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: 1 hour 4 min ago

Rick Santorum Drops Out, Endorses Marco Rubio For President

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:28pm

Unable to replicate the success he had in 2012, the former Pennsylvania senator is instead throwing his support behind fellow Republican Marco Rubio.

'Trumpertantrum': Trump Says Cruz Cheated In Iowa, Wants Results Overturned

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:48pm

Saying Ted Cruz won through dirty tactics by spreading false rumors that Ben Carson was dropping out, Donald Trump threatened to contest the results after he placed second in the Iowa caucuses.

Political Makeup Artist Uses Position To Highlight Heroin Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Political makeup artist Kriss Blevins is using her unique position to tell the presidential candidates about the heroin crisis and her stepdaughter who died of an overdose.

Why Rand Paul Failed To Capture The Libertarian Moment

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Matt Kibbe, senior advisor for Concerned American Voters, a superPAC supporting Rand Paul. He joins us to speak about the state of libertarians and where they will throw their support now that Rand Paul has suspended his presidential campaign.

Obama Challenges Anti-Muslim Rhetoric In First Visit To U.S. Mosque

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

"Muslim Americans keep us safe," President Obama said on Wednesday as he visited a mosque in the U.S. for the first time as president. His speech was designed to draw contrasts with rhetoric from some Republicans running to succeed him.

New Hampshire Newspaper Publisher: 'Trump Has Overturned The Table'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:51pm

NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with Joe McQuaid, publisher of the largest New Hampshire newspaper, the Union Leader. The conservative paper endorsed Gov. Chris Christie, much to the ire of Donald Trump.

New Pardon Chief In Obama Justice Department Inherits A Huge Backlog

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 1:00pm

Veteran Philadelphia prosecutor Robert Zauzmer is heading up a key priority in the final year of Obama's presidency. He tells NPR he's seen too many unfair sentences levied for low-level offenders.

Army, Marine Corps Generals Say Women Should Have To Register For The Draft

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:05am

That's in light of the recent decision to lift restrictions on women in all combat positions. The two military leaders made the remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Politics Podcast: Tossing Coins In Iowa And Ted Cruz's Win

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:38am

Ted Cruz emerged victorious from the Iowa Republican caucuses. But what happened between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? Was it a win or a tie?

Rand Paul Drops Out Of White House Race

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:34am

The Kentucky Republican senator is suspending his campaign after a disappointing finish in Iowa to focus on his Senate re-election.

How Engaged Are Young Voters In The 2016 Presidential Election?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, about New Hampshire millennials.

GOP Presidential Candidates Put Iowa Behind Them; Court N.H. Voters

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

As the presidential campaign turns to New Hampshire, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are building on momentum from Iowa. Donald Trump is trying to prove he's resilient with a return to raucous rallies.

Clinton, Sanders Focus On New Hampshire Ahead Of Next Week's Primary

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in New Hampshire coming off the heels of the Iowa caucuses — where Clinton won by the narrowest of margins.

Coin-Toss Fact Check: No, Coin Flips Did Not Win Iowa For Hillary Clinton

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:41pm

Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin Monday night in Iowa. Some have attributed her win to an improbable lucky streak of coin tosses. Yes, coin tosses. But that's not the whole story.

Democratic National Committee Head On Debate Schedule, Sanders' Success

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:24pm

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about Monday night's Iowa caucuses, and responds to complaints that there weren't enough debates and their timing was poor.

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager To Step Down

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:57pm

The state-appointed emergency manager of the Detroit public schools system is calling it quits. Darnell Earley was a big target because of his job before this one — as emergency manager of Flint.

White House Proposes $1 Billion Fund To Combat Opioid Abuse

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

The White House is proposing more than $1 billion in new funding to fight heroin and opioid drug abuse.

John Kasich: Negative Ads A Sign 'We're Expanding' In New Hampshire

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel, reporting this week from New Hampshire, talks with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who appears to have caught the eye of likely GOP voters there. He was also endorsed by The New York Times over the weekend. We met up with Kasich on a campaign swing through Claremont, N.H.

Democratic Candidates Head To New Hampshire After Tight Iowa Race

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

One day after the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates barnstormed New Hampshire.

GOP Presidential Candidates Flood New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

A day after the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidates are flooding New Hampshire hoping to make their mark ahead of next week's primary.

Pages

©2016 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