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Ivanka Trump's Move To The White House Raises Questions About Ethics

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:58pm

Ethics experts say Ivanka's dual role as a business owner and a West Wing adviser raises concerns about nepotism and conflict of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules.

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Senators Grill Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch On His Judicial Philosophy

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

Neil Gorsuch faced hours of questions from senators trying to get him to reveal his judicial philosophy. Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog talks about what it was like inside the hearing room on Tuesday.

Republicans Paint Gorsuch As Fair-Minded On Day 2 Of Hearings

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questions from senators during the second day of his confirmation hearing.

Rep. Ted Yoho Explains Why He's Voting Against GOP Health Care Bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida about why he's voting no on the GOP health care bill, despite the president's attempt to persuade lawmakers to vote yes Tuesday.

How Nominees Master The Art Of The Non-Answer In Senate Hearings

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR takes a look at the art of sitting through hours of questions in a Senate hearing and giving articulate, well-crafted answers, while at the same time not really answering.

Ethics Experts Raise Alarm Over Ivanka Trump's White House Role

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

Ivanka Trump is getting an office in the White House and access to classified information, despite having no formal position in the administration. Ethics analysts are crying foul over this unprecedented move.

President Trump Pushes GOP Health Care Bill On Capitol Hill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:28pm

President Trump traveled to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to drum up support for the Republican health care bill. There is a last minute push for GOP holdouts as the House plans to vote later this week.

Nevada On Cusp Of Ratifying Equal Rights Amendment 35 Years After Deadline

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:32pm

With a vote Monday, Nevada drew closer to approving the ERA, long after Congress' 1982 deadline for ratification. But the state has given the amendment's supporters new reason to hope.

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Trump Says Republicans Will Lose In 2018 If They Don't Support GOP Health Care Bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:21pm

President Trump called out members of Congress in a closed-door meeting aimed at closing the deal on the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Medicaid Work Requirement Wouldn't Shrink Spending Much

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:21pm

Most of the people on Medicaid are elderly, disabled or children, so a GOP proposal to require able-bodied recipients to work probably won't add up to big cost savings, analysts say.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Sums Up His Philosophy In 7 Words

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:27pm

On Day 2 of his confirmation hearing, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee answers one question before the Senate Judiciary Committee with this: "I have one client, it's the law."

At Trump's D.C. Hotel, A U.S.-Turkey Relations Conference Stirs Up Ethics Questions

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:42am

Holding the event at the Trump hotel could be seen as a way to "purchase access to the Trump administration by enriching President Trump and his family," says government ethics scholar Kathleen Clark.

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Will Visit Russia In April, But Will Miss A NATO Meeting

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:17am

News of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Russia emerged on the same day FBI Director James Comey said his agency is investigating possible coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

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Republicans Aim To Have Neil Gorsuch Confirmed By Early April

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:43am

Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Charles Grassley, who as chairman of the panel, leads the confirmation effort.

Groups Behind Trump Resistance Look To Use Recent Windfall Wisely

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.

Can An Obamacare Architect Find Common Ground With Trump?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, who is now advising President Trump on how to replace it. Emanuel met for the third time with Trump on Monday.

Sen. Blumenthal Says He Will Oppose Gorsuch If He's Out Of Mainstream

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

VA Urged To Take Advantage Of Momentum And Keep Reforming Itself

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The combination of a GOP controlled government and a secretary held over from the Obama administration may have created an opportunity for progress at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

The GOP plan would fine insurance buyers who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days a year. The penalty? A 30 percent surcharge every month for 12 months.

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Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure On Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

On Monday, Trump administration officials released a list of cases in which local jails released non-citizens rather than turning them over to federal authorities.

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