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Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:33am

Thousands of Donald Trump's supporters are gathering at checkpoints along the National Mall as they make their way to the scene of the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony Nears; Trump Defies Categorization

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:29am

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Detrow about the inauguration, and to author Christopher Buckley, who was a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.

Papers Reflect 'Don' Of A New White House Administration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 6:00am

On big news days, it's fun to look at the witty headlines in the tabloids. The headline in the New York Daily News: Don Of A New Day. The headline in the New York Post: Don Of A New Day.

Spilled Skittles Turn Wisconsin Road Red

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 5:13am

Officials figured out that the candies fell out of a truck that was taking them to be used in cattle feed. One farmer said it's a good way to give cows "cheap carbs."

Examining The Economy That President-Elect Trump Is Inheriting

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

As Trump steps into the presidency he inherits an economy in steady recovery, but there are areas with room for improvement. How might the transition change the country's direction on economic issues?

Investigative Reporter Wayne Barrett Dies At 71

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

Wayne Barrett chronicled Donald Trump's rise on the New York scene. Barrett made his name as an investigative journalist at the Village Voice newspaper. We have a remembrance.

Inauguration Day: Peaceful Transition Of Power

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

Once again, the world will watch the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president. That has brought jubilation in conservative America.

Novelist Still Sees The Election Through The Lens Of Race

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

The morning after the presidential election, African-American novelist Attica Locke said she was "awake to what my country is telling me." How is she preparing for four years of Trump's presidency?

Putting Trump's Inauguration Into Context With Past GOP Presidents

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

David Greene talks to John Podhoretz, who was a speechwriter for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and now is editor of Commentary magazine about past inaugurations.

Residents, Businesses And Charities Urge The Trumps To Get To Know D.C.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

Washington, D.C., is not just about government. It's a city with cultural and social scenes. The unofficial D.C. has been preparing for the Trump family's arrival.

Divided States: Sometimes It's Better Not To Talk About Politics

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

As part of our Divided States follow-up, we hear from Trump supporter Jon Jackson, a veteran who owns a farm in Georgia, and Diana Font, a businesswoman and Republican, who voted for Hillary Clinton.

Senate Panel Peppers Treasury Secretary Designate Mnuchin With Questions

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Mnuchin ran into sharp criticism at his confirmation hearing on Thursday. Most of it had to do with his role as the CEO of a bank that critics say turned into a foreclosure machine.

What Do We Know About The Security Challenges Facing Trump?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

The transition to the Trump administration is likely to change the country's direction on key issues. We examine the national security, military and foreign policy environment Trump is inheriting.

Trump To Deliver Inaugural Address Shortly Before Noon

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

Donald Trump's inaugural address is expected to take place in the middle of a full day of events. He says his speech could have far reaching effects.

As The GOP Tries To Dismantle Obamacare, Its Approval Rating Goes Up

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

The new administration is working with Congress to overhaul the health care system. Many more people have insurance since the Affordable Care Act. Donald Trump has promised "insurance for everybody."

LA Real Estate Listing Is The Most Expensive In The Country

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:21am

The house in Los Angeles has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, a bowling alley, fully stocked wine cellar and a helicopter. The asking price is $250 million.

Japan's High-Tech Toilets Cause Confusion For Tourists

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:03am

The toilets perform many functions and tourists didn't know which button did what. That problem will now go down the drain. Manufacturers have been told to use a standard set of symbols.

Number Of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Grows

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:08am

More than 60 House Democrats say they won't go to the inauguration. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Yvette Clarke, who represents New York's 9th District, about her decision not to attend.

I Was Encouraged By Some Of Pruitt's Answers, Sen. Cardin Says

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:08am

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is Donald Trump's pick to head the EPA. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about Pruitt's testimony during his confirmation hearing.

Sen. Moran Weighs In On Confirmation Hearing For Commerce Secretary

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:08am

Nominee Wilbur Ross reiterated in the hearing that renegotiating NAFTA is a top priority of the Trump administration. David Greene talks to GOP Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas about Ross's nomination.

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