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. Subscribe to podcasts and RSS feeds.
Updated: 1 hour 56 min ago

High Court's Campaign Finance Ruling Has Critics Dismayed

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:03pm

Adam Lioz, of the public policy organization Demos, says that Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling will further empower a small, elite group of political donors. He offers a critical perspective on the ruling.

» E-Mail This

Congress Vs. CIA: The Struggle Over Transparency Nears A Flashpoint

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:03pm

A Senate committee vote expected this week marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.

» E-Mail This

Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:03pm

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.

» E-Mail This

The Senate Versus The CIA: A Struggle At Flashpoint

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:23pm

A Senate committee vote, expected this week, marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.

» E-Mail This

A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14pm

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian Mammoth the state's fossil.

» E-Mail This

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:59am

In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.

» E-Mail This

Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.

» E-Mail This

Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.

» E-Mail This

GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

» E-Mail This

In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:54am

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 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