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GOP Plan To Trim Insurance Benefits Might Not Tame Premiums

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:00am

House Republicans are taking another stab at replacing the Affordable Care Act. But industry analysts say cutting required coverage won't meet their goal of lowering premiums for individual insurance.

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This Week In Race: Guess Who's Not Coming To The White House

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:01am

Karma, man.

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Bernie Sanders Defends Campaigning For Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:54pm

Sanders endorses Heath Mello for mayor of Omaha, Neb., and tells NPR, "In some conservative states there will be candidates that are popular candidates who may not agree with me on every issue."

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Seeking To Bridge Divisions, Democrats Come Together In 'Unity' Tour

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Since the election, Democrats have seemed very united in their singular opposition to President Trump's policies, but the 2016 presidential campaign exposed the fissures within the Democratic Party. Now, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and DNC Chairman Tom Perez are holding rallies across seven states in what is being billed as a "unity tour."

Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump answers questions from reporters alongside the Italian prime minister at the White House.

As Populism Strengthens In Europe, A Future For Social Democrats Fades

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College, about the state of the center-left in Europe.

Populist Wave Hits France In Presidential Election

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Sunday's first round of the French presidential election is a tight, four-way race with only one candidate from a traditional political party. Like British voters for Brexit and Americans who supported Donald Trump, many French have lost faith in the political system and are looking for change and new ideas wherever they can find them.

Journalist Describes The Loneliness And Leakiness Of Trump's White House

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:28pm

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman of The New York Times says "the magnitude of the job is sinking in for him."

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White House 'Boogie Chillin': Trump Hosts Ted Nugent, Kid Rock And Sarah Palin

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:02pm

They visited the Oval Office on Wednesday night, according to social media posts. Musicians Nugent and Kid Rock, as well as the former Alaska governor, appeared at numerous campaign rallies for Trump.

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Leader Of Justice Department National Security Division On The Way Out

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:23pm

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.

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Georgia Election Takes National Stage

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:28am

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is supporting Democrat Jon Ossoff's congressional campaign in Georgia. His opponent Republican Karen Handel hopes Donald Trump will campaign for her.

The Far Right's Marine Le Pen Courts France's Female Voters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:18am

The French presidential candidate is portraying herself as a working mom who fights for women, but says she's no feminist. The populist politician is also known for her anti-immigrant stance.

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Marine Le Pen Tries To Win Over French Women Voters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:18am

The French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is trying to woo female voters by portraying herself as a working mom who fights for women, though the far-right politician says she's no feminist.

Ann Coulter Vows To Speak At UC Berkeley Despite Planned Speech Cancellation

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:15am

Administration officials told organizers that "given currently active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully." Coulter says she'll speak anyway.

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Russians Devised Detailed Plan To Influence U.S. Voters, Reuters Says

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

Reuters news agency reports that a Kremlin-linked think tank hatched a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Steve Inskeep talks to Ned Parker, one of the reporters on the story.

White House Shouldn't Try To Reverse Iran Nuclear Deal, Parsi Says

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Trita Parsi, an Iran scholar, who warns of dire consequences if Trump officials renege on the nuclear accord and reverse a pledge to ease sanctions against Tehran.

News Brief: Election Influence, Democrats Focus On Ga. Race, O'Reilly Out At Fox

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

A Russian think tank planned to swing the U.S. election. DNC chairman Perez speaks at a state party dinner, as they try to capitalize on gains made in a Georgia district. Fox drops Bill O'Reilly.

Some Tax-Cut Backers Urge Trump To Drop Full Overhaul, Go For Quick Win

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:59am

Nearly 100 days into Trump's presidency there are still big questions about what his proposed tax overhaul will include — and whether the large changes he had envisioned are even possible.

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In Church-State Playground Brawl, Justices Lean Toward The Church

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:14pm

At Wednesday's oral arguments, a clear majority of justices seemed troubled by a Missouri policy that bars state money from going to religious schools for playground improvements.

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China Defends Trademark Grants For Ivanka Trump Products

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:33pm

A foreign ministry spokesman suggests some media were "hyping certain gossip to hint at something undisclosed." A U.S. trademark lawyer says the process moved remarkably fast.

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