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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: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:27 -0500

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Shutdown Question: Who's Out of Touch With The American People?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:27 -0500

Republicans and Democrats both claim the public is on their side in the shutdown struggle. But they are really only listening to their own section of the choir.

1 Year Later, Where Does The Women's March Go From Here?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:07 -0500

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the Women's March. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Medea Benjamin, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa and Raquel Willis about how they view the movement progressing.

With Focus On The Polls, Women's March Organizers Stage Flagship Event In Las Vegas

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:07 -0500

For the second annual Women's March, national organizers are trying to harness the momentum of the last year into progressive voter power. Marches and rallies are happening all across the country.

For Federal Employees On Furlough During Shutdown, An Uncertain Future

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:07 -0500

When the government shut down, furloughed workers began preparing for an uncertain future. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Pam Gilbertz, a furloughed employee at the CDC, about her plans.

The Economic Impact Of A Government Shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:07 -0500

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for two days. NPR's Michel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economic impact of shutdown.

After Praying At His Inauguration, Pastor Splits With Trump Over Immigration Views

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:00 -0500

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, prayed at the inauguration. Now, NPR's Michel Martin asks how he talks to his church about Trump's immigration views.

In Latest Attempt To Reopen Government, Bipartisan Group Of Senators Meets

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:00 -0500

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been working all weekend to find a funding plan that will restart the federal government. Most recently, a bipartisan group of Senators met behind closed doors.

On Anniversary Of Women's March, A Las Vegas Rally With A Tighter Focus: The Midterms

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:39:00 -0500

The organizers of 2017's historic Women's March in Washington, D.C., chose Las Vegas, Nev., for its swing state status.

Tell Us: How Is The Government Shutdown Affecting You?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:36:02 -0500

Lawmakers in Washington are locked in a standoff that has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government, and weekend attempts to dig out of it haven't made much progress.

Germany's Social Democrats Party Votes For Formal Coalition Talks With Merkel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:15:27 -0500

It's a vital step to ending a nearly four-month long political crisis in Germany after last September's elections failed to give any party a majority.

As Pence Tours Mideast, Tension Lingers Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:31:00 -0500

The topic came up during Pence's talks with Egypt's and Jordan's leaders. The vice president now heads for a warmer welcome in Israel from the country's government.

The GOP's Shutdown Strategy

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

Brian McGuire, former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, discusses the politics of the shutdown and what moves the GOP might be planning next.

Women Rally In Las Vegas On March Anniversary

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

A rally called "Power to the Polls" kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday. The event is organized by the leaders of last year's Women's March on Washington.

Bernie Sanders On Government Shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont about the ongoing government shutdown.

Supporters Assess Trump's First Year

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

After one year in office, supporters of President Trump review his accomplishments and what they say he can do better.