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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, 22 Apr 2017 20:23:00 -0400

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PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:23:00 -0400

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to say that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.

City Municipal ID Cards In Chicago Would Benefit More Than Undocumented Groups

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.

Part Of Georgia's Preparation For Runoff Election In June Involves A Lawsuit

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's secretary of state over voter registration rules that would prevent new voters from taking part in the state's special congressional election.

Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

Trump Awards Purple Heart In First Visit To Walter Reed Military Hospital

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:10:00 -0400

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0400

"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."

Democrats Hope For A Win In Special Election In Montana

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400

After tight races in Kansas and Georgia, Democrats are sensing an opportunity in next month's special election in Montana. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Democratic strategist Geoff Garin about it.

The Possibility Of Russia Meddling In France's Election

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400

Ahead of Sunday's presidential vote in France, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks French political analyst Nicholas Tenzer of the Center for Research and Political Decision about Russian meddling.

Rep. Dan Donovan On The New GOP Health Care Overhaul Effort

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400

House Republicans failed to coalesce around a health care overhaul in March. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., if the party's conservative and moderate wings can compromise.

An Unexpected Political Toss-Up: Southwest Oregon

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:29 -0400

Oregon's 4th District was a close race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The reason for the tight race has a lot to do with logging, a fading but locally important industry.

An Organizer Speaks About Reasons For A 'March For Science'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:29 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Lucky Tran, organizer of today's March for Science, occurring in a number of cities around the world.

Far-Left Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon Surges In Polls Ahead Of French Election

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:29 -0400

The first round of the French presidential election takes place on Sunday and the race has turned into a very close four-way contest thanks to a late surge by a far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Paul Ryan's First 100 Days Under President Trump

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:29 -0400

Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the effect of the Trump administration's first 100 days on House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Sanders' Unity Tour With DNC Chair Exposes Rifts But Also Suggests Common Goals

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:30 -0400

The Democratic "unity tour" has produced less-than-unifying headlines for the out-of-power party as progressives seek to oppose President Trump and the GOP.

When Rep. Raul Labrador Votes 'No,' Many Idahoans Say 'Yes!'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:09:00 -0400

The Freedom Caucus co-founder often opposes his party in Congress, and drew the president's wrath for rejecting the GOP health care plan. He also won his district by a wider margin than Trump in 2016.