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On Both The Left And Right, Trump Is Driving New Political Engagement

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42am

Sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country, and they credit the president. One says Trump has helped people find common ground — based on their anger.

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Calls To Boycott Trump's Wines Haven't Seemed To Hurt Sales

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Some opponents of President Trump's policies have been using social media to promote a boycott of Trump wines. But supporters have been urging people to buy. So far, it appears sales are strong.

Sen. Coons Wants Sessions To Answer Senate Panel's Russian Questions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from probes involving Trump and Russia. David Greene talks to Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who's on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump Officials Calm Allies' Worries About U.S. Commitment To Europe

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to former NATO commander General Philip Breedlove, who says Europeans seem to have gotten the administration's message that they need to spend more on their own defense.

From Critic To Helping Trump Shoulder Challenges For Hispanic Businesses

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez, who was critical of President Trump during the election. Palomarez is now an informal adviser to the administration.

It's Been A Tumultuous Week For Donald Trump

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Caldwell, senior editor at The Weekly Standard, about Trump's speech to Congress, and who on Trump's team has met with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

Calls To Boycott Trump's Wines Hasn't Seemed To Hurt Sales

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Some opponents of President Trump's policies have been using social media to promote a boycott of Trump wines. But supporters have been urging people to buy. So far, it appears sales are strong.

As State Budget Revenues Fall Short, Higher Education Faces A Squeeze

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:47am

At least 24 states have reported that revenues this year have come in weaker than expected, leading to cuts to higher education spending across the country.

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Mike Pence Used AOL Email For State Business As Indiana Governor

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:10am

Public records obtained by The Indianapolis Star show that Pence communicated with advisers about security issues using the AOL account, which was hacked last year.

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Rick Perry Sworn In As Energy Secretary

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 7:41pm

The former Texas governor was confirmed Thursday by a 62-37 vote in the Senate. While running for president in 2011, Perry pledged to eliminate the department, but he says he's changed his mind.

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One Democrat's Hunt For The Hidden Obamacare Replacement Bill

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:27pm

Republicans in Congress were invited Thursday to view a draft of the House bill aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare. But Democrats who wanted a look came up empty in a game of "find the bill."

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House Intelligence Committee Agrees On Scope Of Russia Investigation

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:27pm

On Capitol Hill, news about the attorney general came as the House Intelligence Committee agreed on the scope of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Jeff Sessions Decides To Recuse Himself From Election Investigations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:12pm

The attorney general said he would recuse himself from investigations relating to the presidential campaigns after questions over whether he misled Congress about contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Sessions Revelations Put 'Quiet, Behind-The-Scenes' Russian Envoy In Spotlight

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:23pm

Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's U.S. ambassador. It's raised more questions about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

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Freshmen Representatives Review Time In Office Under President Trump

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to freshmen Reps. Val Demings and Paul Mitchell about their first few months in office under President Donald Trump.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Investigations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Sessions says he will recuse himself from any investigations related to the presidential campaigns after a news report concluded he failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Trump Defends Attorney General Jeff Sessions In Virginia

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

As President Trump toured an aircraft carrier in Virginia on Thursday to tout support for the military, his White House faced another controversy involving the attorney general and Russia.

Republican Hard-Liners Oppose Health Care Plan Led By Paul Ryan

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Some conservative members of Congress and activists who bedeviled GOP leadership during the Obama administration are back again in opposition to the health care plan led by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Republicans Plan To Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Republicans in Congress plan to roll back parts of Dodd-Frank, the legislation Congress passed after the financial crisis. They say doing so would ease regulatory burdens on small banks. But the plan also eases rules on big banks — the ones that caused the financial crisis.

Former FDA Head Weighs In On Trump's Criticism Of Drug Approval Process

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:35pm

Trump has called the approval process "slow and burdensome" and said he wants to speed it up. NPR's Audie Cornish asks former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan whether that's feasible.

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