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In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

3 hours 17 min ago

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.

Jill Stein Campaign Drops Statewide Recount Effort In Pennsylvania

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 6:54pm

Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein's lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts in three states.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.

Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.

For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 5:00am

Volunteers started working the day after Thanksgiving to give the White House its annual holiday charm.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:42pm

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

Trump Speaks To Taiwan's President In Move Likely To Anger Beijing

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:26pm

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since the U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 5:07pm

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food, Politicians' Even Less

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:02pm

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Why U.S.-Philippine Relations Could Improve Under Trump Presidency

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

U.S. criticism of the drug war in the Philippines has caused a profound souring of relations with the country, but Donald Trump's presidency could have a positive impact.

Past Advisers Outline Challenges Of Presidential Transitions

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

Presidential transitions are the moment when a presidential campaign switches from trying to win over voters to planning how to actually govern. For the incoming team, it is a high-stakes process that can be a deeply intimidating. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to David Axelrod, adviser to President Obama, and Ari Fleischer, press secretary to George W. Bush.

Trump's Pick For Defense Secretary Known For Independent Thinking

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

Gen. James Mattis broke ranks with the Obama administration and left his post in charge of U.S. Central Command over his fixation on Iran as a threat to the U.S. Mattis is known as an independent thinker in the military. His past statements put him at odds with some of Donald Trump's views as well.

Week In Politics: Trump Begins 'Thank You' Tour In Indiana

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, about the beginning of President-elect Donald Trump's "thank you" tour, new controversy over Trump's tweets about voter fraud and his latest cabinet appointments.

Trump Returns To Campaign Tone In First Post-Election Rallies

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

Donald Trump held the first of several post-election rallies, returning to the tone of his campaign and repeating many of the claims he made on the trail. But now he's the president-elect.

For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.

Keith Ellison's Bid To Lead The DNC Faces Increasing Resistance

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:04pm

On the eve of a debate among DNC chair candidates, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is facing criticism about his past remarks about Israel.

Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The Military

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:45pm

Legally, recently retired generals aren't eligible to serve as secretary of defense. While praising James Mattis' service, some Democrats question whether he should lead the Defense Department.

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