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In The Age Of Fake News And Alternative Facts, Al Gore Remains Optimistic

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former Vice President Al Gore about the new edition of his book, The Assault On Reason.

Republicans Divided Over Health Care Bill After Critical CBO Report

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

Republicans are divided over the health care plan being pushed by the House speaker and the White House, which congressional analysts say will mean 24 million fewer people insured in 10 years.

Love In The Time Of Repeal And Replace

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:01pm

One couple sped up their wedding plans because of concern over how a GOP health plan might affect them. The bride had bad experiences in getting health insurance before Obamacare.

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Key In GOP Health Care Overhaul: Massive Changes To Medicaid

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:51pm

The American Health Care Act calls for big cuts for the program that serves low-income people, people with disabilities and the elderly. As a candidate, President Trump promised "no cuts" to Medicaid.

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In A French Town, Voters Try To Make Sense Of An Election Race Like No Other

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:55am

The scandals and party in-fighting in this year's French presidential election have left voters unsure about which candidate to vote for.

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Murdoch And Trump, An Alliance Of Mutual Interest

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:08am

The media titan, long accustomed to influence and access when it comes to Australian and British prime ministers, is poised to enjoy similar status with President Trump.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill Speaks Out On Why 'Trumpcare' Is A 'Disaster'

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:29am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri who sits on one of the Senate committees that must approve the Republican health care bill in order for it to reach the floor.

'The Atlantic' Examines Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Molly Ball, who profiles presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway in the new issue of The Atlantic. The story is called: "Kellyanne's Alternative Universe."

CBO Report: GOP Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Health Coverage By 2026

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Congressional Budget Office released a report on Monday estimating that the GOP health care bill would reduce the number of people with health insurance by 24 million a decade from now.

Researchers Examine Breitbart's Influence On Election Information

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

A study of 1.25 million media stories says a Breitbart-centered media ecosystem fostered the sharing of stories that were, at their core, misleading. Steve Inskeep talks to researcher Yochai Benkler.

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:00pm

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

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Fearing Deportation, Families Plan For The Worst

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:45pm

On top of the fear immigrant parents have of the Trump administration's immigration enforcement, they worry about the children they could be separated from. So they're making plans, just in case.

Congressional Budget Office Releases Report On GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:44pm

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released an analysis of the House GOP health care bill on Monday. Proponents of the bill downplayed the importance of what the CBO is likely to do.

GOP Health Care Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Coverage By 2026, CBO Says

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:49pm

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report on the potential impact of the House GOP health care bill.

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Boston Surgeon Criticizes Republican Health Care Plan

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, about how he thinks the Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare will affect doctors and patients.

Bitter Feud Heats Up Between Florida's Top Republicans

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:39pm

While half of the states have Republicans in control of the legislature and the governor's office, unified GOP control doesn't mean it's easy to push through an agenda. Florida is a prime example, where a public feud is unfolding between two state leaders as the annual legislative session gets underway.

Rep. Steve King Criticized For Tweet Supporting European Nationalist

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:39pm

Rep. Steve King is under fire from fellow Republicans for tweeting out support for a far-right nationalist in Europe. But years of criticism for past racially insensitive remarks make it clear that King isn't swayed by disapproval from his own colleagues.

New York Federal Prosecutor Fired After Refusing To Resign

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Benjamin Weiser of The New York Times about the career of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired Saturday after he refused to resign.

ACLU Lawyer Sits At Heart Of Legal Resistance To Trump Agenda

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 1:30pm

In some ways, the American Civil Liberty Union's new national legal director, David Cole, has spent his entire career preparing for this moment.

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White House Faces Deadline Monday To Provide Proof That Obama Wiretapped Trump

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:56pm

The Trump administration has until the end of the day Monday to send a House panel any evidence that former President Obama ordered surveillance on President Trump, as Trump has claimed.

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