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Donald Trump And Mike Pence, The Odd Couple In The White House

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 3:57am

The vice president-elect has often come in behind to calm, clarify or clean up. What will his role be in the Trump administration?

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As Trump Takes Office, He Still Faces Questions About Conflicts Of Interest

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 3:47am

The president-elect has settled some of the legal and regulatory disputes he's embroiled in, but critics say his actions don't go far enough.

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Obama's Racial Legacy: Some Last Words On The First Black President

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 2:52am

For Obama, race shaped both support and dissent, exposed the constraints of his office, and made the whiteness at the center of American politics permanently visible.

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Trump At Lincoln Memorial Concert: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:35pm

"This journey began 18 months ago," Trump said after the concert. "I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it than I did. I'm the messenger. I'm just the messenger."

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What To Expect For Donald Trump's Inauguration

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:28pm

Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of a polarized United States. His inaugural address, expected in the middle of a full day of events, could have far-reaching consequences.

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Rick Perry, Energy Nominee, Says He No Longer Wants To Dissolve Agency

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:45pm

The former Texas governor once said he would abolish the Department of Energy. Now, as Trump's pick for the agency head, he said said his view on that — and global warming — have changed.

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Trump's Kindred Spirit, UK's Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:33pm

Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.

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Deeply Divided Couple Learns How To Navigate Politics In Trump Era

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:25pm

The Halprins are a house divided: Marty voted for Donald Trump; Jessica voted for Hillary Clinton. Their Connecticut home is less tense than it was right after the election. But fissures remain.

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Comic Hero: Why Donald Trump's Candid Rhetoric Resonates With Supporters

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:03pm

Donald Trump's manner of speaking has caught the ears of supporters and detractors alike. He sounds different than past presidents, and his authentic rhetoric seems to mimic stand-up comedy.

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Another Campaign Donor Gets A Top Ambassadorship, But That's Par For The Course

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:32pm

Donald Trump named New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the U.K. It's a post traditionally reserved for big donors. Obama even named another NFL owner as a different ambassadorship.

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At A Va. Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:58pm

After Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.

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How 'Positive Thinking' Helped Propel Trump To The Presidency

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

A book, The Power of Positive Thinking, and the pastor who wrote it had a tremendous influence on Donald Trump growing up. NPR takes a look at how the philosophy will influence him as president.

In New York, A Trump Supporter Eagerly Awaits Inauguration Day

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

An enthusiastic Trump supporter in northern New York says he can't wait for the incoming president to find a replacement for Obamacare that provides health coverage for all Americans.

'The Atlantic' Writer Argues Obama Confronted Pitfalls Of Fact-Based Foreign Policy

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

The Obama foreign policy team was built around expert knowledge about international situations and cerebral policies on projecting American power. Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution writes in The Atlantic that deep knowledge and optimism were no match for real life conflicts like the war in Syria.

Ohio Republican Leader Shares Her Hopes For Trump Presidency

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

A day ahead of the inauguration, NPR's Robert Siegel reconnects with Tracey Winbush of Youngstown, Ohio. She is vice chair of the GOP in Mahoning Valley and an avid Trump supporter. She talks about her hopes for the president-elect and what promises she will hold him to.

Trump Prepares To Take Office Under Appearances Of Unpredictability

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump takes office with a populist approach to domestic policy and an isolationist approach to foreign policy.

Trump Treasury Nominee Defends Role In Foreclosure Crisis

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, said the bank he ran did what it could to minimize foreclosures during the financial crisis. He also defended his use of offshore accounts for hedge fund clients, while acknowledging the need to close loopholes. Mnuchin also told lawmakers he thinks the Internal Revenue Service needs a bigger staff and better technology.

Hollywood Grapples With TV In The Age Of Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, Hollywood faces the question of how this polarizing president might affect its work — and how to tell politically charged stories for a divided audience.

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In U.S. Ethics Chief, An Unlikely Gadfly To Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Next week, leaders of the House Oversight Committee are expected to meet with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, who has been under fire for admonishing Trump to divest his businesses.

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Trump Talks Up His Luxury Hotel; Ethics Expert Pounces

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:25pm

The president-elect went to his new luxury hotel in Washington on the day before his inauguration. He called his property "gorgeous." An ethics expert warns against coming ethical violations.

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