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5 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:19:14 -0400

President Trump returns to the U.S. late Saturday. Here's a look at key moments and key issues during his weeklong trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe.

G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.

In Victory For OGE, White House Will Disclose Former Lobbyist Records

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding lobbyists it has hired. The new transparency is a win for the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.

Rep. Adrian Smith On Farm Subsidies And Food Stamps

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Scott Simon speaks to Rep. Adrian Smith, a Republican representing a vast rural district in Nebraska, about his views on the Trump administration's proposed cuts to food stamps and farm subsidies.

3 Percent Economic Growth: Is It Possible?

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

President Trump's budget is predicated on 3 percent growth in the U.S. economy. Nick Timiraos of The Wall Street Journal talks with Scott Simon about whether it's possible.

Trump's Trip Abroad: Takeaways

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about what the president accomplished on first trip abroad, the latest reports on Russia connections, and the president's budget.

Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.

Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:14:00 -0400

Brzezinski was the national security adviser to President Carter, helping to secure the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt. He later continued to be an influential foreign policy voice.

Report: Kushner Discussed Setting Up Secret Communications With Russia

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:20:00 -0400

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told the Kremlin that Jared Kushner had discussed setting up a secret means of communicating directly, using Russian facilities, according to the Washington Post.

Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been 'A Complete Disaster'

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:23:00 -0400

The former speaker of the House told an energy conference in Texas that Trump is "still learning how to be president."

New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.

President Trump's Overseas Trip Provides New Insight Into His Foreign Policy

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about what Trump's first overseas trip as president reveals about his foreign policy.

In Arizona, Doctors Criticize Tightening Of Late Abortion Rules

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Many states have laws about what to do if there are signs of life after an abortion. But Arizona legislators have passed new rules that some doctors say go against national standards of care.

Week In Politics: Trump's Overseas Trip, CBO Scores Health Care Bill

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, and Reihan Salam, executive editor for National Review and a columnist for Slate. They discuss Trump's first overseas trip as president, the latest CBO score for the House health care bill and the Montana's special election results.