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: 1 hour 26 min ago

Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:08pm

While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of their children taken hostage.

» E-Mail This

Republicans Don't Have A Plan Yet To Replace Obamacare Subsidies

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:23am

If the Supreme Court finds health care subsidies unconstitutional, conservatives will boast a win over Obamacare. But Republicans face a challenge — many of their constituents are getting subsidies.

» E-Mail This

Airlines Vs. Airports: A Dogfight Over Fees Imposed On Fliers

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:36am

Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.

» E-Mail This

S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of State Capitol's Confederate Flag

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people died.

» E-Mail This

The Complicated Political History Of The Confederate Flag

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:19pm

After a massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina's governor called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. The flag has a long and divisive history.

» E-Mail This

S.C. State Legislator: 'I Think We'll Take Down The Flag This Summer'

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:40pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with South Carolina State Rep. Doug Brannon, who says he will file a bill next session to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

» E-Mail This

EPA Official: Decisions On Climate Change Will Affect Economic Future Of U.S.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:40pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on the second anniversary of the president's Climate Action Plan.

» E-Mail This

In 2009 Tour Of West Miami, Marco Rubio Shows Pride In His Community

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:04pm

NPR's Robert Siegel took a drive through West Miami with Marco Rubio in 2009 before he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

» E-Mail This

Sights Set On The White House, But It Started In West Miami

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:46pm

When Sen. Marco Rubio's parents came to the U.S., they put down roots in West Miami, a nearly all-Cuban neighborhood. That's where the senator and his family still live.

» E-Mail This

Charleston, S.C., Renews Confederate Flag Debate After Mass Shooting

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:39pm

Since the shooting deaths of nine African-Americans in Charleston, S.C., people across the state are debating the Confederate flag's place on the state house grounds.

» E-Mail This

S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:39pm

After the shooting in Charleston, S.C., the political fallout continues. Gov. Nikki Haley renewed a push to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds in a press conference Monday.

» E-Mail This

This California Raisin Grower Just Got His Day In The Sun

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:39pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a group of California raisin growers who objected to being forced to participate in a crop set-aside program.

» E-Mail This

U.S., China Face Tensions At 7th Strategic And Economic Dialogue

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Cyber hacking and tension in the South China Sea will be among the issues discussed during the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, on Monday in Washington, D.C. The three-day event focuses on addressing the immediate and long-term economic and strategic interests of both countries.

» E-Mail This

Obama Speaks Candidly On Gun Control, Race In Podcast Appearance

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:24pm

President Obama spoke frankly about race relations and gun violence in America with comedian Marc Maron. The two issues were brought to the forefront by the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.

» E-Mail This

Graham And Haley Set To Join Those Calling For Flag's Removal In S.C.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:37pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is expected to call for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from a prominent place on the State House grounds.

» E-Mail This

Released From Prison, Nuclear Protest Nun Now Likely To Stay Free

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 1:34pm

The Justice Department said it will not seek a rehearing after Sister Megan Rice's sabotage conviction was thrown out last month.

» E-Mail This

Confederate Flag Controversy Raised Again After S.C. Church Shooting

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

The place that the confederate flag should occupy has long divided the country. Many want the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have defended the right of South Carolina to display it.

» E-Mail This

Rethinking The Presidential Debate

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 6:55am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Democratic and Republican communications strategists Anita Dunn and Beth Myers about proposals to change the way we organize presidential debates.

» E-Mail This

Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:34am

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

» E-Mail This

For Ted Cruz, The Hard Part Comes Next

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:03am

Despite rousing speeches to faith gatherings, the Texas senator hasn't shown yet that he can marry that energy with the hand-to-hand campaigning needed to win voters in Iowa and South Carolina.

» E-Mail This




WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574