In this segment called #AskCokie, columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts takes questions on how voters can best reach and influence their members of Congress now that the election is over.
Donald Trump should deal with how to handle his business holdings before he takes office, Newt Gingrich says. The former House speaker suggests a panel of experts monitor Trump's business conflicts.
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A new Texas nonprofit led by Donald Trump's oldest sons will provide access to Trump during the inauguration in exchange for $1 million donations. The foundation says it will give million-dollar donations to unnamed "conservation" charities in exchange for a "private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump," and a "multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for four guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team."
The White House ordered an indefinite ban on offshore oil drilling in large parts of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Officials say President-elect Trump will not be able to automatically overturn it.
An official in Mobile, Ala., apologized for cutting down a beloved cedar tree that was removed from a park on Friday for the purpose of forming a backdrop to a Trump rally.
An online invitation to a charity event raised questions about exchanging huge charitable donations for face time with Trumps' oldest sons. The invitation was later removed from the event website.
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A new Texas nonprofit led by Donald Trump's oldest sons could provide access to the Trump family during the inauguration in exchange for $1 million donations.
Democrats have some major tasks ahead in the new year as they try to rebuild their party after a bruising 2016 election outcome put them well out of power in the White House, Congress and many states.
New Yorker writer Steve Coll says that though Tillerson has conducted billion-dollar international deals as an oil executive, he has no government experience.
Officials in Los Angeles on Monday unveiled a $10 million fund to provide legal services to immigrants facing deportation. They say they want the fund set up before Donald Trump becomes president.
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Donald Trump owns many golf courses, which provide his family with lots of revenue. And as president, he'll be able to steer labor and environmental policies that could boost his own profits.
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A prominent evangelical leader who harshly criticized Donald Trump during the presidential campaign now faces a backlash from fellow evangelicals who backed Trump.
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Donald Trump says he will double the U.S. growth rate; that requires getting more people into the workforce. The president-elect also plans to limit immigration, the biggest source of new workers.
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President-elect Trump has selected billionaire businessman Vincent Viola to be Army secretary. Like other wealthy nominees, Viola could qualify for a tax break if he is forced to sell investments.
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The Electoral College gathered in 50 states to formalize results of last month's election amid increased scrutiny. Despite pressure on Trump electors, more defected from Clinton than the Republican.
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A new Arizona law targets cities that pass laws state lawmakers deem to be in violation of state law by cutting off their funds. It's the latest escalation in a long-running conflict between rural and urban areas.
While the presidential election may have been the big political story of 2016, underneath the surface, a growing conflict between conservative state governments and liberal cities will have a big impact on national politics in the coming years.
The electors of the Electoral College will vote Monday to officially name the nation's president. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie, who is proposing to change the Electoral College in favor of the candidate who wins the popular vote.
The electors cast their votes for president Monday — a formality that usually goes unnoticed. But because of Donald Trump's election victory, the process is getting a lot more attention.
The city council in Charlotte, N.C., has repealed a local LGBT rights ordinance that sparked a national debate over transgender rights. It's part of a reported deal with state lawmakers that also repeals a state law to prevent the city from enacting such laws.