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These GOP Senators Could Block Republicans' Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:48pm

Republicans are very close to having the votes to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the Senate next week, and it has come down to the votes of three undecided GOP senators.

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Bill, Says It Fails the 'Jimmy Kimmel Test'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:34am

After GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy invoked the late-night host's name, Kimmel went after him and the Republican health care bill, pulling it apart point-by-point for an audience that might not normally care.

2016 Voter Turnout Dropped At HBCUs, Climbed At Women's Colleges, Study Finds

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:17am

Voter turnout was up among college students by more than the nation as a whole in the last election, a Tufts University report says. But that turnout varied greatly across different types of colleges.

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The United Nations Without The United States

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:06am

How does "America first" work on the global stage?

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Sen. Lankford On Closing Havana Embassy

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:21am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. James Lankford about moves to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba after diplomats have experienced hearing loss and other symptoms.

Deciphering Trump's Foreign Policy

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:11am

David Greene talks with Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official in the Obama administration, about President Trump's speech at the United Nations about what a Trump foreign policy entails.

Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Republican lawmakers are making another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We take a look at what the current proposal would do and its chances of being passed.

Sen. Chris Coons On Protecting Robert Mueller's Investigation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has introduced bipartisan legislation protecting Robert Mueller from being removed from his position by the White House.

Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of The United Nations

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

As world leaders meet in New York this week, David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the history of the United Nations in our #AskCokie segment.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, New GOP Health Care Effort

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

More than 200 people were killed in an earthquake in Mexico. Also, Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the LA Times is in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria nears and the GOP is again trying to overhaul health care.

Visiting Angela Merkel's Home District

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district handed her party a stinging defeat in state elections last year. As the general election draws near, voters seem to have forgiven her refugee policy.

Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:01am

Among the many surprises in the latest push to repeal Obamacare is the key role being played by the former Republican presidential candidate from Pennsylvania — who left the Senate a decade ago.

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:00am

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

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Senator Mulls Nuclear Limits On Trump

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:45pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering forbidding the president to order a first-strike nuclear attack without approval of Congress.

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Trump At The U.N.: Saber Rattling Or Wielding A Saber?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:31pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about President Trump's first speech before the United Nations National Assembly.

Obama's White House Counsel Weighs In On Trump's Lawyers

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:05pm

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

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At U.N., Trump Promotes "America First" Mantra

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:59pm

President Trump addresses world leaders at the United Nations for the first time. He touts an "America first" approach to international cooperation and calls out North Korea and other "rogue regimes."

After 10 Years Away From Senate, Rick Santorum At Center Of Health Care Debate

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:59pm

The latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been a key player promoting it, a decade after leaving office.

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