Politics

Subscribe to Politics feed Politics
NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.
Updated: 1 hour 23 min ago

President Obama Gives Statement About U.S.-Iran Deals This Weekend

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 12:57pm

President Barack Obama addresses the nation, following the lifting of sanctions on Iran. NPR's Scott Horsley and Deb Amos join host Rachel Martin to discuss what the president says.

Path To U.S.-Iran Deal, Prisoner Swap Began Years Ago

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 11:37am

While negotiations over a nuclear deal between the United States and Iran began two years ago, smaller efforts for diplomacy go back to the last decade.

Clinton Family Takes On Iowa

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:09am

One of America's political dynasties is turning out in force: Bill and Chelsea Clinton are campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

Are Trump's Values Consistent With Evangelicals?

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:09am

On Monday Donald Trump will give the convocation address to students at Liberty University. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to pastor Darrell Scott about Trump's appeal to evangelical voters.

YouTube Star Talks Space With President Obama

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:09am

Rocket scientist and YouTube star, Destin Sandlin, got to interview President Obama. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Sandlin about what the two spoke about. Space, of course!

3 Questions Ahead Of Tonight's Democratic Debate

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:00am

It's the last debate for the Democrats before the first votes will be cast in Iowa, where Hillary Clinton and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders are locked in a neck-and-neck race.

Obama's Upbeat Message About Ending Malaria Omits Discouraging Signs

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 4:02am

His State of the Union address said we should be able to wipe out malaria. Progress has been enormous — but researchers are alarmed by new twists.

View From The White House On Iran Prisoner Exchange

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 4:32pm

The Iran prisoner exchange was not an easy decision at the White House. NPR's Scott Horsley talks about some of the factors at play.

Barbershop: Nikki Haley And Oscar Nominations

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 4:32pm

Virginia Republican Puneet Ahluwalia, actor Ravi Patel and NPR's Sam Sanders join Michel Martin to talk Nikki Haley hashtags and the Oscar nominations.

Who Are The Prisoners The U.S. And Iran Are Exchanging?

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 2:17pm

Four men in Iranian custody and seven working their way through the U.S. legal system will be released or pardoned today as part of a prisoner swap. Here's what we know about them.

Anti-Establishment MPs Shake Up Spain's New Parliament

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

The new Spanish parliament looks very different than its predecessor. The assembly now has its first black MP, a physicist who uses a wheelchair and a record number of female lawmakers.

Establishment Republicans Scramble To Top Trump

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

While Donald Trump dominates the presidential race in New Hampshire, other Republicans like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio fight it out to emerge as the savior of the GOP establishment.

Conservatives Emerge Strong In Latest Republican Debate

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were the clear front-runners in Thursday night's debate. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ron Elving about what that means for the rest of the candidates.

Latino Reaction Split On Republicans' Spanish Language Message

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 6:15am

The Republican Spanish-language response to State of the Union was almost identical to the one delivered in English, except on the issue of immigration. Will that help or hurt with Latino voters?

#MemeOfTheWeek: The Racial Politics Of Nikki Haley

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 5:48am

The South Carolina governor's response to President Obama's State of the Union highlighted a reality for Haley — for some, she is too "brown." For others, not brown enough.

Wall Street Traders Get Mauled By The Rampaging Bear

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:02pm

Stocks all over the world plunged Friday as investors became even more nervous about China's weakness and oil's collapse. The worries triggered a broad stock sell-off and sent oil below $30 a barrel.

Break It Down: Fact Checking The GOP Debate

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:31pm

After Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, NPR policy reporters fact check the candidates' statements.

Week In Politics: State Of The Union, GOP Debate

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of Fracture, and Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and columnist for U.S. News & World Report, about the political news of the week.

What If? Trump Could Redefine How To Win Iowa

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:52am

The Republican front-runner is shirking retail politics for big rallies. And he's banking on those crowds showing up on caucus night.

Jeb Bush Picks Up Endorsement From Lindsey Graham

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:13am

Graham's presidential campaign went nowhere, but as a senator from the early voting state of South Carolina he hopes to still have some clout.

Pages

©2016 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574