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Trump Suffers Huge Failure As GOP Withdraws Health Care Bill

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

According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Trump "left it all on the field" in terms of his efforts to gain support for the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. NPR takes a look at what this says about the president's ability to get the rest of his ambitious agenda through Congress.

Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

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

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders that are closely following the health care political circus are health insurance companies around the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Professor Sabrina Corlette of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University about what she has heard from the health care industry.

House Republican Leaders Withdraw Health Care Bill

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

House Republican leaders have pulled their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act after it became clear they did not have the votes to pass it.

Week In Politics: House Intel Committee, GOP Health Care Bill

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

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to political commentators Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Guy Benson of Townhall.com for the about the controversy surrounding the House Intelligence Committee, the debate over the GOP health care bill and Democrats' plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Health Care Bill Debate Centered On Essential Health Benefits

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

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Noam Levey, who covers national health care policy for The Los Angeles Times, about what happens with essential health benefits in the American Health Care Act.

House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill After Failing To Secure Votes

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

House Republicans pulled their health care bill on Friday after failing to secure enough votes. House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to reporters after the decision came to pull the bill.

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly On Health Care Bill: 'I Do Not Feel Defeated'

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

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly supports the American Health Care Act. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to him about what he likes about the bill and the decision to pull it on Friday.

Republican Leaders Postpone Vote On Health Care Bill

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

Republican leaders are postponing a vote on the American Health Care Act again after failing to secure enough support the bill.

Maryland High School Rape Case Highlights Debate Over Immigration

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

The nation's emotional debate over immigration is playing out at a high school in Maryland. A student was allegedly raped by two students, and the suspects are not from the U.S.

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

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

Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.

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In North Dakota, No Need For A Permit To Carry A Concealed Handgun

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:57pm

Critics of the legislation had argued that it was already easy to get a concealed-carry permit in North Dakota.

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Republicans Kill Health Care Vote As GOP Members Defect

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:43pm

Centrist and hard-line Republicans came out against the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Facing a near-certain defeat, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump agreed to pull the bill.

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Trump To House Republicans: Pass Health Care Bill Or Obamacare Stays In Place

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:51pm

President Trump sent a message to House Republicans on Thursday night that they must pass their health care bill on Friday or the Affordable Care Act stays in place.

House Intel Committee Leaders Divided As Russia Probe Continues

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:06pm

Rep. Adam Schiff, top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, breaks with chairman Devin Nunes' decision to close some hearings in the panel's probe of President Trump's connections to Russia.

Paul Manafort To Testify On Russia As House Intel Committee Drama Continues

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:34am

It's unclear when Trump's former campaign chair will speak. Meanwhile, the next open hearing is either postponed for logistics or canceled over Democratic objections — depending on whom you believe.

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:01am

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

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Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."

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Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.

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Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:38am

The president's reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Rep. Andy Harris On Upcoming Health Care Bill Vote

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:23am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.

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