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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran Faces Pressure Over Health Care At Town Hall Event

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran is one of the few Republicans holding town hall events this week while Congress is in recess. He is facing pressure over the Senate health care bill.

Federal Court Prepares To Consider Texas Gerrymandering Case

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm

Next week a federal court will consider whether Texas should change its political boundaries before the 2018 election. Courts had ruled that previous congressional and statehouse districts discriminated against minorities. But plaintiffs in this case argue the current maps haven't fixed that problem.

After Touting Negotiating Skills, Trump Struggles To Make A Deal On Health Care

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has often touted his negotiating skills, but are they as good as advertised? And is he even using them when it comes to the Senate health care debate?

Kris Kobach Denies Reports Of States Refusing To Provide Voter Information

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm

Kris Kobach, vice chair of the White House commission looking into voter fraud, says reports that an overwhelming number of states have refused to comply with his request to send the panel detailed voter information is inaccurate and "fake news." But most states have said they will only provide a fraction of the data being requested.

Protesters Clash With German Police Outside Of G-20 Summit

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump arrives in Germany ahead of the G-20 summit on Thursday. This president is much less popular than his predecessors, and the people of Hamburg are not looking forward to the protests and disruption likely to mark his visit.

President Trump Asserts Commitment To NATO Defense Policy In Poland

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump took questions about the North Korean missile strike and Russian meddling in the U.S. election when questioned by reporters in Poland. He also delivered a sweeping speech in Warsaw.

States Move To Tighten Medicaid Enrollment, Even Without A New Health Law

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:14pm

Some states are seeking to make major changes in their Medicaid programs that would end coverage for millions of people, even if the Affordable Care Act isn't repealed.

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Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:01pm

Shaub, who has had many battles with the Trump administration, says he is quitting to become a legal activist. He says the "current situation" shows tougher ethics action is needed.

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'Shame On Ted': Health Care Protests Meet Ted Cruz In Texas

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 8:15am

At a veterans' event Wednesday night, about 150 protesters showed up to oppose the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Survey Examines How Americans View The U.S./Russia Relationship

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:45am

President Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Putin this week. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll also touches on the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

China Needs To Step Up On North Korea Crisis, Rep. Meeks Says

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:43am

Sanctions have been imposed on North Korea to little affect. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York, who believes the Trump administration and China need to do more.

Trump Says 'I Think It Was Russia' And 'Others Also' In Election Meddling

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:33am

President Trump declined to single out Russia when asked about U.S. election meddling. He instead criticized President Obama's reported response to learning about the election interference last year.

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Trump Gets Warm Welcome In Poland

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is visiting Poland on the first leg of his overseas trip.

Former DOJ Lawyer On Prosecuting Corporate Crime Under Trump

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Hui Chen, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's fraud division, tells Rachel Martin why she resigned from her position last month.

Morning News Brief: Trump In Poland, Final Battles For Mosul, Venezuela Violence

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is getting a warm welcome in Poland. Also, the last battles of Mosul are down to street fighting, and pro-government groups attacked lawmakers in Venezuela.

On Russia, Republican And Democratic Lenses 'Have A Very Different Tint'

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:00am

A majority of Americans believe President Trump has done something either illegal or unethical when it comes to Russia, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Readmitted To Intensive Care Unit

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:04am

The Louisiana congressman, wounded when a gunman opened fire on a Republican baseball practice, is back in intensive care because of concerns for infection, according to MedStar Washington Center.

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State Lawmakers Break Political Norms By Ignoring Will Of The Voters

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:29pm

Political norms aren't just broken in the nation's capital these days. Lawmakers in several states are actively trying to reverse the will of their state's voters.

Many GOP Senators Stay Out Of Public View On July 4th

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:29pm

U.S. senators usually take advantage of holiday breaks to return home and connect with constituents. But this July 4th, many Republican senators stayed out of the public eye. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Michael Tackett, a political editor for The New York Times.

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Considers Diplomatic Options In North Korea

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with former Secretary of Defense William Perry about the diplomatic options available to the Trump administration to deal with North Korea.

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