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Negotiations Begin On Trump's Campaign Promise To Rework NAFTA

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:39:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers Union, about President Trump's promise to fix NAFTA. The 23-year-old deal is being reworked with Canada and Mexico.

Trump's Shift On Charlottesville Violence Is Unpresidential, Continetti Says

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:37:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Matthew Continetti, editor of the conservative Washington Free Beacon, about President Trump's remarks that counterprotesters were also to blame for the violence in Virginia.

Morning News Brief: Trump Blames 'Both Sides,' NAFTA, Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:59 -0400

President Trump on Tuesday again refused to single out white supremacists for violence in Charlottesville. Also, Robbie Whelan of The Wall Street Journal discusses plans to renegotiate NAFTA.

Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel Hilferty talks with Ailsa Chang about the Congressional Budget Office's latest report on payments the federal government makes to insurance companies.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about who has the power to launch nuclear weapons and how those powers were established.

Trump Adviser Wants Bannon Out

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks with Javier Palomarez, who serves on President Trump's National Diversity Council, about the White House's muted response to violence in Charlottesville and the role of Steve Bannon.

Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:18 -0400

For all the talk about President Trump and Russia, he has yet to lay out a grand plan on dealing with Moscow. The Russia probes are an obstacle to cooperation. And he has resisted confrontation.

Moore, Strange Advance To Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:10:00 -0400

Former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore will face incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was endorsed by both Mitch McConnell and President Trump, in a September runoff.

DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:10:00 -0400

Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. DreamHost says the warrant would require it to hand over logs of 1.3 million visits to its customer's website.

Transcript: Trump Shifts Tone Again On White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:41:22 -0400

The president discussed the violent protests on Tuesday after giving two earlier statements, the second of which called out racist groups. Trump now says, "There's blame on both sides."

CEOs' Dilemma: Supporting Trump's Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:00 -0400

Several prominent chief executives are leaving President Trump's manufacturing advisory board in response to his views on the violence in Charlottesville. They find themselves in a tough position.

Trump Places Blame On Both Sides After Charlottesville Unrest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:09:00 -0400

Trump argued that members of what he called the "alt-left" were just as responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend as the white supremacists who staged the protests.

Another Reversal: Trump Now Says Counterprotesters Also To Blame For Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:54:00 -0400

The remarks come a day after he called out neo-Nazis and the KKK for the violence in Virginia over the weekend. Trump had been criticized for not mentioning those groups in his initial statement.

President Trump Blames Both Sides For Charlottesville Violence

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:40:00 -0400

President Trump on Tuesday defended his delayed response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend and said that there was violence on both sides.

'The Once And Future Liberal' Looks At Shortfalls Of American Liberalism

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:29:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Lilla, author of the book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, which looks at the failure of American liberalism over the past two generations.