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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.

Last Build Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

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For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

Volunteers started working the day after Thanksgiving to give the White House its annual holiday charm.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:42:51 -0500

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

China's Foreign Minister: Trump-Taiwan Call 'A Small Trick'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:26:00 -0500

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since 1979. China's foreign minister says he believes the call will not change U.S. policy toward China.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:02:00 -0500

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Why U.S.-Philippine Relations Could Improve Under Trump Presidency

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

U.S. criticism of the drug war in the Philippines has caused a profound souring of relations with the country, but Donald Trump's presidency could have a positive impact.

Past Advisers Outline Challenges Of Presidential Transitions

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

Presidential transitions are the moment when a presidential campaign switches from trying to win over voters to planning how to actually govern. For the incoming team, it is a high-stakes process that can be a deeply intimidating. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to David Axelrod, adviser to President Obama, and Ari Fleischer, press secretary to George W. Bush.

Trump's Pick For Defense Secretary Known For Independent Thinking

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

Gen. James Mattis broke ranks with the Obama administration and left his post in charge of U.S. Central Command over his fixation on Iran as a threat to the U.S. Mattis is known as an independent thinker in the military. His past statements put him at odds with some of Donald Trump's views as well.

Week In Politics: Trump Begins 'Thank You' Tour In Indiana

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, about the beginning of President-elect Donald Trump's "thank you" tour, new controversy over Trump's tweets about voter fraud and his latest cabinet appointments.

Trump Returns To Campaign Tone In First Post-Election Rallies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

Donald Trump held the first of several post-election rallies, returning to the tone of his campaign and repeating many of the claims he made on the trail. But now he's the president-elect.

For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.

Keith Ellison's Bid To Lead The DNC Faces Increasing Resistance

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:04:00 -0500

On the eve of a debate among DNC chair candidates, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is facing criticism about his past remarks about Israel.

Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The Military

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:45:00 -0500

Legally, recently retired generals aren't eligible to serve as secretary of defense. While praising James Mattis' service, some Democrats question whether he should lead the Defense Department.

5 Fact Checks From Trump's Cincinnati 'Thank-You Tour' Kickoff

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:23:00 -0500

Trump brought out a lot of his greatest hits: slamming trade deals, claiming the economy is failing and touting his poll numbers. But he strayed from the facts several times.

Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face Off At Harvard

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:24:00 -0500

A quadrennial post-election Harvard tradition brings together senior campaign staffers from both sides to discuss the election. This year's forum was at times consumed by raw feelings.