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: 45 min 50 sec ago

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies At 92

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 8:20pm

The political activist's fierce opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment is widely credited with its failure to be ratified. Schlafly long championed conservative causes and founded the Eagle Forum.

Trump, Clinton Mix Things Up On The Campaign Trail In Ohio

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 6:12pm

Donald Trump sat down with small groups of voters in Ohio on Monday, while Hillary Clinton was also in the state and spoke face to face with reporters.

Trump, Clinton Make Pitches To Working Class Voters On Labor Day

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Labor day is traditionally the start of the last leg of the campaign season, and both campaigns on Monday made a pitch to working class voters. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made stops in Ohio, a state whose voters are critical to any presidential candidate.

Clinton Promises To Help Create Manufacturing Jobs Of The Future

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says if he's elected president he will bring back some of the millions of manufacturing jobs that the United States has lost in recent decades. Democrat Hillary Clinton has a manufacturing plan as well, one she says will help create the manufacturing jobs of the future.

President Obama Wraps Up G-20 Summit In Hangzhou, China

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

President Obama spoke about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the controversial protest by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, at the conclusion of the Group of 20 summit in China Monday.

Politics In The News: Election Campaigns Kick Into High Gear On Labor Day

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 5:08am

The Hillary Clinton camp went after Donald Trump for sticking to his hard-line immigration stance. Renee Montagne talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and GOP strategist John Feehery.

In Celebration Of Labor Day, A Look At Women In The U.S. Workforce

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 5:00am

In 1950, women made up less than 30 percent of the workforce. By 2015, women accounted for nearly half.

Polls: New Hampshire Senate Race Is Statistically Tied

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 4:03am

It's getting awkward in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race. To compete for independent voters, both sides are juggling uncomfortable relationships with the top of their tickets.

In New Memoir, Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Tactics

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 4:03pm

In his memoir True Faith and Allegiance, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defends the legacy of the Bush administration ahead of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11.

In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 4:03pm

Lisa Vogl and her partners launched Verona online to fill a fashion void. Now, it's a boutique stocked with long-sleeved caftans, full-length slit-less skirts, and more than 300 varieties of hijabs.

On Kerfuffle With Chinese Officials, Obama Says: Don't 'Over-Crank' It

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 11:36am

"The seams are showing a little more than usual," President Obama says, describing the tense chaos that marked his arrival in China. From a lack of stairs to heated arguments, friction was obvious.

The Making of Clinton: Character in the 2016 Election

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:46am

Rachel Martin explores some character traits that push voters away from the two most unpopular candidates in modern history. For Clinton, it's the way she seems to protect her privacy at all costs.

Germany's Anti-Immigrant Party Challenges Angela Merkel For Re-Election

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

Germany's Angela Merkel faces a tough regional election today — that could see the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party winning her political home state.

The Making of Trump: Character in the 2016 Election

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

Rachel Martin explores some character traits that push voters away from the two most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history. For Trump, it's the hyperbole that gets him into trouble.

Trump Continues Black Outreach Efforts By Campaigning At Detroit Church

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

So far, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been speaking to largely white crowds when he asks African-Americans to vote for him. This weekend, Trump met with black voters in Detroit.

Disabled And Fighting For The Right To Vote

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 5:00am

Tens of thousands of Americans with disabilities have lost their voting rights, often after a court assigns them a legal guardian. Now, some of those affected are petitioning to get back those rights.

Has Donald Trump Permanently Altered The Republican Party's DNA?

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 5:00am

Many of Donald Trump's policy proposals stray from the traditional GOP playbook, and his unorthodox ways have a lot of Republicans asking big questions about their party's future.

G-20 Confrontation: U.S., China Have Tense Exchange On The Tarmac Ahead Of Summit

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 5:45pm

Chinese and U.S. officials get into a shouting match on the tarmac, seemingly over where reporters traveling with President Obama could stand as he was exiting Air Force One.

American Immigrants Consider The Country's Role In The World

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 4:17pm

Black Star News' Milton Allimadi, author Valeria Luiselli, Syrian refugee Asmaa Albukaie, and activist Chih Wu Chang are all immigrants. They discuss U.S. foreign policy and life in the U.S.

Trump Visits Detroit Black Church In Outreach Effort

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 4:17pm

Donald Trump campaigned in Detroit Saturday as part of his effort to gain support from African-American voters, who so far have shown low levels of support.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574