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: 34 min 9 sec ago

After Nearly 2 Weeks In Office, Trump Faces More Than 50 Lawsuits

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

After about two weeks as president, Donald Trump is facing 50 lawsuits. The Obama administration faced just five suits during the same period of time.

Berkeley Students Debate Cancellation Of Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

Violent protests erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday over a speech by the Breitbart editor. Two Berkeley students are divided over the school's cancellation of the speech.

(Image credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Exploring The Nationalistic And Christian Right Influences On Trump

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 1:54pm

Sarah Posner, a reporter with The Nation's Investigative Fund, talks about how the Steve Bannon-Jeff Sessions-Mike Pence nexus is influencing President Trump's policies.

Hawaii's House Republican Leader Says She Was Ousted Over Women's March

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:55pm

When she appeared at the recent Women's March event in Hawaii, state Rep. Beth Fukumoto spoke about being booed and insulted at her party's convention last summer.

(Image credit: Cathy Bussewitz/AP)

Tillerson Takes The Helm At The State Department, Promising Respect And Honesty

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:40pm

Tillerson's reverent message was well-received by many diplomats after the White House called on them, in response to recent dissent over the Trump administration, to "get with the program" or leave,

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Trump's Highway Plan May Face Same Old Road Blocks In Congress

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:22pm

Yesterday's House hearing on transportation and infrastructure became a debate on how to pay for Trump's trillion dollar plan. One GOP lawmaker called the it "the 900-pound gorilla in the room."

(Image credit: Seth Perlman/AP)

Alarmed By Washington, Liberal Protesters Bring Concerns Home To Lawmakers

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:40am

And we mean the word "home" literally. In the past week, demonstrators have parked their signs — and their frustrations — outside the homes of Democratic politicians.

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Trump Touts Apprentice Ratings, Tells Prayer Breakfast: 'Pray For Arnold'

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:07am

Before the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump told the audience "don't worry" about his tense phone calls with leaders and promised to "totally destroy" a law barring churches from preaching politics.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Senate Republicans Bypass Another Boycott By Democrats To Advance EPA Nominee

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 9:58am

Democrats are limited in what they can do as a minority party to block Trump nominees. As they boycott hearings, Republicans suspend normal rules twice to clear the new president's Cabinet picks.

(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Trump Disparages 'Dumb' Deal With Australia On Refugees

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 6:06am

After reports of an acrimonious discussion about refugees with Australia's prime minister surface, President Trump says, "I will study this dumb deal!"

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

3 Things To Consider About The Politics Of Trump's Immigration Executive Order

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 6:00am

The White House is confident that Trump is on the right side of the visa and travel ban. Here's why.

(Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Is A Disciple Of Scalia's 'Originalist' Crusade

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 5:00am

Judge Neil Gorsuch was friends with the late justice and subscribed to the judicial philosophy of "originalism" he popularized. So what is it exactly? The doctrine has plenty of critics.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Breitbart Editor's Event Canceled As Protests Turn Violent At UC Berkeley

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 4:40am

Protesters smashed windows and started a bonfire during a demonstration against an appearance by the far-right, self-described provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor with Breitbart News.

(Image credit: Ben Margot/AP)

Senate Democrats In Political Quagmire Over Supreme Court Nomination

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:56am

Democratic senators could filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. But it is unclear if this is a wise move, or if this would cost them politically in the future.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Gen. Mattis Makes His First Foreign Trip As Defense Secretary

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:55am

Rachel Martin talks to Joel Wit of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies about the issues for Mattis' trip, which begins in South Korea on Thursday, and then moves to Japan.

Sen. Blumenthal Probes Whether Gorsuch Nomination Should Be Blocked

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:55am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who has said if Neil Gorsuch is out of the mainstream, he will pursue every legal tool to block Gorsuch's nomination.

Trump's Immigration Ban Leaves Syrian Family Stuck In Jordan

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:55am

A Syrian family in Jordan had their bags packed for the U.S. until the Trump administration's ban on refugees started. The family sold their belongings before trying to travel to New York.

Democrats Aim For Their Own Initiative Modeled After The Tea Party

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America and the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge, who has been fundraising to try to launch the liberal version of the Tea Party.

Flynn Puts Iran On Notice After Ballistic Missile Test

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:55am

After a ballistic missile test, Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn said Iran is "on notice." Rachel Martin talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace.

Trump Supporters Cheer Quick Starts On Campaign Promises In His First Weeks

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:34pm

The Trump presidency's early days have been anything but uneventful. Trump voters in Algonquin, Ill., praise both the pace and content of his actions, from the travel ban to his Supreme Court nominee.

(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

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