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: 1 hour 30 min ago

Republicans Are Happy Trump Ended DACA. They're Less Sure About Deporting DREAMers

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:00am

Polls broadly suggest that Republicans are more upset about the existence of the DACA program than about the underlying substantive concerns that led to creation of it.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Still Out of Paris Climate Agreement, Despite Conflicting Reports

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:07pm

The White House has reaffirmed its position on the climate pact "unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country," after reports from AFP and the WSJ that the U.S. would stay.

DACA, A Student's Story: "They Are The Types Of Immigrants You Want In Your Country"

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:44pm

South Koreans make up the majority of DACA applicants coming to the U.S. illegally from Asia. Now that the future of the program is uncertain, DACA holders like Dan Lee are talking about their status.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

St. Louis Brace For More Protests Following Police Officer Acquittal

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:07pm

Jason Stockley is a white, former St. Louis police officer who was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of black driver Anthony Lamar Smith. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with St. Louis Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger about what he's calling "two views of disrupting America."

Republicans And Democrats Remain Divided On Fate Of DACA

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:07pm

As the White House may be inching closer to a deal that will decide the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez shares her viewpoint on the current negotiations.

A Mostly Typical Saturday In Washington, D.C.: Political Rallies — Plus Juggalos

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 3:09pm

Some worried the convergence in the nation's capital of a rally for fans of a rap group and two dueling Trump-related protests would lead to violence. But the gatherings remained mostly peaceful.

(Image credit: Al Drago/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Pass 'Sanctuary State' Bill

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

California lawmakers voted to make the state a "sanctuary" for immigrants in the country illegally. The bill restricts when local law enforcement can help federal agents enforce immigration laws.

Why The Government Sells Flood Insurance

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

Taxpayers will cover a large part of the cost of hurricane damage. Historian Stephen Mihm of the University of Georgia talks with Scott Simon about the history of the National Flood Insurance program.

Rep. Steve King On DACA And Immigration

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa about President Trump's recent conversations about DACA.

Why Republicans Are Retiring

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

Ken Spain, who ran communications for the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2010, speaks to Scott Simon about recent retirement announcements by Republican congressmen.

Week In Politics: Trump, Democrats And DACA

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about Trump's meeting with Democratic leaders and the DACA program.

Trump's Message For His First U.N. General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:00am

Next week, President Trump will make his debut at an institution he has often criticized for inaction. National security adviser H.R. McMaster says Trump will be pushing for change.

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:18am

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. This month, the Autry Museum of the American West is sharing some of the most powerful images.

Watchdogs Try To Get Mar-A-Lago Answers; Mostly Turn Up More Questions

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:57pm

Two groups are attempting to get more information about President Trump's guests at his private Florida resort Mar-A-Lago. For the most part, the inquiries have generated more questions than answers.

(Image credit: Lynne Sladky/AP)

Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning's Fellowship After CIA Director Backlash

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

Harvard's Kennedy School granted a visiting fellowship to Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, scheduled to speak at Harvard Thursday night, canceled his appearance and sent a scathing letter condemning Harvard for embracing a "traitor." On Friday morning, Harvard withdrew Manning's fellowship.

Trump Uses Border Security Funding As Condition Of Potential DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump has said that any deal to protect DACA recipients must include more funding for border protection. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brandon Behlendorf, who teaches at the University of Albany in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, about how such funding might be used.

Despite Criticism Of U.N., Trump Set To Attend Meeting Of World Leaders

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump will make his debut next week at an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. It's an international organization he's heavily criticized in the past.

Lawmakers Respond To Trump's Efforts On Bipartisan Tax Reform

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, and Republican Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana, about their meeting with President Trump about tax reform.

Week In Politics: Trump Debates DACA, Border Security With Democrats

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

Democratic leaders emerged from a meeting with President Trump heralding a deal to protect DACA. The president says there was no deal. Was this a moment of bipartisanship? NPR's Ailsa Chang asks NPR political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.

Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Expensive Drugs That Could Save Lives

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

A federal drug program blocks rural hospitals from getting discounts on rare-disease drugs, forcing staff to cut back on supplies of lifesaving medicines.

(Image credit: Sarah Jane Tribble for Kaiser Health News )




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574