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VP Pence On Obamacare Repeal Failure: 'Congress Just Wasn't Ready'

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 4:11pm

The Vice President was in West Virginia a day after the GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal efforts were scrapped. He joked that maybe some WWE superstars were needed on Capitol Hill.

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Oops... PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:41pm

Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.

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Los Angeles Health Clinic 'A Microcosm' Of The Nation's Anxieties

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:00pm

A South LA clinic started by Muslim doctors and students has served mostly low-income Latino and African-American patients for 20 years. Staff and patients now say they worry about their future.

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Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings End And The Political Games Begin

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 9:13am

The Senate Republicans have the vote and clout to ensure Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as Supreme Court justice. The only question is, how are the Democrats going to play their final losing cards.

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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 8:18am

President Trump is eager to put the health care debacle behind him and focus on tax reform, but the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act could handicap that effort.

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How Do You Say 'Gorsuch'?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

Partisan disagreements ran through this week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. One issue the members really struggled with was pronunciation of the nominee's name.

Wrapping Up A Jam-Packed Political Week

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

Investigations into Russia and the election, hearings on Neil Gorsuch, and the defeat of the GOP health plan were the big political stories of the week.

What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Associated Press reporter Jeff Horwitz about the latest news stories linking members of the Trump campaign to the Russian government.

Multiple Homes Mean More Costly Protection For Presidents

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

President Trump has two residences outside of the White House. That arrangement is very expensive for taxpayers, and it turns out, there is a federal law that tries to tame such spending.

GOP Lawmaker On The Defeat Of Health Plan

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Reed about the Republican health care bill that was pulled yesterday before the House voted on it. Reed supported the bill.

After Health Care Defeat, What's Next For Republicans?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to bring the Republican health care proposal to a vote. Republicans are in a majority, but they couldn't get together enough votes for it to pass.

After A Wild Week, The House Trump-Russia Probe Endures — Barely

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 5:35am

Despite howls from Democrats about "extraordinary" conduct and "obstruction of justice," the House Intelligence Committee's probe of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia goes on.

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This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 5:00am

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:16pm

President Trump co-wrote the book on making a deal in 1987. But the former businessman couldn't deliver on overhauling health care.

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Health Care Bill Collapses After Republicans Fail To Garner Enough Support

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:14pm

Republicans pulled their health care bill on Friday after failing to secure enough votes for it to pass in the House. In a statement, President Trump said he wanted to move onto tax reform.

Trump, Ryan Pull Health Care Bill After Failing To Secure Enough Votes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:09pm

Republicans pulled their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Friday after failing to secure enough votes for it to pass in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Byrne Outlines How Health Care Fight Exposed Divisions In GOP

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:13pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne about the decision to pull the Republican health care bill on Friday.

Trump Delivers Statement After Republican Leaders Pull Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:54pm

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office on Friday after Republican leaders made the decision to pull their health care bill that was designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.

State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:44pm

The directions, spread across four memoranda sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct consular officials to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

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Paul Manafort Agrees To Testify Before Congress In Russia Probe

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into potential ties between Trump aides and the Russian mischief in the 2016 presidential campaign. But partisan rancor and unusual revelations threaten to derail the committee's investigation — or at least, per critics, its credibility.

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