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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.

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Grad Students' Tuition Waivers Will Remain Untaxed, After All

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:24:17 -0500

A controversial provision that would have taxed grad students' tuition waivers was removed in the final version of the GOP tax bill. The measure, which was part of the House tax bill, drew protests.

Twitter Says It Will Ban Threatening Accounts, Starting Today

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:59:00 -0500

In the wake of several controversies about its response to online harassment, the social media platform says it will enforce new rules that prohibit threats of violence towards individuals or groups.

Trump To Unveil National Security Strategy For Military, Foreign Policy

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:47:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to David Sanger of The New York Times about President Trump's goals which he'll outline in a speech Monday afternoon at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Harris: Tax Plan Is A Good Compromise Of House, Senate Measures

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:31:00 -0500

Republicans have released the entire text of their tax overhaul bill. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland about the 500-page bill that was released Friday night.

Post-Alabama, Democrats See A Slim Path To A Senate Majority, But Challenges Remain

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

An unlikely win in Alabama gives Democrats an elusive third target they may need to flip the Senate, but a difficult map remains. There are signs, however, of a blue wave forming in 2018.

Why Trump Continues To Forge An Unlikely Bond With Religious Conservatives

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:00:07 -0500

It is not that conservative evangelicals think Trump is one of them, but rather that they believe he is being used by God. As the Bible says, "By their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:20)

Trump Outlines His Blueprint For Military And Foreign Policy

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:01:07 -0500

President Trump set out his national security strategy Monday, stressing strong defense, homeland protection and economic prosperity. It could help guide decisions on defense spending and trade talks.

Week Ahead: Trump Might Get His Tax Bill, But That Might Be It Until After 2018

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:00:07 -0500

Republicans in Congress are likely to pass their tax bill this week, raising questions about House Speaker Paul Ryan's future and what, if anything, will happen next year

Sen. Hassan Responds To Opioid Crisis Report

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

David Greene talks Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire about her calls to change a law that federal drug officials say is hampering their efforts to stop opioid-related deaths.

Politics In The News: Tax Bill Implications And Russia Probe

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and National Review online editor, who breaks down the latest implications of the GOP tax legislation and the Russia investigation.

Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Honduras Election

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

GOP lawmakers hope to vote on the tax plan before they head home for the holidays. And an electoral tribunal in Honduras has declared President Juan Orlando Hernandez winner of November's election.

A Likely Win On Taxes Solves Some Of The GOP's Political Problems

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:36:57 -0500

President Trump could see his first major legislative victory this week if Congress succeeds in passing the GOP tax overhaul bill. NPR guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about what it means for Republican lawmakers.

What Do You Need To Know To Be A Federal Judge?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:36:00 -0500

One of President Trump's judicial nominees struggled to answer basic questions about the law during a hearing this past week. Guest host Ray Suarez talks with Case Western Reserve law professor Jonathan Adler about the confirmation process.

Tax Bill Would Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:36:00 -0500

The Republican tax bill includes a provision that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration and drilling. It's a blow to environmental groups, but many Alaskans hope the move will bring revenue to the state.

Corporate Incentives And The Case For The Republican Tax Bill

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:36:00 -0500

Former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin tells guest host Ray Suarez why he thinks the Republican tax bill will move the economy forward.