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House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:10pm

The move is drawing backlash from Democrats, who say it's hypocritical given that Trump was elected vowing to "drain the swamp" in Washington. Republicans say it improves due process for the accused.

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Trump Organization Proceeds With Two Major Indonesia Projects

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

New York Times Washington correspondent Eric Lipton speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how two projects in Indonesia could create conflicts of interest for him as he takes office.

Choir's Performance At Trump Inauguration Divides Mormons

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump. That move is not going over well with some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Cities Ready To Resist Trump Calls For Deportations

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

Local leaders in at least 30 states are taking a defiant stance against threats by the incoming Trump administration to deport immigrants living illegally in local communities.

'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 2:40pm

Texas Republicans are divided over the need for, and political wisdom of a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.

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Marching Band's Expected Performance In Inaugural Parade Sparks Controversy

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:09pm

The marching band from Talladega College, Alabama's oldest private, historically black liberal arts college, is listed as one of the participants in the inaugural parade on Jan. 20.

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Ethics Expert: Trump's Efforts To Address Conflicts Are 'Baby Steps'

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:27am

Norm Eisen, a former ethics adviser to President Obama, says the president-elect needs to divest, but Trump himself has remained steadfast that his potential business conflicts are "no big deal."

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GOP Leaders Ready To Pivot From 'Do-Nothing' To Doing A Lot In 2017

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 5:00am

For the first time in a decade, GOP leaders in Congress will have a Republican president to approve their agenda. But they'll have to manage differences over Russia and Cabinet nominees.

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Trump Continues To Question Evidence That Russia Meddled In U.S. Election

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Donald Trump has said he is not convinced that Russia was behind the hacking. This week, he'll meet with representatives of the intelligence community to discuss their findings about Russian hacking.

Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:02am

Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the health care law as soon as they get back to work. But they don't have a replacement ready, and insurers fear that could cause the market to collapse.

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Coal Miners Hope Trump Will Help Struggling Industry

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Stricken by layoffs in the coal industry, Greene County, Pa., went for Donald Trump this election. Many think he will help the industry, despite disagreeing with some of Trump's rhetoric.

Medicaid, Minimum Wage And Marijuana Chief Among State Legislative Issues

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

William Pound from the National Conference of State Legislatures gives an overview on the upcoming legislative decisions regarding minimum wage and medical and recreational marijuana.

Navajo Leader Says Native Americans Worked 80 Years For National Monument

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, speaks about the successful effort of five Southwestern Indian tribes to convince President Obama to create Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

America Needs To Continue Reviving 'Heartbeat,' N.C. NAACP President Says

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, reflects on the biggest events from 2016 in order to look forward into the new year.

Coal Country Picked Trump. Now, They Want Him To Keep His Promises

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 2:06pm

Voters in coal country overwhelmingly chose Donald Trump. They liked his promises to create jobs, even if they didn't like his other rhetoric. Now, they're waiting to see if coal can make a comeback.

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From Bill Clinton To Trump, The Impersonator That Keeps On Giving

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Tim Watters made a career for himself impersonating Bill Clinton. That impersonation has become less relevant, but lucky for him, the 2016 election presented him with some new material: Donald Trump.

Trump's Responses In U.S.-Russia Dispute Roil Congress, Intelligence Community

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Weeks from Inauguration Day, there's a growing rift between how President Obama, some senators and some in the intelligence community view Russia, and how Trump tweets about Russia and its leader.

Alt-Right Infighting Simmers Around Inaugural 'DeploraBall'

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 5:00am

Organizers of an event to celebrate Donald Trump as he comes to office in January rescinded the invitation of one of its leading figures, following his tweets about Jews and the media.

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Syria And Russia Among Major International Stories Of 2016

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 4:08pm

Al-Jazeera's D.C. bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara talks about the biggest international stories of 2016 and what's upcoming in 2017, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fight for Mosul.

Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 4:08pm

NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.

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