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When We Say "Support The Troops"...

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:06am

How do you thank them for their service?

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We Woke Up Like This: 366 Days Later

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:06am

We're not here to replay the election or question the results.

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No Major Breakthroughs Are Reported During Trump-Xi Talks

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:52am

President Trump said trade relations are unfair but he avoided criticizing his hosts. President Xi went out of his way to emphasize that China is buying U.S. products as well as selling to the U.S.

Will Tuesday's Election Results Interfere With GOP Plans For Tax Overhaul?

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Congress is dealing with a fast-approaching deadline set by President Trump: have a tax overhaul bill on his desk by Christmas. To achieve that, a process that takes months needs to happen in weeks.

News Brief: China Lavishes Trump With Red-Carpet Treatment

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump and his Chinese counterpart held bilateral meetings in Beijing and then made a joint appearance before the press. And, how do ordinary Chinese view America and the president?

House GOP Tax Plan Is Little Help To High-Tax States Like New Jersey

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Being able to deduct local income and property taxes, evens things out — but the House Republican plan in the works eliminates most of those reductions, meaning no tax savings.

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Republicans Move On Tax Overhaul In House And Senate

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am

The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to approve a sweeping plan to cut taxes for most individuals and businesses. Senate Republicans are set to unveil their own vision for taxes.

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A Year Later, The Shock Of Trump's Win Hasn't Totally Worn Off In Either Party

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans are firmly behind the president in public, but privately worry that he could hurt the GOP's future. Democrats have been consumed by infighting for most of the year.

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CBO: Repealing Health Coverage Mandate Would Save $338 Billion

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:52pm

Republicans have been toying with repealing the Affordable Care Act insurance mandate in their tax bill. The Congressional Budget Office says that would save money but make coverage much more costly.

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After Maine Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion, Governor Raises Objections

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:12pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed Medicaid expansion several times before, so advocates took the measure to the ballot box. Now the governor is placing financial conditions on moving ahead.

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High Court Says Germany's Birth Registry Must Allow Third Gender Option

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Lawmakers must create new rules either creating a third gender option or dispensing with gender in civil status. An advocacy group called the decision "a small revolution in the area of gender."

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Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis On State's Election

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with former Republican Congressman Tom Davis from Virginia about the Democratic victories in yesterday's elections. Democrats had a strong showing up and down the ballot throughout the state.

Winners Of 2017 Elections Include A Lot Of Historical Candidates

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Across the country, Tuesday's election was full of firsts. In Virginia, the House of Delegates gained its first openly transgender member, its first two Latinas, and its first Asian-American woman — and those are just the returns of one state's historical elections.

Vice President Pence Visits Small Texas Community Following Deadly Shooting

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

On the day that Vice President Pence visits Sutherland Springs, Texas to console victims of Sunday's church shooting, people in the town are still reacting to and reflecting on what's happened to the small community.

Clinton Voters React To This Year's Democratic Wins

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Last night marked the first big win for Democrats after the devastation of the 2016 election. It would be hard to argue that last night's victories can solve the party's challenges. Following Tuesday's election, some of Clinton's voters from Ohio discuss their ongoing frustrations with the Democratic party.

U.S. House To Review Sexual Harassment Policies After Reports From Former Lawmakers

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

The House Administration Committee, which oversees operations in the U.S. House, is holding a hearing to review existing training and policies to deal with sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. The hearing comes following a wave of high-profile sexual harassment scandals that includes reports from former female lawmakers of past harassment.

DNC Chair Tom Perez On What This Year's Election Means For The Party

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Democrats won a tight race for governor in Virginia and picked up wins in many races across the country. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, about what these wins mean for the party now and down the road in 2018.

Democrats Made Surprisingly Strong Showing Up And Down The Ballot In Virginia

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Democrats in Virginia — and beyond — are celebrating what turned out to be a very good Election Day for the party. Virginia Democrats surpassed expectations in statewide and local races in what many are seeing as a repudiation of President Trump.

'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life' Examines The Personal Traits That Marked FDR For Greatness

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:00pm

NPR's Ron Elving says historian Robert Dallek's latest tome "emphasizes the human scale of FDR's life, his interaction with the people around him and the interplay among his intimates."

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2018 Midterms: What To Watch For One Year Out

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:50pm

Democrats are feeling buoyed by big wins Tuesday in Virginia while Republicans are being hobbled by a deeply unpopular president — with control of the House on the line.

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