Politics

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: 1 hour 46 min ago

A Conversation With Bernie Sanders Supporters

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But will his supporters vote for her? NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Nicole Castillo and T. Lee Shostack, both Sanders supporters.

Americans Dislike Trump, Clinton, But Chances Are Slim Of A Third-Party Candidate Rising

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

When so many Americans dislike their Democratic and Republican candidates for president, what about a third-party candidate? NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben discusses those chances with NPR's Lynn Neary.

What To Expect From GOP Convention In Cleveland

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

The party in Cleveland is about to get started — the Republican party that is. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the preparations for the GOP convention, which begins Monday.

GOP Convention Speaker Says Mike Pence Can Balance Out Conservative Side Trump Lacks

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

A parade of speakers begins tomorrow when the GOP convention starts in Cleveland. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who will be one of those addressing the crowd.

Trump Names Religious Conservative Mike Pence As VP Pick Ahead Of GOP Convention

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Donald Trump and his running mate pick, Gov. Mike Pence, are heading to Cleveland for the Republican Party convention. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Trump's choice.

On Eve Of Convention, Paul Ryan Offers Glimpse Of The GOP's Road Not Taken

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:30am

In a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the Republican speaker of the House suggests how different the focus at the party's upcoming convention might have been, had he been leading the ticket.

"Politics Has Become Celebrity-Driven": How 2016 Surprised Political Thinkers

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:00am

Race, geography, and celebrity have taken on major (and, perhaps unexpected) roles in the 2016 campaign

From The Sidelines To The Spotlight: Melania Trump Poised To Become First Lady

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump's older children are intimately involved in his campaign. Less involved is his wife, Melania. But if he wins the White House, she'll have the most prominent role of all: First Lady.

Trump Makes First Public Appearance With Pence

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:02pm

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump appeared today for the first time with his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence brings a popularity with the base that could help Trump.

Barbershop: The GOP, The RNC And What It Means

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:02pm

Business owner Joyce Banjac, college Republican Christian Pancake, Trump for Cuyahoga's Steve Herbik, and small business president Stacey Polk discuss being Republican this election year.

Who Is Behind The Coup In Turkey?

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:02pm

The coup in Turkey failed but the country is far from stable. The president accuses a religious leader in the U.S. of involvement. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the next steps in Turkey.

Trump And RNC Raise $32 Million While Clinton And DNC Bring In $81 Million

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 1:52pm

It's a big increase in Trump's fundraising but because of how the fundraising committees were set up, Trump's campaign only gets to keep a fraction of the money.

Donald Trump Introduces Mike Pence As His Running Mate

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:46am

"I've found the leader who will help us deliver a safe society and a ...really prosperous society for all Americans," Trump said. "Indiana Governor Mike Pence was my first choice."

'Bias Remains:' A Week Of Strong Words On Race

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:00am

Days of devastating events rooted in the tension between African-Americans and police prompt political leaders to speak frankly about bigotry and what they think should be done to stop it.

Paul Ryan's Dilemma: The Republican Party And Its Presidential Candidate

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:40am

House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to support his Republican Party, but he also needs to support its presumptive nominee Donald Trump without damaging his own attempts to make the party more inclusive.

Recommended Reads To Prepare You For The Conventions

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions.

Are Trump Supporters Nostalgic For A Fading White, Christian America?

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Robert P. Jones, author of "The End of White Christian America."

Trump Poised To Nominate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence At Republican National Convention

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a look at the week's big political stories with NPR's Ron Elving, including the vice presidential pick for the Republicans.

Which Way Florida Goes Hinges On Puerto Rican Voters

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

Winning Florida's electoral votes this November could come down to winning the favor of a newly potent bloc: Puerto Ricans in and around Orlando.

Indiana Reacts To Trump's Running Mate Pick Gov. Mike Pence

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has been involved in Indiana politics for years. But lately, his reputation at home has taken a hit, even among Republicans.

Pages

©2016 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

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

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574