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Rep. Byrne Outlines How Health Care Fight Exposed Divisions In GOP

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:13:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne about the decision to pull the Republican health care bill on Friday.

Trump Delivers Statement After Republican Leaders Pull Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:00 -0400

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office on Friday after Republican leaders made the decision to pull their health care bill that was designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.

State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:00 -0400

The directions, in four memorandums sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct consular officials to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

Paul Manafort Agrees To Testify Before Congress In Russia Probe

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into potential ties between Trump aides and the Russian mischief in the 2016 presidential campaign. But partisan rancor and unusual revelations threaten to derail the committee's investigation — or at least, per critics, its credibility.

Trump Suffers Huge Failure As GOP Withdraws Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Trump "left it all on the field" in terms of his efforts to gain support for the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders that are closely following the health care political circus are health insurance companies around the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Professor Sabrina Corlette of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University about what she has heard from the health care industry.

House Republican Leaders Withdraw Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

House Republican leaders have pulled their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act after it became clear they did not have the votes to pass it.

Week In Politics: House Intel Committee, GOP Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to political commentators Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Guy Benson of for the about the controversy surrounding the House Intelligence Committee, the debate over the GOP health care bill and Democrats' plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Health Care Bill Debate Centered On Essential Health Benefits

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Noam Levey, who covers national health care policy for The Los Angeles Times, about why essential health benefits became such a sticking point in the health care debate.

House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill After Failing To Secure Votes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

House Republicans pulled their health care bill on Friday after failing to secure enough votes. House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to reporters after the decision came to pull the bill.

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly On Health Care Bill: 'I Do Not Feel Defeated'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly supports the American Health Care Act. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to him about what he likes about the bill and the decision to pull it on Friday.

Republican Leaders Postpone Vote On Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Republican leaders are postponing a vote on the American Health Care Act again after failing to secure enough support the bill.

Maryland High School Rape Case Highlights Debate Over Immigration

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The nation's emotional debate over immigration is playing out at a high school in Maryland. A student was allegedly raped by two students, and the suspects are not from the U.S.

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.

In North Dakota, No Need For A Permit To Carry A Concealed Handgun

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:57:00 -0400

Critics of the legislation had argued that it was already easy to get a concealed-carry permit in North Dakota.