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Rep. Elijah Cummings Leads Call To Investigate Trump's Business Entanglements

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, about efforts to launch an investigation into potential conflicts of interest associated with Donald Trump's businesses.

Policing Conflicts Will Be 'Massive Undertaking' For Trump's White House Lawyer

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:22pm

President-elect Trump selected Don McGahn, an elections lawyer, to be his White House counsel. The job involves anticipating and preventing scandals.

Law Professor: Trump Can't Hold Lease On His Hotel Near White House

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 1:36pm

Donald Trump has a 60-year lease on his new hotel, just a few blocks from the White House. But its terms say no elected U.S. official shall benefit from the lease.

Trump's Flag-Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-Era Controversy

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:09am

With an early morning tweet, President-elect Donald Trump revives an issue that hasn't been front and center in American politics for more than a quarter-century.

Trump Picks Rep. Tom Price To Head Health And Human Services

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tevi Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute and a former deputy secretary of Health in the George W. Bush administration, about the selection of Price.

Despite Shaky Evidence, Trump Team Alleges Voter Fraud

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump launched a controversy on Twitter over the weekend regarding voting integrity, as his work of compiling a Cabinet and a governing agenda goes on.

Democrats Prepare For Chances To Serve As A Check Against Trump

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, talks to Steve Inskeep about the party's approach to the next Republican-controlled Congress. She says there will be major reasons for them to be an emergency brake.

In Montana, An Unease Over Extremist Views Moving Out Of The Woods

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:56am

The remote woods of the Northwest have long been a haven for far-right extremists. After Donald Trump's election, some in communities here worry about extremists entering the mainstream.

Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:53am

Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.

Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price, An Obamacare Foe, To Run HHS

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:28pm

Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has represented the northern Atlanta suburbs since 2005. In recent years, he has led Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Presidency Casts Doubt Over Declassification Of CIA Torture Report

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

Only a few copies exist of the infamous CIA torture report, and the Senate committee that created them has called for the agencies that received them to return them. Activists and journalists are hoping to keep those copies at least extant, so they might one day be declassified and released. They fear that if all the copies are returned, they will be destroyed and the information lost forever.

California Secretary of State Urges Trump To Present Proof Of Voter Fraud

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla about Donald Trump's allegations of voter fraud in the state.

President-Elect Trump Makes Voter Fraud Claims Amid Push For Recount

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

President-elect Donald Trump is making baseless claims about widespread voter fraud amid a push to recount votes in three key states that he won.

For Bay Of Pigs Veterans, Fidel Castro's Death Feels Bittersweet

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

Among the Miami Cubans celebrating Fidel Castro's death are surviving veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion that tried to retake Cuba in 1961. For these men, news of Castro's death has been bittersweet.

Here Are The Problems With The Trump Team's Voter Fraud Evidence

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:16pm

The Trump transition team pointed to one heavily criticized study, as well as an analysis that didn't count fraud, as evidence that "millions of people" voted illegally

Trump Officially Wins Michigan As Possible Recount Looms

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 2:56pm

The state and its 16 electoral votes were the last to be called, giving Trump 306 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 232. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pursuing a recount.

After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:46am

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.

Politics In The News: Transition And Recount

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

An effort led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount votes is moving ahead in Wisconsin, as Donald Trump's deliberations over who to pick as secretary of state has turned into a public feud.

Rep. Ryan, Who's Challenging Pelosi, Wants Democrats' Focus On Working Class

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan says Democrats have lost a connection to working-class voters in the Midwest. Ryan is challenging the woman he considers a mentor, Nancy Pelosi, for leadership of House Democrats.

Key Positions Remain To Be Filled In Trump's Cabinet

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist magazine, about the dispute inside the GOP. Should President-elect Donald Trump name Mitt Romney as his secretary of State?

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