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Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine Calls GOP Health Plan 'Horrible'

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:19am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about the House Republican health care bill and the current situation in Syria, six years after the civil war began.

5 Charts That Explain The CBO Report On The Republican Health Plan

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 5:43am

See how the new health care bill would affect the uninsured, the cost of coverage and the federal deficit, according to a budget analysis.

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With Flights Canceled, 2 Texas Congressmen Hit The Road For D.C.

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

GOP Rep. Will Hurd and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke are on a bipartisan road trip. When flights from Texas to Washington were canceled by snow, they decided to make the trip by car — together.

Courts To Hear Disputes About Whether Trump's Travel Ban Is Constitutional

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump's revised order on immigration, which temporarily halts the refugee program and travel from 6 mostly Muslim countries, goes into effect on Thursday. Courts are asked to block it.

Individual Insurance Market Could Take A Hit Under GOP Health Plan

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

The Congressional Budget Office predicts big changes in the individual insurance market if Republicans succeed in passing a bill to replace Obamacare.

Constituents Of Rep. Fortenberry Had Lots To Say About Health Care

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, who met with constituents after analysis of his party's health care plan. Fortenberry met a packed town hall audience on Monday.

Leaked Returns Give Insight Into Trump's Taxes

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

The administration made public information from President Trump's 2005 tax returns — after copies anonymously were put in the mailbox of journalist David Cay Johnston. Steve Inskeep talks to Johnston.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Immigration Policy Questions

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

On this latest segment of AskCokie, columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts takes listener questions on the history of immigration policy in the U.S.

Washington State Challenges Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is among those attorneys general who have opposed President Trump's revised travel ban, and have challenged it in court.

A Long List Of Challenges Awaits Rex Tillerson In Asia

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:42am

As the new secretary of state starts a six-day sweep through East Asia, he heads into a region full of challenges, both old and new.

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Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:01am

Community groups use both "hard" and "soft" approaches, involving organizing residents, bringing media attention to evictions, and advocating for government policies that protect tenants.

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Trump Paid About $38 Million In Federal Taxes In 2005, Leaked Returns Say

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:34pm

A two-page copy of his returns show he earned about $150 million, and would have paid much less in taxes, but for the alternative minimum. The White House said the returns were illegally published.

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Ethics Documents Suggest Conflict Of Interest By Trump Adviser

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 5:06pm

Christopher Liddell appeared to be invested in 18 companies when he joined the president in meetings with their CEOs. The investments totaled between $3 million and $4 million.

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Making Sense Of The Dutch Election — And The Role Geert Wilders May Play

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:03pm

Wednesday's election may be political populism's next big test. Geert Wilders' right-wing Freedom Party has led in polls — until recently. Two political analysts put his political impact in context.

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Former CBO Director Responds To Report On GOP Health Care Bill

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, about the CBO report on the cost of the latest health care bill and the group's overall reliability in predicting the cost of such legislation.

Democratic Senators Ask For Threat Assessment On Trump's Properties

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Tom Udall about the letter he and other Democrats sent to Trump administration officials regarding threat assessments and costs of protecting the Trump Organization's properties around the world.

Top Marine Testifies Before Congress On Nude-Photo Scandal

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

Senators excoriated Navy Department witnesses, including the commandant and sergeant major of the Marine Corps, over an online ring in which service members shared explicit photos of their female colleagues. The Pentagon is investigating a scandal that now appears to go beyond just the Marine Corps as first believed.

In The Age Of Fake News And Alternative Facts, Al Gore Remains Optimistic

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former Vice President Al Gore about the new edition of his book, The Assault On Reason.

Republicans Divided Over Health Care Bill After Critical CBO Report

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

Republicans are divided over the health care plan being pushed by the House speaker and the White House, which congressional analysts say will mean 24 million fewer people insured in 10 years.

Love In The Time Of Repeal And Replace

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:01pm

One couple sped up their wedding plans because of concern over how a GOP health plan might affect them. The bride had bad experiences in getting health insurance before Obamacare.

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