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News Brief: Trump Urges Repeal Of Obamacare, Turkish Journalists On Trial

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump pressures Senate Republicans to keep their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In Turkey, 17 journalists from the country's oldest independent newspaper go on trial.

Trump Turns Up Heat On Republicans Over Health Care

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:23pm

President Trump pushes Senate Republicans to get something done on health care. But it's not at all clear that they can.

Kushner Insists He Did Not Collaborate With Russian Officials

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:23pm

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, says he did not collude with the Russians to influence the election. He meets with the Senate Intelligence Committee to tell his story.

Democrats Unveil Their Economic Pitch Ahead of 2018 Midterm Elections

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:23pm

Democrats have a lot to figure out after the big wins of Republicans and Donald Trump last November. Democratic party leaders on Monday left the Beltway to launch their new branding effort.

Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:23pm

A three-judge panel is expected to rule soon whether Texas violated Hispanics' voting rights when drawing its congressional and state House maps in 2011. If Texas loses, it could be placed back under federal supervision under the Voting Rights Act, throw some uncertainty into 2018 races and put other states like North Carolina on notice they may follow in Texas' footsteps.

Former CBO Head: Attacks On Scoring Agency Mission And Integrity 'Unacceptable'

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:23pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, about the letter he signed with all seven former CBO directors, about the importance of the CBO in the legislative process.

The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:23pm

President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. But with multiple bills in play, it's far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here's a recap of the options.

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Jared Kushner's Statement To Congress About Russia, Annotated

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:49pm

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser said Monday he "did not collude with Russia." NPR journalists annotated Kushner's full statement about his role in the campaign and contact with Russians.

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Democrats' 'Better Deal' Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:08pm

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Help Pregnant Women Enroll In Medicaid

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:48pm

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.

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Kushner Says He Did Not Collude With Russia During 2016 Campaign

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:04am

Senior adviser Jared Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with senators.

Jared Kushner Will Need To Clear Up Many Questions, Sen. Klobuchar Says

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:43am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about the Trump administration officials who have agreed to be interviewed by senators concerning the Russia probes.

Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:23am

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Russia Probe: Is The White House Trying To Discredit Mueller?

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

Trump officials reportedly are looking for conflicts that could be used to discredit Robert Mueller's probe into campaign ties to Russia. Rachel Martin talks to Benjamin Wittes of the blog Lawfare.

This Week In Politics: President Trump's Power To Pardon

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

Trump's lawyer says there's been no talk of pardons — though the president did tweet about his "complete power" to pardon on Saturday. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Morning News Brief: Russia Probes, Louisville Clinic Protests

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

House and Senate investigations into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign continue. Protests erupt outside Kentucky's last clinic that performs abortions.

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018...For Now

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:00am

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.

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Words You'll Hear: 'Collusion'

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:41pm

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to meet privately with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Michel Martin talks to NPR Politics' Geoff Bennett.

Chaledean Christians, Who Helped Bring Trump Victory, Now Face Deportation

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:41pm

Support from Iraqi Christians helped deliver Donald Trump Michigan. Now some of their friends and family are facing deportation. Host Michel Martin talks to Michigan State Representative Klint Kesto.

The Parties Are Already Preparing For The 2018 Midterms

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:05am

The GOP's failure to pass a health care bill has potential consequences for the 2018 midterm elections. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with political strategists Guy Cecil and Kevin McLaughlin.

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