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Maryland Democrats Aim To 'Build The Pipeline' For Women In Office

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:43am

Democratic activists are using the momentum from the election and the Women's March to get more people engaged in politics. One group coaches women of all different backgrounds to run for office.

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How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:03am

The Affordable Care Act covers 8 million millennials through Medicaid expansion, insurance exchanges, and the ability to stay on a parents' plan until age 26. The GOP health bill limits some options.

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At Mnuchin's First Big Meeting, G20 Shies From Endorsing Free Trade

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:17pm

The gathering of the world's largest economies, the group took a step back from its typically overt pro-free trade agenda. The cause of the change seemed to be pushbak from the United States.

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Trump's Budget And The Mississippi Delta's Economy

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:12am

Scott Simon talks to Chris Masingill of the Delta Regional Authority, an agency that promotes the economy of the Mississippi Delta's eight states. It would be eliminated under Trump's budget proposal.

Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro On Russian Election Meddling

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:12am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro about his role on the House Intelligence Committee, which will hold a hearing Monday on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

The Rise Of Secularism And The Alt-Right

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:12am

More Americans are no longer affiliated with a religious institution. Peter Beinart of The Atlantic tells NPR's Scott Simon how that rise in secularism contributed to the rise of Donald Trump.

Conservative Media Divided Between Trump And GOP Lawmakers

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:12am

Conservative media have begun to split. Some support the White House and some support congressional Republicans. Scott Simon talks with Michael Graham, podcast editor for The Weekly Standard.

Redistricting Reform Advocates Say The Real 'Rigged System' Is Gerrymandering

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 5:00am

Advocates in Virginia and beyond hope voters will be more engaged in the wake of the 2016 and ready to take on redistricting reform.

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Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed At Controlling Consumer Protection Agency

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:24pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in the executive branch, but the president doesn't control it, which he says is unconstitutional. Agency supporters say independence is its strength.

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The Axis Of Awkward: When Merkel Met Trump

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:46pm

It's hard to imagine two more different political figures. Whether these polar opposites can collaborate may be the single biggest factor in determining the future of the trans-Atlantic partnership.

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In Virginia, Advocates Hope To Engage Voters In Redistricting Reform Efforts

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:30pm

In the wake of the 2016 election, redistricting reform advocates are hoping to engage voters in efforts to reduce partisan gerrymandering. In Virginia, activism is taking the form of a lawsuit and grassroots campaign.

British Government Denies Wiretapping Trump Campaign

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:30pm

The United Kingdom government says claims by President Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, that Britain spied on the Trump campaign are ridiculous and should be ignored.

Week In Politics: GOP Health Care Bill, Trump's Budget Proposal

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Republican health care bill and President Trump's budget proposal.

Trump Hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel At The White House

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:30pm

At a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Trump was asked about his controversial claims about wiretapping, the GOP health care bill and his views on trade.

Secret Service Employee's Laptop Stolen In New York

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:37pm

It is unclear what information was on the agency-issued laptop, though a spokeswoman says the computers "are not permitted to contain classified information." An investigation is ongoing.

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Trump Claims To Move Some Republicans From 'No' To 'Yes' On GOP Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:06pm

Following a White House meeting, President Trump says he moved some conservative Republicans opposed to the healthcare bill into the "yes" column.

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Trump Stands By Unproven Wiretap Claim At Joint News Conference With Merkel

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

In an awkward moment, Trump referred to 2013 revelations the NSA spied on the German chancellor: "We have something in common." The leaders, meeting for the first time, also spoke of trade and NATO.

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WATCH LIVE: After First Face-To-Face Meeting, Trump And Merkel Address Media

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

Ruffled by President Trump's past comments, U.S.-German relations haven't been warm lately. Hopes remain that Trump's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel might help reset the relationship.

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In First Face-To-Face, Trump And Merkel Expected To Tackle Trade And NATO

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

Ruffled by some of President Trump's past comments, U.S.-German relations haven't exactly been warm lately. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House on Friday may change matters.

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Why Eliminating Government Agencies Is A Lot Easier Said Than Done

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:39am

President Trump's budget blueprint isn't the administration's only effort to downsize and reorganize the government. It's something many presidents have tried before him.

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