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: 30 min 36 sec ago

Showing "Sheriff Joe" Some Mercy

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:06am

President Trump alluded to a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

(Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

For Those In Peril On The Sea

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:06am

Why have there been so many accidents involving U.S. Navy ships recently?

(Image credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump Blames Media For Divided Country During Phoenix Rally

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:39am

For analysis on the rally, David Greene talks to Republican strategist Michael Steel. He was a longtime adviser to former House Speaker John Boehner and was on Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.

Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:07am

Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.

(Image credit: Fanatic Studio/Getty Images)

Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attacks That Killed Ambassador

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:01am

The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.

(Image credit: Dana Verkouteren/AP)

Trump Defends Charlottesville Comments At Phoenix Rally

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix Tuesday night. Meanwhile, protesters gathered outside.

Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.

(Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

News Brief: Trump In Phoenix, Haitians In Canada, Kushner In Middle East

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix and defended his comments about Charlottesville. Also, Haitians are leaving the U.S. for Canada, and Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East.

Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

(Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Researcher Behind Unverified Trump Dossier Meets Senate Investigators

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Glenn Simpson, whose political research business digs up dirt for political campaigns to use against each other, talked with the Judiciary Committee about the infamous Trump-Russia file.

(Image credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR)

Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Highlighting the country's sharp divide over abortion and mixed reactions to requirements in the Affordable Care Act, Texas restricts insurance coverage while Oregon requires that it be covered.

(Image credit: Don Ryan/AP)

Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:58pm

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.

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

Louise Linton Said She "Sacrifices" More Than Other Taxpayers. It's Not That Simple.

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:35pm

Linton, an actress and the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, touched off an internet firestorm with a condescending Tuesday Instagram post.

(Image credit: Martin Grimes/Getty Images for Grey Goose)

Treasury Secretary's Wife Apologizes After Sparking Internet Furor With Online Post

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:29pm

Dressed in more than $16,000 worth of clothes and accessories in the photo, Louise Linton, a Scottish actress married to Steven Mnuchin, had ridiculed an Instagram follower for being "out of touch."

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego Raises Concerns About Trump's Visit To Phoenix

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego about President Trump's rally in Phoenix Tuesday.

Phoenix Prepares For Protests As Trump Holds Downtown Rally

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

President Trump speaks in Phoenix Tuesday evening, amid tensions over his handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the potential pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:11pm

Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican John Kasich are nearing completion on a plan to change the Affordable Care Act that they will present in a Senate hearing next month.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Trump Heads To Arizona To Push Border Wall Funding, Rally Supporters

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:34am

President Trump will visit a Customs and Border Protection facility and make the case that Congress should fund the border wall he promised during the campaign.

(Image credit: Guillermo Arias/AP)

Fact Check: What Has President Trump Done To Fight Illegal Immigration?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:53am

One year ago, then-candidate Trump laid out a 10-point plan to fight illegal immigration, including building a wall and suspending visas for some travelers. Here's a look at what he's done so far.

(Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

How Will America's Longest War End?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:06am

It's been 16 years since the war in Afghanistan started.

(Image credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pages

©2017 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