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Trump Administration Plans New Sanctions On North Korea

President Trump said Thursday he is preparing to announce additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

With New Healthcare Bill, Senate GOP Give 'Repeal And Replace' Another Shot

Senate Republicans have a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but some moderate Republicans aren't yet on board.

Democratic Voters Are Skeptical Of Any Immigration Deal With Trump

Negotiations between Democratic congressional leaders and President Trump over the fate of the DACA program is being met with skepticism by Democratic voters and immigration activists in New York.

Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play?

Russia has been less aggressive in Germany's election than it was in the U.S. or France. Chancellor Angela Merkel remains favored — but the Kremlin still could leave its mark.

Obama Argues Against Dark Worldview, Defends Health Care Law

"We have to reject the notion that we are suddenly gripped by forces that we cannot control," the former president said Wednesday, speaking in New York City while his successor was at the U.N.

President Trump's U.N. Address Receives Widespread Praise From Conservatives

President Trump's address to the United Nations General Assembly generated a lot of praise from conservative outlets, even those often critical of him. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard about how the speech as been received by those right-of-center.

Former President Obama Speaks Out On Efforts To Replace Affordable Care Act

Former President Obama spoke at a Gates Foundation event and delivered a not so thinly veiled message to President Trump about what he sees as America's role in the world.

Sen. Rand Paul Says He Won't Vote For Latest Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill

Sen. Rand Paul has opposed all of the Republican leadership's efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, including the latest attempt, the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Jimmy Kimmel Says Sen. Cassidy Fell Short Of Standard For Obamacare Repeal

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel credits good healthcare to saving the life of his newborn son. That led Sen. Bill Cassidy , a medical doctor, to say that any replacement of the Affordable Care Act should pass "The Jimmy Kimmel Test." Now, Kimmel says Cassidy has fallen short of that with his new bill ...

Senate Republicans Up Against Sept. 30 Deadline For Last Effort To Replace Obamacare

Senate Republicans may vote next week — again — on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The latest bill is sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

These GOP Senators Could Block Republicans' Obamacare Repeal

Republicans are very close to having the votes to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the Senate next week, and it has come down to the votes of three undecided GOP senators.

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Bill, Says It Fails The 'Jimmy Kimmel Test'

After GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy invoked the late night host's name, Kimmel went after him and the Republican health care bill, pulling it apart point by point for an audience that might not normally care.

The United Nations Without The United States

How does "America first" work on the global stage?

2016 Voter Turnout Dropped At HBCUs, Climbed At Women's Colleges, Study Finds

Voter turnout was up among college students by more than the nation as a whole in the last election, a Tufts University report says. But that turnout varied greatly across different types of colleges.

After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering narrowing the president's ability to launch wars without congressional approval.

Obama's White House Counsel Weighs In On Trump's Lawyers

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

After 10 Years Away From Senate, Rick Santorum At Center Of Health Care Debate

The latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been a key player promoting it, a decade after leaving office.

Senate Intel Panel's Meeting With Trump Lawyer Abruptly Called Off

Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was set to give testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee but that meeting was canceled Tuesday an hour after it was scheduled to begin.

Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions

Republicans are taking one last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But the new plan isn't much different fr the last one that failed.

Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book is One Nation After Trump.

Senate Calls Trump Attorney In For Open Session After Reports About Closed One

Once his statement for a closed-door meeting appeared in the press beforehand, the Senate Intelligence Committee said it would require Michael Cohen to appear in public.

President Trump: 'Put Your Countries First'

President Trump took the stage this morning to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump Confidante Rejects Any Collusion In Russia Election Interference

Long-serving Trump attorney Michael Cohen delivers a strident denial to Congress that he had any role in Russia's information warfare against the United States last year.

Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly With Tough Talk On Korea

The president, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, has harsh words for North Korea's leader.

Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly For The First Time

President Trump called on other countries to do more to address global challenges and argue that national self-interest is not an impediment to international cooperation.

A Week To Go, GOP Runoff In Alabama Gets Nastier By The Day

President Trump is backing appointed incumbent Luther Strange to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' seat. But polls have Strange running behind the so-called Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore.

California's Legislature Votes To Move Primary Elections To March

California could get a head start in selecting the nominees for president in 2020. A measure passed by the state Legislature would move primary elections from June to March.

Pelosi Is Confronted By Protestors Angry About Her Immigration Talks With Trump

The House Democratic leader, on her San Francisco home turf, was jeered for her efforts to reach an agreement with the president on the Dream Act.

Republican Make Last-Ditch Attempt To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Republican senators hope to beat a Sept. 30 procedural deadline that allows them to pass a bill bill without Democratic votes. It would be the fourth health care bill before Senate this year.

Clinton Won't Rule Out Questioning 2016 Election, But Says No Clear Means To Do So

Hillary Clinton tells Fresh Air the mechanism for such a challenge does not exist in the U.S. "and usually we don't need it." She also says she is "optimistic about our country, but I am not naive."

Trump's DACA Moves Aren't Shaking His Most Loyal Supporters

Many conservative lawmakers and pundits are critical of President Trump for talking to Democrats about immigration. But Trump's voters don't seem to mind.

LOL, Politics

How do you make a joke both political and funny?

The Emmys Make History

Last night's Emmy Awards had several firsts.

Propaganda In Your Politics

Now you can feel Russia's influence from the comfort of your couch.

The Real 'Spicey' Crashes The Emmys, As Stars Mock Trump

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer lampooned himself, with his SNL alter-ego in the audience. Many presenters and winners took the stage to slam their former TV co-star, Donald Trump.

Where Do Trump's Comments On DACA Leave Congressional Republicans?

David Greene talks to Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, chairman of the Republican Study Group, the House's largest conservative caucus, about President Trump's possible deals with Democrats.

Rep. Gutierrez On Trump's Immigration Meetings With Democratic Leaders

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez about a deal between President Trump and Democrats that would combine legislation protecting DREAMers with increased border security.

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Half Of Americans Don't Trust Trump On North Korea

In addition, most falsely believe the president needs congressional authorization to launch a nuclear strike. North Korea's renegade program will be a major focus at this week's U.N. General Assembly.

Rep. Gutierrez On Trump's Immigration Meetings With Democratic Leaders

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, about a deal between President Trump and Democrats that would combine legislation protecting DREAMers with increased border security.

City Of Ferguson's Dropped Charges 'Just Another Step' Amid 'Systemic Failure'

A Justice Department report used Fred Watson's case as an example of the city's systemic civil rights violations against black residents. Although the charges were tossed, he doesn't feel vindicated.

President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, about the upcoming meeting.

California State Senator Speaks On Recently-Approved Sanctuary State Bill

California lawmakers approved a bill that would make the state a so-called sanctuary state. Kevin de León, a state senator from Los Angeles explains how the bill is meant to add further protection to immigrants in the country without documentation.

ESPN Flap Shows People Can't Even Agree On What They're Arguing Over In Trump Era

The ESPN host called the president a "white supremacist" and "bigot." ESPN has not suspended her; conservatives are calling it a double standard, but supporters of Hill are asking what she said wrong?

Trump Heading To United Nations

President Trump makes his debut at the United Nations General Assembly this week. It comes after a week in Washington marked by possibly shifting political alliances.

U.S. Still Out of Paris Climate Agreement, Despite Conflicting Reports

The White House has reaffirmed its position on the climate pact "unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country," after reports from AFP and the WSJ that the U.S. would stay.

DACA, A Student's Story: 'They Are The Types Of Immigrants You Want In Your Country'

South Koreans make up the majority of DACA applicants coming to the U.S. illegally from Asia. Now that the future of the program is uncertain, DACA holders like Dan Lee are talking about their status.

St. Louis Brace For More Protests Following Police Officer Acquittal

Jason Stockley is a white, former St. Louis police officer who was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of black driver Anthony Lamar Smith. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with St. Louis Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger about what he's calling "two views of disrupting America."

Republicans And Democrats Remain Divided On Fate Of DACA

As the White House may be inching closer to a deal that will decide the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez shares her viewpoint on the current negotiations.

A Mostly Typical Saturday In Washington, D.C.: Political Rallies — Plus Juggalos

Some worried the convergence in the nation's capital of a rally for fans of a rap group and two dueling Trump-related protests would lead to violence. But the gatherings remained mostly peaceful.