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GOP Health Care Bill Would Cut About $765 Billion In Taxes Over 10 Years

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 5:34pm

The Affordable Care Act was funded with a patchwork of taxes — mostly but not exclusively on the wealthy — which would be undone by the Republican repeal-and-replace bill.

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Film And Food: Sharing The Stories Of Immigrants With Conservative America

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:34pm

The duo behind a web-based food show is featuring personal, positive portraits of immigrant families. Their goal: to shift thinking outside the "liberal bubble" — by using targeted posts on Facebook.

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Leaders Criticize President Trump's Executive Order On Religious Liberty

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:14pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum, about the president's executive order on religious liberty.

Annotated: Trump's Executive Order On Religious Liberty

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:40pm

The executive order has drawn concern from some for not going far enough. Here's what what we know.

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Rep. Adam Schiff Shares Details Of House Intel Hearing On Russian Election Meddling

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about his impressions of the closed-door House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the investigation into Russia meddling in the U.S. presidential election last year.

American Hospital Association Head Outlines Opposition To GOP Health Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about how the Republican health care plan would affect hospitals and why he opposes it.

Trump Issues Executive Order Designed To Protect Religious Freedom

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump used the National Day of Prayer to promote his administration's commitment to religious freedom. Conservatives wish his executive order would go further in protecting the claims of Christian institutions.

In Austin, Texas, Republican Lawmakers Promote State Governing Power

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:33pm

Texas lawmakers have long thought it was better for local municipalities to govern themselves rather than having the state or the federal government jumping in. But now Texas Republican leaders in Austin have begun to contend both in legislation and in speeches, that in many instances, the state knows best.

House Passes Revised Version Of Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:33pm

Over a month after abruptly pulling their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare from the floor, House Republicans voted Wednesday on a revised version of that bill.

Winners And Losers Under The House GOP Health Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:00pm

The version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House eliminates taxes on corporations and wealthy people and shrinks Medicaid coverage. A chart breaks down who would be affected and how.

Here's What's In The House-Approved Health Care Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 2:16pm

The House GOP's bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would eliminate the requirement that people buy health insurance and shrink Medicaid coverage. It also cuts taxes for the wealthy.

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Trump's Fitness To Serve Is 'Officially Part Of The Discussion In Congress'

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:22pm

New Yorker writer Evan Osnos discusses the likelihood that impeachment or the 25th Amendment will be used to remove Donald Trump from office.

Colbert Addresses #FireColbert Campaign, But Doesn't Apologize

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:00am

Stephen Colbert had some choice words for the president on Monday's Late Show. Despite calls from some for a boycott, Colbert said Wednesday, "I would do it again, [but] I would change a few words."

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House Republicans To Bring Healthcare Overhaul Bill Back To The Floor

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:55am

NPR congressional correspondent Sue Davis has the latest on Republican plans to vote on repealing and replace Obamacare.

House Set To Vote On GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:54am

GOP leaders are optimistic their bill will pass, but the vote is expected to be close.

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Trump 'Confident' About GOP Health Care Bill's Prospects In The Senate

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:54am

Passage in the House is the first step in fulfilling the GOP's longtime pledge to dismantle Obamacare. The president praised House Speaker Ryan as a "genius" for engineering the legislative victory.

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House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:54am

The vote is the first step in fulfilling the GOP's longtime pledge to dismantle Obamacare. Democrats said the bill had been hastily rammed through the House.

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GOP Expected To Pass Its Health Care Bill At Long Last, But Still A Long Way To Go

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 9:45am

The House votes Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But this bill will likely never become law, at least not in its current form. And the road ahead is bumpy and full of potholes.

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Republican House Leaders Will Try Again To Replace Obamacare

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:38am

They backed out before, but GOP leaders say lawmakers in the House will vote on Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. They're confident they have enough votes to pass the bill.

Trump Order Would Relax Restrictions On Political Activity By Religious Groups

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:17am

The executive order will, in the words of the White House, "promote free speech and religious liberty." Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Gjelten and Greg Baylor with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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