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Here's What's In Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Bill

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00am

Don't understand what the independent Vermont senator's single-payer plan is? Here are the bullet points. (For starters, his new program would not look a whole lot like Medicare.)

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Trump Meets With Democrats To Build Support For Tax Overhaul Plan

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump is engaged in a campaign to build support for a tax overhaul. It includes meeting with Democratic leaders. The details of a tax plan, though, are still weeks away.

Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed In Vermont

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about why Vermont was unable to establish a single-payer health care system.

Bernie Sanders Introduces 'Medicare-For-All' Health Bill

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a Medicare-for-all public health system. A number of Democrats signed on to co-sponsor the bill, showing that the party may be embracing that position more firmly.

Should Nuclear Inspectors Have Access To Iran's Military Sites?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:29pm

Critics say inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are failing to routinely inspect military sites where potential nuclear fuel could be diverted to a covert nuclear weapons program.

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Pete Domenici, Former Senator And Balanced-Budget Advocate, Dies

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:12pm

Domenici, 85, was longest-serving senator from New Mexico. During his six terms, he advocated for nuclear energy and parity for mental illness in health insurance in addition to balanced budgets.

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Journalist Says: In North Korea, Talk Of War And Nuclear Weapons Is 'Everywhere'

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:08pm

New Yorker writer Evan Osnos visited North Korea in August to understand what they really mean when they talk about nuclear war. He found that nuclear weapons are an essential part of their society.

Justice Department Denies Senate Request For FBI Interviews, Citing Special Counsel

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:53pm

The Justice Department has told Congress it will not make FBI employees available for interviews, avoiding conflicts with the ongoing criminal investigation into Russian election interference.

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House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:08am

Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn may have kept up contacts with the promoters of a vast Middle Eastern nuclear deal even as he was serving as national security adviser.

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Facts And Friction

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:06am

Who fact-checks the fact checkers?

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Senator Jeff Flake's Reality Check For Republicans

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:40am

Why the Arizona Republican is asking members of his own party to reflect on what they want to stand for as conservatives.

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Recent Natural Disasters Revive Political Discussions On Climate Change

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:40am

Following Irma, some Republican officials in Florida are calling on the Trump administration to address climate change. Will stronger storms and record flooding change this political debate?

White House Takes An Aggressive Approach On Tax Overhaul

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:40am

President Trump is working on plan that could win bipartisan support. He'll meet with lawmakers on the topic Wednesday, and Tuesday night he hosted a bipartisan group of senators for dinner.

News Brief: Trump's Tax Overhaul Push, Irma's Damage, Russia Goes After NGO

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

The White House is deep in the midst of a tax overhaul push. Also, we look at the damage from Hurricane Irma and Russia's investigation of a watchdog group called the SOVA Center.

Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

New rules — such as giving chickens more space to roam — were approved by the Obama administration, but put on hold under Trump. Now the organic industry is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Rep. Will Hurd On Trump And Congress

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

Is the relationship between the Trump administration and congressional Republicans worse than ever? Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas talks with Mary Louise Kelly.

Advocates Highlight Foreign Aid's Success Stories Amid Talk Of Cuts

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

Earlier this year President Trump called for deep cuts in foreign aid. But even small cuts could be catastrophic for some aspects of global health.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The Debt Ceiling

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:02am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks to Rachel Martin and answers questions from listeners about the history of the debt ceiling.

Trump, Bannon Moves Ahead Of 2018 Could Threaten GOP Senate Majority

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am

Trump has criticized incumbent GOP senators while praising a Democrat who is a top GOP target. And Steve Bannon is threatening to boost primary challengers in GOP races, perhaps making 2018 tougher.

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Sen. Tim Scott To Meet With Trump Over Charlottesville Response

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is scheduled to meet with President Trump Wednesday to discuss, in part, the president's response to a white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va.

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