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Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:58am

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

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Where Does The Federal Budget Deficit Fit Into The Health Care Equation?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas about how to balance the need for health care with the need to reduce the federal budget deficit.

In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

The Young Women's Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. brings dozens of high school girls together each summer to talk about the mechanics and challenges of entering politics.

'Washington Post' Reporter Describes Obama's Reaction To Russia Hacking

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Washington Post reporter Greg Miller about his report on how the Obama administration reacted when they learned about Russian election meddling last year.

Congressman Proposes A Military 'Space Corps'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama about a bipartisan bill that would create a new part of the military for space operations, called Space Corps.

Insurance Companies Concerned About The Future Of Medicaid Under GOP Plan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

The Senate's healthcare bill would make big changes to the government's Medicaid program. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan.

Politics This Week: Health Care And Obama's Russia Reaction

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

Two huge issues loom over Capitol Hill and the rest of the country: the Republican-engineered overhaul of the health care system and the Russian campaign to influence the last election.

What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 4:11am

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:36pm

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:48am

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.

Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.

What The GOP Bill Means For People On Medicaid

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

NPR's Melissa Block asks Rodney Whitlock, who worked on health policy in the Senate and is now a lobbyist, for hospitals about what the GOP plan could mean for those who rely on Medicaid.

Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.

Health Insurers Anxious Over Uncertainty Of What Comes Next

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean an uncertain future for insurance companies on the exchange. While some areas are struggling, others are seeing insurers come into their markets.

What's In The GOP Health Care Bill

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Melissa Block talks with health policy reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the health care bill Senate Republicans released this week, and what it means for Americans' access to care.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

A business lawyer with a major role in 1990s tobacco litigation, a specialist in religious liberty cases and a seasoned Washington hand are helping the president navigate numerous investigations.

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