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McMaster, An Iconoclast, Confronts A Job Bound By Political Realities

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:10am

How much can President Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster really deviate from Barack Obama's strategies?

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Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00am

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

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Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:59am

Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here's a look at particularly rowdy events this week.

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What Is CPAC? A Room That Didn't Always Love Trump, But Owes Him A Lot

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:00am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will welcome President Trump at the end of this week, but the conservative gathering has been skeptical of his worthiness in their circle.

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What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:00am

Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.

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Threat Of Obamacare Repeal Leaves Community Health Centers In Limbo

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:33am

These clinics have long provided health care to low-income patients, and enjoyed expansion under the Affordable Care Act. With repeal looming, the centers' doctors worry about what's next.

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Rep. O'Rourke's Counterpoint To Trump's New Immigration Policies

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

As President Trump announces new policies aimed at illegal immigrants, Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is on a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

#AskCokie: Listeners Want To Know About Congressional Oversight

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts discusses the history of congressional oversight — those high-stakes moments when Congress has to investigate the activities of other branches of government.

Trump Administration Tightens Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled rules aimed at tougher enforcement of immigration laws. It's a policy shift that puts millions of people in the U.S. illegally at risk of deportation.

Conservative Justices Skeptical Of Extending Constitution Beyond U.S. Border

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:29pm

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a "very sympathetic case" involving the shooting of an unarmed Mexican teen on the border. The justices will decide if the boy's family may sue the border agent.

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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:41pm

Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart After Underage Sex Comments

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Milo Yiannopoulos is having a very bad few days. The 32-year-old conservative provocateur resigned from Breitbart, lost a book contract and a high-profile speaking engagement after past remarks resurfaced showing him seemingly praising pedophilia.

After Criticism, Trump Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitic Violence

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump said Tuesday anti-Semitic violence is "horrible" and more work needs to be done to root out bigotry. His comments came after criticism that he hasn't spoken out against anti-Semitism.

Without Warrants, Immigration Agents Often Pose As Police Officers

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers can't enter someone's residence without a warrant. When they don't have a warrant, they sometimes describe themselves as police officers to get people to let them in the door. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Joel Rubin of The Los Angeles Times about this tactic.

Homeland Security Unveils New Rules On Immigration Law Enforcement

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday unveiled new rules aimed at tougher enforcement of immigration laws, a major policy shift that could put millions of people in the U.S. illegally at risk of deportation.

After Comments On Pedophilia, Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:40pm

One day after he lost both a book deal and a prominent speaking gig, Yiannopoulos said he was stepping down as technology editor for the website formerly run by President Trump's chief strategist.

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At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:33am

As thousands protested outside Britain's parliament Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

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Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:26am

Two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, greatly expand the number of immigrants prioritized for removal. The rules do not affect "Dreamers" — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Who's Who In The Race For DNC Chair — And Their Plans For Democrats To Win Again

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:23am

Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.

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McMasters Is A Solid Choice For National Security Adviser, Rep. Schiff Says

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who tweeted his strong approval of the pick.

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