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Plenty Of Room At Guantanamo Bay for Trump's 'Bad Dudes'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:51am

President Trump inherited 41 "law of war" captives in Guantanamo, well below the 242 there when Obama took office. A visit to the prison camps finds them ready for more occupants.

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Read Coretta Scott King's Letter That Got Sen. Elizabeth Warren Silenced

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:37am

Warren was reading aloud from a letter by the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when she was interrupted by the presiding chair of the Senate.

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Republicans Vote To Silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren In Confirmation Debate

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:16am

Republicans invoked a Senate rule that silences a member accused of impugning the integrity of a colleague. Warren was speaking against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

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Republican Rep. Mike Johnson Calls Trump Travel Ban 'Common Sense'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana. He's among many supporters of President Trump's immigration order who say it is a matter of common sense.

Syrian Refugee Family Reunited At Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

At the same time that lawyers were arguing over President Trump's travel ban, a plane carrying refugees landed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

In Living Rooms Around The Country, Activists Organize To Oppose Trump

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

"Indivisible" is a loosely-organized network of activists united by a common goal: stopping President Trump's agenda. Local chapters are guided by a manual that takes its approach from the Tea Party.

Court Hears Arguments Over Trump Travel Ban

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held an emergency hearing Tuesday on whether to extend a restraining order against President Trump's travel ban. The ban has been temporarily suspended.

What The Left Can Learn From The Tea Party

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

Brendan Steinhauser, a Republican strategist and early Tea Party movement organizer, talks with Rachel Martin about how liberal activists may be borrowing activist tactics from the Tea Party movement.

Cokie Roberts Answers Listener Questions On The Filibuster

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

Rachel Martin talks with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about congressional rules and the history of the filibuster in the regular segment #AskCokie.

Former Defender Of Executive Power Says Trump Has Gone Too Far

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

Former Justice Department official John Yoo helped find legal justifications for the Bush administration's use of torture after Sept. 11. But he says Donald Trump has pushed executive power too far.

Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:35am

President Trump has one type of approval rating — the one that voters gave him. But as a businessman, he also has a brand reputation. It has been rising as his presidency brings more attention to it.

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Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:33am

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto has gone bust. Investors have lost millions and Trump has been sued, along with the project's two Russian-Canadian developers.

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Can The Trump Adminstration Reinstate Its Travel Ban? It's In Judges' Hands

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:09pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday over whether the ban should remain on hold. Here are the points lawyers for the U.S. and Washington state governments tried to make.

DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:07pm

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

White House Says Medicare Should Leverage Its Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:02pm

A spokesman said Tuesday that President Trump does want Medicare to be able to directly negotiate prescription drug prices with drugmakers. Analysts disagree about how much difference that would make.

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Appeals Court Considers Whether To Lift Stay On Immigration Order

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:15pm

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's immigration ban. The order was halted by a lower court last Friday.

Melania Trump Lawsuit Argues 'Once In A Lifetime' Chance To Make Millions Is Lost

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:33pm

Trump's lawyers say defamatory allegations by a newspaper have curtailed her ability to make money off a potentially branded empire of apparel, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics.

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In Meeting With Sheriffs, Trump Repeats False Murder Rate Statistic

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:27pm

On Tuesday morning the president said — again — "The murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years, right?" Wrong. The rate is near historic lows, at less than half its peak.

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State Lawmakers Attempt To Counter Ballot Initiatives

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Alan Greenblatt, who covers politics and policy for Governing magazine, about how state legislators around the country are passing laws to counter local ballot initiatives they don't agree with.

Washington Attorney General Mounts Fierce Legal Challenge Against Trump

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

One of Donald Trump's most successful legal challengers may be Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. His lawsuit has led to a temporary halt of the Trump administration's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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