Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed a law stripping Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper of power. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Michael Bitzer, political science professor at Catawba College.
Voting patterns show that areas where Donald Trump did well were also places where opiate overdoses and deaths occurred. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shannon Monnat who led the study.
President-elect Donald Trump continued his "Thank you" tour in Florida Friday, where both Trump supporters and critics gathered.
President-elect Trump is scheduled to testify under oath in January at Trump Tower — just weeks before he raises his hand to swear in at his inauguration.
Trump has sent mixed signals about how he regards climate science. Researchers are divided over whether to appeal him, or prepare for a fight.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about the growing antagonism between the US and Russia.
As many as a third of defendants in urban areas remain in jail because they could not post bail. An increasing number of states are changing that with risk-based systems of pre-trial detention.
(Image credit: Katherine Lubar/Illustration Works/Getty Images)
In the Obama administration, Republican-dominated states such as Texas often sought to block the president's agenda. In the Trump era, California may play that same role.
(Image credit: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
President Obama gave one of his final news conferences as president on Friday. Here, NPR reporters provide context on five different Obama quotes.
(Image credit: Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, lost in November to Democrat Roy Cooper. The law leaves the new administration weaker, in particular, on a key board that oversees elections.
(Image credit: Gerry Broome/AP)
Intelligence sources tell NPR that the FBI agrees with the CIA's assessment that Russia interfered in the U.S. election, in part, to help Donald Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen David Friedman as America's next ambassador to Israel. The lawyer is strongly critical of the two-state solution and supports settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
President Obama fielded questions from reporters at the White House Friday before heading to Hawaii for vacation. He responded to the investigations into Russian hacking of the Democratic Party.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard. They discuss President Obama's response to Russian hacking of Democrats, the electoral college and the pro-life movement.
Intelligence sources tell NPR that the FBI agrees with the leaked CIA assessment that Russia interfered with the U.S. election, in part, to help Donald Trump become president.
(Image credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/AP)
From two trials that reveal much about Charleston, S.C. beyond its churches, to a hard look at President Obama's record on race relations, some stories you shouldn't miss from the front lines of race.
(Image credit: Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
President Obama holds a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday before departing for his annual holiday vacation in Hawaii.
(Image credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Speaking at a private event, the failed Democratic presidential candidate talked about what she believes contributed to her defeat to Donald Trump and Russian President Putin's "beef" with her.
(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)
Donald Trump will take the oath of office five weeks from Friday. He has almost completely filled out his Cabinet and White House staff. His latest pick, David Friedman, is grabbing headlines.
One bidder told The New York Times he was hoping to gain insight into the president-elect's plans. On Friday, the website Charitybuzz removed the page for the auction without explanation.
(Image credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)