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What's The Section 99 Tax Deduction?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.

Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Miliary Deaths

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

Veterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.

Obama On The Campaign Trail In Virginia For Democrat Ralph Northam

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving the White House to campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.

Was Steve Bannon Always The Person We Know Today?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

Before getting involved in politics, Steve Bannon spent decades in Hollywood, and his time there can tell us a lot about the origins of his beliefs.

Former President George. W. Bush Denounces President Trump

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about a speech former President George W. Bush delivered Thursday that did not name Donald Trump but was clearly a criticism of his presidency.

WATCH: Kelly Denounces Congresswoman's Public Account Of Trump's Call With Widow

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:02pm

"I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield ... might be sacred," said chief of staff John Kelly, a retired general whose son died in combat.

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Sure, There's A Health Care Deal. That Doesn't Mean It Can Pass

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:05pm

Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.

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George W. Bush Slams 'Bigotry,' Politics Of Populism That Led To Trump, Sanders

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:23pm

The former president made the remarks at a forum put on by his namesake center. "To renew our country, we only need to remember our values," the 43rd president said.

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The Love Letters Of A Young Barack Obama On View At Emory University Library

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:42am

The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later writing.

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The Book That Changed The Borders

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:06am

On this show, we show how the book "Borderlands" has been integrated into the Chicana and feminist literary canon.

Details Of Bipartisan Health Insurance Plan Come Into Focus

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:44am

Text of legislation, obtained by NPR, offers ways to fix the Affordable Care Act that some Republicans and Democrats favor. Whether it ever becomes law, is a different question.

Sen. Kaine Backs Measure To Stabilize The ACA's Insurance Markets

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about a new bipartisan health care proposal out of the Senate that looks to stabilize insurance markets shaken by President Trump last week.

Political Fight Over Condolence Calls, Health Bill Addresses 'Bailout' Concerns

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Back and forth over Trump condolence calls escalates. A part of the health bill has to do with payments to insurance companies that are supposed to go to subsidizing coverage for low income customers.

Weeks After Maria, FEMA Still Distributing Basic Needs To Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to FEMA coordinator Michael Byrne about the recovery effort in Puerto Rico as its governor is set to meet with President Trump. Byrne says more stores and gas stations are opening.

Morning News Brief: Puerto Rico, Senate Health Care Plan

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump welcomes the governor of Puerto Rico to the White House Thursday. A bipartisan bill in the Senate to help stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces is officially released on Thursday.

Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance Waivers

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:01am

When states applied for waivers from Obamacare rules to reduce premiums and strengthen their insurance markets, they didn't get the answers they wanted, prompting some to suggest a conspiracy.

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Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:00pm

If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against the president, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents — perhaps including tax returns.

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President Trump Pivots On Bipartisan Health Care Bill

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:41pm

President Trump said he supports a bipartisan effort that would effectively shore up the Affordable Care Act. But he's also distanced himself from it. What's behind the complicated politics at play?

A Look At The Parallels Between U.S. Relations With North Korea And Iraq

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Charles Duelfer, who led the Iraq Survey Group, about parallels between Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush's assumptions about each other, and Kim Jong Un and Trump's.

Federal Judge Hears Arguments In Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:41pm

Today, attorneys for businesses saying they are being hurt by the Trump Hotel in D.C. told a federal judge why they should have standing to sue for enforcement of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. The White House attorneys said the businesses have no standing to bring such a suit. The judge said he intends to rule in 30 to 60 days.




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