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Elizabeth Warren Says GOP Health Plan Helps 'The Millionaires And Billionaires'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the health care debate, Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, and the investigations into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump Calls On GOP To Pass Health Care Or Leave The ACA In Place

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

The fate of the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is up in the air, but a vote is intended for Friday. It comes after a push from Trump, who wants a vote on the current bill.

House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:17pm

Republican leaders are trying to bridge the divide on their bill to alter the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving explains the options available to them, and the potential consequences of failure.

After Delaying Vote, GOP Leaders Scramble To Save Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:07pm

The White House continues to work on a deal with conservative Freedom Caucus representatives in order to ensure enough votes in favor of the American Health Care Act.

State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:52pm

The decision, confirmed to NPR by a U.S. official, will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision by then-President Barack Obama to reject the project.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:10pm

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

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Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:43pm

The former president celebrated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Affordable Care Act on the day Republicans had planned to start the process of gutting it in celebration.

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Koch Brothers Vow To Stand By Republicans Who Oppose Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Akash Chougule, policy director of Americans for Prosperity about the group's opposition to the AHCA bill, and their plans to support members of Congress who vote against the bill during the 2018 midterm elections.

GOP Rep. Leonard Lance Outlines Opposition To Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

The House is delaying a scheduled Thursday vote on the American Health Care Act. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks New Jersey Republican Rep. Leonard Lance about why he plans to vote against the bill.

House Leaders Delay Scheduled Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

There's still no deal among the White House, House Republican leaders and rank-and-file members to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care vote.

Rep. Donovan: GOP Health Bill Does Not Solve Problems Of Affordable Care Act

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican Rep. Dan Donovan who says he plans to vote against the GOP health care bill.

Sen. Schumer Declares Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday he would support a filibuster to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. After two days before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch appeared to win no Democratic support. Republicans don't need any Democratic votes to confirm Gorsuch, but they may need eight to block a filibuster.

House Intel Chairman Apologizes Over Trump Surveillance Claims

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

The fallout continues Thursday after the chairman of a House panel investigating President Trump's connections to Russia revealed that Trump and aides might have been swept up in "incidental" surveillance. The chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, reportedly apologized to the committee, and its top Democrat, Adam Schiff, and all but confirmed a CNN story suggesting there's more than circumstantial evidence tying the Trump camp to the Russians.

GOP Leaders Struggle To Secure Votes On Health Care

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR takes a look at how political deals are made and what conversations are likely happening on Capitol Hill Thursday to get some "no" votes on the Republican health care bill to switch to "yes."

Republican Infighting Derails Vote On Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

The House of Representatives delayed a scheduled Thursday vote on the GOP health care bill aimed at rolling back and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The White House is working to cut a deal with a bloc of conservatives in order to pass it.

After 'Bizarre' Moves, What's Next For Fractured House Intel Committee?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:08pm

The chairman discussed evidence with the president without sharing it with the committee. The top Democrat on the committee says that's "disturbing," and the the rift between them is raising eyebrows.

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In Major Blow To Trump, GOP Health Care Bill Vote Delayed

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:37pm

The bill faced opposition from the center and right within the party. And Trump, for all his efforts at deal-making, hasn't been able yet to secure the votes.

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U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:25pm

The rules would require Internet providers to tell consumers what data they collect and get consent before selling. Republicans said ISPs were facing stricter regulations than companies like Google.

Schumer Says He'll Oppose Gorsuch Nomination, Sets Up Filibuster Showdown With GOP

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:30am

The Senate Democratic leader says Judge Gorsuch is not independent of President Trump.

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Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:30am

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.

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