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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, 25 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0400

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Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0400

President Trump says his calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the National Anthem isn't about race. But the protests are about racial justice, which has a long history in sports.

Supreme Court Removes Travel Ban Cases From Its Calendar After Trump's New Revision

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Parties in the two cases — Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii — have until next Thursday, Oct. 5, to file new briefs over whether parts of the cases are now moot.

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Hearing Starts With Eruption Of Protests

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:56:00 -0400

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on Monday on Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Supporters of the bill cannot afford to lose any more GOP votes.

'Hard Confrontations' Ahead With Far-Right Party In German Parliament, Merkel Says

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work to win back voters who'd abandoned her party. Meanwhile, internal squabbles erupted among leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

Salman Rushdie's American Tale

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:20:30 -0400

A nationalist leader comes to power, affecting a family of immigrants in New York.

Anthony Weiner Is Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:13:00 -0400

The disgraced former U.S. congressman pleaded guilty in May to sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl. Court documents show that Weiner was aware the victim was a high school student.

Pulling The Plug On Free Speech Week

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Attitudes about free speech are changing on college campuses across America.

Alabama Senate Race: More Than Moore-Strange

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:06:30 -0400

The battle is being billed as "Trump vs. Trumpland."

Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:08:00 -0400

Emails have been a central theme for President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email.

GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:37:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, a chief sponsor of the GOP health care proposal, about efforts to get the needed votes to pass it. NPR's Susan Davis analyzes Johnson's comments.

White House Revises Travel Ban, Expands Countries

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

The Trump administration changed its travel ban Sunday night, effective October 18. For the first time, it includes countries that are not majority-Muslim: North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

Democratic Sen. Wyden On Revisions To Latest GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

The Senate Finance Committee on Monday holds the only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Wyden and NPR's Susan Davis about the measure.

Political Subplot Overshadows Sunday's NFL Games

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Jesse Washington of The Undefeated tells David Greene how pro football players reacted to President Trump telling them they should be "fired" if they knelled in protest during the national anthem.

News Brief: NFL Players React To Trump Tweet, Germany's Elections

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Football players knelt, linked arms or stayed off the field during the national anthem following President Trump's tweet on Friday. German voters gave Chancellor Merkel another four years in office.

NFL Responds To Trump As President Renews Debate Over National Anthem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:40:00 -0400

President Trump said kneeling during the national anthem is unpatriotic and those refusing to stand should be fired. On Sunday, players sat, knelt or locked arms with teammates during the anthem.