The true health of politicians has likely been cloaked in secrecy since the days of Mesopotamian kings, but definitely since the Wilson administration. Has the time come to test presidents' cognition?
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Steve Inskeep talks to Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford about Friday's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. The vote is before a deadline for Pruitt to release emails with fossil fuel interests.
It's now four weeks since President Trump was sworn in. Despite setbacks, like the sacking of his national security adviser, Trump is talking about "incredible progress" he's made since taking office.
President Trump's been dogged by reports saying his aides had contact with Russian intelligence. We look at how people in Russia are reacting to the news.
Rachel Martin speaks to former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke about Michael Flynn's resignation and the many developments related to the intelligence community this week.
Donald Trump decided to hold a news conference Thursday, and spent much of it insulting the news media.
Steve Inskeep talks to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about his legal challenges to the White House's travel ban and other ways he is opposing President Trump's agenda.
At a news conference Thursday, Donald Trump said the media is being "dishonest" and talked about his new nominee to lead the Department of Labor.
Harward was offered the job to replace Michael Flynn, who was fired Monday by Trump. But Harward said no, reportedly because the job was too demanding to bring him out of retirement.
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In southwestern Pennsylvania, collapsed mining and steel industries led to economic and environmental downturn. A divided father and daughter work to find common ground to save their hometown.
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The plan that House Republicans discussed Thursday would replace Affordable Care Act subsidies with tax credits and cut Medicaid funds to the states.
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A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Tom Wong, assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, about how the Trump administration may carry out immigration policy differently, especially for people previously considered low priority.
World Relief, one of the main refugee resettlement agencies, will lay off a fifth of its staff members and close five offices due to President Trump capping refugee admissions this year at 50,000.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sen. Blumenthal of Connecticut about his call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to name a special counsel to investigate ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.
President Trump held a free-flowing wide-ranging news conference on Thursday to defend his administration and decry what he called "fake news" stories about his associates' ties to Russia.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Bloomberg reporter Anthony Capaccio about Trump's calls to the general responsible for the Lockheed fighter jet program, with the Boeing CEO reportedly listening in.
As Democrats look to rebuild in the wake of the 2016 election, the race to chair the Democratic National Committee has become a test of which direction the party will go in.
House lawmakers are headed home for a week where many are facing potentially contentious town hall events with constituents over the Republican Party's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
President Trump announced a new nominee to run the Labor Department on Thursday. R. Alexander Acosta is a law school dean and former U.S. attorney in southern Florida. He's also been a member of the National Labor Relations Bureau.