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GOP Senators Postpone Vote On Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

Republican Senators have postponed a vote on their health care bill after it appeared they did not have the votes to pass it.

The GOP Factional Split On Health Care

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the health care bill after it appeared they wouldn't have the votes to pass it. Steve Inskeep talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union.

Illinois Democrats Divided Over Billionaire Candidate

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

Democrats in Illinois are debating whether they should back a billionaire candidate to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner next year, or whether embracing the money will lead the party astray.

Aid Group Shuts Down Migrant Aid Camp After Border Patrol Raid

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

On the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, a humanitarian group has shut down a sprawling aid camp that gave medical care to migrants crossing the border, after Border Patrol agents raided the camp.

Poll Shows Low Support For GOP Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

Senate Republican leaders have put off a vote on their health care bill until after the July Fourth recess. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found only 17 percent of Americans approve of the bill.

Veterans Concerned About Medicaid Cuts In GOP Plan

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

Many veterans get health care through Medicaid. The cuts in the Senate health care bill worry veteran's advocates and add pressure to an already-strained Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Secret Legislation

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:22 -0400

In the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts talks with Steve Inskeep and answers listener questions about legislation drafted behind closed doors.

Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:22 -0400

We look at the future of the Senate's health care bill after Republican leaders postponed a vote. Also, a new ransomware attack has spread from Ukraine, and we update the fight against Boko Haram.

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:29 -0400

In a new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Fails To Reach Beyond Base, As Independents' Disapproval Grows

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:29 -0400

An NPR-PBS Newshour-Marist poll finds that independents were willing to give President Trump a chance once he took office, but now they're increasingly dissatisfied with his performance.

This GOP Health Bill Proposes New Limits To Medical Malpractice Awards

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:29 -0400

The bill H.R. 1215 would limit awards for non-economic damages — such as pain and suffering — to $250,000. President Trump supports the bill, but many others across the political spectrum don't.

I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.

Sarah Palin Sues 'New York Times,' Says Editorial Defamed Her

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:23:00 -0400

The Times editorial, which was corrected later, linked one of Palin's political action committee ads to the mass shooting in January 2011 that severely wounded then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:30:00 -0400

The monument's key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the "historical moral foundation of law." But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:11:00 -0400

On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.