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: 57 min 47 sec ago

'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life' Examines The Personal Traits That Marked FDR For Greatness

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:00pm

NPR's Ron Elving says historian Robert Dallek's latest tome "emphasizes the human scale of FDR's life, his interaction with the people around him and the interplay among his intimates."

(Image credit: Keystone Features/Getty Images)

2018 Midterms: What To Watch For One Year Out

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:50pm

Democrats are feeling buoyed by big wins Tuesday in Virginia while Republicans are being hobbled by a deeply unpopular president — with control of the House on the line.

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

DOJ Drops Case Against Woman Who Laughed During Sessions Hearing

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:50am

Desiree Fairooz faced up to a year in prison if convicted on the charges, which included disrupting Congress. Code Pink called the charges absurd and a waste of time and taxpayer money.

(Image credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Election Day Results Brought Many Firsts For Diverse Candidates Nationwide

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:59am

From the first openly transgender legislative candidate in the country to the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken, N.J., voters across the nation acted to increase diversity among elected officials.

(Image credit: The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

As The World Watches Trump In Korea, His New Jersey Golf Course Gets A Plug

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:51am

During a speech before South Korea's National Assembly, President Trump took the opportunity to praise his golf course in Bedminster. Ethics experts say Trump shouldn't tout his private businesses.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

7 Takeaways From Election Day 2017

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:06am

It was a big night for Democrats, who got their first wins at the ballot box in the Trump era. Here is what it means.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

7 Takeaways From Election Day 2017

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:06am

It was a big night for Democrats, who got their first wins at the ballot box of the Trump era. Here's what it means.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Democrats Get Their First Big Wins Since Trump's Era Began

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:42am

One year ago, Americans went to the polls and elected Donald Trump president. Where are we headed next? Tuesday's election results might give us some clues.

Trump Lands In China, North Korea To Be A Main Discussion Topic

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:39am

President Trump is counting on China to help put the brakes on North Korea's nuclear program. And, he also hopes to negotiate more favorable trading terms.

News Brief: Democrats Win In Virginia And New Jersey, Examining The Texas Shooter's Past

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Democrats have won key races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey. Also, more details are emerging about the Texas shooter's past in the Air Force.

What's Next For Democrats After State Victories

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Rep. Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what Tuesday's Democratic victories in Virginia and New Jersey mean for Democrats in Congress.

Potential Trump Adviser Suggests Climate Change Regulations Are Communist Conspiracy

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump has tapped a former Texas regulator to be his senior adviser on environmental policy. Like a string of other controversial picks, she questions the science behind climate change.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Gun Regulation

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Congress passed gun control legislation in 1934 in response to gun-toting gangsters, with the NRA's blessing. David Greene talks with commentator Cokie Roberts about the history of gun regulation.

Democrat Ralph Northam Wins In Virginia

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Democrat Ralph Northam has won the Virginia governor's race in a rebuke of President Trump.

Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democrats Sweep Mayoral Elections In New York, Other Major Cities

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:00am

Bill de Blasio won re-election handily. Democratic incumbents also won in Boston and Detroit. And Charlotte, N.C., elected its first female African-American mayor.

(Image credit: Julie Jacobson/AP)

Maine Approves Medicaid Expansion; Referendums In New York, Ohio Fail

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:08am

The move is seen as a rebuke of Gov. Paul LePage, a Trump ally who vetoed the Obamacare-related measure. New York rejected a constitutional convention and Ohio defeated a cap on drug prices.

(Image credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Trump Warns North Korea: 'Do Not Underestimate Us'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:55pm

Speaking to the National Assembly of South Korea, President Trump promised to stand up to North Korea's nuclear aggression — and urged other countries, including China, to do the same.

(Image credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Election Of Transgender Lawmaker In Virginia Makes History

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:51pm

Danica Roem defeated a long-serving incumbent who opposed LGBT rights and had sponsored a so-called bathroom bill.

(Image credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Election Night 2017: Close Virginia Governor's Race Could Offer Midterm Clues

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:06pm

Democrat Ralph Northam has tried to ride an anti-Trump wave to victory, while Republican Ed Gillespie has run on a hard-line message on immigration and social issues in the battleground state.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pages

©2017 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