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: 24 min 14 sec ago

Key Moments From Ex-FBI Chief James Comey's Senate Testimony

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 4:03am

Comey spoke publicly about what he had previously leaked to media regarding President Trump's efforts to influence the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and ties to Russia.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Still Could Use More Planning

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 4:00am

The president's infrastructure proposal still has a few holes to fill in, and it also may not be the job engine he thinks it will be. Here are four questions he may want to think about.

(Image credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

In Defeat For Theresa May, Conservatives Lose Majority In U.K. Parliament

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 2:49am

The U.K. prime minister called the election to strengthen her stance in Brexit negotiations. But her party lost seats and now no party has an outright majority. Opponents want her to resign.

(Image credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservatives At Trump Speech Express Doubt About Russian Election Meddling

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 7:05pm

Attendees at Thursday's Faith and Freedom Coalition event in Washington, D.C., weighed in on President Trump's remarks to the gathering, James Comey and the Russia investigation.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 6:20pm

Democrats pounced as former FBI director James Comey raised the prospect that Sessions' role in the investigation is more intense than has been known previously.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': Highlights Of James Comey's Testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:18pm

Thursday's Senate Intelligence hearing raised a host of important issues and at least one historical allusion.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

House Passes Bill Aimed At Reversing Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:54pm

The GOP-led House approved legislation that scales back the massive set of Wall Street regulations created after the 2008 financial crisis. The Financial CHOICE Act faces dim prospects in the Senate.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

After Comey Hearing, What Comes Next In Senate Russia Probe?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

Former FBI Director James Comey testified about his relationship with President Trump in the Senate on Thursday. NPR takes a look at what comes next in this story, especially given the limits of what Comey said he could discuss about the classified information in the case.

Law Professor Outlines Legal Questions Raised In Comey Testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Harvard law professor Noah Feldman on what the James Comey hearing means for the issue of obstruction of justice in the Trump administration.

James Comey Testifies Before Senate Committee In Russia Investigation

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR reviews the status of the various investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and any ties to the Trump campaign.

Senate Intel Democrat Martin Heinrich Reacts To Comey Testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to to Sen. Martin Heinrich, Democrat of New Mexico and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Thursday.

James Comey Accuses White House Of Lying About His Firing

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

Fired FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In Washington, D.C., Bars Open Early For Comey Testimony Viewing Parties

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

Bars in some parts of the country opened early for "viewing parties" as former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate on Thursday. There was a line down the block outside Shaw's Tavern in Washington, D.C.

GOP Rep. Jim Banks Responds To James Comey's Senate Testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with GOP Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and the questions surrounding whether President Trump's actions amounted to obstruction of justice.

Former U.S. Envoy Explains Why Mideast Peace Talks Collapsed In 2014

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Ambassador Martin Indyk, executive vice president of the Brookings Institution and former U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, about why peace talks collapsed in 2014.

Trump's Lawyer Denies President Asked Comey For Loyalty Pledge

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

Former FBI director James Comey's testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee has political consequences for the president. Trump's private lawyer later responded to Comey's testimony.

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:31pm

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. NPR's Robert Siegel recaps the highlights of the hearing.

McCain Explains Iffy Performance During Comey Hearing

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 2:43pm

The Arizona senator said he stayed up too late watching baseball, after television viewers across the country expressed confusion over his line of questioning for the former FBI director.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump's Lawyer Fires Back After Comey Testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 1:52pm

President Trump maintained Twitter silence during the Comey hearing and he didn't mention Comey during a speech before a religious group. But his attorney and his eldest son teamed up to defend him.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Scenes From #ComeyDay, As Bars Hold Watch Parties For Hearing On Trump And Russia

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:49am

Armchair analysis of U.S. politics took to barstools and picnic tables Thursday, as bar patrons around the nation watched ex-FBI Director James Comey testify on Capitol Hill.

(Image credit: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc.)

Pages

©2017 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