administration foreign policy, where it's not clear who's in charge.

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Undermines Poem's Connection To Statue Of Liberty

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

White House adviser Stephen Miller's contention that the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus was only added later to the Statue of Liberty diminishes the poem's connection to the statue.

Trump Breaks With Business Lobby On Proposal To Curtail Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

When it comes to immigration, what is best for the American workforce and economy? That is the central question that's emerged after President Trump announced Wednesday he's backing a proposal in Congress to dramatically reduce legal immigration.

Transcripts Reveal Trump Told Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Least Important Thing'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, about the transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull back in January.

Trump's 'Drug-Infested Den' Remark In Transcript Angers New Hampshire

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:34pm

The state's governor and U.S. senators were among those who took umbrage at President Trump's comment in a transcript of a phone conversation Trump had with Mexico's president in January.

For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's Desk

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:23pm

More than two years after NPR revealed the U.S. government broke promises to World War II veterans whom it exposed to mustard gas, Congress has passed a bill to help them finally get compensation.

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Bill Moyers On Working With LBJ To Pass Medicare 52 Years Ago

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:59pm

Journalist Bill Moyers once worked as the special assistant to President Johnson, where he witnessed first-hand the political maneuvering that resulted in the landmark health care legislation.

Transcripts: Trump Told Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Least Important Thing'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:35am

Early on in his presidency, leaks showed an argumentative Trump on the phone with foreign leaders. New transcripts provide more details about how those phone calls went.

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The White House Pushes Limits On Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:06am

President Donald Trump has endorsed legislation that would cut the number of legal immigrations allowed into the United States by half over the next decade.

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Female Retired Marine With Viral Campaign Ad Hopes To Bridge Gap In Democratic Party

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:02am

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, says she likes the idea of single-payer health care, but that she's also a fiscal conservative.

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What Would A Popular Health Care Plan Look Like?

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:06am

If you locked experts of various political affiliations in a room and told them to draft a health care bill, what would they come up with? We'll find out.

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Senate Panel To Probe How To Bring Stability To Health Insurance Market

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:28am

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander has organized bipartisan hearings aimed at preventing a "death spiral" on the health insurance market. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.

Here's Why The Census Started Counting Latinos, And How That Could Change In 2020

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:00am

On the Code Switch podcast this week, a look at concerns and issues facing people of color in the 2020 Census, and a look back at the reasons why "Hispanics" became a word in the first place.

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Rep. Smith To Introduce Bill Similar To Senate's New Immigration Measure

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, who is going to sponsor legislation in the House that mirrors the merit-based Senate bill on immigration that President Trump backs.

Trump-Backed Immigration Legislation Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies, a pro-immigrant think tank, about the Trump administration's new plan to cut down on legal immigration.

Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.

Kelly Will Need Trump's Trust To Succeed In His New Job, Panetta Says

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly started on Monday. Alisa Chang talks to Leon Panetta about the chief of staff job. Panetta served in that role for President Bill Clinton.

Morning News Brief: Trump Backs Merit-Based Immigration System

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

The president says the system is so unfair that he wants to cut legal immigration in half over the next decade. In West Virginia, he'll point to the bill as way he's made good on a campaign promise.

He's 11, A Business Owner And Just Landed The World's Most Famous Client

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

The White House continues its letters-from-forgotten-people series with a business opportunity from 11-year-old local entrepreneur.

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Trump Hits New Low With White Non-College Voters

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

A Quinnipiac University poll shows that one core group of the president's base is turning against him.

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