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: 33 min 18 sec ago

In Jordan, Refugee Agency Races To Process Syrians For U.S. Travel

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:30pm

With a temporary lifting of President Trump's ban on refugee admissions to the U.S., Syrian families have been getting back on flights they were bumped off last week.

Leon Panetta Warns Trump Travel Ban Increases Chances Of Attack

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about why he thinks President Trump's travel ban could increase the chances of an attack at home and endanger American troops abroad.

Rural America Supported Trump But Will His Policies Support Them?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:30pm

Donald Trump won the White House with huge backing from small town America and those who felt left behind. Now that he's president, can Trump help them for the next four years and beyond?

(Image credit: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Plan All-Night Push To Rally Against Trump's Education Pick

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 2:34pm

Right now, Betsy DeVos just barely has enough votes to be confirmed after two Senate Republicans announced last week they won't support her nomination.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

'Glass House' Chronicles The Sharp Decline Of An All-American Factory Town

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 1:35pm

Once a bustling town, Lancaster, Ohio, is now beset by unemployment, low wages and drug abuse. Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House.

(Image credit: Shelly Metcalf)

How Twitter Turned A Super Bowl Of Political Subtlety Into A 2016 Proxy Fight

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:29am

The politics mainly came in the commercial breaks, until social media users realized the Atlanta Falcons' statistical command was being crushed by a blue wall.

(Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)

Former Top Security Officials Criticize Trump's 'Ill-Conceived' Ban In Court Filing

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:38am

A document signed by former CIA Director Michael Hayden and others backs two states who say President Trump's immigration ban "unleashed chaos."

(Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Refugee Travel Ban Exceeded Trump's Authority, Sen. Cardin Says

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:47am

President Trump's travel ban is on hold for now but the administration is appealing. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about the ban and other political issues.

The Theory That Explains The Anger Of Our Political Moment

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:00am

Why Obamacare is gaining in popularity, why people are marching in the streets, even why Trump won the presidency can all be explained by one thing — relative deprivation.

(Image credit: Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A Fortnight to Remember: The Trump Presidency Bursts Into Being

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:00am

Trump is the focal point not only of national political events but of national attention, period. When was the last time football was so overshadowed in the media the week before the Super Bowl?

(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Trump Blasts Judge Who Temporarily Blocked Refugee Travel Ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

A federal judge in Washington State has temporarily blocked President Trump's travel ban affecting refugees, and citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. The administration is appealing.

In Kenya, Trump Gives 'Parliament Of The Common Man' Hope

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

In a small corner of Nairobi, where men gather to talk politics, President Trump is adored. They view him with hope that populism and the will of the people can be respected in a democracy.

U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:01am

NAFTA critics say money and jobs go to Mexico, but U.S. companies, like Kansas City Southern, do benefit. The company, built around trade with Mexico, has been hit hard by Trump's victory.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

Judge Gorsuch's Originalism Contrasts With Mentor's Pragmatism

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:37am

Neil Gorsuch is a self-proclaimed "originalist." It is a philosophy very different from that of his mentor, Justice Byron White.

'Oklahoma City' Explores Anti-Government Sentiments That Contributed to Bombing

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Director Barak Goodman talks about his new documentary Oklahoma City, which traces the Oklahoma City bombing's origins in the white supremacy movement and anti-government sentiments.

Republican State Rep. Experiences Backlash After Speaking Out Against Trump In Hawaii

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Beth Fukumoto has been the Minority Leader in the Hawaiian State House of Representatives since 2012. But she was ousted from the seat last week after openly criticizing President Trump's rhetoric.

Dissecting The Laws Surrounding President Trump's Travel Ban

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Jonathan Adler, legal commentator and law professor at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the tension between the judiciary and the White House after President Donald Trump's travel bans.

Trump Tweets To Blame Judge Who Blocked His Executive Order 'If Something Happens'

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

President Trump spent the weekend criticizing a federal judge who put a temporary stay on the travel restrictions he ordered last week. Vice President Pence and other GOP leaders took a softer tone.

WATCH: As SNL Takes On Trump's Team, Sean Spicer Gets His Roast

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 9:45am

Spicer's confrontations with reporters got the Saturday Night Live treatment. Poorly-fitted suit and all.

(Image credit: Saturday Night Live/Screenshot by NPR)

The Politics Of The Super Bowl

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 7:10am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to longtime NFL insider Amy Trask, former Oakland Raiders CEO, about all the politics swirling around the Super Bowl, and what she thinks of this year's matchup.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574