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Former President George. W. Bush Denounces President Trump

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about a speech former President George W. Bush delivered Thursday that did not name Donald Trump but was clearly a criticism of his presidency.

George W. Bush Slams 'Bigotry,' Politics Of Populism That Led To Trump, Sanders

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:23:00 -0400

The former president made the remarks at a forum put on by his namesake center. "To renew our country, we only need to remember our values," the 43rd president said.

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they've reached a deal. It aims to stabilize the individual market. Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. Marc Harrison gives his thoughts on the deal.

Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0400

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a Senate oversight hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers have questions about his contacts with Russia and his reversals on civil rights positions.

Trump On GOP Failures: 'I'm Not Going To Blame Myself, I'll Be Honest'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:45:00 -0400

The president said on Monday that some lawmakers should be "ashamed" of themselves. Later in the day, he downplayed divisions in a Rose Garden appearance with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Russia Investigations: Facebook Makes Nice, Imbroglio Sucks In More Tech Firms

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:00:15 -0400

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launches a goodwill tour in D.C., more big tech companies are pulled into the imbroglio and the White House weighs its Muller strategy.

Trump Pushes Obamacare To Detonation, Forges Path Away From GOP, Democrats

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:17 -0400

After three failed attempts at passing GOP health plans, President Trump appears to be trying to negotiate with Democrats by showing he is willing to facilitate the Affordable Care Act's collapse.

Trump Threatened To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal. But The Deal Wins — For Now

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:08:00 -0400

For all his denunciations of the Iran nuclear deal, the president passed up a chance to exit from it. While the deal stays in place for now, plenty of questions remain about what might happen next.

In Spain, Confusion And Uncertainty About Catalonia's Future

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:54:00 -0400

Has Catalonia declared independence? Will it secede following its Oct. 1 independence vote? No one is sure. Meanwhile, there's concern Catalan separatists might encourage similar movements in Europe.

On Halloween, Insensitivity Goes Beyond Kimonos And Black Face

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Halloween is nigh. Does your costume pass the racial sensitivity test? That's our topic this week on Ask Code Switch.

Lawmakers Say The ATF Should Regulate Bump Stocks. It's Not That Simple

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Since the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, new scrutiny has fallen on the controversial firearm device. Experts in the field say there are limits to what the ATF can do under existing law.

Poll: Majorities Of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A new poll finds bipartisan support for tougher gun laws, but big partisan gaps on the intensity of that support — not to mention sizable gaps in knowledge about gun facts.

Investigators Chase Missing Pieces Of Facebook, Twitter Role In Russian Meddling

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is the latest Big Tech emissary to visit Washington, D.C., as scrutiny grows over Russia's online disinformation scheme.

Is The Stock Market A Bubble Waiting To Burst?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Stock prices have more than tripled since the bull market began in 2009. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

Ask Cokie: Is Gerrymandering Rigging America's Political System?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions on the process of redrawing congressional voting districts known as gerrymandering.