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NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.

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In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:28:58 -0500

Yadkin County, N.C., is overwhelmingly white, and went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November. Voters there hope Trump will lessen what they've felt was a weight on them for the past eight years.

18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:26:00 -0500

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that without the federal mandate and subsidies, the number of people who will lose their health insurance could grow to 32 million over 10 years.

Kenyan Politician Proposes Women Withhold Sex Until Men Register To Vote

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:13:00 -0500

"Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," Mishi Mboko urges. The tactic is not new. Women have gone on sex strikes in the past to try to end wars and curb violence. But is it effective?

Watch Live: Betsy DeVos' Secretary Of Education Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:00 -0500

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, faces her Senate confirmation hearing.

Harvard Economist: History Will Judge Obama As A 'Great President'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff about President Obama's economic legacy.

Dozens Of Democrats Plan To Skip Trump Inauguration

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Dozens of Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump after the president-elect hit back at Rep. John Lewis, who said his election was not legitimate.

CBO Predicts Obamacare Repeal Could Leave Millions Without Insurance

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A Congressional Budget Office analysis requested by Democrats says a repeal of Obamacare could leave millions uninsured. But Republicans insist they will come up with a replacement law to provide insurance.

Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversight.

Trump Pledges To Offer Britain 'Fair' Trade Deal In 'Times Of London' Interview

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

After Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech and Donald Trump's interview with The Times of London, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with David Rennie, the Washington bureau chief of The Economist, about what lies ahead for relations between the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Obamas Pay Final Visit To Swing Set They Donated To D.C. Shelter

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A White House fixture for eight years has a new home. The Obamas paid "Malia and Sasha's Castle" one last visit on Monday.

New Poll Numbers Show Historically Low Favorability Ratings For Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

New poll numbers suggest Donald Trump will take office with historically low approval ratings. His transition team has said "unity" is the theme of the inaugural, but the president-elect's tweets these past few weeks have done little to foster that idea.

Trump Fires Back After Polls Show His Favorability Ratings In The Basement

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:48:00 -0500

Two new polls show that only around 4 in 10 Americans view Donald Trump favorably. The president-elect responded by blasting polls as "phony" and "rigged."

Trump Will Be Sworn In With Same Bible As Lincoln And Obama

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:56:00 -0500

The Lincoln Bible was purchased for the 1861 inauguration by Supreme Court Clerk William Thomas Carroll.

Trump And China: Intentionally Provocative Or Unprepared?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:50:00 -0500

Trump's campaign comments toward China were extremely strong, and we're likely to learn soon how much was rhetoric and how much will become actual policy.

Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump's Legitimacy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:22:00 -0500

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump won a "convincing victory."