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Obama Meeting May Energize Democrats Going In To Battle Over Obamacare

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:26am

The president will strategize with congressional Democrats about defending the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks to Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus.

Back In Session, Congress Focuses On Affordable Care Act

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:21am

Donald Trump and Republican leaders have promised to repeal and replace the law. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, vice-chair of the Trump transition team.

House Speaker Ryan Confused By Teen's Dance Move

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:31am

Rep. Roger Marshall of Kansas was being sworn in on Tuesday by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Marshall's son was in the camera shot dabbing. You may know the dance move. Paul Ryan didn't.

Police Warn Bangor, Maine, Culprits To Clean Off Snowy Cars

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:15am

Police are using a 1970's classic rock song to get people to be safer on the roads. One officer wrote on his Facebook page that it would be a better fit if the song was called "Blinded by the White."

In Mexico, Why Gas Prices Are Up And The Peso Is Down

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

Mexico deregulated gas over the weekend sending the price of fuel up by as much as 20 percent. Angry motorists have been staging highway blockades.

Senate Panel Chairman John McCain To Hold Russia Cyber Hearing

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to conduct the first hearing on Russian cyber threats. Rachel Martin talks to David Kramer, former assistant secretary of state under George W. Bush.

South Korea Welcomes 2017 With More Political Uncertainty

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The latest chapter in South Korea's political drama is under way — a court has begun deciding whether to remove the impeached president from office.

House Republicans Back Away From Proposal To Weaken Ethics Panel

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The proposal to weaken an independent ethics panel was scrapped after widespread condemnation. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania about the political fallout.

Rising Star Megyn Kelly To Leave Fox News For NBC

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

A statement released on Tuesday by NBC News said Megyn Kelly will host a weekday morning program and will also have a Sunday evening show. The switch will take place later this year.

Obama To Huddle With Democrats Over How To Save Affordable Care Act

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

President Obama will strategize with Democrats on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning on ways to preserve Obamacare. Republicans are committed to dismantling the healthcare law in its current form.

More Athletes Are Speaking Out On Social Issues Than Ever Before

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

From the black power salute at the '68 Olympics to Michael Jordan to Colin Kaepernick, commentator Frank Deford looks at the changing role of protest in sports through the decades.

Expanding Human Habitat Puts Giraffe Population At Risk

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The International Union for Conservation of Nature says giraffes are on the way to extinction. Rachel Martin talks to Julian Fennessy of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation about the animals' status.

1 Of 3 Remaining Shakers Dies In Maine At Age 89

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

Sister Frances Carr, leader of the nearly extinct religious group, has died. Shakers advocate pacifism, communal ownership and celibacy. Two other members remain at the Shaker community in Maine.

Trump Enjoys Going After The Press, Ex-Presidential Spokesman Says

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, talks to Rachel Martin about President-elect Donald Trump's relationship with the press.

Article 50 Will Guide United Kingdom's Exit From The European Union

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

U.K. officials are making plans to leave the European Union. They'll do it using the EU's own constitutional rules. Our Planet Money teams looks into why the EU has a built in exit clause.

What Is House GOP Trying To Do With Vote On Congressional Ethics Office?

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:44am

NPR's political director gives us the latest on moves by House Republicans to curb an independent ethics watchdog. President-elect Donald Trump has already weighed in.

Trump Picks Robert Lighthizer To Be U.S. Trade Representative

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:48am

Donald Trump's transition team made the announcement Tuesday. Lighthizer was deputy trade representative under Ronald Reagan, and is seen by many as a longtime advocate of more protectionist rules.

House Republicans Act In Secret To Weaken Ethics Panel

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:45am

GOP members voted to strip the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence. Rachel Martin talks to Richard Painter, the chief ethics counselor for President George W. Bush. about the vote.

Fan Sings About Buffalo Bills Missing The Playoffs, Again

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 5:34am

Greece native Jennie Fagen, who graduated from the University of Rochester, wrote a parody of "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" from The Sound of Music. The Bills haven't made the playoffs in 17 years.

Motorist Amped Up On Caffeine Is Pulled Over By Authorities

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 5:23am

In California, a man was pulled over after police saw him weaving in and out of traffic. When they did a blood test, the only thing that came up was caffeine — drunk driving charges were dropped.




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