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Leaked Document Indicates Big Proposed Cuts To Drug Czar's Office

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:34pm

President Trump campaigned on fighting the opioid crisis. Now a preliminary White House budget document, obtained by NPR, calls for significant cuts to the office quarterbacking the federal response.

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People With Pre-Existing Conditions Worry About Losing Health Coverage

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:31pm

As the American Health Care Act moves toward the Senate, many people around the country are reacting to it. Among them, people with pre-existing conditions who worry about losing their coverage.

Obamacare Vs. American Health Care Act: Here's Where They Differ

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR looks at how the Affordable Care Act and American Health Care Act differ in terms of insurance marketplaces, the individual mandate, guaranteed coverage and insurance subsidies.

Week In Politics: House Passes American Health Care Act

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss the House passing the American Health Care Act and President Trump's executive order on religious liberty.

House Approval Of Health Care Bill Represents Major Victory For Trump

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump is still learning the ways of Washington. But House passage of the health care bill is a victory for the novice politician.

Scotland's One-Woman Rubbish Party Wins Seat In Local Elections

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 1:58pm

British publications were keen to point out that the "bin-focused party" won as many seats — one — in Thursday's elections as the right-wing UK Independence Party.

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State Department Again Hits 'Delete' After Allegations Of Trump Promotion

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 1:35pm

The Office of Global Women's Issues deleted a retweet plugging Ivanka Trump's book. It is the second time the State Department has faced complaints about touting the first family's business interests.

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Amid Presidential Access Questions, Former Trump Campaign Manager Quits Lobbying Firm

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:12pm

After criticism that the controversial Corey Lewandowski promised access to the president and hadn't registered as a lobbyist, he's stepping aside and says he will focus on speaking engagements.

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Pollsters Find 'At Best Mixed Evidence' Comey Letter Swayed Election

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 9:53am

Polling experts have conducted an autopsy on exactly why so many polls were off in the run-up to the 2016 election. They found that state polls were far off, in part because of late deciding voters.

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Senate Prepares To Consider GOP Health Care Bill

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:30am

The measure passed the House on Thursday, but it's in the hands of the Senate now. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about the bill's chances in the Senate.

Emmanuel Macron's Unconventional Candidacy Stems From An Unconventional Life

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:30am

The French presidential candidate has always gone against convention, his biographer notes. He married his high school drama teacher and entered the political fray as a little-known outsider.

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Jared Kushner And The Murky World Of Real Estate

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Jared Kushner was a thriving real estate developer before his father-in-law ran for president. His expansive White House role has raised concerns that his business could influence his public duties.

Sen. Bob Casey On Trump Administration's Deportations

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who blasted the Trump administration for deporting a mother and her 5-year-old son to Honduras.

What's Next For The Republican Health Care Plan

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Republicans in the House have passed a bill to change the health care system. But it faces changes in the Senate.

Morning News Brief: Democrats Respond To Health Care Vote, Obama Endorses Macron

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Democrats mocked House Republicans after Republicans passed their health care measure, suggesting the GOP could lose in 2018. And Barack Obama has endorsed French candidate Emmanuel Macron.

FCC Chief: Net Neutrality Rules Treating Internet As Utility Stifle Growth

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:02am

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is repealing Obama-era regulations for Internet providers. He tells NPR he prefers taking targeted action against actual harms, not preemptively regulating hypothetical ones.

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Health Care Vote Could Threaten Republican House Majority

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:00am

Some of the most vulnerable House Republicans voted in favor of the GOP health care plan — and Democrats are already trying to use it against them as they anticipate the 2018 midterm elections.

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The Bad Grade That Changed The U.S. Constitution

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:00am

The 27th Amendment had languished for nearly 200 years before a Texas student made passing it a personal cause. The amendment was ratified 25 years ago this weekend.

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This Week In Race: Movies, Memoirs And Fans Who Didn't Hit It Out Of The Park

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:01am

Sometimes, the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice, eventually.

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Flipping On The Issue, Georgia Gov. Signs Campus Carry Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 7:05pm

Gov. Nathan Deal said previous opposition to the bill had to do with lawmakers failing to include exemptions for "sensitive places" on campus, including preschools and disciplinary hearings.

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