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Governors Provide Plans To Fix Health Insurance Markets

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:28pm

Several governors were in Washington, D.C., to testify before the Senate health committee about their bipartisan plan to shore up the health insurance marketplace. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado.

Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:03pm

During the Obama years, Democrats got comfortable and Republicans gained a digital advantage. Now, the liberals of Silicon Valley want to change that.

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Republicans Worry Trump Is Falling Into The Arms Of 'Chuck And Nancy'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:19pm

A congressional deal in which President Trump sided with Democrats has his party concerned about what it means in the near- and long-term.

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Facebook's Russia Ads Could Be "Tip Of The Iceberg," Warns Senate Intel Dem

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:58am

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said he believes there could be more to the story following Facebook's acknowledgement that it sold some ads tied to Russian influence operations.

Trump Wants To Overhaul Trade, And Pact With South Korea Is In His Sights

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:08am

The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was supposed to expand export opportunities for American companies, but the trade deficit with South Korea has only grown wider.

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U.S. Stands With Seoul Over North Korea's Missile Tests, Rep. Bera Says

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:50am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of California, who was part of a congressional delegation that sat down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week.

Trump Cuts Deal With Democrats To Further Congressional Agenda

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:28am

President Trump rattled members of his own party when he sat at the White House with leaders from both parties. In a deal to keep the government running, he sided with Democrats.

Trump Judicial Nominees Keep Mostly Mum In Confirmation Hearings

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard from some of President Trump's judicial nominees Wednesday, including two controversial appeals court nominees.

CEO Quits Trump's Diversity Council Over DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, talks with Mary Louise Kelly about his decision to resign from President Trump's National Diversity Coalition.

Christians And DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Christians of all denominations, including many evangelicals who have supported President Trump, are speaking out on behalf of immigrants protected from deportation under the DACA program.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Obama And Trump's Election

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

News Brief: Trump's Deal With Democrats, Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

In a surprise move, President Trump is siding with top Democrats in a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Also, Dánica Coto of The Associated Press talks about Hurricane Irma's path through the Caribbean.

'His Ideology Is White Supremacy': Ta-Nehisi Coates On Donald Trump

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump, and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

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Trump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee Investigators

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:00am

The president's son is expected to visit Capitol Hill on Thursday for a session behind closed doors with staff members looking into his meeting with Russian advocates last year in New York.

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Behind Support For 'Adoption,' A Web Of Clandestine Russian Advocates

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:00am

The sign on the door in Wilmington, Del., calls it a "human rights foundation" dedicated to resuming American adoption of Russian children. But what it's really about is anti-sanctions lobbying.

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States Sue To Block DACA Termination, Citing Trump's 'Racial Animus'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:09am

State attorneys general also argue that the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Obama-era program violates due process rights of the immigrants by failing to protect their personal data.

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Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:38pm

The popular Children's Health Insurance Program is up for renewal Sept. 30. Policy analysts say it's unclear if a deeply divided Congress facing major deadlines will get the job done.

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Prosecutor Says Menendez Did Favors For Friend To Protect His Lavish Lifestyle

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:20pm

Justice Department prosecutor Peter Koski began his opening arguments with a seemingly innocuous story: "A few years ago, a man sent an email requesting a hotel room for a long weekend in Paris."

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EU Court Rejects Bid By Hungary And Slovakia To Avoid Taking Migrants

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:15pm

The countries challenged a quota system adopted by the EU to help Italy and Greece during the 2015 migration crisis. Hungary's foreign minister vowed to fight any imposed relocation of refugees.

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Civil Rights Division Nominee Eric Dreiband Appears Before Senate Panel

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

More than 70 civil rights groups are objecting to President Trump's nomination of Eric Dreiband to serve as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. On Wednesday, Dreiband got a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.




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