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Rep. Jeb Hensarling Calls Consumer Financial Protection Bureau A 'Rogue Agency'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "must go" and is unaccountable. The agency was created after the financial crisis of 2008.

Rep. Chaffetz Says Town Hall Protesters 'Intimidate And Bully People'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:02am

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with Steve Inskeep about why he has declined to investigate President Trump's conflicts of interest, and responds to his raucous reception at a town hall.

Tight Race For DNC Chair Narrows Ahead Of Weekend Vote

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:23am

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez won a key endorsement just days before Saturday's vote for the next DNC chair. Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota are the race's two front-runners.

Plan To Disrupt Immigration Raids Will Enlist Songs And Prayers

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:22am

Volunteers training to disrupt immigration raids are forming mobile sanctuaries in hopes that enforcement agents will honor a long-standing policy of not arresting people in those spaces.

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In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 8:50pm

Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.

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Watch Live: Vice President Pence Addresses CPAC

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:19pm

Pence, whose brand of conservatism is more traditionally suited for the annual confab than President Trump's, is speaking Thursday evening.

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Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 5:35pm

More than 300 imminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.

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Former Rep. Giffords: Lawmakers Should 'Have Some Courage,' Hold Town Halls

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 5:23pm

Gabrielle Giffords responded to a Texas Republican who said he was not holding public meetings because groups from "more violent strains of the leftist ideology" were threatening public safety.

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Some Teachers, Principals and Students Condemn Trump Transgender Policy

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:33pm

Supporters say it was wrong to force local schools to allow transgender students to choose which bathroom to use. Critics say rescinding that policy empowers those who harass transgender kids.

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On Tillerson And Kelly Visit, Mexico Seeks 'Clarity' On Immigration Proposals

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:03pm

Just days after the Department of Homeland Security detailed how it will implement President Trump's policies, Mexican officials warned Thursday they would not accept "measures imposed unilaterally."

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Trump Sends Top Aides To Mexico Amid Tensions With U.S.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Mexico to discuss issues including border security, trade and fractious relations between the two neighboring countries.

Transgender Student In Virginia Bathroom Case Reacts To Trump's Order

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Gavin Grimm, a trans high school senior, and his lawyer, Joshua Block of the American Civil Liberties Union, about Trump's lifting of transgender bathroom guidelines.

CPAC Attendees Weigh In On Trump's Lifting Of Transgender Bathroom Rule

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Attendees of CPAC voice their opinions about President Trump's decision to roll back Obama's guidance to schools regarding transgender students and bathroom use.

Trump Advisers Steve Bannon And Reince Priebus Appear At CPAC

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared together at the nation's biggest gathering of conservatives Thursday, as they try to defy reports of infighting in the administration.

In Wisconsin, Trump Democrats Consider Future Of Their Party

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in the 2016 election. Voters weigh in on how Trump was able to break the blue wall by flipping so many states in the Rust Belt.

Trump Directs Agencies To Identify How Much Aid The U.S. Gives Mexico

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump has directed the heads of all executive departments and agencies to identify all funds given to Mexico. NPR takes a look at the exact amount of those funds and how that figure compares to the cost of building a wall on the southern U.S. border.

Amid U.S.-Mexico Strains, Tillerson And Kelly Take On 'Tough Trip'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:13pm

Talks between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly with their Mexican counterparts were intended to smooth out growing tensions between the two countries.

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What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:01pm

Lawyers fighting over the scope of civil rights law for transgender people are urging the Supreme Court to bring some clarity to the issues.

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Disgusted By Trump, A CIA Officer Quits. How Many More Could Follow?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:59pm

Ned Price made a big public exit in protest over President Trump. Other CIA workers say they want to wait and see. Tension between the White House and the intelligence community simmers.

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DeVos, Defiant At CPAC, Walks A Fine Line On Transgender Rights

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:52pm

President Trump's education secretary didn't hold back before conservative activists outside Washington, except when it came to the Trump administration's guidance on schools and transgender rights.

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