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Trump Vows Policy Vision Of 'America First,' Recalling Phrase's Controversial Past

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:50:00 -0500

Trump briefly sought the 2000 presidential nomination of the Reform Party. It eventually went to Pat Buchanan, whom Trump called a "Hitler lover." Buchanan's slogan that fall was "America First!"

Obama Opened The Way For Cynical Demagogue, Conservative Analyst Says

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

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

Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:07:21 -0500

Do people still believe the age-old notion that the next generation will deliver us from racism? Code Switch asked young and old(er). They rarely agreed on the answer.

Surprising Charts About Smoking, Unemployment And Mobile Phones

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:00:21 -0500

Find out why a World Bank data scientist got excited about the global charts of 2016.

#AskCokie: A Look Back At Presidential Press Conferences

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts drops by Morning Edition for her latest segment of #AskCokie. She and Rachel Martin examine the history of presidential press conferences.

Obama, In Farewell Address, Urges Americans To Engage In Government

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500

President Obama gave his farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago. He talked about the meaning of democracy in America. Rachel Martin talks to former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett about the speech.

Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Young people have always used language in new ways, and it has always driven older people crazy. But the linguist John McWhorter says all the LOLs are part of an inevitable evolution of language.

A Discomfiting Question: Was The Chicago Torture Case Racism?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500

The man was held captive and beaten by four people who livestreamed the attack. He was white. His tormentors were black. Calling that a hate crime doesn't tell the whole story.

Trump Has Yet To Acknowledge Intelligence Reports On Russian Hacking

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:01:00 -0500

Donald Trump called the accusations that Russia hacked the DNC a "political witch hunt." Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about the implications for the Republican Party.

Global Buzzwords That Will Keep On Buzzing In 2017

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

From airpocalypse to UAVs, we decipher the trending terms of global health and development. And we even use them in a sentence!

North Korea 'Very Far Along' In Developing New Ballistic Missile

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:14:00 -0500

Many independent arms control experts suspect that North Korea will test a missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. later this year. There may not be much the U.S. can do about it.

On Intelligence And Russian Hacking, Are Trump And His Team Missing The Point?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:12:00 -0500

The president-elect met with intelligence officials Friday about Russian hacking, but still didn't seem convinced of Russia's role in the election. Instead, he stressed none of it changed the outcome.

FACT CHECK: Once Again, Lawmakers Are Stretching The Facts On Obamacare

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:51:00 -0500

Lots of facts have been thrown around as the new GOP Congress takes steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers are bickering over costs and consequences. But what's true in all of it?

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

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500

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.

Cybersecurity Expert Is Convinced Russia Was Behind DNC Hacking

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Donald Trump has said the source of the Democratic Party hack is hard to prove. Cybersecurity expert Matt Tait was initially skeptical, but tells David Greene he is sure now the culprit was Russia.