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: 21 min 19 sec ago

5 Unanswered Questions About Trump's 'Ban' On Transgender Troops

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump surprised the military-industrial-congressional complex with an post on Twitter regarding banning transgender troops — even though they already serve openly now.

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

FACT CHECK: Gingrich Misleads For Trump In NPR Interview With Claims Of Bias

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:00am

Newt Gingrich met with President Trump Tuesday, then went on NPR the next day and blasted the Justice Department"I think that this is not one of the president's better moments."

(Image credit: John Minchillo/AP)

Kansas Gov. Brownback To Be Nominated Ambassador For Religious Freedom

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:44pm

He tweeted, "Religious Freedom is the first freedom." If confirmed, he'll leave office with critics unhappy at the effect of tax cuts he championed, but others supportive of his conservative policies.

(Image credit: John Hanna/AP)

What's Next In The Health Care Debate?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:34pm

Senators have narrowed their options and are likely moving forward on a "skinny repeal" that takes away some key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, leaving the rest intact.

As Venezuelans Strike, U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Maduro

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:42pm

The sanctions target 13 current or former officials from President Maduro's government, freezing their U.S. assets and preventing Americans from doing business with them.

(Image credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Places Sanctions On 13 Venezuelan Officials

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

The Trump administration places sanctions on 13 Venezuelans involved in the country's upcoming elections. It comes as opponents to the government are about to start a national strike.

What's Next After NATO Allies' Largest Military Exercise Since The Cold War?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

"Peace through strength," popularized by President Reagan, is again vogue, again vis-à-vis Russia. NATO allies launched their largest military exercise since the Cold War. NPR's David Welna reports.

Victim Of San Antonio Migrant Smuggling Had Been Deported

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

One of the 10 people who died in a tractor-trailer in Texas was returning to the U.S. from Guatemala. Frank Fuentes graduated from high school in the Washington, D.C. area and had been deported.

State Department Dismisses Rumors Of So-Called 'Rexit'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

The State Department is dismissing rumors of a "Rexit," saying Rex Tillerson has no plans to resign and has a lot of work ahead redesigning America's oldest cabinet agency.

Sessions Has Long Shown Unwavering Support For Trump

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

From his early endorsement of then-candidate Trump February 2016, through his time so far as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has been one of the most loyal supporters of Trump and his populist agenda.

Senate Health Care Debate To Dismantle Obamacare Continues

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

The Senate has another day of debate on healthcare. Tuesday a repeal and replace proposal fell short of the votes needed to pass and on Wednesday, lawmakers will take a vote on a repeal only option.

Rep. Steve Scalise Released From Hospital

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

Six weeks after being shot while practicing baseball with other Republican lawmakers, Rep. Steve Scalise has been discharged from the hospital.

Ex-U.S. Air Force Airman Responds To Trump's Military Ban On Transgender People

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jordan Blisk, an ex-senior airman for the U.S. Air Force Reserves, about being trans in the military and implications of President Trump barring trans people from serving.

Trump Says Transgender People Will Be Banned From Military

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that transgender people will be banned from serving in the U.S. military. He took the Pentagon by surprise and raised questions about implementing the policy.

The GOP Tries Again On Health Care

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:06am

Senate Republicans have voted to begin proceedings on a new healthcare plan.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Do The President's Attacks Hurt His Party More Than His Foes?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:06am

With so much to do, why focus on reliving the election or scolding the attorney general?

(Image credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Agents Take Center Stage In Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:01am

As congressional scrutiny of Russian interference expands, the panel is looking at the advocacy of foreign government on Wednesday — though key witnesses will not be appearing as originally planned.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:25am

"The United States Government will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted. Transgender people already serve in the military.

(Image credit: Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich On Jeff Sessions And Russia Investigation

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:21am

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with Rachel Martin about President Trump's recent comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia investigation. Domenico Montanaro has analysis.

The Costs Of Fighting Wildfires In Montana

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

A massive wildfire is burning in Montana. But the money needed to fight the fires is becoming an issue.

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