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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: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:57 -0500

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Trump's Charity Had 3 Big Donors Last Year. None Of Them Was Donald Trump

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:57 -0500

The Donald J. Trump Foundation remains under investigation in New York. Trump says he wants to close it down, but he can't until the probe is finished.

Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.

Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald about the end of temporary protection for Haitians. The Trump administration decided that Haitians must go back to their home country next year, adding that the conditions after the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.

Haitians Have 18 Months Before Protected Status Is Canceled

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Nearly 60,000 Haitians who have lived in the U.S. since a devastating 2010 earthquake will have their protected status canceled. The Trump administration says the status will be terminated in 18 months.

Trump Uses Pardoning Power Without Ruffling Feathers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Since 1989 the U.S. president has pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, President Trump pardoned Wishbone and Drumstick, sparing them from being part of the family dinner. He also used it as a chance to address his reversal of some of former-President Obama's executive orders.

New Hampshire Rep. On 'Me Too' Bill Addressing Sexual Harassment

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire about the "Me Too" bill she is co-sponsoring. It is one of many bills responding to sexual harassment in Congress.

President Trump Weighs In On Alabama Senate Race And Roy Moore

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

President Trump weighed in on the controversy around Alabama Senate canddiate Roy Moore, saying that his Democratic opponent should not be elected. Trump stopped short of endorsing Moore outright.

Potatoes And Pies Are OK, But Poll Shows Americans Don't Want Politics For Dinner

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Americans may love Thanksgiving — but not the side dish of political fighting that often comes with it. According to a new poll, 58 percent of those surveyed said they dread talking about politics during the holidays.

Lawmakers Fear President Trump's Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:15:00 -0500

Some lawmakers and experts are raising concerns about the president's unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons as tensions with North Korea continue to escalate.

Trump Defends Roy Moore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:12:00 -0500

"I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat," the president told reporters shortly before departing for Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:39 -0500

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.

Watchdog Report Finds Trump Travel Ban Caused Confusion, Violated Court Orders

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:34:38 -0500

Full details of the Department of Homeland Security inspector general's report are being withheld by DHS leaders.

Democratic Congressman Acknowledges Settlement, But Denies Sexual Harassment Claim

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:20:00 -0500

BuzzFeed obtained documents detailing a sealed 2015 settlement with a former employee, with a $27,000 payout. The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation.

FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:04:00 -0500

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

President Trump Pardons His First Turkey

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:30:00 -0500

The president will take part in the White House tradition that sees two turkeys set free in an event set up by the turkey growers' lobby.