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: 17 min 25 sec ago

Ky. GOP OKs Caucus Allowing Sen. Paul To Run For Re-Election And President

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 11:51pm

The plan would let Paul run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election.

» E-Mail This

Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of "Alien"

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 11:03am

Many immigration rights activists cringe at the term "alien." But decades ago, that word was embraced as a humane alternative to terms like "undesirable" and even "wetback."

» E-Mail This

Trump Is No Conservative, Says Conservative Pundit Glenn Beck

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 7:49am

The rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate has surprised many pundits, but not conservative commentator Glenn Beck. "He is saying the populist things," Beck says.

» E-Mail This

Former Attorney General Questions Clinton's Email Comments

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:29am

Questions surrounding Hillary Clinton's private email server continue to dog her on the campaign trail. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells NPR's Scott Simon that she may have broken numerous laws.

» E-Mail This

Will GOP's Efforts To Reach Out To Hispanics Survive These Primaries?

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:29am

Strong statements from Republican front-runner Donald Trump — and the responses they've inspired from other candidates — threaten to undermine Republican attempts to win more minority votes in 2016.

» E-Mail This

Capturing Campaign History In The Granite State

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:03am

Associated Press photographer Jim Cole has covered every New Hampshire presidential primary since 1980. Now he's preparing for the 2016 primary.

» E-Mail This

Reporting Post-Ferguson: A Journey To 'Very Dark Places'

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 5:08am

MSNBC's Trymaine Lee was one of several African-American journalists who shared their stories of reporting on racially-charged violence with Code Switch's Gene Demby.

» E-Mail This

Creator Of The 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Endorses Candidate Deez Nuts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:56pm

New York politician Jimmy McMillan founded The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Now he's endorsing presidential candidate Deez Nuts, a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.

» E-Mail This

Judge To Redraw Florida's Congressional Maps After Legislature Fails To Reach Deal

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:23pm

Because the Sunshine State's legislature can't decide on how to redraw lines, a Florida judge will do it for them.

» E-Mail This

Letter From Obama Wins Congressman's Support For Iran Deal

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

President Obama today won over a key ally in support of the Iran nuclear deal after sending New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler a lengthy letter. In it, the President reassured the congressman that he would use any means necessary — "including military means" — to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. This is just one example of the commander-in-chief working as a lobbyist-in-chief to secure approval of the deal.

» E-Mail This

Week In Politics: Campaigns Grapple With Immigration, #BlackLivesMatter

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

Audie speaks with syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker, from Mobile, Ala., and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review and columnist for BloombergView, to discuss recent developments in the 2016 presidential race.

» E-Mail This

Trump Still Leads In Race For Republican Presidential Nomination

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

The latest CNN/ORC poll shows 24 percent of Republican voters like what they see in Donald Trump. Who are these supporters, and what is Trump's appeal?

» E-Mail This

Jeb Bush Is Suddenly Attacking Trump. Here's Why That Matters

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:27pm

Facing a drop in polls and on the defensive, the former Florida governor is trying to find his swagger by attacking Trump. But it's an uncomfortable position for the non-confrontational Bush.

» E-Mail This

7 Started, Then Abandoned, Articles On Deez Nuts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:23pm

Would you vote for the "Schweddy-Nuts" ticket in 2016? It could be a winner.

» E-Mail This

Despite Political Rhetoric, 'Anchor Babies' Are Not Exactly Easy To Stop

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:03am

Gov. Bush and Sen. Rubio have both said they want to crack down on unauthorized immigrants who have children in the US. But exactly how they'd do that remains unclear.

» E-Mail This

Trump Is Here To Stay — At Least For A While. Here's Why

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:03am

Who is the Trump coalition? Working-class white men and core Republicans find his straightforward style, non-politician approach refreshing. That means he could have staying power in this race.

» E-Mail This

Fox News Chairman Ailes Forced To Steady Relationship With Trump

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 4:20am

Roger Ailes is used to having Republican politicians show deference to his channel but presidential candidate Donald Trump shows deference to pretty much no one — and that's scrambled the equation.

» E-Mail This

Fact Check: Is Refinancing Student Debt Really Good Policy?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 4:02am

Student loan debt is turning into a major campaign issue, and one solution many candidates can agree on is allowing graduates to refinance their student loans. But it may not be the best way to help.

» E-Mail This

With Its 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:24pm

The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.

» E-Mail This

Iran Lobbying Battle Heats Up On The Airwaves

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 5:20pm

Lawmakers have left Washington, D.C., for August recess, but intense lobbying over the Iran nuclear deal followed them home.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574