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: 56 min 46 sec ago

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart After Underage Sex Comments

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Milo Yiannopoulos is having a very bad few days. The 32-year-old conservative provocateur resigned from Breitbart, lost a book contract and a high-profile speaking engagement after past remarks resurfaced showing him seemingly praising pedophilia.

After Criticism, Trump Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitic Violence

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump said Tuesday anti-Semitic violence is "horrible" and more work needs to be done to root out bigotry. His comments came after criticism that he hasn't spoken out against anti-Semitism.

Without Warrants, Immigration Agents Often Pose As Police Officers

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers can't enter someone's residence without a warrant. When they don't have a warrant, they sometimes describe themselves as police officers to get people to let them in the door. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Joel Rubin of The Los Angeles Times about this tactic.

Homeland Security Unveils New Rules On Immigration Law Enforcement

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:30pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday unveiled new rules aimed at tougher enforcement of immigration laws, a major policy shift that could put millions of people in the U.S. illegally at risk of deportation.

After Comments On Pedophilia, Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:40pm

One day after he lost both a book deal and a prominent speaking gig, Yiannopoulos said he was stepping down as technology editor for the website formerly run by President Trump's chief strategist.

(Image credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:33am

As thousands protested outside Britain's parliament Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

(Image credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:26am

Two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, greatly expand the number of immigrants prioritized for removal. The rules do not affect "Dreamers" — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Who's Who In The Race For DNC Chair — And Their Plans For Democrats To Win Again

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:23am

Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.

(Image credit: Lauren Victoria Burke, J. Scott Applewhite, Molly Riley, Joe Raymond/AP)

McMasters Is A Solid Choice For National Security Adviser, Rep. Schiff Says

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who tweeted his strong approval of the pick.

Ann Ravel Resigns Her Seat On The Federal Election Commission

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel. When she decided to resign her term on the commission early, it set up an opportunity for President Trump to shape political spending rules.

Green Card Holders Worry About Trump's Efforts To Curtail Immigration

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Immigrant advocates say they've seen more interest in applying for U.S. citizenship from green card holders since President Donald Trump first announced his travel ban order.

Trump's New National Security Adviser Is Known For Speaking His Mind

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

After the resignation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump has picked three-star Army Gen. H.R. McMaster to be national security adviser. He's known as an intellectual military strategist.

Rep. Reed Faces Tense Crowds At Town Halls In Western New York

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who represents New York's 23rd District, and co-chaired Trump's transition team, about angry outbursts at his constituent meetings over the weekend.

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:52am

A U.S. border patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

(Image credit: Alexandre Meneghini/AP)

'#Republic' Author Describes How Social Media Hurts Democracy

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.

Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.

As Trump Vows To Grow Industry, Countries Move Away From Coal

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

In his campaign to become president, Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Godby, director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming, about the outlook for the coal industry in the U.S.

In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.

On Presidents Day, Honoring Vice Presidents With A Song

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Why does the U.S. have a holiday for chief executives, but none for their vice presidents? We right that wrong on this Presidents Day with an original vice presidents song.

Trump Administration Officials Reassure Europeans On NATO And Russia

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis have offered words of reassurance to European officials worried about NATO and Russia due to contradicting statements from the president over the last few months. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House, a think tank in London, about how Europeans are reacting.

Pages

©2016 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