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: 46 min 17 sec ago

Former Intelligence Chief Discusses Russia's Offer To Investigate 2016 Interference

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director, about what he makes of Russia's "incredible offer" to co-investigate Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Judge Halts Family Deportations For Now

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:48pm

The federal judge who ordered the Trump administration to reunite the migrant families it separated now says the government cannot deport them after reunification until next week, at the earliest.

(Image credit: Paul Sancya/AP)

Former Head Of CIA's Russia Operations Reacts To Helsinki Summit

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steven Hall, the former head of Russian operations at the CIA in Moscow, for a spy's perspective of the historic U.S.-Russia summit.

Trump Refused To Say He Believes Intelligence Agencies' Election Interference Findings

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:34pm

Fallout and analysis continues from the U.S.-Russia summit in which President Trump didn't acknowledge Kremlin interference in 2016 U.S. election.

'Disgraceful,' 'Pushover,' 'Deeply Troubled': Reaction To The Trump-Putin Summit

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:05pm

Top Republicans voiced faith in U.S. intelligence, while some criticized Trump directly following his press conference. Top Democrats questioned whether Russia has damaging information on Trump.

(Image credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:59pm

Prosecutors accused Maria Butina of conspiring to violate a law that requires foreign agents to register with the U.S. government. Authorities said she was working for Russia.

FCC Chairman Pai Cites 'Serious Concerns' About Sinclair-Tribune Deal

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:29pm

The news could put in jeopardy plans by Sinclair – already the nation's largest TV station owner – to grown even bigger.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Transcript: Trump And Putin's Joint Press Conference

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:09pm

After meeting one-on-one for two hours in Helsinki on Monday, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answered questions from reporters.

(Image credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Trump And Putin Hold Extraordinary Joint Press Conference In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:19am

The meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders.

Russia: A State Gone Rogue?

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:06am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday that 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted by the Mueller investigation for allegedly conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The news

Trump-Putin Meeting Underway In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:23am

The two presidents spoke briefly before beginning their one-on-one session. Trump said they planned to talk about nuclear weapons and China.

Former Presidential Adviser Adelman On What's On The Table In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:02am

Kenneth Adelman, former defense adviser to presidents Ford and Reagan, talks about President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Former Defense Secretary Hagel On Risks, Rewards Of Helsinki Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:58am

Chuck Hagel weighs in as President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin just days after the Justice Department issued indictments against 12 Russian spies for U.S. election interference.

Ex-Ambassador To Russia Thomas Pickering On Trump-Putin Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:54am

As President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Thomas Pickering, who was President Clinton's ambassador to Moscow, tells NPR what he thinks each side is looking to gain.

Democratic Sen. Reed Had Called For Trump To Cancel Putin Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, says President Trump should cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the Justice Department's indictments of 12 Russian agents for election interference.

Former Ambassador To Russia Bill Burns On What's At Stake In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

President Trump is downplaying expectations for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bill Burns, who was U.S. ambassador to Russia for President George W. Bush, explains which country has more to gain from the meeting.

Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

On some questions, people who get their TV news primarily from Fox News or CNN are even further apart than Republicans and Democrats. Viewers of the other big TV networks are somewhere in between.

(Image credit: Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images)

News Brief: What Trump And Putin Want From Their Summit, Plus Iraq Protests

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki - why have senators strongly urged Trump not to meet Putin alone? And southern Iraq is in turmoil as protests over jobs and basic services spread.

Trump, Putin To Meet After New Charges Over Russia's 2016 Election Interference

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday amid new allegations of Moscow's interference in the U.S. presidential election.

(Image credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Immigration Poll Finds Deep Divide Over Trump's Agenda

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:00am

None of the president's major immigration policies get majority support in a new NPR-Ipsos poll — but Republicans strongly back the border wall, the travel ban, and changes to legal immigration.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574