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Trump Is Bringing His Love-Excoriate Relationship With Media Into Office

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:56am

As during the campaign, the president-elect wants the established media's attention and craves its respect — but gladly will feed outlets into the news grinder if they cross him. Ask CNN and BuzzFeed.

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GOP's Go-Slow 'Rescue Mission' Plan To Replace Obamacare

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:00am

Republicans say they will replace Obamacare using a methodical, step-by-step legislative approach combined with executive actions from the next Health and Human Services secretary.

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Trump Team: Adviser Spoke To Russia Official The Day U.S. Sanctions Were Announced

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:02pm

A transition spokesman had initially said the contacts by national security aide Michael Flynn occurred the day before the retaliation for election meddling was made public.

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Nation's Capital Preps For Both Presidential Supporters And Protesters

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:18pm

Washington is bracing for the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected for Donald Trump's inauguration. But unlike previous inaugurations, tens of thousands of those are likely to be protesters.

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National Portrait Gallery Installs Photo Of President-Elect Trump

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:34pm

The image dates from 1989 and shows Trump tossing a red apple. It was taken in 1989 by Michael O'Brien for a Fortune magazine story on billionaires.

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Website Goes Down At Office Of Government Ethics Amid Political Storm

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:00pm

The director of the Office of Government Ethics has been outspoken in calling for President-elect Donald Trump to divest from his businesses. Now, congressional Republicans want him to testify.

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Episode 747: The Man Who Sued Iran

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:56pm

When Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terror attack, he wanted someone to pay. His target was the Iranian government. His quest would pit him against both Iran and the White House.

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White Nationalists' Enthusiasm For Trump Cools

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:41pm

White nationalists were early, enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump in the election. The so-called alt-right has splintered since Election Day, and now looks less potent than it once appeared.

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Tennesseans: 'Will Policies Protect Us As The ACA Is Repealed?'

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

Tennessee has one of the least healthy populations in the country, a problem its Republican governor tried to address by expanding Medicaid. It was rejected, and insurers have raised their rates.

What's In The Alexander Hamilton Papers Being Auctioned By Sotheby's?

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

Next week, Sotheby's will auction off some rarely-seen Alexander Hamilton papers that have been held by descendents for more than 200 years. Yale Historian Joanne Freeman saw the documents last month.

Mexico Economy Sinks Under Pressure From Trump And Missteps By The Government

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

Mexico's economy is taking a big hit under pressure from Donald Trump and missteps by its government. The peso is trading at record lows, inflation is rising and citizens are taking to the streets.

Democrats Hold Rallies Across Country To Fight GOP Efforts To Repeal Obamacare

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

Democrats will hold rallies across the country to protest the GOP agenda aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Bernie Sanders is playing a central role as he leads party outreach.

Timothy O'brien: 'Trump Could Divest Or Sell Assets To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest'

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Timothy O'Brien, executive editor for Bloomberg View, who argues that Donald Trump could easily divest or sell his assets to avoid conflicts of interest.

Human Rights Groups React To Obama Administration Lifting Sanctions Against Sudan

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

The Obama administration is easing sanctions on Sudan, saying that country is helping on counter terrorism. Human rights groups call the move inexplicable.

Cuban-Americans React To Obama Ending Longstanding 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

South Florida's Cuban-American community is split over President Obama's announcement to end a policy that gives almost automatic residency to Cubans who arrive in the U.S.

Week In Politics: Trump's Press Conference And Conflicts Of Interests

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Brooks of the New York Times, and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post about the political news of the week.

LGBT Community Worries Extend Beyond Itself To Other, More Vulnerable People

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:30pm

Many LGBT people fear that the incoming Trump administration will erase recent civil rights advances. They feel less safe, and also worry about others, like Muslims and those in the country illegally.

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Trump Team: Top Adviser Talked With Russian Ambassador Before U.S. Hacking Response

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:13pm

Critics have long raised concerns about Gen. Michael Flynn's relationship with Moscow. The nominee for national security adviser was in regular contact in December with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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Trump's Cabinet Picks Break With Him On At Least 10 Major Issues

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 5:00am

In their congressional testimony this week, Trump's would-be advisers said they disagreed with the incoming president on a range of issues from Russian hacking to NATO to even that border wall.

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Ambassador To China Shares Lessons Learned With The Next Administration

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Democrat Max Baucus has been the U.S. ambassador to China since 2014. Now, he's preparing to hand over the post to his successor. He discusses the future of the U.S.-China relationship.

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