Dozens of ballot measures to raise local taxes were approved, and President-elect Donald Trump has called for more spending on infrastructure. But there are questions about Trump's funding sources.
Casting racism as a moral failure has had the bizarre consequence of confounding the issue for many Americans. Can anything be called racist without controversy?
"Emotions are raw and tensions just don't heal overnight," the president-elect admitted in a nearly two-minute video.
A federal court has ruled that Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative map violates the Constitution. They say gerrymandering diluted the votes of Democrats. The ruling could impact other states.
Republicans, especially in the states, have been emboldened to push for more voting restrictions. They are helped by the selection of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a Congress more unlikely than ever to redo the Voting Rights Act and the expected appointment of a conservative to the Supreme Court.
After a contentious election, families around the country are gathering for Thanksgiving and figuring out how to get along politically. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to comedian Jim Gaffigan, who has a big family of his own, about how to get through the holiday unscathed.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is a few thousand votes behind his opponent, Democrat Roy Cooper. McCrory is challenging as many votes as possible and suggesting some votes were cast fraudulently.
President-elect Donald Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley his ambassador to the United Nations. The two-term governor has little foreign policy experience.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, about balancing conservative students' concerns with the worries of students who opposed Donald Trump.
Conservative students at the University of Michigan say the school has fostered a "hateful climate" for students that supported Donald Trump. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mark Schlissel, the school's president, about balancing those students' concerns with the worries of students who opposed Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump has named Michigan philanthropist and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education.
Here is the president's "corny-copia of dad jokes" (his words) in his final turkey-pardoning of his presidency.
"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.
The Michigan activist and philanthropist is a strong advocate for school choice and vouchers.
Myron Ebell has been chosen to lead the president-elect's transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell is a well known climate-change skeptic.
Haley has accepted an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. During the presidential campaign, she had been very critical of Trump.
Haley has accepted an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. The position requires Senate confirmation.
Steve Inskeep talks to former ethics counselors — Richard Painter who advised President Bush and Norman Eisen who advised President Obama — about Trump's business holdings and possible conflicts.
Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, who has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump. How is the president-elect's message shaping up?
President-elect Donald Trump wants to undo two regulations for each new one that is issued. Republicans have a long list of rules they'd like to rescind on issues like the environment and labor.