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. Subscribe to podcasts and RSS feeds.
Updated: 1 hour 53 min ago

On The Waterfront, Obama Contends Bridge Repair Coffers Beg Refilling

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:10pm

Speaking on the Potomac River waterfront, President Obama advocated for renovating aging American infrastructure with the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge poised behind him. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

» E-Mail This

Birth Control Ruling Is A Setback For White House

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The Obama administration is looking for another way to promote broader access to birth control, now that the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.

» E-Mail This

Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:07pm

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.

» E-Mail This

Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:53pm

President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.

» E-Mail This

Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.

» E-Mail This

Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:13pm

The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.

» E-Mail This

Obama To Request $2 Billion To Deal With Border Issue

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.

» E-Mail This

Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.

» E-Mail This

Obama To Nominate Ex-Procter & Gamble Chief To Head VA

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:25am

President Obama's choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald. He is West Point grad from a military family.

» E-Mail This

Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:25am

In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.

» E-Mail This

For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 5:45pm

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

» E-Mail This

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:03am

President Obama will also seek an emergency appropriation of more than $2 billion to deal with the surge of Central American immigrants flooding the southern border.

» E-Mail This

In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It's Alt Country Vs. Rock

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 6:58am

The Republicans have narrowed down their choices for their 2016 convention to Dallas and Cleveland. If the vote depended upon which one had the best theme music, it would be a tough decision.

» E-Mail This

8 Signs Obama Is Feeling Trapped In The Presidency

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 5:10pm

Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.

» E-Mail This

Stunt Or Not, GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Will Fuel Both Sides

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 9:54am

Both President Obama and congressional Republicans seek to rev up their respective bases in the executive action fight.

» E-Mail This

Court Stays Decision Striking Down Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 7:05pm

The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.

» E-Mail This

Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:52pm

After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.

» E-Mail This

What's The Matter With Wendy Davis?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:22pm

The Texas state senator galvanized Democrats across the nation with her 11-hour filibuster to block restrictive abortion laws. Then she ran for governor — and got a big dose of political reality.

» E-Mail This

In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:22pm

"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.

» E-Mail This

An End To Kerfuffles And Questions: Former Press Secretary Reflects

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 3:07pm

On the occasion of his departure, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talks to Audie Cornish about his time spent at the White House podium.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574