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Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not A Hoax

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 6:54pm

Rep. Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.

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In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 5:28pm

Yadkin County, N.C., is overwhelmingly white, and went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November. Voters there hope Trump will lessen what they've felt was a weight on them for the past eight years.

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18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:26pm

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that, without the federal mandate and subsidies, the number of people who will lose their health insurance could grow to 32 million over 10 years.

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Kenyan Politician Proposes Women Withhold Sex Until Men Register To Vote

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13pm

"Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," Mishi Mboko urges. The tactic is not new. Women have gone on sex strikes in the past to try to end wars and curb violence. But is it effective?

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Watch Live: Betsy DeVos' Secretary Of Education Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:53pm

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, faces her Senate confirmation hearing.

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Harvard Economist: History Will Judge Obama As A 'Great President'

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff about President Obama's economic legacy.

Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversight.

Dozens Of Democrats Plan To Skip Trump Inauguration

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

Dozens of Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump after the president-elect hit back at Rep. John Lewis, who said his election was not legitimate.

CBO Predicts Obamacare Repeal Could Leave Millions Without Insurance

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

A Congressional Budget Office analysis requested by Democrats says a repeal of Obamacare could leave millions uninsured. But Republicans insist they will come up with a replacement law to provide insurance.

Trump Pledges To Offer Britain 'Fair' Trade Deal In 'Times Of London' Interview

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

After Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech and Donald Trump's interview with The Times of London, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with David Rennie, the Washington bureau chief of The Economist, about what lies ahead for relations between the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Obamas Pay Final Visit To Swing Set They Donated To D.C. Shelter

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

A White House fixture for eight years has a new home. The Obamas paid "Malia and Sasha's Castle" one last visit on Monday.

New Poll Numbers Show Historically Low Favorability Ratings For Trump

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:40pm

New poll numbers suggest Donald Trump will take office with historically low approval ratings. His transition team has said "unity" is the theme of the inaugural, but the president-elect's tweets these past few weeks have done little to foster that idea.

Trump Fires Back After Polls Show His Favorability Ratings In The Basement

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:48am

Two new polls show only around 4-in-10 Americans view Donald Trump favorably. The president-elect responded by blasting polls as "phony" and "rigged."

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Trump Will Be Sworn In With Same Bible As Lincoln And Obama

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:56am

The Lincoln Bible was purchased for the 1861 inauguration by Supreme Court Clerk William Thomas Carroll.

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Trump and China: Intentionally Provocative Or Unprepared?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:47am

Trump's campaign comments toward China were extremely strong, and we're likely to learn soon how much was rhetoric and how much will become actual policy.

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Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump's Legitimacy

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:22am

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump won a "convincing victory."

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Sen. Maggie Hassan: I Will Listen Carefully To What DeVos Has To Say

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 7:28am

Senate confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has serious concerns about DeVos.

Trump Continues To Make Waves Both Overseas And A Home

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

In the days leading up to the inauguration, President-elect Trump has caused a stir after speaking out about NATO, and engaging in a feud with civil rights leader, Democratic Congressman John Lewis.

Trump Voter Plans To Celebrate The President-Elect's Inauguration

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

A lot has happened since November. Morning Edition will check in with some voters who participated in our Divided States series. First we hear from Annie Ruiz of Florida, who voted for Donald Trump.

2 Economists With Opposing Views Weigh In On Trump's Economic Plan

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, and Peter Morici, a professor and columnist, about Trump's picks for commerce and treasury secretaries.




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