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Fed's Departing Vice Chair On Stocks, The Federal Debt And Transparency

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:56am

Stanley Fischer says that despite record highs in the stock market — boosted by the Fed's low interest rates — he doesn't see a bubble. But he says the U.S. debt could be a problem if rates go up.

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From Outside Moscow, He Continues Opposing President Putin

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:30am

Whilst President Putin was celebrating his birthday, Russian investigators raided the homes of at least five people working for Mikhail Khodorkovsky

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CNN's Jake Tapper Knows What The President Thinks Of His Network

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:06am

Just look at Twitter.

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Republican Study Group Favors Trump's Tax Plan, Rep. Davidson Says

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:41am

President Trump and Congress may have one more chance to pass major legislation in 2017. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about plans to overhaul the tax system.

What Energy Groups Think Is Wrong With The Clean Power Plan

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

The EPA plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to combat climate change. Steve Inskeep talks to lawyer Jeff Holmstead, who represents a group which has challenged the plan in court.

Ask Cokie: Is Gerrymandering Rigging America's Political System?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions on the process of redrawing congressional voting districts known as gerrymandering.

News Brief: Trump's Tax Plan, California's Raging Wildfires

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump heads to Harrisburg, Pa., to talk to an audience that will include truckers about his tax overhaul. And, more than a dozen people have died in intense wildfires in Northern California.

EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:00am

Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money.

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Trump Challenges Cabinet Member's IQ, Fights Senator He Needs. What Is Going On?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:00am

The president seems intent on keeping everyone on their toes, but it's not at all clear that there's a strategy behind it all.

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The 'Very Different' Leaders Of Germany's Far-Right AfD Party

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:55pm

The populist, anti-immigrant party is led by a lesbian former investment banker who's worked in China and a 76-year-old politician who abandoned Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.

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Many Cabinet Positions Remain Open In Trump Administration

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

Even if Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stays in his job, President Trump still lacks a HHS secretary and a permanent DHS secretary. Many positions below the top cabinet posts remain open, too.

U.S. And Turkey Mutually Stop Issuing Visas

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute about the recent visa dispute between the United States and Turkey.

How Much Can The Repeal Of The Clean Power Plan Help The Declining Coal Industry?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has formally begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan and coal states are welcoming the action. But the industry is still declining throughout the country.

California Governor Signs Law To Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:25pm

This is the first step in a long game to develop clearer prescription drug pricing laws around the country, health policy experts say.

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Tensions Rise Between Tillerson And Trump As The Threat Of War In N. Korea Looms

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:11pm

New Yorker writer Dexter Filkins says Sec. of State Rex Tillerson is a diplomat in an administration that doesn't value diplomacy: "Rex is a sober, steady guy, and the president is anything but that."

Trump Slams NFL And Jemele Hill Following ESPN Suspension

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:24am

The network said the host of SportsCenter violated social media guidelines when she weighed in on the controversy around NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

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In Moscow's Local Elections, Opponents Of Putin Find A Glimmer Of Hope

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:11am

The opposition, long frustrated at the national level, is encouraging novices to stand in local elections. Last month they won big in Moscow, with help from an expert with U.S. campaign experience.

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Why Periods Are Political: The Fight For Menstrual Equity

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:06am

On any given day, more than 800 million girls and women around the world are menstruating. And for many of them, in the U.S. and elsewhere, it's a problem — sometimes with life-or-death consequences.

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Will Trump's Twitter War With Sen. Corker Damage His Agenda?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:09am

President Trump's latest fight with GOP members threatens to jeopardize his legislative plans. We examine how the schism may effect lawmakers trying to push through deep tax cuts.

Trump White House Reverses Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who helped finalize the Clean Power Plan. She talks to Rachel Martin about the Trump administration's moves to scrap that rule.

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