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: 58 min 15 sec ago

Neurosurgeon: McCain's Recovery From Brain Surgery Might Take Weeks

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:55pm

Neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji says that the operation performed on Sen. John McCain to remove a blood clot from his brain gets people home within days, but they still need time to recover.

(Image credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Trump Administration Moves To Defund Teen Pregnancy Research Programs

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Texas A&M professor Kelly Wilson about the Trump administration's moves to defund teen pregnancy research programs, including the program she leads at Texas A&M.

Trump's 'Made In America' Week Highlights Products Made In The U.S.

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The White House is showcasing products that are made in the U.S.A. this week, drawing an unintended contrast with the Trump Organization's own practices of making products overseas.

Sen. McCain's Recovery From Blood Clot Surgery Threatens GOP Health Care Vote

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The imperiled Senate health care bill hit an unexpected hurdle over the weekend with a health scare that is keeping GOP Sen. John McCain home in Arizona. Without his vote, the bill cannot pass.

In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:16pm

Doctors, consumers and politicians say big federal cuts to Medicaid funding would jeopardize the treatment a lot of kids rely on. The state would either have to make up lost funding or cut benefits.

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs To Become Public, If They Exist

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:09pm

A good government group sued the Trump administration to get the records, but it's not clear if visitor logs are actually kept at the president's Florida resort.

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

MAGAnomics And The Quest For Three Percent

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:06am

We know what it's called, but what is it?

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Legal Challenges Expected As Seattle Approves Income Tax On High Earners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. The highly paid tech workers there are expected to pay a new city income tax to help those who make less.

Rep. Hurd On Latest Probes Into Russia Investigation

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Congressman Will Hurd of Texas, a member of the House intelligence committee, about the latest on investigations into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia.

News Brief: GOP Health Bill Vote Postponed, Iran Sentences U.S. Citizen

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

A vote on the Senate's health care bill has been delayed. An American graduate student who disappeared in Iran months ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to an Iranian news agency.

At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some of Russia's Rich and Powerful

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

After recent revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and a Russian-American lobbyist, investigators want to know more about the Trumps' Moscow sojourn.

(Image credit: Irina Bujor/AP)

Timeline of Events: The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The back story of the Moscow pageant, the Russian father-son duo — one a billionaire developer and the other an aspiring pop star, the British-born promoter and the future American president.

(Image credit: Jeff Bottari/AP)

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The June 2016 email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. puts what happened in the spring and summer of that year in a new light.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Venezuela's Opposition To Vote On Symbolic Referendum Against Consitution Rewrite

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Venezuelans are voting Sunday on President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite their constitution. Opposition leaders, who called for the plebiscite, are hoping for a huge turnout of "no" voters.

Before Its First Meeting, Learn About The New Election Integrity Comission

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

The Washington Post's David Weigel talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the new Commission on Election Integrity, and why some states are refusing to go along with it.

Another Fight Over The Debt Ceiling Could Be Coming

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

The debt ceiling is set to expire this fall. If it's not raised, the U.S. government could default on its debt. That's never been a problem when one party controls Congress. Until this year.

Reihan Salam Of 'National Review' On The GOP's Options For Health Care

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

Senate Republicans still can't agree on their health care plan. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, about the Republican Party's options.

What The Law Says About Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting With A Russian Lawyer

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

After a week of attention on Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley if any laws were broken.

If Prosecutors Investigate Trump Tower Meeting, Here's How They Might Tackle It

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 6:00am

A former federal prosecutor told NPR one place to start in thinking about the potential legal ramifications of the meeting is to consider a possible conspiracy charge.

(Image credit: Kathy Willens/AP)

As McCain Recovers From Surgery, Senate Vote On Republican Health Care Bill Uncertain

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:11pm

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will stay in Arizona next week to recover from surgery. The Republican's absence in D.C. complicates the already tight math surrounding the planned health care vote.

(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