Pam Fessler

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Advocates Say Trump Budget Cuts Will Hurt Country's Most Vulnerable

Friday, March 17, 2017

The outline released Thursday by the White House reduces funding for public housing, Meals on Wheels, community grants and more. Trump's lead budget official says such programs aren't proven to work.


President Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation Is Off To a Slow Start

Saturday, March 11, 2017

It's hard to find anyone involved in voting issues who's been approached to be on the vice president's task force — or at least to admit it.


State Republicans Push For More Restrictive Voting Laws

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Bills to tighten voter ID rules have already been introduced in about half the states this year, where Republican lawmakers say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of the vote.


More States Propose Voter ID Laws

Thursday, March 09, 2017

State legislatures are busy considering bills to tighten restrictions on voters, including new voter ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements.


Justice Department Reverses Position On Texas Voter ID Law Case

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Trump Justice Department asked a federal court to dismiss the Obama DOJ's earlier claim that the ID law was enacted with the intention of discriminating against minority voters.


As Trump Warns Against Fraud, GOP Votes To Eliminate Election Commission

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Trump says Vice President Mike Pence will lead an investigation on voter fraud, though it's not clear when that will happen. Meanwhile, a House committee has voted to eliminate an agency that works to improve how elections are run.


Obamacare Helped The Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Among those who benefited from Obamacare are many homeless people who were able to get Medicaid for the first time. Some are worried about what a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could mean.


Despite Criticism Of Claims, Trump Seeks Investigation Into Voter Fraud

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In a tweet, President Trump called for a major investigation into voter fraud. But some election experts say there's no evidence to back his claim.


Inauguration Day 2017: The View From The White House, Mall

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Morning Edition hosts talk through Inauguration events with NPR's Scott Horsley at the White House, and check in on activity on the National Mall with NPR's Pam Fessler.


Women's Marches Across The Country Highlight Numerous Issues

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Science, women's rights, human rights, LGBT rights, and minority rights are just a few of the issues that were reasons people chose to attend the women's marches across the country on Saturday.


From Glitter To Free Joints, Trump Protesters Plan To Get Their Message Out

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Besides the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected in Washington, D.C., to cheer the new president on Inauguration Day, thousands more are planning to protest.


Senate Banking Committee Grills HUD Nominee Ben Carson In Hearing

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been chosen by President-elect Trump to be his secretary of housing and urban development. Carson's confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.


HUD's Castro Worries That Housing Rule Could Be Rolled Back

Monday, January 09, 2017

HUD Secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs. Carson has called a new rule excessive government regulation.


Charitable Giving Sees Big Bump In 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Donations appear to be up substantially in 2016, partly due to the improving economy. But also some donors expect tax rates, and therefore the value of charitable deductions, to go down under Trump.


Vigils Honor The Homeless Who Died As They Lived: On The Streets

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Every Dec. 21, the longest night of the year, vigils are held in many cities for the homeless who have died there. Life expectancy is at least 12 years shorter than for those who are not homeless.


Anti-Trump Protesters Upset They Haven't Been Assigned Inauguration Day Sites

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The National Park Service says it is applying longstanding rules about who gets a demonstration permit for which location. Pro-and anti-Trump groups are expected to turn out.


No Permits Yet Granted To Expected Inauguration Protesters

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of protesters are expected in Washington, D.C., around Inauguration Day. But they've been unable to get permits to demonstrate on National Park Service grounds.


Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.


A Giving History: Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases Americans' Charitable Acts

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Visitors to the National Museum of American History can see artifacts like the bucket used to launch the ALS ice bucket challenge and how they played a role in charitable giving throughout history.


Republicans Renew Push For More Voting Restrictions

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Republicans, especially in the states, have been emboldened to push for more voting restrictions. They are helped by the selection of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a Congress more unlikely than ever to redo the Voting Rights Act and the expected appointment of a conservative to the Supreme Court.