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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: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:20 -0400

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'I'm Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh': 'New Yorker' Artist Shares His Cover Stories

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:20 -0400

Barry Blitt's new book features some of the cartoonist's most memorable and merciless work, including his 2008 drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in the Oval Office.

Federal Judge Will Not Void Guilty Ruling On Arpaio, Despite Trump's Pardon

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:10:00 -0400

Citing legal precedents, Bolton said that while a pardon removes the threat of punishment, it does not "blot out guilt."

Politics In The News: Gen. Kelly And Ex-Presidents Obama And Bush

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:53:00 -0400

Chief of Staff John Kelly made an emotional defense of the president's conversations with gold star families. Will it quell criticism? Steve Inskeep talks to Johan Goldberg of the National Review.

Virginia Statehouse Race Pits 'Bathroom Bill' Author Against Transgender Woman

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:01:20 -0400

If Democrat Danica Roem succeeds in unseating Republican Delegate Bob Marshall, she'd become the nation's first openly transgender state lawmaker.

Iran Nuclear Deal Was Tangled Badly From The Start, Sen. Risch Says

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Congress must decide whether to remain party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal or impose sanctions and void the deal. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho about what plans are moving forward.

Obama Travels To Virginia To Campaign For Democrat's Gubernatorial Candidate

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Nine months after leaving office, former President Barack Obama is back campaigning for Democrats. He was in Virginia Thursday night for gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.

Allegations Of Sexual Harassment Against Movie Mogul Spark Global Conversation

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

In California, women involved in politics signed a letter calling out a culture of sexual harassment. Rachel Martin talks to Rebecca Luby, who was the controller for the state's Republican Party.

News Brief: Trump's Call To Widow, Border Wall With Mexico

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The White House is bogged down in controversy surrounding a call President Trump made to a military widow. Near San Diego, the administration is constructing prototypes of the proposed border wall.

CIA Backs Off Director's Claim That Russian Meddling Didn't Swing Election

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:13:00 -0400

Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly told a security conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that U.S. intelligence has concluded that Russian meddling "did not affect the outcome of the election."

Senate Passes Budget Resolution Seen As Key To Trump's Tax Overhaul

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:08:00 -0400

The White House says the $4 trillion resolution, which passed by a narrow 51-49 vote, "creates a pathway" for promised tax reform and tax cuts.

'Our Democracy Is At Stake,' Obama Says Of Virginia Race For Governor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:03:00 -0400

Former President Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday in support of Democrat Ralph Northam, and took some implicit shots at President Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.

Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:04 -0400

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico A '10'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:00 -0400

After meeting with the island's governor and the FEMA administrator, the president said things on the island were already pretty rough but he praised residents for their spirit.

What's The Section 199 Tax Deduction?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.

Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Military Deaths

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

Veterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.