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In Final Hours, GOP Leaders Scramble For Votes On Bill To Gut 'Obamacare'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

House Republicans are poised to vote on legislation to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act, despite ongoing opposition from hard-line conservatives.

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Republican Sen. Cory Gardner On Gorsuch Hearing And Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner spoke on behalf Judge Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Gardner about Gorsuch and the health care vote in the House.

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff On Nunes And Intelligence

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff about his rift with Rep. Devin Nunes. Nunes disclosed intelligence committee findings to President Trump before sharing with committee members.

GOP Leaders Seek Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump and top House Republicans are working to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care bill in the countdown to a scheduled vote in the House Thursday.

North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill,' A Year Later

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

It's been a year since North Carolina passed HB2, the so-called "bathroom bill" that mandates transgender people use the bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

House Set To Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

A vote on the Republican health care plan in the House is scheduled for Thursday. Some very conservative Republicans say they'll vote against it.

Republican Blake Farenthold On Changing His Position On GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:25pm

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:39pm

President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.

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President Trump Holds Meeting With Congressional Black Caucus

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:38pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Cedric Richmond, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, following their meeting with President Trump on Wednesday.

Wall Street Trader Outlines Market Trends Ahead Of Health Care Vote

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:38pm

The stock market is reacting to news out of Washington, D.C., about the fate of health care legislation and other items on the White House agenda. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with trader Ted Weisberg about trends on Wall Street.

Trump Faces High Stakes Fight In Push For Republican Health Care Bill

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:38pm

A day before the House votes on the GOP health care bill, President Trump continues trying to persuade Republican lawmakers to support it. The stakes are high for this young administration.

Senators Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch On Day 3 Of Hearings

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:38pm

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced another round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee in day three of his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Republican Health Care Bill Undergoes Final Changes Ahead Of Vote

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:38pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama about the final changes to the GOP health care bill before it goes to a vote on Thursday.

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Faces Third Round Of Senate Questioning

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:38pm

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questions from senators during the third day of his confirmation hearing.

House Intel Chair: Trump, Aides Swept Up In Legal U.S. Surveillance

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:30pm

Rep. Devin Nunes says he has seen reports that show then-President-elect Trump and his aides were caught up in surveillance as they communicated with foreign targets being watched by U.S. intelligence

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Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:50pm

Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.

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Still A 'Big Deal': Biden Defends Threatened Affordable Care Act For Anniversary

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:35pm

The former vice president joined Democrats and supporters on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the law known as Obamacare, which Republican leadership hopes to repeal on Thursday.

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Inside The Wealthy Family That Has Been Funding Steve Bannon's Plan For Years

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:06pm

Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:09pm

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

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