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Politics In The News: Trump And Congress

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

President Trump's recent moves on the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration pile even more onto the agenda for Congress, which has been unable to get through even its top priorities.

Sen. Hasson On President Trump Ending Obamacare Subsidies

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

Trump this week ended subsidies to health insurance companies. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how this will impact the Affordable Care Act.

White House Actions Could Undermine ACA's Insurance Markets

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

President Trump has vowed to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. But with Congress failing to do that, Trump took action this week that could hurts the program.

Trump Plans to Pull The U.S. Out Of The Cultural Arm Of The U.N.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, regarding the announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the organization.

Trump Pushes Obamacare To Detonation, Forges Path Away From GOP, Democrats

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:00am

After three failed attempts at passing GOP health plans, President Trump appears to be trying to negotiate with Democrats by showing he's willing to facilitate the Affordable Care Act's collapse.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:52am

Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Trump Threatened To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal. But The Deal Wins — For Now

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:08pm

For all his denunciations of the Iran nuclear deal, the president passed up on a chance to exit from it. While the deal stays in place for now, plenty of questions remain about what might happen next.

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New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:44pm

Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case.

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Conservative Christians Express Frustration Toward Congressional Republicans

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

At the Values Voters Summit, thousands of conservative Christians are expressing their simmering frustration toward Republicans in Congress for not doing enough to support President Trump.

International Affairs Expert Says Not Recertifying Iran Deal Is A Mistake

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Vali Nasr, Dean of Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, about what happens now that President Trump says he won't recertify the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump Says He Won't Recertify Iran Nuclear Deal And Tells Congress To Take Next Steps

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

President Trump announced he is not recertifying the Iran nuclear deal, but he's not actually pulling out of it. Instead, he's sending it to Congress and asking them to decide on the next steps.

Pennsylvania Republican Says He's Concerned About Cost-Sharing Reductions Ending

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Congressman Charlie Dent, R-Pa., about the impact of the White House ending cost-sharing reductions.

Insurance Companies Say Premiums May Increase After Government Subsidies Stop

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

President Trump says the administration will no longer pay key Affordable Care Act subsidies. The result could be some consumers pay more for insurance coverage and the cost to the government rises.

Week In Politics: Trump Announces End To Obamacare Subsidy Payments

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

Ana Kasparian, host for The Young Turks network, and John Phillips of The Orange County Register, CNN, and KABC discuss the end of cost-sharing reduction subsidies by the government.

What Happens When Trump Sends Key Policy Issues To Congress

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

For the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration, President Trump has declared he's keeping campaign promises. But he's also creating more challenges for GOP lawmakers.

Trump's Refusal To Recertify Sets Off Reconsideration Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:00pm

President Trump's decision not to recertify the Iran nuclear deal opens the door for Congress to reevaluate the agreement. Foreign affairs analyst Jonathan Wachtel says the time is right to do so.

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Transcript: Trump's Remarks On Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:41pm

The president called the 2015 agreement "unacceptable," but he has so far not pulled the U.S. out of it. Here are his full remarks, delivered on Friday from the White House.

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Trump To Put Iran Nuclear Deal In Limbo By Refusing To Certify

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:30am

Faced with a Sunday deadline, the president will not sign off on the agreement as he has before. But that action alone won't unwind the deal, which some of Trump's own people argue is working.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:06am

The October 15th deadline for the U.S. to recertify its nuclear deal with Iran is fast approaching.

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins, A Trump GOP Critic, To Stay In The Senate

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:50am

While Collins would have been a front-runner in a race for governor, her centrist style had turned some Republicans against her and she might have faced a tough primary.

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