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Counterterrorism Official Doubts Travel Ban Would Solve Real Threat

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to John Cohen, who served as a senior counterterrorism official for Presidents Bush and Obama. He says the delayed new travel order would do nothing to address real threats.

Rep. Pallone Voices Frustration Over Obamacare Replacement Bill

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Frank Pallone, top-ranking Democrat on the panel that will approve the bill. Democrats say they're being prevented from seeing a copy of the ACA replacement bill.

French Presidential Candidate Fights On Despite Fraud Allegations

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Conservative politician Francois Fillon continues to lose support in his bid to be France's next President. Fillon is facing allegations of corruption involving his wife.

Rush Begins For Contractors Who Want In On Border Wall Construction

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

A deadline has been set for firms interested in helping to build a wall along the southern border. Prototype ideas are due this week; the government plans to make some design decisions by mid-April.

Trump Accuses Obama Of Ordering A Wiretap On His New York Office

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump wants congressional intelligence committees to investigate whether the executive branch abused its powers in the run-up to last November's presidential election.

Michael Moore Wants To Channel Trump Voter Regret Into Political Opposition

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to filmmaker Michael Moore, who says disappointed voters need to call their members of Congress, take part in protests and think about running for local office themselves.

H-1B Visa Debate: Are Foreign Tech Workers Hired Over Americans?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Many employers say they need H-1B workers because of a talent shortage among U.S. tech companies. But some Americans say the program that allows foreigners to be hired has put them out of work.

Environmental Advocacy Group Monitors Trump's EPA For Changes

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Environmental groups are concerned about possible cutbacks to the EPA. Steve Inskeep talks to David Goldston, director of governmental affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Forbidding Forecast For Lyme Disease In The Northeast

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:00am

Lyme disease is spreading, and this summer is shaping up as a whopper. Why has the tick-borne illness gotten so bad? The answer traces back to something the colonists did more than 200 years ago.

(Image credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

These Days, Business Travel By Trump's Sons Is Costly And Complicated

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:47am

With the Trump family "so involved in international business, the logistical issues, costs and security risks are more substantial than we're used to seeing," says an expert in presidential travel.

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S. Korea: N. Korea Test-Fires Handful Of 'Unknown Projectiles' Into Japan Waters

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:43pm

The projectiles were launched from near the North's missile base of Tongchang-ri, on Sunday, says South Korea's military. At least one of the missiles flew about 620 miles.

Experts Say White House's Conway Response Raises Major Ethical Questions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:37pm

In the White House's letter to the Office of Government Ethics this week about Kellyanne Conway, there's a passage that is potentially far more significant than a clothing endorsement.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Will Russia Investigation Be Insulated From Political Interference?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 7:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will play no role in a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. During his confirmation, Sessions failed to disclose contacts with a Russian ambassador.

Despite The Name, Kona Brewing Isn't In Hawaii

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 6:23am

Confusion has engulfed the Kona Brewing Company. A class-action lawsuit accuses the brewer of creating the impression Kona is brewed in Hawaii. The company says its labels are clear.

Why Do Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges Have A Bad Taste?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:48am

The company used a bitter chemical on the small cartridges to discourage people — presumably small children — from swallowing them. Which doesn't explain why adults are tasting their video games.

On Both The Left And Right, Trump Is Driving New Political Engagement

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42am

Sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country, and they credit the president. One says Trump has helped people find common ground — based on their anger.

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Calls To Boycott Trump's Wines Haven't Seemed To Hurt Sales

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Some opponents of President Trump's policies have been using social media to promote a boycott of Trump wines. But supporters have been urging people to buy. So far, it appears sales are strong.

Sen. Coons Wants Sessions To Answer Senate Panel's Russian Questions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has been speaking out about the importance of pushing back on Russian aggression.

Travelers Are Weary Of U.S. Airports Even With Travel Ban On Hold

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

The White House soon will release a revised version of its travel ban. Some travelers with visas and even U.S. citizens, say they're experiencing unusually long detentions and questioning at airports.

It's Been A Tumultuous Week For Donald Trump

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Caldwell, senior editor at "The Weekly Standard," about Trump's speech to Congress, and who on Trump's team has meet with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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