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Trump Delivers Populist Message To Supporters, Pence Speaks To Insiders In Washington

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

President-elect Donald Trump held a rally in North Carolina as he works on building his administration. Meanwhile, Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke to conservatives at Trump's Washington hotel.

Texas Elector Resigns, Saying He Can't Vote For Trump In Electoral College

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Art Sisneros is a Texas elector who decided to resign rather than vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College later this month. He explains how he came to that decision.

Commentator Cokie Roberts Takes Questions About The Presidential Transition

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the role of federal civil service during a presidential transition in a new, interactive Morning Edition segment called #AskCokie.

As Trump Holds A 'Thank You' Rally, Supporters Say They're Anxious To See Results

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Donald Trump held a North Carolina rally on Tuesday night, basking in his victory in a state that was expected to go to Hillary Clinton. Trump's backers say they hope he'll move quickly as president.

Challenging D.C.'s Tradition Of Unpaid Government Internships

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:42am

The White House and other government agencies are not required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to paying interns. Many interns struggle to survive in the nation's capital.

Trump Touts Military Strength In N.C. On Second Stop Of 'Thank You' Tour

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:25pm

The president-elect also formally introduced retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his pick to lead the Defense Department. Congress is also moving to fast-track a waiver he needs to be confirmed.

Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:49pm

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Republicans Hope To Hold Senate Seat In Louisiana Runoff Election

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Election 2016 isn't quite over yet. Louisiana voters will soon pick a new senator, and Republicans are trying hard to make sure they hold onto the seat.

Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.

Protesters Fear Trump Could Reverse Dakota Access Pipeline Decision

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday put a halt on the construction of the oil pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protesters rejoiced after months of demonstrations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak about what's next for the pipeline.

Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama has some six weeks left in office, and Republicans are worried his administration will be issuing regulations up until the very end. The administration says it has more rules in the pipeline, but so-called midnight regulations are a presidential tradition.

'Washington Post' Finds The Pentagon Buried Evidence Of Wasteful Spending

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post about his story that found the Pentagon buried a report showing how the Department of Defense could save $125 billion over five years, out of fear that Congress would cut defense spending.

Trump Sold Stocks In June, Lifting Some But Not All Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:57pm

But stocks represented a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune, most of which is tied up in real estate and brand licensing deals.

In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation, And Questions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:45pm

The Trump Organization maintains more real estate interests in India than anywhere outside North America. But property development in India is prone to political entanglement.

Air Force None? Trump Threatens To Cancel New Presidential Plane Over Cost

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:15am

The president-elect complained about possible cost overruns of a new version of Air Force One, picking a fight with Boeing, the American aircraft-maker.

A Democratic Senator Weighs In On Trump's Emerging Cabinet

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

As Donald Trump's cabinet takes shape, Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, weighs in. He says he's "deeply concerned" about the choice of Ben Carson to leading Housing and Urban Development.

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.

Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.

No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:16am

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.




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