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: 52 min 2 sec ago

Trump Says Jobs Can Close Racial Divides. Here's Why That's Unlikely

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:00am

The unemployment rate for black Americans has been roughly double the unemployment rate for white Americans for a very long time.

(Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Promises $1 Million Of Personal Funds To Aid Harvey Victims

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:31pm

The White House says the president is seeking input from the press corps to as to where the money should go. Meanwhile, the vice president was in Texas lending a hand to the recovery effort.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

Trump Plans To Announce Decision On Future Of DACA Program

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump could make a decision soon on whether to extend or scrap DACA, the Obama-era program for people who were brought into the country illegally as children that protects them from deportation.

Longtime Trump Lawyer Denies Allegations In Infamous Dossier

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:22pm

Michael Cohen offers a point-by-point response to the allegations in an explosive but unverified dossier alleging ties between the Trump camp and Russia.

4 Insights About Blackwater Founder Erik Prince

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:54am

In a recent series of television interviews and op-eds, Prince has waged an active public campaign for his plan to reshape the war in Afghanistan.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump Calls For Major Rewite Of The Tax Code During Stop In Missouri

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about President Trump's push to overhaul the nation's tax system. The plan was largely short on specifics.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Measure That Targets Sanctuary Cities

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:12am

Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Wednesday that Texas officials may not implement Senate Bill 4, a controversial measure designed to crack down on sanctuary cities in that state.

Shut Out Of Power In D.C., Democrats Try To Make Inroads In Virginia This Fall

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:03am

Elections in Virginia this fall are the first big test for state-level Democrats in the Trump era and whether they can use the president's unpopularity to gain ground in the state legislature.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

Trump Gives Congress An Olive Branch With Tax Pitch, But Will It Last?

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:00am

In Missouri on Wednesday, the president stated his commitment to working with Congress on taxes. Trump's comments follow his recent public criticism of fellow Republicans.

(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

FACT CHECK: 4 Claims From Trump's Tax Speech

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:12pm

Without revealing any particulars, the president pitched his ideas for a tax code overhaul on Wednesday. Here are four claims he made and how close to correct he was on all of them.

(Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

In Storm-Tossed Houston Area, Most Homeowners Lack Flood Insurance

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:40pm

Congress is widely expected to approve billions in aid for flood-stricken areas, but it may take a while to hit its targets.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

Trump Wore USA Hat To Visit Hurricane Zone, And Trump Fans Can Buy The Look

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:49pm

The president's re-election campaign will sell you Trump's USA hat in white, red or camouflage for $40.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Are Trump's Foreign Policy Stumbles First-Year Growing Pains Or A Reason For Worry?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:21pm

University of Virginia historians say tumult isn't unexpected in the first year of a new administration. But there are questions about whether the Trump administration is prepared to handle crises.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Labor Leader Sees A White House Of 'Racists' and 'Wall Streeters'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:42pm

Speaking to journalists Wednesday, the president of the AFL-CIO described two warring factions in the White House both seeking to influence the president — and each with drawbacks, in his view.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

Texas Rep. Gene Green Outlines Relief Plan For Harvey Victims

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Texas Democratic Rep. Gene Green about the plan in Congress to provide federal relief aid to victims of Harvey.

Trump Heads To Missouri To Tout Tax Overhaul Efforts

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump kicks off an administration push on a tax overhaul with an event in Missouri. But the specifics of his plan are hard to come by.

Celebrating 30 Years Of 'Fresh Air': Writer/Director Paul Schrader

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:37pm

Schrader wrote the screenplays for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ, and wrote and directed Blue Collar. He spoke in 1988 about his religious upbringing and his work in film.

Can Britain's Eccentric Rees-Mogg Become The Conservative Party's New Leader?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:45pm

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Tory lawmaker, tweets in Latin, drives his mother's old Mercedes and named his sixth child "Sixtus." Critics say his amiable persona distracts voters from his "regressive" beliefs.

(Image credit: Frank Langfitt/NPR)

Trump Hits The Road To Promote Tax Cuts (Details To Come)

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:00am

President Trump will argue for tax cuts on Wednesday in Springfield, Mo. It's the beginning of what aides say will be a concerted push for a tax overhaul, but details are still vague.

(Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

New Developments In Russia Investigation

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:02am

Other news has taken the spotlight, but there have been many developments over the summer in the Russia investigation, including revelations from emails and subpoenas from Robert Mueller.

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