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Former Bush Speechwriter Weighs In Trump's Message Post Election

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, who has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump. How is the president-elect's message shaping up?

Trump Team To Discover Rolling Back Regulatons Isn't Easy

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump wants to undo two regulations for each new one that is issued. Republicans have a long list of rules they'd like to rescind on issues like the environment and labor.

Leon Panetta Weighs In On The Shaping Of Trump's Security Team

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

As Donald Trump moves to name his pick for Defense secretary and secretary of State, David Greene talks to Leon Panetta, who served as CIA director and Defense secretary in the Obama administration.

GOP Looks To Pence As Trump's Point Man On Capitol Hill

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:00am

Vice President-elect Mike Pence has close ties on Capitol Hill, where he served in the U.S. House for 12 years.

Can Trump's International Business Dealings Violate The Constitution?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 9:13pm

A legal debate is heating up around a provision called the Emoluments Clause. Experts are examining whether Trump can legally continue dealing with companies controlled by foreign governments.

Texas Death Case Tests Standards For Defining Retardation

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 7:13pm

The Supreme Court questions how states may determine whether a capital defendant is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be executed.

In Upstate New York, A Refugee Haven Prepares For Trump Presidency

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:13pm

Utica, N.Y., reshaped its culture and economy by opening the door to refugee immigrants. People in Utica are asking what happens to their experiment after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Polls Suggest Americans Warming To Donald Trump, But With Reservations

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:07pm

Post-election polls paint a picture of a nation that's cautiously optimistic about a Trump administration. However, voters are still heavily divided.

Trump's Rejection Of TPP Paves Way For China To Strike Asian Trade Deals

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

President-elect Donald Trump's abandonment of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal opens the way for China to strike its own deals across Asia.

Anti-Defamation League Reacts To Video Of Alt-Right Movement Meeting

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Deborah Lauter of the Anti-Defamation League about what they know about the so-called alt-right movement and for reaction to video circulating of the group's gathering in Washington, D.C., last weekend.

Anti-Defamation League Official: Recent Racist Incidents 'A Wake-Up Call'

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

The rise in hate crimes and in the prominence of white nationalist groups since Donald Trump's election highlight the need for concerned people to stand up and fight, says Deborah Lauter of the ADL.

Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Is 1.7 Million And Growing. Here's Why

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

There are still 2 million ballots left to count in California. Most of those votes will likely go to Hillary Clinton, further running up her lead in the popular vote.

Obama Presents 21 Medals Of Freedom In White House Ceremony

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jordan, Robert Redford, Bill and Melinda Gates and several other bold face names are receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Obama Tuesday.

How Past Presidents Approached Time-Honored Tradition Of Political Satire

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

American humorists have a long history of satirizing its leaders. From essays to cartoons to TV, Presidents get poked at and most just take it because it comes with being the most powerful person in the country. President-elect Donald Trump appears to be having a hard time — even now that he has won — with Saturday Night Live.

U.K. Rejects Trump's Call For Nigel Farage To Be Ambassador To The U.S.

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

The British government has rejected a suggestion from President-elect Trump that it should appoint arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage to be the United Kingdom's ambassador in Washington, D.C.

Stanford Study Finds Most Students Vulnerable To Fake News

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Professor Sam Wineburg about his study that tested over 7,800 teenagers about their ability to differentiate fake from real news and sponsored ads from news articles.

Jeff Sessions Appointment Poses Threat To Booming Marijuana Industry

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general has many in the fast-growing marijuana industry worried. Sessions is a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization.

Trump Foundation Admits To Violating Ban On Self-Dealing In Tax Filing

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

Donald Trump's charitable foundation admitted on a tax form to violating a legal prohibition on "self-dealing," according to The Washington Post. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to reporter David Fahrenthold about the discovery.

President-Elect Donald Trump Meets With 'The New York Times'

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:37pm

Various reporters and editors from The New York Times met with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Mike Grynbaum about the meeting.

Trump Video Lays Out Priorities, But Questions Of Conflicts, Transparency Remain

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 1:58pm

Trump's video was notable as much for what was left out as what he talked about. Much of it wasn't new, but there was no talk of repealing Obamacare or building a wall.

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