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Trump Tweet Scrambles Efforts To Avert A Government Shutdown

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:41am

The president rejected a plan crafted by congressional Republicans to extend long-term funding for a popular children's health care program as part of a short-term spending agreement.

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Bizarre Truth Triangle: The President, The Public And The Press

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:06am

Does President Trump's disdain for news media reflect just how little people trust journalists?

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Sen. Michael Bennet On Immigration And Trump's Wall

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:16am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat of Colorado, about the status of immigration reform negotiations ahead of a looming government shutdown.

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs, And Build New Campus

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:26am

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

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The National Parks And Ryan Zinke

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Elliott Woods, whose profile of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just appeared in Outside magazine.

Rep. Scott Perry On Threat Of Government Shutdown

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

Rep. Scott Perry, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the looming government shutdown.

Republicans Blame Medicaid For Contributing To Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

Times-Picayune reporter Julia O'Donoghue talks with Rachel Martin about the rationale behind the Republican argument that expanding Medicaid contributes to the country's opioid epidemic.

HHS To Protect Health Workers With Religious Objections

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the creation of a new division to protect health workers who object to procedures like abortions for religious reasons.

News Brief: HHS To Protect Religious Objectors, Trump's First Year Poll, Apple Jobs

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the creation of a new division to protect health workers who object to procedures for religious reasons.

Lawmakers Testify At Hearing: Bring Earmarks Back

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00am

There is strong bipartisan support in the House to overturn the 7-year-old earmark ban in order to give lawmakers a greater say in directing federal dollars.

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Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00am

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finds Americans believe Trump has divided the nation in his first year as president. But people who backed him in 2016 continue to be firmly behind him.

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From Taxes To The Swamp: Trump's Promises, Kept And Incomplete, 1 Year In

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00am

In 2016, Donald Trump offered a list of things he wanted to accomplish as president. As his first anniversary in office approaches, here is what he can check off and what is incomplete.

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Kelly Says Trump Now Believes Border Wall Is Unnecessary

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:52am

The chief of staff says that candidate Trump was not "fully informed" on border issues and that he's persuaded the president that the wall is not needed.

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Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:44am

The former Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.

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In The Category of 'Fake News,' The Award Winner Is...

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:47pm

After postponing the announcement of the 'Fake News Awards' winners for a week, the president's event crashed the website of the GOP. The New York Times took first place on the list.

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Bannon And Trump White House Raising Questions About Executive Privilege, Lawyers Say

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:13pm

Steve Bannon's refusal to answer questions angered lawmakers this week. But there's a long history of White House officials frustrating congressional overseers by citing executive privilege.

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DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:51pm

Republican leaders hope to pass a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open past Friday but a fight over immigration could threaten that plan.

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Review Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Paints A Picture Of A More Dangerous Nuclear World

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

The Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.

Sen. Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

Former senator and GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is receiving Congress' highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. After serving in World War II, Dole went on to represent Kansas in Congress for more than three decades.

How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Changed In Trump's First Year In Office

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

As the end of President Trump's first year in office approaches, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Walter Russell Mead, a professor of foreign affairs at Bard College and former editor of The American Interest, about how U.S. foreign policy has changed during Trump's term.

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