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 41 min ago

As Syria Grabs Headlines, Congress Tends To Local Business

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:05pm

Congress went on recess after voting to support the president's ISIS plan. And for many members, local issues and events — not the military airstrikes in Syria — are now center stage.

» E-Mail This

Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

» E-Mail This

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:36am

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

» E-Mail This

Obama: Coalition Against ISIS Shows 'This Is Not America's Fight Alone'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:43am

The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.

» E-Mail This

House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.

» E-Mail This

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:39pm

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

» E-Mail This

Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:11am

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.

» E-Mail This

Congress Uses Recent Issues To Attack NFL's Tax Exempt Status

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:33am

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

» E-Mail This

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:26am

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day climate summit sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

» E-Mail This

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:12pm

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

» E-Mail This

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:16am

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

» E-Mail This

What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:55am

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

» E-Mail This

White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:16am

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

» E-Mail This

Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

» E-Mail This

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:08pm

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

» E-Mail This

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:40pm

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

» E-Mail This

War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:40am

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.

» E-Mail This

Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:15am

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

» E-Mail This

Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:24pm

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

» E-Mail This

Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:44pm

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574