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8 Fact-Checks On The Trump Administration This Week

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 11:30am

This week, the White House incorrectly claimed the country's murder rate was at a high, brought up a non-existent Atlanta terrorist attack and again made false claims of widespread voter fraud.

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As Trump Mulls Funding Cuts For The Arts, An Artist Argues Against The NEA

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Marcus, a senior contributor to The Federalist and the artistic director of a theater company in New York City, about defunding the National Endowment for the Arts.

Protesters In Georgia Crowd Meeting With Congressional Staff

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

A routine event with congressional staff in Georgia turned into a protest against the Trump administration. It's staffers' latest encounter with angry voters, who are demonstrating at public meetings.

National Security Adviser Flynn Reportedly Talked With Russian Ambassador

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with The Washington Post's Greg Miller about reports that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian officials before the inauguration.

Trump And Republicans' Timeline For Obamacare Repeal Getting Longer

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to the Republican former Rep. Richard Hanna about the Affordable Care Act. Hanna says despite Trump's pledge to repeal it, he thinks the ACA will largely survive.

Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz On 9th Circuit Decision

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision not overturn a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban.

Trump, GOP At Odds Over Border Adjustment Tax

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

President Trump and House Republicans both want to slash the corporate tax rate. But coming up with a plan may be hard because of disagreement among Republicans over a "border adjustment tax."

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A Look At Why 'Crime Pays' In Indian Politics

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:00am

Milan Vaishnav's new book, When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics, examines why so many criminals become politicians in India — and why so many voters embrace them.

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Trump's Criticism Of Judges Out Of Line With Past Presidents

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:19am

Traditionally, presidents restrain from criticizing judges, and our system depends on everyone abiding by court rulings. President Trump has broken protocol by belittling judges who rule against him.

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A Trump Voter And Facebook Insulter Talk It Out — In Person

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:10am

A commenter on NPR's Facebook page called Jamie Ruppert an "idiot" for voting for Donald Trump. We brought them together to talk it out.

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Trump Reportedly Plans To Refocus Violent Extremism Initiative On Muslims

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:59pm

The Trump administration reportedly wants to refocus an Obama administration program on exclusively Islamic extremism. Muslim leaders and some counterterrorism experts say such a change may be unwise.

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Mar-A-Lago Offers Trump And Abe A Spectacular Place To Get Acquainted

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:37pm

Donald Trump is entertaining the Japanese prime minister at his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago. But it's also an exclusive private club. A look at Mar-a-Lago's history and its appeal to members.

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German Magazine Calls For International Coalition To Counter Trump

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

In an editorial, the executive editor of the German magazine, Der Spiegel, writes Germany should build an international coalition to counter U.S. President Donald Trump. NPR's Kelly McEvers asks Klaus Brinkbaeumer about his editorial and the provocative illustration on the magazine's cover this week.

Trump Agrees To Honor 'One China' Policy In Call With Xi Jinping

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

The White House says President Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, and "agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our 'One China' policy." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Dan Blumenthal of the American Enterprise Institute about what that means for U.S. relations with China and Taiwan.

Trump Defends Travel Ban In News Conference With Japan's Prime Minister

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

President Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House Friday. In a joint news conference, Trump defended his controversial executive order on refugees and travel.

EPA Staff Pulled From Alaska Summit After Trump Team Orders

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

The White House transition team told about half of the Environmental Protection Agency officials scheduled to attend an Alaska climate and environment conference to stay home. The EPA cites travel costs, but some of those kept away live right in Anchorage.

Arizona Woman's Deportation Illustrates New Standard Under Trump

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

On Thursday the U.S. government deported a Mexican mother who had lived in the U.S. illegally for 21 years. Advocates say her case illustrates how the Trump administration has begun deporting immigrants who were not previously a priority.

Week In Politics: Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Travel Ban

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the federal appeals court ruling on President Trump's immigration order and cabinet confirmations.

Trump Defends Order After Court Declines To Reinstate Travel Ban

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

One day after a federal appeals court declined to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban, NPR considers what happens next for travelers and in the courts.

5 Things On Michael Flynn, Russia and Donald Trump

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:14pm

Political pressure is building on the White House after reports about National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's contact with Russia. Here's what you need to know.

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