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Trump Announces End To Manufacturing Council After Multiple CEOs Resign

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has ended both his manufacturing council and Strategic and Policy Forum, following the resignations of many CEOs who had served on them. Trump, who had promised to run government like a business, finds himself at odds with business leaders.

Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

Trump's Comments On White Supremacists Raise Questions

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

What did President Trump's return to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., reveal about him and how he approaches the presidency?

Vice President Pence Stays Aligned With Trump Despite Other Republicans Distancing Themselves

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Republican lawmakers are quickly trying to distance themselves from President Trump's latest comments on Charlottesville after he seemed to back away from his earlier criticism of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Some Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Not Trump By Name

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:19pm

Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face about blame for violence in Charlottesville, Va. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.

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Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:00pm

After shifting statements from the president about the racist violence in Virginia, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans didn't like the way Trump handled the situation.

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In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:20pm

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women's Voices

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:33pm

When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, eight women from around the country share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

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Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:24pm

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:23am

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

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What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:19am

Saying that a mob is intent on destroying President Trump, The Washington Times editorial board states, "the president himself keeps assisting the project."

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Hope Hicks Named Interim White House Communications Director

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:39am

Hicks was one of President Trump's earliest campaign aides and has maintained an extremely low public profile. She has been serving as director of strategic communications.

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Quoting Mandela, Obama's Tweet After Charlottesville Is The Most-Liked Ever

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:16am

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the former president tweeted. He was quoting Nelson Mandela, and it struck a chord for many.

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In Midst Of Racial Hatred, Van Jones Still Pushes Love

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:09am

Roc Nation's latest signee delivers hard rap about black America's moral obligation in the era of President Trump.

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Fact Check: 'Whatabout' Those Other Historical Figures? Trump's Question Answered

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:43am

It's just simply factually wrong to compare Confederate generals to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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Negotiations Begin On Trump's Campaign Promise To Rework NAFTA

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:39am

Ailsa Chang talks to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers Union about President Trump's promise to fix NAFTA. The 23-year-old deal is being reworked with Canada and Mexico.

Trump's Shift On Charlottesville Violence Is Unpresidential, Continetti Says

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Matthew Continetti, editor of the conservative Washington Free Beacon, about President Trump's remarks that counterprotesters were also to blame for the violence in Virginia.

Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel Hilferty talks with Ailsa Chang about the Congressional Budget Office's latest report on payments the federal government makes to insurance companies.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Ailsa Chang talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about who has the power to launch nuclear weapons and how those powers were established.

Trump Adviser Wants Bannon Out

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Ailsa Chang talks with Javier Palomarez, who serves on President Trump's National Diversity Council, about the White House's muted response to violence in Charlottesville and the role of Steve Bannon.

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