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Trump Offers Key Posts To Sen. Sessions, Rep. Pompeo, Retired Lt. Gen. Flynn

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 9:45am

President-elect Donald Trump announced his picks for attorney general, CIA director and national security adviser. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and the Carnegie Endowment's Sarah Chayes.

Not Afraid To Ruffle Feathers: How Michael Flynn Became A Trump Confidant

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 8:15am

The retired general was one of the first ex-military officers to back Donald Trump. His brazen comments and partisan political work trouble some of his former colleagues.

Trump To Name Picks For National Security Adviser, Attorney General, CIA Director

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 7:19am

Sen. Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of attorney general, while Rep. Mike Pompeo and Michael Flynn have been offered the respective posts of CIA chief and national security adviser.

The Rise Of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

One of Trump's closest advisers during the campaign was Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. The close political relationship is expected to continue into the White House.

Commander In Tweet: Trump Avoids Media Filter With Twitter

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

An unprecedented feature of Donald Trump's successful campaign for president was his personal use of Twitter. In some ways, this is in line with a tradition of presidents going around the press.

Sen. John Thune On The Republican Party's Legislative Priorities

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Senator Thune talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about how a Republican-controlled Congress plans to work with President-elect Donald Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the tax code.

Where Coal Was King, Pa. Voters Hope Trump Rejuvenates Their Economy

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump swept many traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states. NPR's David Greene revisits Fayette County, Pa., where thousands of Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the real estate mogul.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan Steps Up Challenge To Nancy Pelosis

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tim Ryan, who says he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic Caucus. Ryan says Pelosi was a mentor of his, but it's time now for a change.

President-Elect's Legal Team Wants Judge To Delay Trump University Case

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Lawyers in a civil fraud case against Donald Trump and Trump University are in court again Friday to see if Trump can delay the case until after his inauguration. The trial is to begin in 10 days.

Sen. Warner: Trump Advisers Lack Deep Experience In Intelligence Communty

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about how he expects President-Elect Donald Trump to approach national security.

Trump Needs A++ People On His Cabinet, Fund Manager Scaramucci Says

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.

Ohio Congressman Will Try To Take Down Nancy Pelosi As House Democratic Leader

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 5:37pm

In the wake of his party's significant losses across the Rust Belt in last week's elections, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is stepping up to challenge Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic caucus.

Renewed Support For Muslim Registry Called 'Abhorrent'

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:52pm

Two backers of president-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.

Sen. Stabenow Outlines How Democrats Can Compromise With Trump

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:11pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow about where the Democratic Party goes next after the election of Donald Trump.

U.S. 'Hasn't Gone Too Fast' In Globalization, Obama Says In Berlin Visit

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:49pm

Acknowledging a "bumpy phase" in politics, President Obama says a majority of Americans are comfortable with the pace of globalization. But, he adds, "Democracy is hard work."

Sanders: Trump 'Will Have An Ally With Me' If He Stands Up To Corporate America

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:48pm

Sanders was also very clear on where he disagreed with Trump, saying, "there are places where there can be no compromise — racism, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia."

For Republicans, Partial Obamacare Repeal Carries Political Risks

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is politically dangerous for Republicans unless they can pass a replacement that covers many of the people who benefit from the health care law.

Construction Firms Consider Costs Of Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.

The Son-In-Law Rises: Jared Kushner's Influence In The Trump Camp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.

Democrats Struggle To Agree On Path Forward After Trump Victory

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Still reeling from a disappointing election, congressional Democrats are trying to figure out a path forward. But there's disagreement about what that path looks like. House Democrats postponed their leadership elections amid discontent about the direction of their caucus. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are roiling about how best to connect with working class voters.

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