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How Ben Franklin And King Louis XVI Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

How Ben Franklin And King Louis XIV Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

Civil Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in bad shape, according to civil engineers. The report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives U.S. infrastructure a D-plus.

Trump Tries To Sell Republican Health Care Plan To Conservatives

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Conservatives are revolting against the GOP health care measure. David Greene talks to David Urban, president of American Continental Group, and a former adviser to the Trump presidential campaign.

Molina Healthcare CEO Expresses Doubts About GOP's Health Plan

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

A bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making its way through Congress. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. J. Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Healthcare, for his reaction to the House measure.

Partisanship Blamed For Slow Down In Political Appointments

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

It's taking more time to get nominees for financial watchdog jobs in Washington, D.C., through the confirmation process, according to a study by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

GOP Voters In Charlotte, N.C., Evaluate Trump's Time In Office So Far

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

North Carolina voted for Trump in the presidential election. Rachel Martin traveled to Charlotte, a blue city in a red state, to check in with Republicans to see how they think the president is doing.

U.S. Ethics Official To White House: No, These Rules Definitely Apply To You

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:25pm

After Kellyanne Conway urged shoppers to buy Ivanka Trump's fashion line, the Office of Government Ethics urged punishment. The White House says the agency's rules don't apply to its workers.

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Top U.S. Military Official Takes 'Full Responsibility' For Controversial Yemen Raid

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:29pm

Gen. Joseph Votel was blunt: "We lost a lot in this operation. We lost a valued operator, we had people wounded, we caused civilian casualties, lost an expensive aircraft."

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D.C. Restaurant Sues Trump, Claiming 'Unfair' Competition

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:03pm

The owners of a Washington wine bar say President Trump is unfairly harming local restaurants by promoting his own nearby place: the Trump International Hotel. They want Trump to divest or close it.

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State Republicans Push For More Restrictive Voting Laws

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:37pm

Bills to tighten voter ID rules have already been introduced in about half the states this year, where Republican lawmakers say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of the vote.

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The Winners And Losers In The Republican Health Care Plan

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR takes a look at who stands to benefit and who could be hurt if the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare becomes law.

In Battleground North Carolina, Trump Supporters Critique His Performance

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

Nash County, N.C. voted 48.7 percent for Hillary Clinton and 48.9 percent for Donald Trump. This is a battleground county in a battleground state and we wanted to know how republicans there think the president is doing.

D.C. Restaurant Sues Donald Trump, Trump Hotel Over Unfair Competition

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

Two Washington, D.C., restaurateurs are suing Trump International Hotel and President Trump, alleging unfair competition in the D.C. market.

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Doubts Basic Consensus On Climate Change

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not agree that carbon dioxide is the main driver of climate change.

Top Democrat Provides Update On Trump-Russia Investigation

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia and ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, about the Congressional investigation into Russia's influence on the U.S. election.

Paul Ryan Sells Health Care Bill As A 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity'

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 2:11pm

With conservative lawmakers and interest groups blasting the Republican health care overhaul effort, the House speaker is making a hard sell for his bill.

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What Is Steve Bannon And Jeff Sessions' Shared Vision For Remaking America?

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:58pm

Journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between Bannon and Sessions predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.

Medical, Hospital Groups Oppose GOP Health Care Plan

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:26pm

Associations of doctors, nurses and hospitals say the bill, under review in Congress, will likely reduce coverage and hurt Americans' health. Among the critics is Medicaid's chief medical officer.

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Skeptics Mull Trump Wiretapping Allegation

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Mukasey, who served as attorney general under George W. Bush, about President Trump's charge that former President Obama ordered surveillance on Trump Tower.

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