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Republicans' Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:39am

The House Republican health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.

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Affordable Care Act Architect On The New Republican Plan

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

A difficult part of implementing a new health care law is providing health insurance to the sick and underserved. Steve Inskeep talks with MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.

Republicans Mixed On New Health Care Bill

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Many Tea Party Republicans are raising objections to the new GOP-written health care bill, but Speaker Paul Ryan says he's guaranteeing it will pass the House in the coming weeks.

The Populist, Nativist Appeal Of Dutch Politician Geert Wilders

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

The Netherlands goes to the polls this month for parliamentary elections. One of the leading candidates, Geert Wilders, is running on a populist, anti-immigrant, anti-Islam agenda.

Millions Head To The Polls In Indian State Elections

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

For the past five weeks, millions of Indians have been voting in state elections. The contests have implications for the national elections two years from now.

Longtime Diplomat Looks Back At 40 Years On The World Stage

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Retiring U.S. diplomat Daniel Fried looks back on 40 years of service. Fried talks with Steve Inskeep about America's role in the world, and why he disagrees with a "winner-take-all" foreign policy.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Health Care Questions

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Republicans have unveiled a new health care proposal. Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts answers questions from listeners about the history of politics and health care in the U.S.

Rep. Buddy Carter On The Republican Health Care Plan

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Republicans begin the markup of a bill that would deliver on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act. Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia, who supports the bill.

Why Mixed-Race Americans Will Not Save The Country

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:01am

Realizing that a mixed-race society can also uphold racism is crucial to a nuanced understanding of the challenge of recognizing and overcoming racism and bias.

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How Did We Get To 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:55pm

The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.

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Texas City Leads The Way On Renewable Energy

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

Georgetown, Texas, an exurb of Austin, is one of the first cities in the country to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

Deputy Attorney General Nominee Faces Questions About Russia Probe

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump's nominee to serve as deputy attorney general faces questions about the independence of the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

Ohio Hospital Official Raises Concerns About GOP Health Care Plan

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Michael Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association, about his reaction to the GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

David Miliband Calls Trump's Revised Travel Ban 'A Gift For Extremists'

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Miliband, former British foreign minister who is currently the head of the International Rescue Committee, about the new executive order regarding people coming into the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries.

State Department Holds First Briefing Since Trump's Inauguration

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

The State Department holds its first briefing since Trump was inaugurated. This has been the longest break in the history of briefings.

Arkansas Governor Reacts To Republican Plan For Health Care

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers Debate GOP Plan To Replace The Affordable Care Act

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

With Democrats expected to oppose the new Republican health care bill en masse, GOP leaders need to produce a bill that makes almost their entire House and Senate caucuses happy. That will be a tough task, with different Republicans coming to the debate with very different legislative goals.

'The New Yorker' Uncovers Trump Hotel's Ties To Corrupt Oligarch Family

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

Business reporter Adam Davidson spent months investigating the Trump Hotel Baku deal, which the Trump Organization cut its ties with a month after Trump's election. In his detailed story for The New Yorker, Davidson writes that Trump did business with corrupt partners who also did business with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. This would be in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Republican Plan To Replace The Affordable Care Act Sparks Debate

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

Details of the Republican plan to remake the Affordable Care Act are stimulating debate on Capitol Hill and across the country.

Piro's Taco Trucks Are Beloved. Now He's Facing Deportation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump has said immigration agents are singling out "bad ones" for deportation. So some Houstonians are asking why they took Piro Garcia, a Guatemalan who became an immigrant success story.

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