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Groups Behind Trump Resistance Look To Use Recent Windfall Wisely

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.

Can An Obamacare Architect Find Common Ground With Trump?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, who is now advising President Trump on how to replace it. Emanuel met for the third time with Trump on Monday.

Sen. Blumenthal Says He Will Oppose Gorsuch If He's Out Of Mainstream

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

VA Urged To Take Advantage Of Momentum And Keep Reforming Itself

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The combination of a GOP controlled government and a secretary held over from the Obama administration may have created an opportunity for progress at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

The GOP plan would fine insurance buyers who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days a year. The penalty? A 30 percent surcharge every month for 12 months.

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Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure On Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

On Monday, Trump administration officials released a list of cases in which local jails released non-citizens rather than turning them over to federal authorities.

Trump Travels To Louisville To Gather Support For GOP Health Care Plan

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump was in Kentucky on Monday — the same day FBI director Comey testified before a congressional panel investigating allegations of Russia's meddling into the presidential election.

Hearing Day 2: Senators To Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday formally introduced himself to the panel of senators who will hold hearings on his nomination to the court.

Fear Of Deportation Spurs 4 Women To Drop Domestic Abuse Cases In Denver

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:43am

Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson says the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in courtrooms is deterring undocumented crime witnesses, including abuse victims, from testifying.

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Among Trump Supporters, Conflicts Of Interest Aren't A Top Concern

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:42am

President Trump's decision to hold onto his many businesses while in office has generated criticism from ethics experts. But among his supporters, the issue doesn't seem to be registering much so far.

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Could Meals On Wheels Really Lose Funding? Yes, But It's Hard To Say How Much

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:11pm

Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released. The role of federal funds differs in various local programs.

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The FBI Is On The Case — And Other Takeaways From The House Intel Hearing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:55pm

James Comey confirmed on Monday that the FBI is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, and said there's no evidence Obama was wiretapping Trump.

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Democrats Criticize Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch As Pro-Business

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:11pm

The case of the frozen trucker looms large in Democrats' objection to President Trump's nominee. Senate judiciary members argued that Neil Gorsuch would skew the court in favor of corporations.

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Trump's White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Combative Record

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

White House Counsel Don McGahn has historical ties to President Trump and a combative record at the Federal Election Commission. His job is to interpret ethics laws and apply them to the White House.

Trump Confronts Ongoing Russia Controversy Amid Gorsuch Hearing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee faces confirmation hearings, and the House nears a vote on the GOP's health care bill. That all could be drowned out by ongoing controversy about Russia.

Trump Faces Challenge Of Filling Over 100 Federal Court Vacancies

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

In addition to filling a seat at the Supreme Court, President Trump has more than 120 vacant federal court judgeships. A large number of them carried over from the Senate refusing to approve President Obama's nominees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Brookings Institution visiting scholar Russell Wheeler about how Trump may shape the judiciary for years to come.

Confirmation Hearing Begins For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate for day one of his confirmation hearing on Monday. Gorsuch has been nominated to fill the spot on the court left vacant since the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative, 13 months ago.

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Appeals To Senators In Opening Statement

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

In his opening statement during his confirmation hearing today, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made an appeal as a fair-minded and apolitical judge.

Former U.S. Ambassador Criticizes Trump's Framing Of How NATO Works

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

On the campaign trail and since taking office, President Trump has been critical of United States' allies in NATO — calling them out for failing to pay their fair share on defense and for relying on the U.S. to carry the burden. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ivo Daalder, former U.S. representative to NATO, about the current reality of the NATO alliance and what he makes of Trump's messaging.

Judge Harris Hartz Praises Neil Gorsuch As 'A Fair-Minded Person'

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Judge Harris Hartz is strongly supportive of his colleague on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and fellow conservative jurist, Neil Gorsuch. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hartz ahead of Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.

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