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FACT CHECK: Have Immigrants Lowered Wages For Blue-Collar American Workers?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:00am

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said the "numbers of low-skilled [immigrant] workers in particular is a major detriment to U.S. workers."

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After Health Care Collapse, GOP Seeks Redemption With Tax Cuts

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:00am

Congressional Republicans are shifting their focus to legislation to overhaul the federal tax code. They want to send a bill to President Trump by Thanksgiving.

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Senators Introduce 2 Bills To Try To Keep Trump From Firing Mueller

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:56am

President Trump cannot directly fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. There are, however, some strategic moves that could remove Mueller.

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The Secret Service No Longer Has A Command Post Inside Trump Tower

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:52pm

The service's move happened in July because the government couldn't reach agreement on lease terms with the Trump Organization. Agents protecting the president will still operate in the building.

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West Virginia Governor Expected To Switch To GOP At Trump Rally

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:26pm

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is expected to flip from the Democratic Party to the GOP Thursday night while appearing at a Trump campaign rally with the president.

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Source: Mueller Using D.C. Grand Jury In Russia Probe

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:44pm

A White House lawyer told NPR the administration is "committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller."

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Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Investigation

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:52pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Del Quentin Wilber of The Wall Street Journal about special counsel Mueller's decision to impanel a grand jury in the probe into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

White House Reverses Effort To Delay Obama Ozone Regulations

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

The Trump administration has reversed its effort to delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency regulation lowering acceptable ozone emissions, a major component of smog. The reversal comes after 16 states filed a lawsuit saying the delay was unlawful.

Decline In Democracy Spreads Across The Globe As Authoritarian Leaders Rise

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Across the world, many democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Larry Diamond of Stanford University about this "global democratic recession."

North Korea Confusion Illustrates Trump Administration's Divide Over Foreign Policy

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week the U.S. is not seeking a regime change in North Korea. That's in contrast to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who suggested last month that he would like to see Kim Jong-un removed from power. Former diplomats say it's the latest example of a less-than-coherent Trump administration foreign policy, where it's not clear who's in charge.

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Undermines Poem's Connection To Statue Of Liberty

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

White House adviser Stephen Miller's contention that the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus was only added later to the Statue of Liberty diminishes the poem's connection to the statue.

Trump Breaks With Business Lobby On Proposal To Curtail Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

When it comes to immigration, what is best for the American workforce and economy? That is the central question that's emerged after President Trump announced Wednesday he's backing a proposal in Congress to dramatically reduce legal immigration.

Transcripts Reveal Trump Told Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Least Important Thing'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, about the transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull back in January.

Trump's 'Drug-Infested Den' Remark In Transcript Angers New Hampshire

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:34pm

The state's governor and U.S. senators were among those who took umbrage at President Trump's comment in a transcript of a phone conversation Trump had with Mexico's president in January.

For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's Desk

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:23pm

More than two years after NPR revealed the U.S. government broke promises to World War II veterans whom it exposed to mustard gas, Congress has passed a bill to help them finally get compensation.

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Bill Moyers On Working With LBJ To Pass Medicare 52 Years Ago

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:59pm

Journalist Bill Moyers once worked as the special assistant to President Johnson, where he witnessed first-hand the political maneuvering that resulted in the landmark health care legislation.

Transcripts: Trump Told Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Least Important Thing'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:35am

Early on in his presidency, leaks showed an argumentative Trump on the phone with foreign leaders. New transcripts provide more details about how those phone calls went.

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The White House Pushes Limits On Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:06am

President Donald Trump has endorsed legislation that would cut the number of legal immigrations allowed into the United States by half over the next decade.

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Female Retired Marine With Viral Campaign Ad Hopes To Bridge Gap In Democratic Party

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:02am

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, says she likes the idea of single-payer health care, but that she's also a fiscal conservative.

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What Would A Popular Health Care Plan Look Like?

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:06am

If you locked experts of various political affiliations in a room and told them to draft a health care bill, what would they come up with? We'll find out.

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