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: 24 min 9 sec ago

New Hampshire Secretary Of State Defends Primary's First-In-The-Nation Status

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary. NPR talks to New Hampshire's secretary of state, who for four decades has defended the primary's first-in-the-nation status against critics who say the state isn't representative of the U.S. as a whole.

GOP Governors Bank On New Hampshire To Jump Start Struggling Campaigns

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

The governors running for the Republican nomination — Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich — are banking on a good performance in New Hampshire to buoy their struggling campaigns.

Department Of Education Creates Student Aid Enforcement Office

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

The Department of Education announced Monday it will create a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to crack down on higher education institutions that are taking advantage of vulnerable students.

Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Highlights Generational Divide Over Feminism

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

With Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vying to be the first female president in U.S. history, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that the race has become something of a fight about what it means to be a feminist. Boomers and their millennial daughters and granddaughters have very different views.

The Stream: Cruz On Drafting Women; Jeb Bush Won't 'Blame Obama'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:25pm

Cruz said he doesn't want his daughters in a foxhole with a "220-pound jihadist psychopath." See more updates from NPR's political team in New Hampshire on the eve of Tuesday's primary.

'The Big Dog' Bill Clinton Turns Into The Attack Dog Against Sanders In N.H.

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:18pm

The former president changed his tune and began to criticize Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sunday evening in New Hampshire, a sign how worried the Clintons are about Sanders' momentum.

New Hampshire Celebrates A Century Of Voting First

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:02pm

The wrinkle New Hampshire added to the presidential election was holding a primary very early. Would candidates even countenance the idea of traipsing through the snow? It turned out that they would.

'Us' Vs. 'I, I, I' For Some Democrats In What Used To Be Clinton Country

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:31am

Though Hillary Clinton still has her loyalists, even some former supporters are "feeling the Bern" in New Hampshire.

Why A Vote For Bush Could Be A Vote For Trump In The N.H. Primary

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:00am

A quirk in the state's delegate process would award every vote under 10 percent to the winner of the primary. With the fractured establishment field, that could mean their votes go to Donald Trump.

What Do Sanders And Trump Have In Common? More Than You Think

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

The two hottest candidates heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. On the face of it, the candidates and their messages couldn't be more different.

Politics In The News: New Hampshire Primary

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hold substantial leads in their parties' polling. On the Republican side, the positioning of second and third-place candidates could be significant as well.

Christie Calls Rubio Out On His 'Scripted' Campaign Rhetoric

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Marco Rubio came under heavy assault — especially by N.J. Gov. Chris Chrstie — at a weekend GOP presidential debate. Rubio kept repeating a single sentence almost verbatim.

Why The U.S. Still Has No Viable Alternatives To Russian Rocket Boosters

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

When it comes to launching top-secret military satellites, the Pentagon relies almost entirely on rocket engines made in Russia. The U.S. has been using Russian rocket boosters for the past 2 decades.

In The Light Of The Morning After, How Bad Was Rubio's Repetition?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 5:31pm

"I would pay for them to keep running that clip, because that's what I believe passionately," Rubio said of a much-aired video excerpt if him repeating a line at Saturday's debate.

The Voices Of New Hampshire Voters, As They Prepare To Head To Polls

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 4:07pm

New Hampshire voters are about to vote, but many aren't so certain about their choices. New Hampshire Public Radio's Jack Rodolico heard from residents in a blue-collar town.

This Year, Anger Is All The Rage In Politics. Why?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 4:07pm

It seems that anger is all the rage in this year's election. In a commentary, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on anger as a habit, a practice and a choice.

What Does It Mean When A Candidate Says He's 'Suspending The Campaign'?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 4:07pm

For this week's Words You'll Hear series, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former presidential speechwriter Matt Latimer about the phrase — and other words we might hear from candidates soon.

Fact-Check: New Hampshire GOP Debate

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 4:07pm

NPR's politics team fact-checks the Republican presidential debate. Much of the policy discussion focused on taxes, including a claim by Donald Trump that the U.S. is the most-taxed country on Earth.

Hillary Clinton Stops In Flint, Spotlighting The City's Struggles

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 4:07pm

The Democratic presidential candidate visited Flint, Mich., on Sunday. While on the campaign trail, she's been highlighting the city's recovery from lead contamination in its water.

Fact-Check: GOP Candidates On Taxes And Downgrades

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 3:47pm

The US doesn't have the highest taxes in the world ... but it's close if you're talking about corporate taxes.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574