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 55 min ago

Who's In Charge Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:38pm

The White House appointed Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney as interim director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the same time that Richard Cordray, its outgoing leader, said Leandra English would serve in the interim. So, who's in charge?

Trump Brings Up 'Pocahontas' At Event Honoring Navajo Code Talkers

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:31pm

In an event honoring Native Americans, Trump used a term widely seen as a racial slur to refer to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The president has frequently used the name to demean her on Twitter.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Case Over Confederate Emblem On Mississippi Flag

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:32pm

An African-American lawyer from Mississippi who petitioned the high court had said the flag, visible in state buildings, courts and schools, symbolically expresses support for white supremacy.

(Image credit: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

'Complicit' Is The Word Of The Year In 2017, Dictionary.com Says

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:26pm

The website defines complicit as "choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity."

(Image credit: AP)

Franken Reiterates He Won't Resign: 'I Know That I've Let A Lot Of People Down'

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:23pm

Sen. Al Franken, the Democrat from Minnesota accused of sexual harassment, says he's sorry, but reiterated he would not resign from the Senate.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democrats Re-Examine The Legacy Of Former President Bill Clinton

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:42am

David Greene talks to former Clinton administration staffer Kirsten Powers, who has spoken out about demands that Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers resign after allegations of sexual harassment.

Lawsuit Seeks To Settle Who Heads Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing director Richard Cordray, who named his deputy as acting director. The president named someone else. Rachel Martin talks to Cordray and NPR's Uri Berliner.

Conyers Leaves Committee Leadership Post Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., about Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who is stepping down as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Voting-Rights Advocates Monitor Who Trump Picks For Census Bureau Post

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is considering an appointment to the Census Bureau that some watchers suggest might be open to changing the 2020 Census in a pretty dramatic way.

Politics In The News

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about the Alabama special election and why President Trump supports Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Trump Will Try To Get Legislative Agenda Back On Track

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Congress returns after a holiday recess. Sexual harassment dominates the political conversation. President Trump meets with key Republican senators on Monday to try to steer the GOP agenda.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Week Ahead: The Stakes Are About To Get Really High For Republicans

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:06am

Shutdown and debt ceiling deadlines are fast approaching four days before the Alabama Senate election, and Republicans are trying to pass a tax plan by Christmas.

(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

When Bob Packwood Was Nearly Expelled From The Senate For Sexual Misconduct

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:00am

The last time the Senate Ethics Committee voted to expel a senator was 1995. The Packwood case is newly relevant in light of the allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around Congress.

(Image credit: Richard Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Filed To Block White House Appointment To Head Consumer Watchdog

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:30pm

Deputy Director Leandra English argues that she is the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But the White House has made a rival appointment — OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

In Arizona, Advocating For The LGBTQ Community Starts In Local Politics

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 6:32pm

LGBTQ leaders in Arizona have seen their biggest cities grow more welcoming toward the LGBTQ community. They hope that shift will help lead to acceptance across the state.

(Image credit: Will Stone/KJZZ)

Sen. Al Franken Says He 'Crossed The Line' But Won't Resign

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 5:46pm

The Democratic Senator of Minnesota said in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio News that he will cooperate with the Senate Ethics Committee but will not resign amid the groping allegations.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Sen. Al Franken Says He 'Crossed The Line' But Won't Resign

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 5:46pm

The Democratic Senator of Minnesota said in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio News that he will cooperate with the Senate Ethics Committee but will not resign amid the groping allegations.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

John Conyers Steps Down From Judiciary Committee Role Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:53am

The Democratic congressman said he'd "step aside" as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee during a probe against him. But he denied the allegations and said he would not resign his seat.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Encore: Lessons In Bipartisanship

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 6:57am

The last time lawmakers worked across the aisle in a big way was when the Senate overhauled the federal tax code in 1986.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574