President-elect Donald Trump announced his picks for attorney general, CIA director and national security adviser. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and the Carnegie Endowment's Sarah Chayes.
The retired general was one of the first ex-military officers to back Donald Trump. His brazen comments and partisan political work trouble some of his former colleagues.
Sen. Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of attorney general, while Rep. Mike Pompeo and Michael Flynn have been offered the respective posts of CIA chief and national security adviser.
One of Trump's closest advisers during the campaign was Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. The close political relationship is expected to continue into the White House.
An unprecedented feature of Donald Trump's successful campaign for president was his personal use of Twitter. In some ways, this is in line with a tradition of presidents going around the press.
Senator Thune talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about how a Republican-controlled Congress plans to work with President-elect Donald Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the tax code.
Donald Trump swept many traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states. NPR's David Greene revisits Fayette County, Pa., where thousands of Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the real estate mogul.
Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tim Ryan, who says he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic Caucus. Ryan says Pelosi was a mentor of his, but it's time now for a change.
Lawyers in a civil fraud case against Donald Trump and Trump University are in court again Friday to see if Trump can delay the case until after his inauguration. The trial is to begin in 10 days.
Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about how he expects President-Elect Donald Trump to approach national security.
President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.
In the wake of his party's significant losses across the Rust Belt in last week's elections, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is stepping up to challenge Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic caucus.
Two backers of president-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow about where the Democratic Party goes next after the election of Donald Trump.
Acknowledging a "bumpy phase" in politics, President Obama says a majority of Americans are comfortable with the pace of globalization. But, he adds, "Democracy is hard work."
Sanders was also very clear on where he disagreed with Trump, saying, "there are places where there can be no compromise — racism, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia."
Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is politically dangerous for Republicans unless they can pass a replacement that covers many of the people who benefit from the health care law.
Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.
Still reeling from a disappointing election, congressional Democrats are trying to figure out a path forward. But there's disagreement about what that path looks like. House Democrats postponed their leadership elections amid discontent about the direction of their caucus. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are roiling about how best to connect with working class voters.