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Donald Trump's Transition Team Hits Major Speed Bumps

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump's transition team is hitting some major speed bumps. From shifting on big promises like keeping lobbyists at arms length to major staff shakeups, the transition is off to a rocky start.

Rudy Giuliani's Business Ties Present Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to New York Times reporter Eric Lipton about Rudy Giuliani's potential conflicts of interest should Donald Trump nominate him to a top cabinet post.

Breitbart Editor: Steve Bannon 'Has No Prejudices'

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:14am

Who is Steve Bannon, the man with President-elect Donald Trump's ear in the White House? NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Breitbart editor Joel Pollak, a former colleague of Bannon's, to find out more.

Reports Of Turmoil Color Trump's Transition

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:30am

Reports of infighting and dissension have plagued the transition team, with the ouster of advisers and the purging of lobbyists from the advisory group.

From Lobbyists To Loyalists, See Who's On Donald Trump's Transition Team

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:59am

A fair number are Washington insiders, according to an organization chart of the team obtained by NPR. That's surprising for a candidate who pledges to "drain the swamp."

To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Wait

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:04am

Nick Fugate has a cognitive disability, but held a job and was independent for years. Then he lost his dishwashing job and learned there are long delays getting help he needs from Medicaid in Kansas.

Anti-Poverty Advocates Brace For How Trump Will Fill In Policy Blanks

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 7:01am

Many who work with the nation's poor worry that poverty will be forgotten under a Trump administration and the new Republican Congress.

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Set To Govern At Trump's Side

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 5:00am

President-elect Donald Trump has made clear that his future vice president will have a major role in governing.

Critics Come Out Against Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Former Breitbard News CEO Steve Bannon called the organization "the platform for the alt right." Steve Inskeep talks to Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak for his take on Bannon.

Campaign's Slogan 'Drain The Swamp' May Be Easier Said Than Done

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp." But consultants and lobbyists see a Congress and a city that is open for business. David Greene talks to John Feehery, a GOP strategist and consultant.

Workers Wait To See If Trump White House Reverses Overtime Pay Rule

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

An estimated 4.2 million workers will become eligible to earn OT as a result of the new rule. But it's not clear for how long. President-elect Trump hasn't said what he'll do with the new regulations.

Democrats Must Reconnect With White Working-Class Voters, Tanden Says

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Neera Tanden, president of the progressive think tank Center for American Progress, about how the Democratic Party regroups after losing the presidential election.

Election Result Vindicates African-American Trump Supporter

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to African-American pastor Darrell Scott, who backed Donald Trump in the election. Scott's views drew criticism from other African-American leaders, but he stands vindicated today.

With Trump Win, Gun Sellers See Win — And Loss

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:48am

Donald Trump may be a champion of gun rights, but it turns out, the Obama years have been good for the U.S. gun industry. In Kansas, the prospect of a Clinton win sparked some to spend big on guns.

Republican Governors Thrilled With Increased Inflluence In Washington

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 8:46pm

GOP governors are meeting in Orlando, Fla., this week to discuss how they hope to work with President-elect Trump and with their party's majority in Congress.

Following Election, NRA Goes on 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:44pm

The National Rifle Association's to-do list for Congress and the new president includes easier access to silencers and the right to carry concealed firearms in all states with one permit.

'My Year Of Guards And Guns': Megyn Kelly On Standing Up To Trump And Ailes

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:41pm

In her book Settle For More, the Fox anchor shares scary and empowering moments covering the 2016 campaign. But Kelly says she doesn't regret not going up against Roger Ailes earlier.

Shaping Trumponomics: These Names Are Being Floated For Cabinet Posts

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:32pm

President-elect Trump must quickly fill government departments with leaders who can help give shape to his economic vision. His transition team is considering candidates.

Trump's Name Will Be Removed From Apartment Buildings After Residents Demand It

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:07pm

About 600 people signed an online petition saying the values Trump expressed during the campaign don't represent them.

Trump Favors Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem, Despite Backlash Fears

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:21pm

No U.S. administration has ever officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but Trump has promised to do so — and move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.




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