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9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:00am

"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.

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Democratic Senator Glad GOP's Bill Is Sidelined, But Sees Long Fight Ahead

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:11pm

Michigan's Debbie Stabenow says apparent defeat of Republicans' health care effort in the Senate is "great news," but notes that earlier attempts have been forsaken and rebooted.

With Two More Defections Tabling Health Care Bill, What's Next For GOP?

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:56pm

NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro explains the future for Republicans' health care efforts after senators from Utah and Kansas announced they wouldn't support consideration of the current bill.

More GOP Senators Say No, Killing Chances For Republican Health Care Bill

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 8:01pm

Utah Republican Mike Lee and Jerry Moran of Kansas have added their names to the no column, bringing to four the number of GOP senators opposed to the measure.

President Trump's Lawyer Faces Ethical Questions

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:22pm

Jay Sekulow, President Trump's attorney, is a major figure in the conservative Christian political movement. But there are very big ethical questions about the two charities he's involved in.

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Neurosurgeon: McCain's Recovery From Brain Surgery Might Take Weeks

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:55pm

Neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji says that the operation performed on Sen. John McCain to remove a blood clot from his brain gets people home within days, but they still need time to recover.

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Trump Administration Moves To Defund Teen Pregnancy Research Programs

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Texas A&M professor Kelly Wilson about the Trump administration's moves to defund teen pregnancy research programs, including the program she leads at Texas A&M.

Trump's 'Made In America' Week Highlights Products Made In The U.S.

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The White House is showcasing products that are made in the U.S.A. this week, drawing an unintended contrast with the Trump Organization's own practices of making products overseas.

Sen. McCain's Recovery From Blood Clot Surgery Threatens GOP Health Care Vote

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The imperiled Senate health care bill hit an unexpected hurdle over the weekend with a health scare that is keeping GOP Sen. John McCain home in Arizona. Without his vote, the bill cannot pass.

In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:16pm

Doctors, consumers and politicians say big federal cuts to Medicaid funding would jeopardize the treatment a lot of kids rely on. The state would either have to make up lost funding or cut benefits.

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Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs To Become Public, If They Exist

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:09pm

A good government group sued the Trump administration to get the records, but it's not clear if visitor logs are actually kept at the president's Florida resort.

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MAGAnomics And The Quest For Three Percent

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:06am

We know what it's called, but what is it?

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Legal Challenges Expected As Seattle Approves Income Tax On High Earners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. The highly paid tech workers there are expected to pay a new city income tax to help those who make less.

Rep. Hurd On Latest Probes Into Russia Investigation

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Congressman Will Hurd of Texas, a member of the House intelligence committee, about the latest on investigations into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia.

News Brief: GOP Health Bill Vote Postponed, Iran Sentences U.S. Citizen

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

A vote on the Senate's health care bill has been delayed. An American graduate student who disappeared in Iran months ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to an Iranian news agency.

At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some of Russia's Rich and Powerful

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

After recent revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and a Russian-American lobbyist, investigators want to know more about the Trumps' Moscow sojourn.

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Timeline of Events: The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The back story of the Moscow pageant, the Russian father-son duo — one a billionaire developer and the other an aspiring pop star, the British-born promoter and the future American president.

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Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The June 2016 email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. puts what happened in the spring and summer of that year in a new light.

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Venezuela's Opposition To Vote On Symbolic Referendum Against Consitution Rewrite

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Venezuelans are voting Sunday on President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite their constitution. Opposition leaders, who called for the plebiscite, are hoping for a huge turnout of "no" voters.

Before Its First Meeting, Learn About The New Election Integrity Comission

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

The Washington Post's David Weigel talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the new Commission on Election Integrity, and why some states are refusing to go along with it.

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