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Will President Trump's Speech To Congress Ease Immigrants' Fears?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

Rev. Keary Kincannon of Fairfax County, Va., will attend Trump's address to Congress, and says he doesn't expect Trump will say anything to ease his parishioners' fears about immigration orders.

Trump White House Takes Steps To Plug Leaks

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

Trump has denounced reporters for relying on leaks and unidentified sources. Yet, the White House has engaged in some leaks of its own to fight the media.

Latino Group Wants To Hear Trump Speak About Immigration Policies

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

As Donald Trump prepares to address a joint session of Congress, David Greene talks to Maria Teresa Kumar, who heads Voto Latino, an organization that works to get out the Latino vote.

Experts Will Parse Trump's Speech For Foreign Policy Positions

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

As the president prepares to address Congress, Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations to get a sense of what we might hear about foreign policy.

Authors Hire Sensitivity Specialists So Not To Offend Readers

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

When an author portrays a culture that's not their own, inadvertent errors can be offensive. Some writers are turning to "sensitivity readers" who will look for details that don't ring true.

Liberian Nurse Who Fought Ebola Dies In Childbirth

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Aryn Baker of "Time" magazine about a Liberian nursing assistant, who cared for Ebola patients, but who died earlier this month just after childbirth because no one would help her.

Republican Muslim Leader Wants Trump To Address Religious Prejudice

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

Saba Ahmed, leader of the Republican Muslim Coalition, supports President Trump and has hope for his economic agenda, but wants him to make a strong statement Tuesday against religious prejudice.

Former Speechwriter Weighs In On What Trump Needs To Say To Congress

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

Many people are hoping President Trump will offer more details of his vision for his presidency in Tuesday night's speech to a joint session of Congress. David Greene talks to David Frum, senior editor at "The Atlantic" and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, about the speech.

Democrats Prepare To Counter Trump's Address To Congress

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:25 -0500

Democrats are preparing to respond to President Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. David Greene talks to Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, about what he expects Trump to say.

A Carbon Tax Gains Traction Among Some Conservatives

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:02:14 -0500

A long-shot idea has received recent attention: a plan that would set a price on carbon to encourage energy efficiency and limit the impact of climate change. Even the new CEO of Exxon Mobil backs it.

What We Know About The Trump, House GOP Tax Plans So Far

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:01:14 -0500

Sweeping tax cuts, for businesses and individuals, will be at or near the top of the list for both the White House and the Republican-controlled Congress. A tax on imports may also be on the table.

Trump To Lay Out Plans For 'Renewal Of The American Spirit' In Joint Address

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:14 -0500

Tuesday's speech to Congress is a chance to reset a tumultuous first month. Administration officials say President Trump will strike a more optimistic tone than he did in his inaugural address.

With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Dams and levees across California are straining to handle winter storms. The state's water system was designed a century ago, before climate change was an issue. Now, it's being rethought.

Trump's 'America First' Agenda Marks Sharp Break In U.S. Economic Policy

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:55:00 -0500

President Trump's plans, a rebuke of the prevailing push toward globalization, may overlook what's under the hood when it comes to manufacturing.

Political Outsider Emmanuel Macron Campaigns To 'Make France Daring Again'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:47:00 -0500

The presidential campaign has brought an unlikely candidate to the fore. Macron, a former banker and former economy minister, is surging in the polls. His message: Embrace innovation and risk.