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: 27 min 46 sec ago

Trump Says African-Americans Are In Their 'Worst Shape' Ever. The Data Disagrees

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:28pm

A look at major indicators suggests that while African-Americans lag behind the rest of the country in many key areas, they've also experienced steady economic and socioeconomic gains.

The Big Reason Voters Like Trump, Clinton? They're Not The Other

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:47am

A new Pew Research Center study finds that a third of Clinton and Trump supporters are most strongly motivated by opposition to Trump and Clinton.

Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 8:46am

"I've always felt that the Republicans align with my beliefs," said Judith Martinez, 51, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Mexico.

Outnumbering Baby Boombers, Millennials Look For Economic Opportunity

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

U.S. millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation. Their economic interests are unique but also diverse — ranging from college debt to affordable childcare and decent paying jobs.

After Bombings, Clinton And Trump Press Issue Of Homegrown Terrorism

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Del Wilber of the Los Angeles Times about where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on homegrown terrorism, and how they would make America safer if they were president.

November Voters Will Be Asked To Raise Taxes To Fund Transit Projects

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Ballot measures in more than 30 cities would raise $200 billion to expand rail and bus lines, to build new transit stations and to fix and replace aging transit infrastructure.

Clinton Prepares For 'Difficult, Challenging' Debate With Trump

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

The stakes are high for both candidates in the first presidential debate next Monday. We start today with a look at what Hillary Clinton needs to accomplish. Tomorrow, Donald Trump.

Political Money Trail: From Big Donors' Wallets To Field Operations

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

The Hillary Victory Fund raises major contributions and distributes the cash to Democratic organizations up and down the line. We follow the money from George Soros to field canvassers in Virginia.

On The Trail, Trump Avoids Lingering Questions About Birther Stance

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 8:43pm

The GOP nominee offered reporters cherry cobbler during a stop in North Carolina on Tuesday. But he won't answer questions as to why he changed his belief about where President Obama was born.

Trump Calls NBC News Anchor and Fellow GOP'er Lester Holt 'A Democrat'

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:43pm

In a TV interview, Trump accused all of the scheduled presidential debate moderators of being Democrats. But NBC's Lester Holt is a registered Republican.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before Senate In Secret-Accounts Scandal

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday to answer questions about the bank's sales tactics. Bank employees opened as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts in order to meet sales goals and collect bonuses. Wells Fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but did not acknowledge any wrongdoing. Now the Justice Department is reportedly conducting its own investigation.

Nearly Half Of Guns In U.S. Owned By 3 Percent Of Population, Study Finds

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

A new survey of gun ownership in America found the percentage of Americans who own guns has decreased, even as Americans buy more guns. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Lois Beckett, who covers gun policy and politics for The Guardian, about the Harvard-Northeastern University survey.

Testimony Begins In New Jersey Bridgegate Trial

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Federal prosecutors say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the plot to shut down the George Washington Bridge. The Bridgegate trial is currently underway.

Obama Delivers Final Address To U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama gives his final address to the United Nations General Assembly and hosts a summit on the world's refugee crisis Tuesday.

How Presidents Can Help Boost American Economic Mobility

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

As part of our series "A Nation Engaged," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti about what it takes to increase economic mobility — the ability of people to get better jobs and make more money — and how that could change under a President Clinton or President Trump.

Obama At U.N.: Reject Tribalism Home And Abroad

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:28pm

President Obama's last address to world leaders at the United Nations also offered an appeal to U.S. voters ahead of November's presidential election.

Taste The Outrage: Donald Trump Jr.'s Tweet Compares Refugees To Skittles

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:51am

After the Republican presidential candidate's son compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles, the candy's parent company responded, saying, "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."

With Donald Trump's Birther Spin, He's Crossed A Line

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump has found it possible not only to circumvent the media and defy them, but to exploit their power and discredit their judgment at the same time.

Wells Fargo CEO To Address Accounts Scandal Before Senate Panel

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:26am

CEO John Stumpf is expected to apologize for betraying customers' trust when he appears before the Senate Banking Committee to answer questions about employees opening unauthorized customer accounts.

Spurning Trump, Self-Styled Conservative Gatekeeper Finds Himself On The Margins

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

For more than two decades, Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes has shaped modern conservatism. But now, Sykes wonders whether he helped create an environment that fueled Donald Trump's rise.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574