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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.

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.

Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:48:00 -0400

Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Security experts estimate it would cost roughly $400 million to replace voting machines and add paper audits. It's about the same amount the Pentagon spent on military bands last year.

President Trump Looks To Slash Nearly 4,000 Interior Department Jobs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The Trump administration wants to cut the number of federal employees across the government. One of the biggest reductions would be at the Department of Interior where 4,000 jobs would be cut, including at national parks and the Bureau of Land Management.

Rep. Seth Moulton Calls For New Leadership Of The Democratic Party

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Rep. Seth Moulton, Democrat of Massachusetts, has been calling for new leadership of the Democratic Party. NPR's Robert Siegel asks him why a change is necessary.

Senate GOP Leaders Postpone Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with many senators left to convince.

Kaiser CEO Grapples With Potential Impact Of Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about his reactions to the health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans and why health care in America is so expensive.

Senate Republican Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

President Trump huddled with Republican senators on Tuesday to discuss the Senate's health care bill. Republican leaders decided to delay a vote on the measure amid concern it doesn't have enough support to pass.

Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:13:00 -0400

President Trump invited Senate Republicans to the White House to continue work on the issue. The bill is expected to undergo changes before a vote in mid-July.

Supreme Court Breaks For Summer, With A Few Big Cases Coming Soon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:38:30 -0400

On the last day of its spring term, the Supreme Court issued a handful of decisions, but the biggest news came when the court announced what cases it will hear when it next meets in the fall.

Have We Missed The Point On Health Care?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:06:30 -0400

It's the final countdown for Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. But what if neither plan gets to the heart of how to make America healthy again?

More Time Is Needed To Study Health Bill, Sen. Johnson Says

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:51:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin about the Senate's version of a health care bill, which is expected to head for a vote later this week.