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. Subscribe to podcasts and RSS feeds.
Updated: 56 min 23 sec ago

Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:00pm

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.

» E-Mail This

Rep. John Conyers, Long-Time Congressman, Off Primary Ballot

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:09pm

A local election official says that unregistered voters collected many of the signatures for the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965.

» E-Mail This

Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:12pm

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

» E-Mail This

In GOP Primaries, Establishment Has Kept The Tea Party Quiet

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

Primary season is in full swing. Early on, it appears that the Republican Party establishment is finally having its way and beating Tea Party challengers with ease.

» E-Mail This

Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.

» E-Mail This

What Drives Protests On Campus?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:17am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have backed out of giving commencement speeches after campus protests. Does it mean campus activism is alive and well?

» E-Mail This

Gay Marriage Around The Country: Not All Judges Say 'I Do'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:17am

Same-sex couples in Arkansas are now lining up to get their marriage licenses, while Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is being challenged. Tell Me More gets a breakdown of similar cases nationwide.

» E-Mail This

Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:52am

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

» E-Mail This

In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:52am

In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to tea party support.

» E-Mail This

In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:23am

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largess is over.

» E-Mail This

Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

» E-Mail This

Keith Crisco, Congressional Opponent Of Clay Aiken, Dies From Injuries

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:19pm

Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer. He was 71.

» E-Mail This

Veteran Congressman Makes A Career-Threatening Mistake

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:48pm

Democratic Rep. John Conyers failed to submit enough valid signatures to appear on the August primary ballot, a campaign misstep that has some wondering if he's still up to the job.

» E-Mail This

Congressman Clyburn Reflects On A Life Of 'Blessed Experiences'

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:06am

South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.

» E-Mail This

Is White House Doing Enough To 'Bring Back Our Girls'?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:00am

Host Michel Martin talks about the top political headlines with Republican strategist Ron Christie and 'Political Junkie' host Ken Rudin.

» E-Mail This

Mormon Bishop Urges Utah Officials To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Republican governors across the country have taken a stand against Obamacare by refusing to expand Medicaid. Utah, one of the reddest states in the nation, remains undecided.

» E-Mail This

Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:03am

The Calif.-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.

» E-Mail This

Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving Tax Guys A Headache

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:06am

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and non-taxable. And that has left policy makers with a strange conundrum.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574