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NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:43:00 -0400

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With The Senate's Health Care Vote Delayed, What's Next For Democrats?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:43:00 -0400

Do Democrats want to work with Republicans to make the health bill better? Rachel Martin talks to Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

From Mourning to 'Moonlight': A Year In Race, As Told By Code Switch

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

As we light a candle on the Code Switch podcast's birthday cake, our team looks back on the stories that mattered.

GOP Health Plan Vote Delayed, But Sen. Rounds Will Vote 'Yes'

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

The Senate leadership is intent on overhauling the Affordable Care Act. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota about why he supports the health care legislation.

Political Controversies Divide GOP Voters In Texas And The FBI

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

As President Trump lashes out the FBI, GOP voters' attitudes toward the FBI appear to be growing more negative. A poll shows 35 percent of Texas' GOP voters have an unfavorable view of the agency.

Trump's Travel Ban Is Set To Take Effect On Thursday

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

The administration is expected to issue guidance on how it plans to implement the ban. The Supreme Court partially lifted an injunction until it can hear arguments about its legality in the fall.

Senate Health Bill Needs To Change Dramatically, AARP Says

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to David Certner, legislative policy director for government affairs at AARP, about why his organization wants the Senate to scratch the GOP health care bill and start again.

News Brief: Cardinal Denies Sexual Assault Charges, Travel Ban Details

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to appear in an Australian court next month to face sexual assault charges. The Trump administration on Thursday will outline how the travel ban will work.

GOP Senators From Opioid-Ravaged States Uneasy About Health Care Bill

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:00:29 -0400

This week, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced she opposes the health care bill in its current form. She cited cuts to Medicaid and what the bill would mean for people with opioid addiction.

Trump Picks Republican Lawyer For FCC Commissioner Seat

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:55:00 -0400

President Trump will name former telecom attorney and current FCC lawyer Brendan Carr to serve as an FCC commissioner. He's expected to back Chairman Ajit Pai's efforts to undo net neutrality rules.

Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:22:00 -0400

After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.

Top U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

When President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord, David Rank decided to hand in his resignation. He was the senior U.S. diplomat in China and served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 27 years. He talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the decision to leave.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Registers As A Foreign Agent

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Paul Manafort's firm took in more than $17 million working for Ukraine's Party of Regions, which is widely considered to have had strong ties to the Kremlin.

Lawmakers Warn Senate Health Care Bill Could Worsen Opioid Crisis

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Some senators are concerned about how the Senate Republicans health care bill would affect treatment for opioid addiction.

55 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Senate Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll shows President Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent and approval of the GOP health care proposal in the teens. This toxic environment makes it even tougher for Republicans to forge a deal to meet their twin goals of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making affordable care more accessible.

Nursing Homes Worry Proposed Medicaid Cuts Will Force Cuts, Closures

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Two-thirds of nursing home residents are paid for by Medicaid. "It's gotta be [Medicaid] or [I'm] out on the street," said one resident.