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How Political Media Reacted To Trump's Vulgarity

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

President Trump's use of vulgar language to describe countries in Africa and Central America has sparked fierce reaction. Some in the media have applauded him; others say the comments were racist.

What's Next For Salvadorans In The U.S.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

The U.S. is ending the temporary protected status designation for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans. Journalist Carlos Dada of the website El Faro tells NPR's Scott Simon about the situation in El Salvador.

The Russia Investigations: Bannon Comes In From The Cold, Trump Wavers On Mueller

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:00am

Exiled from Trumpworld, Steve Bannon is headed to the House Intelligence Committee. The president might talk to Mueller — or not. And Sen. Feinstein released a big transcript over GOP objections.

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'Rapists,' 'Huts': Trump's Racist Dog Whistles Aren't New

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:29am

On Thursday, President Trump described Haiti and most of Africa with a vulgar term. Here's why that shouldn't surprise you.

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President Trump's Slur Is An Insult To America, Too

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:46am

This week President Trump spoke in vulgar terms about immigrants and their countries of origin. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the president's choice of words.

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'I Got It Wrong,' U.S. Ambassador Says About Muslim 'No-Go Zones' In The Netherlands

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:29am

After initially expressing "regrets and my apology," he told a Dutch newspaper that comments he made in 2015 about Muslims burning politicians in the Netherlands were "just wrong."

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Spy Bosses Helped Trump Draft Tweet Backing Surveillance Program

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:57pm

The leaders of the intelligence community sat in the Oval Office with the president and urged him to walk back his criticism of a controversial surveillance law.

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New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:12pm

Indiana is one of the states poised to get permission to require Medicaid recipients to work. Advocates say work requirements may be good politics but they're bad policy.

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U.S. Ambassador To Panama Resigns, Saying He Can't Serve Trump

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:41pm

John Feeley's resignation is not a response to President Trump's reportedly vulgar remarks on African countries. Feeley, a career diplomat, had already informed U.S officials before the comments.

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President Trump 'Wrong' To Call London Embassy Area An 'Off Location,' Residents Say

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:31pm

Trump canceled a trip to open the new U.S. embassy, and complained it was an undesirable location. The revitalized area of south London includes multimillion-dollar waterfront apartments.

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Utah Gov. On State's Proposal To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about his state's proposal to impose a work or community engagement requirement on Medicaid recipients. The Trump administration recently opened the door for states to implement such policies.

In Africa, Government Leaders, Pan-African Organizations Condemn Trump's Comments

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump's now disavowed comments regarding immigrants from African countries has provoked anger and incredulity across social media and from African leaders. Many called his comment reprehensible and racist.

What President Trump's Comments Say About His Views On Race

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jason Johnson, professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University and politics editor at The Root, about the President Trump's recent vlugar, disparaging comments about African countries.

How The U.K. Is Reacting To Trump Cancelling His Trip To London

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with George Parker, political editor of The Financial Times about the cancellation of President Trump's trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy there.

Does Trump's Latest Disparaging Comment Tell Us Anything New About The President?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and John Phillips of The Orange Country Register, CNN, and KABC, about President Trump's vulgar comments and the state of immigration negotiations this week.

Trump's Budget Proposal Inducing Anxiety For Idaho's Timber Industry

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump kicked off the new year by renewing promises to be a champion for rural America. But his budget proposal to cut rural economic development grants and loans and other programs is causing anxiety in at least one remote corner of Idaho's timber country that's been struggling to diversify its economy.

Trump Administration Says U.S. Will Stay In Iran Nuclear Deal For Now

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

The Trump administration has decided to keep the U.S. in the nuclear deal with Iran for now. The administration once again threatened to drop out of agreement at a later date.

Lawmakers Trying To Reach DACA Deal After Fallout From Trump's Vulgar Comments

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

Amid fallout from President Trump's vulgar and disparaging comments about people from African nations and Haiti, lawmakers are exploring ways to salvage an immigration deal.

Your Turn: How Are Poor Countries Portrayed By Aid Groups And The Media?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:49pm

In the wake of the controversy over President Trump's description of El Salvador, Haiti and African countries, global thinkers are asking if the aid community is partly to blame.

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Trump Again Keeps U.S. In Iran Nuclear Deal — But Threatens To Get Out Later

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:28pm

The president has called for the U.S. to renegotiate or leave the deal, but decided Friday to continue waiving some sanctions. The Treasury Department also announced several new economic sanctions.

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