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White House That Often Talks Tough On Crime Hosts Advocates For Former Inmates

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:25pm

The Trump White House welcomed elected officials, faith leaders and nonprofits to discuss ways to help former inmates return to their communities and find jobs, housing and educational opportunities.

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Conservatives Express Outrage Over Trump's Reported DACA Deal With Democrats

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

There is anger among conservatives over reports of a deal between the president and Democratic leaders that would allow DACA recipients — brought into the U.S. illegally as children — to stay in the county and avoid deportation. Critics call it amnesty, and they are especially upset that the agreement that would also enhance border security, does not include building the border wall.

Deal Or No Deal? Confusion Swirls Over Trump's Supposed DACA Deal With Democrats

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress say they have reached an agreement to make DACA protections permanent, along with border security. The details of the plan are still to be negotiated, but Republicans are caught off guard.

Amid Cancer Treatment, Sen. John McCain Leads Debate On Annual Defense Bill

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, leads the Senate floor this week on passage of the annual defense bill.

Chinese Construction Company Inks Deal To Build Trump Golf Course In Dubai

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

A Chinese state-owned construction company has been awarded a contract to work on the Trump golf course in Dubai. The contract was confirmed despite assurances from President Trump that he would not engage in foreign deals while he is in the White House.

Trump Visits Southwestern Florida Amid Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

As President Trump visits hard-hit southwestern Florida, initial assessments of the federal government's response to the disaster are positive.

Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:23pm

"It's a team like very few people have seen," Trump said of Florida and federal officials.

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What Should We Make Of Trump's Speech Patterns — And Our Responses To Them?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:46am

Yes, President Trump's words tend to be simple and oft-repeated. The real question, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, may be what happens when we adopt them.

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President Trump Will Travel To Florida To Assess Hurricane Damage

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:30am

Lack of electricity has been a major obstacle to recovery from Hurricane Irma. Florida's east coast is expected to get power back by Sunday. Trump will meet with first responders in Naples.

Democrats Say They Had A Productive Dinner With President Trump

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:29am

Trump met with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — discussing trade, DACA and border security. Trump tweeted that no deal was made with them on DACA — contradicting their statement.

Democrats Say They Have A Deal With Trump To Protect DREAMers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:34am

Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi said they had a "productive meeting" with the president Wednesday night. But getting any legislation to protect DACA recipients passed is far from certain.

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Rep. Brady Encouraged Tax Overhaul Will Pass This Year

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to GOP Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a member of the "big six" group of policymakers shaping the framework for the tax overhaul.

Probe Launched Into Nursing Home Deaths After Irma Power Outage

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Eight people have died after a Florida nursing home and long-term-care facility lost air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Rachel Martin talks to state Sen. Gary Farmer.

Sen. Merkley Picks 'Medicare For All' Over Affordable Care Act

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon joined Bernie Sanders as he announced his new "Medicare for All" bill. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Merkley about why he backed Sanders.

Morning News Brief: Hurricane Relief Operations

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

An operation is underway for Irma survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Florida gets a visit from President Trump, who displayed more bipartisanship after another meeting with Democratic leaders.

Here's What's In Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Bill

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00am

Don't understand what the independent Vermont senator's single-payer plan is? Here are the bullet points. (For starters, his new program would not look a whole lot like Medicare.)

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Trump Meets With Democrats To Build Support For Tax Overhaul Plan

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump is engaged in a campaign to build support for a tax overhaul. It includes meeting with Democratic leaders. The details of a tax plan, though, are still weeks away.

Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed In Vermont

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about why Vermont was unable to establish a single-payer health care system.

Bernie Sanders Introduces 'Medicare-For-All' Health Bill

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a Medicare-for-all public health system. A number of Democrats signed on to co-sponsor the bill, showing that the party may be embracing that position more firmly.

Should Nuclear Inspectors Have Access To Iran's Military Sites?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:29pm

Critics say inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are failing to routinely inspect military sites where potential nuclear fuel could be diverted to a covert nuclear weapons program.

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