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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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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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'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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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 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.
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.
Congress may pass the laws, but the president makes the rules. These are things like regulations, or the specifics of how a law is applied.
The U.S. Border Patrol agents' union backed Donald Trump's candidacy. Steve Inskeep talks with union leader Brandon Judd about the president's executive action on a border wall and sanctuary cities.
Some investors think they can gather enough from President Trump's tweets about businesses to create a profitable trading strategy. Chris Dieterich of The Wall Street Journal explains.
Steve Inskeep speaks with Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who discusses the way forward for activism after the massive Women's March in Washington, D.C.
Steve Inskeep talks with California's new Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who says he plans to defend the state's liberal immigration and environmental policies against the Trump administration.
Many groups are raising questions about President Trump's conflicts of interest, but do they have the "standing" to challenge him in court? Some legal experts say Trump's business competitors might.
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