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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:01am

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

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Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."

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Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.

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Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:38am

The president's reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Rep. Andy Harris On Upcoming Health Care Bill Vote

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:23am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.

Recapping The Week In Politics And What's Ahead

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg of National Review about a busy week in politics, which included a delay of a health care bill vote and news about the Trump campaign and Russia.

Rep. Schweikert Pushing For A Yes On Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

GOP lawmakers failed to come to a deal on the health care bill after a meeting with the White House on Thursday. Republican Rep. David Schweikert is lobbying his Freedom Caucus members to vote yes.

Republicans Still Divided Over Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

We look at what the conflict is within the House Republican caucus over their proposed health care law, ahead of a scheduled vote Friday.

Elizabeth Warren Says GOP Health Plan Helps 'The Millionaires And Billionaires'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the health care debate, Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, and the investigations into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump Calls On GOP To Pass Health Care Or Leave The ACA In Place

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

The fate of the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is up in the air, but a vote is intended for Friday. It comes after a push from Trump, who wants a vote on the current bill.

House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:17pm

Republican leaders are trying to bridge the divide on their bill to alter the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving explains the options available to them, and the potential consequences of failure.

After Delaying Vote, GOP Leaders Scramble To Save Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:07pm

The White House continues to work on a deal with conservative Freedom Caucus representatives in order to ensure enough votes in favor of the American Health Care Act.

State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:52pm

The decision, confirmed to NPR by a U.S. official, will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision by then-President Barack Obama to reject the project.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:10pm

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

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Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:43pm

The former president celebrated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Affordable Care Act on the day Republicans had planned to start the process of gutting it in celebration.

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Koch Brothers Vow To Stand By Republicans Who Oppose Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Akash Chougule, policy director of Americans for Prosperity about the group's opposition to the AHCA bill, and their plans to support members of Congress who vote against the bill during the 2018 midterm elections.

GOP Rep. Leonard Lance Outlines Opposition To Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

The House is delaying a scheduled Thursday vote on the American Health Care Act. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks New Jersey Republican Rep. Leonard Lance about why he plans to vote against the bill.

House Leaders Delay Scheduled Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

There's still no deal among the White House, House Republican leaders and rank-and-file members to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care vote.

Rep. Donovan: GOP Health Bill Does Not Solve Problems Of Affordable Care Act

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican Rep. Dan Donovan who says he plans to vote against the GOP health care bill.

Sen. Schumer Declares Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday he would support a filibuster to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. After two days before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch appeared to win no Democratic support. Republicans don't need any Democratic votes to confirm Gorsuch, but they may need eight to block a filibuster.

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