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Pomp, Circumstance And Screw-Ups: Inaugurations Through The Years

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

From Andrew Jackson to Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, presidential inaugurations have had their share of mistakes and oddities throughout history.

The Activist Divide Over The Women's March On Washington

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Lena Gardner of the Unitarian Universalist's Black Lives Matter group in Minneapolis is going to the Women's March on Washington, but initially felt excluded as a woman of color. She talks about why.

Minnesota Republican Rep. Tom Emmer On Trump, Russia And Obamacare Repeal

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:02am

Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota was an early supporter of Donald Trump. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about contact between a Trump adviser and the Russian ambassador, and Obamacare repeal plans.

Security Will Be Massive At Trump's Inauguration

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:30am

Thousands of law enforcement from dozens of agencies will guard the ceremonies, and authorities have planned for many contingencies, says Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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End of 'wet foot, dry foot' means Cubans can join ranks of the undocumented

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:07am

Unlike other migrants who arrive on American soil without visas, Cubans once had a unique place in U.S. immigration policy. Not anymore.

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Groups Protest Trump's Immigration Positions Across The Country

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:50pm

Immigrants and activists throughout the country are rallying in anticipation of Donald Trump's inauguration. They're protesting against mass deportation, which Trump discussed on the campaign trail.

Barbershop: Trump's Tweets, Press Conference And Obama's Farewell

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 4:43pm

Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia, conservative columnist Mona Charen and consultant Jolene Ivey discuss the biggest political stories of the week.

Jennifer Holliday Won't Be Performing At Trump Inauguration Event After All

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 2:54pm

The Broadway singer had accepted an invitation to sing at a welcome event for Donald Trump as a "bi-partisan songbird." By Saturday, she backed out of that decision, "calling it a lapse of judgement."

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Trump Attacks Civil Rights Hero Lewis As 'All Talk' After He Questions His Legitimacy

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 11:14am

The Georgia Democratic congressman said in an interview Friday he didn't view Trump as a "legitimate president" amid reports that Russian cyberattacks had intended to influence the elections.

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Ahead Of Inauguration Protests, Looking At The Transition 'From Protest To Power'

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:02am

Many groups will be demonstrating around the inauguration. Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin tells Scott Simon that demonstrations are a good start, but true change takes long-term effort.

What An Obamacare Repeal Would Mean For Rural Hospitals

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:02am

Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Obamacare repeal. She supports the law, but says the way it was implemented has hurt rural hospitals.

Former Government Post Nominee Says Nominees Are 'Pawns' In Partisan Fight

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:02am

Doug Wilson spent years going through a frustrating confirmation process for a job that required Senate approval. He says Republicans held up his confirmation and the confirmation of others.

A Trump Swing Voter Looks Ahead

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:02am

Voters in Pennsylvania's Luzerne County have reliably picked Democrats for president — until now. Jamie Ruppert is among those blue-collar, working-class voters who switched parties to vote Trump.

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Gen. Michael Flynn Spoke To Russian Ambassador Same Day Sanctions Were Announced

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:02am

President-elect Trump's pick for national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, spoke with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. on the same day President Obama retaliated for alleged Russian hacking.

What The End Of 'Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot' Means For Cubans

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:02am

The Obama administration has ended a program that let Cuban migrants enter the U.S. without visas. Scott Simon talks to Cuban author Carlos Eire, who was airlifted out of Cuba as a child in 1962.

Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 6:07am

Do people still believe the age-old notion that the next generation will deliver us from racism? Code Switch asked young and old(er). They rarely agreed on the answer.

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Trump Says He Won't Build A $2 Billion Golf Course In Dubai. He Has 2 Already

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:56am

Trump says he rejected a $2 billion deal to develop a golf course in Dubai. But he already has two golf courses in the works with the same developer.

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Trump Is Bringing His Love-Excoriate Relationship With Media Into Office

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:56am

As during the campaign, the president-elect wants the established media's attention and craves its respect — but gladly will feed outlets into the news grinder if they cross him. Ask CNN and BuzzFeed.

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GOP's Go-Slow 'Rescue Mission' Plan To Replace Obamacare

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:00am

Republicans say they will replace Obamacare using a methodical, step-by-step legislative approach combined with executive actions from the next Health and Human Services secretary.

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Trump Team: Adviser Spoke To Russia Official The Day U.S. Sanctions Were Announced

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:02pm

A transition spokesman had initially said the contacts by national security aide Michael Flynn occurred the day before the retaliation for election meddling was made public.

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