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Number Of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Grows

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

More than 50 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.



Cardin Sits On Senate Panels Considering Haley, Pruitt Nominations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is being considered to be the Ambassador to the U.N; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is up to head the EPA. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland.



Sen. Moran Weighs In On Ross Confirmation Hearing For Commerce Secretary

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Wilbur Ross reiterated in the hearing that renegotiating NAFTA is a top priority of the Trump administration. David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to Sen. Jerry Moran about Ross's nomination.



Ex-CIA Chief Woolsey Voices Concern About Chelsea Manning's Commutation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Following Obama's decision to commute Manning's sentence, many in the military and intelligence communities expressed reservations. Rachel Martin talks to former CIA Director James Woolsey,



Why Being Bored Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

In her book, How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman says we should embrace those moments when we'd otherwise be looking for stimulation. Her book is part of a self-help series called The School Of Life.



Ambassador Lippert Leaves South Korea As The North Makes Bold Moves

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Rachel Martin speaks with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert. He departs at a time of domestic uncertainty and a newly emboldened North Korea.



Trump's Labor Secretary Nominee Faces Critics On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Andrew Puzder, CEO of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's franchises, has been outspoken about labor policies. He now faces critics from the left and right in his bid to become the next labor secretary.



Ohio Voter Is Politically Active; Native Americans To Meet With Trump Officials

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

During our Divided States follow-up, we hear from Trump supporter Linda Caudill, a retired Ohio businesswoman, and Bernie Sanders supporter Majerle Lister, a member of the Navajo Nation from Arizona.



Obama 'Opened The Way For A Cynical Demagogue,' Conservative Commentator Says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with Peter Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Wehner says President Obama failed on his promise to end the politics of division, which paved the way for Donald Trump's election.



'We're Not Going To Be Silent': Protesters Prep For Women's March On Washington

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to march in the Women's March on Washington the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. Demonstrators say they want to voice a range of concerns.



'Will & Grace' To Return To NBC

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

NBC says it is reviving the critically acclaimed sitcom for a 10-episode limited run during the 2017-2018 season. It was the first U.S. prime-time series to star an openly gay lead character.



Mnuchin Likely To Face Questions Over Role In Foreclosures

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Treasury secretary pick Steve Mnuchin is expected to face hard questions at his confirmation hearing. During the financial crisis, Mnuchin led a bank that foreclosed on thousands of homeowners.



In Rick Perry Energy Hearing, Questions Likely On Nuclear Security, Environment

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Perry, nominee for energy secretary, has significant experience with energy as the former governor of Texas, but has little in regards to the nuclear weapons he'd be responsible for protecting.



How Large Employer Health Plans Could Be Affected By Obamacare Overhaul

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500

With the future of the Affordable Care Act on the line, health insurance benefits for workers at large companies hang in the balance.



Scientists Concerned For Future Of National Labs As Rick Perry Seeks Top Energy Post

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:53:00 -0500

The former Texas governor once wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy. Perry and Donald Trump have doubted climate science, an key area of research at some of the department's 17 national labs.