Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tim Ryan, who says he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic Caucus. Ryan says Pelosi was a mentor of his, but it's time now for a change.
Lawyers in a civil fraud case against Donald Trump and Trump University are in court again Friday to see if Trump can delay the case until after his inauguration. The trial is to begin in 10 days.
Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about how he expects President-Elect Donald Trump to approach national security.
President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.
In the wake of his party's significant losses across the Rust Belt in last week's elections, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is stepping up to challenge Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic caucus.
Two backers of president-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow about where the Democratic Party goes next after the election of Donald Trump.
Acknowledging a "bumpy phase" in politics, President Obama says a majority of Americans are comfortable with the pace of globalization. But, he adds, "Democracy is hard work."
Sanders was also very clear on where he disagreed with Trump, saying, "there are places where there can be no compromise — racism, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia."
Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is politically dangerous for Republicans unless they can pass a replacement that covers many of the people who benefit from the health care law.
Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.
Still reeling from a disappointing election, congressional Democrats are trying to figure out a path forward. But there's disagreement about what that path looks like. House Democrats postponed their leadership elections amid discontent about the direction of their caucus. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are roiling about how best to connect with working class voters.
President Obama's last overseas tour takes him to Berlin on Thursday, where he'll meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the most prominent European leader standing against growing nationalist populism.
Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's incoming White House chief strategist, used to run the website Breitbart, which he called "the platform for the alt-right." The alt-right has been associated with racism, anti-Semitism and misogyny. Its adherents believe they have a voice in the new administration. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who coined the term "alt-right."
The lobby of Trump Tower has become one of the most photographed places since the election. And it was bustling on Thursday as President-elect Trump met with several possible cabinet picks and continued outreach to foreign leaders.
Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, comes during a week when he's been taking calls from leaders around the world — but hasn't asked for input from the State Department.
Club Penguin, an online world designed for kids, became the unexpected center of a political protest. While there were some messages supporting Donald Trump, most protested the election results.
Bloomberg's Joshua Green discusses Bannon's work in the far right wing of the Republican party. Trump's chief strategist, Green says, was "one of the major figures" in Clinton's defeat.
President Obama is in Germany meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Steve Inskeep speaks with The Economist's David Rennie about how the trans-Atlantic relationship might change under Trump.