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What President Trump's Comments Say About His Views On Race

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jason Johnson, professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University and politics editor at The Root, about the President Trump's recent vlugar, disparaging comments about African countries.

How The U.K. Is Reacting To Trump Cancelling His Trip To London

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with George Parker, political editor of The Financial Times about the cancellation of President Trump's trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy there.

Does Trump's Latest Disparaging Comment Tell Us Anything New About The President?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and John Phillips of The Orange Country Register, CNN, and KABC, about President Trump's vulgar comments and the state of immigration negotiations this week.

Trump's Budget Proposal Inducing Anxiety For Idaho's Timber Industry

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump kicked off the new year by renewing promises to be a champion for rural America. But his budget proposal to cut rural economic development grants and loans and other programs is causing anxiety in at least one remote corner of Idaho's timber country that's been struggling to diversify its economy.

Trump Administration Says U.S. Will Stay In Iran Nuclear Deal For Now

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

The Trump administration has decided to keep the U.S. in the nuclear deal with Iran for now. The administration once again threatened to drop out of agreement at a later date.

Lawmakers Trying To Reach DACA Deal After Fallout From Trump's Vulgar Comments

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

Amid fallout from President Trump's vulgar and disparaging comments about people from African nations and Haiti, lawmakers are exploring ways to salvage an immigration deal.

Your Turn: How Are Poor Countries Portrayed By Aid Groups And The Media?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:49pm

In the wake of the controversy over President Trump's description of El Salvador, Haiti and African countries, global thinkers are asking if the aid community is partly to blame.

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Trump Again Keeps U.S. In Iran Nuclear Deal — But Threatens To Get Out Later

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:28pm

The president has called for the U.S. to renegotiate or leave the deal, but decided Friday to continue waiving some sanctions. The Treasury Department also announced several new economic sanctions.

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Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicaid Recipients

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:57pm

The move comes one day after the Trump administration said it would let states add work requirements to their Medicaid programs, which provide health coverage for people with low incomes.

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Fearing Deportation, Food Vendors Are Leaving New York City's Streets

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:26am

Many of the city's street vendors are undocumented immigrants. Some vendors say they've lost a significant portion of their income – and customers – in the wake of stepped-up immigration enforcement.

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'Racist' And 'Shameful': How Other Countries Are Responding To Trump's Slur

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:48am

The African Union was "frankly alarmed" by President Trump's comments. Haiti said they were "misguided," while the U.N. called them "racist." And across the world, officials are asking for clarity.

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CHART: Tracking Retirements From Congress

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:29am

A record number of Republicans are leaving the House this year, historically a sign of trouble in midterm elections. See where the GOP and Democrats are defending open seats in 2018.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:06am

In France, there are fights against "fake news" and #MeToo.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:06am

A certain word dominated the headlines.

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State Dept. Won't Say New Diplomat's Claim Of 'No-Go Zones' In Europe Was Wrong

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:34am

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra wouldn't say his claim that Muslims in the Netherlands had "no-go zones" and politicians were "being burned" was unfounded, but he apologized for the statement.

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In Morning Tweet, Trump Denies Calling African Countries By A Vulgar Slur

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:24am

Sources have told NPR that President Trump called African nation a vulgar slur on Thursday. The White House did not deny the reports, but Trump now tweets he didn't say the word.

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Republicans Join In Condemning Trump's Use Of Expletive To Describe Africa

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:48am

Calling Africa a "s***hole" and questioning why the U.S. would want immigrants from such places as Haiti and El Salvador has drawn the ire of politicians, leaders and average people the world over.

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Republicans Begin Work On Overhauling Entitlement Programs

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to Jeff Colyer, the lieutenant governor of Kansas, one of the states that supports the idea of implementing a requirement that Medicaid recipients get a job.

While Taking About Immigration, Trump Makes Vulgar Comment

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:41am

David Greene talks to Haitian Ambassador to the U.S. Paul Altidor about Trump saying he would prefer people from Haiti and African countries not come to the U.S. NPR's Scott Detrow weighs in.

Rep. Bustos: Democrats Need To Better Serve Midwesterners

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from Illinois, about her political action committee's new report on whether her party can effectively reach out to rural and Midwestern voters.




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