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Trump Proposes 20 Percent Tax On Mexican Imports To Pay For Border Wall

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump is considering a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico as a way to pay for the wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. That means American consumers would end up footing much of the bill.

Fast Food Workers File Complaints Against Companies Run By Trump Labor Pick

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Employees of the fast food chains run by President Trump's labor secretary nominee filed complaints Thursday alleging wage theft and sexual harassment, among other things. The complaints to state and federal agencies allege that as CEO of the company that owns the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains, Andrew Puzder helped create a workplace culture that encouraged discrimination.

Mexico's President Cancels Planned Meeting With Trump

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump said if Mexico won't pay for the wall, Mexico's president shouldn't bother coming to Washington, D.C., next week. So Mexico's president cancelled his trip. Mexicans are outraged by Trump and support their president's decision.

Russian Security Expert Maintains Putin Was Behind DNC Hack

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Despite official Kremlin denials and worthless U.S. intelligence reports, Russia's leading Internet security expert says the fingerprints of Putin's cyber-warriors are all over the Democratic National Committee hack.

Republicans Consider Plans To Replace Obamacare In Philadelphia

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Republicans spent the day working on plans to replace the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the tax code in Philadelphia, where they were joined by President Trump, Vice President Pence and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Despite Economic Troubles, Residents Of Kansas Town Remain Proud

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Independence, Kan., is shrinking with the population down to about 9,000 people. Many businesses have closed up shop, and the city's hospital shut down in 2015. But the folks who live there remain proud of their town and its history.

Former EPA Scientist Weighs In On Fate Of Climate Science Under Trump

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The relationship between the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is off to a rough start. The new administration has instructed officials to freeze its grants and contracts, external communication has been frozen, and academic papers by agency scientists may be subject to review before publication. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tracey Woodruff, a former senior scientist and policy advisor at the EPA under the Clinton and Bush administration, about whether previous transitions in administrations have always had been this rocky.

Theresa May Pledges To Challenge Trump On Importance Of NATO

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The British prime minister is expected to discuss an increase in trade between the two countries when she meets with Trump on Friday. But there might be some friction about the future of NATO.

Dairy Farmers Fear Loss Of Labor Under Trump Immigration Actions

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Dairy farmers rely on thousands of immigrants, most of them undocumented, to milk the cows. They fear Trump administration policies will cause their labor pool to dry up.

Career Diplomats Leave State Department As Trump Presidency Begins

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

When the next secretary of state is confirmed, he will take over a department with many vacancies. Top State Department managers are leaving, and there is still no word on who a Trump administration will choose to replace them.

Human Rights Professor: Liberal Democracy 'Seems To Be Unraveling'

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Ian Buruma, professor of human rights and journalism at Bard College, about the realignment of power both domestically and internationally under a Trump administration.

Huge Federal Climate Enterprise At Stake As Trump Team Moves In

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 2:38pm

The country's single biggest source of climate information is the federal government. What happens if a Trump administration tries to censor it?

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Journalist: Russia's Interference Is An 'Assault On The Western Liberal Order'

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 2:37pm

Luke Harding, the former Moscow Bureau Chief for The Guardian, says that Putin "wants to turn the clock back to an age ... where strong sovereign nations didn't talk about values or human rights."

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GOP '200 Day' Agenda Calls for Spending, Tax Cuts. But What About the Deficit?

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 1:30pm

At the annual GOP congressional retreat, House Speaker Paul Ryan outlined a legislative agenda that includes plans to repeal and replace Obamacare and rewrite the federal tax code.

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Has Been Trolling Trump On Twitter For Months

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:05pm

Throughout the presidential campaign, the linguistic institution developed its funny style of delicately poking at Donald Trump and his associates on Twitter.

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Mexico's President Cancels Planned D.C. Trip To Meet With Trump

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:58am

President Trump tweeted this morning: "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting." Now, President Peña Nieto has done just that.

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Trump: Chelsea Manning An 'Ungrateful Traitor' For Criticizing Obama

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 9:27am

Trump's response amplified the criticism of the former president by the former Army private, whose sentence for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks was commuted by Obama last week.

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Republicans Plan Next Move At Philadelphia Retreat

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Congressional Republicans are huddling in Philadelphia to work out plans on health care and tax reform. President Trump and Vice President Pence take part in meetings today.

Immigrants Greet New Trump Rules With Protest And Worry

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Immigrants who are staying in the U.S. illegally are worried about how President Trump's recent executive order to withhold funds from sanctuary cities could upend their lives.

House Intelligence Committee To Investigate Russia And Election

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks with Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who is launching an investigation into President Trump's potential connections to Russia.

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