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Trump's Latest Twitter Strike At Media

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm

President Trump's latest strike at the media involves a tweet of a video recorded during a professional wrestling event of him tackling a person whose face is superimposed with the CNN logo.

Trump Tweets Clip Of Him Bodyslamming CNN; Network Says 'Do Your Job'

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 1:44pm

The Sunday morning tweet led some in the media to question if the president was threatening the network. A White House spokesman said, "I think that no one would perceive that as a threat."

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Health Care Questions Enter Virginia Governor's Race

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie is getting questions about health care on the campaign trail. His Democratic rival, Ralph Northam, is also making it a campaign issue.

Democratic Voters Roundtable: Finding A Cohesive Message Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with three Democratic voters about their opinions of their party, their suggestions for party leaders in Washington, and how they think Democrats can win upcoming elections.

Study: No One Issue Clearly Unites 5 Groups Of Trump Voters

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Emily Ekins pushes back against the idea of one type of Trump voter. Her research for the Voter Study Group reveals the coalition that delivered President Trump the White House.

Ivanka Trump Isn't Just Any White House Staffer But How Much Influence Does She Have?

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 6:00am

Some progressives and women hoped Ivanka Trump would be a moderating force on her father. But, five months into his new administration, there is limited evidence that it's working out that way.

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Explaining The Confusion Behind The Limited Travel Ban Guidelines

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

The State Department guidelines for the limited travel ban allow for some family members and not others, including grandparents. Reuter's Yeganeh Torbati explains the confusion.

Barbershop: Trump's Tweets, How Hate Groups Are Defined And Jay-Z's New Album

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

Bridget Johnson, Washington editor for PJ Media, Georgetown University professor Paul Butler, and New York Times editorial board editor Anna North discuss Trump's latest Twitter controversy and more.

The Implications Of New Jersey's Government Shutdown

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

New Jersey's state government shut down after state legislators failed to reach an agreement on a budget deal. NPR's Michel Martin talks with New Jersey Public Radio's Karen Rouse about the issue.

What's Next After States Miss Budget Deadline?

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 4:34pm

Many states failed to pass a budget by a Friday, June 30 deadline. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with John Hicks, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers about the impact.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes 100 Percent Of The Time With Most Conservative Colleague

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:25am

Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas agreed on cases spanning several hotly contested issues, including same-sex marriage, gun rights, immigration and taxpayer aid to religious schools.

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States Miss Budget Deadline, Go Into Partial Shutdown Mode

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:28am

New Jersey, Maine and Illinois couldn't resolve budget impasses, while Washington and Alaska managed eleventh-hour deals.

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Is Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 6:52am

A study suggests the most recent minimum wage hike in Seattle may be doing harm. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., about the impact of Seattle's push for $15/hour.

A Hospital In Rural Colorado Is The Cornerstone Of Small Town Life

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 6:52am

At the lone hospital in Hugo, a country town, staff members know most of the patients — they are friends and family. But cuts in the GOP health bill could threaten this cherished institution.

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Health Care Debate Opens A Wound Between House And Senate GOP

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 6:52am

It has become clear that Republicans can't agree with one another on what to do about the Senate health care bill. Scott Simon talks to Mark Hemingway of The Weekly Standard about the GOP divide.

The Impact Of The 'Summer Of Love' Still Reverberates

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 6:52am

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967 became a soundtrack for an emerging counterculture.

Strike Force Is Created To Combat Chicago Gun Violence

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 6:52am

President Trump announced the strike force, but Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is skeptical. Scott Simon talks to Carol Marin, political editor at NBC 5 in Chicago, to discuss how the city reacted to the news.

Senate Will Resume Its Health Care Battle After July 4 Holiday

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 6:52am

Republican legislators are heading back to their districts after failing this week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. GOP senators are trying to overcome differences among themselves.

Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:00pm

Among those making the maximum salary are chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, press secretary Sean Spicer and former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault.

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GOP Health Bill Could Let Insurers Cap Spending On Expensive Patients

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:47pm

Current law requires all health insurance sold on the exchanges to cover 10 essential benefits — with no annual or lifetime limits to reimbursement. But the GOP plan might let states reinstate limits.

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