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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, 25 Feb 2017 10:25:00 -0500

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WATCH LIVE: Former Obama Labor Secretary Perez Wins DNC Chairmanship

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:25:00 -0500

The Democratic National Committee is picking a new chairman Saturday in Atlanta. We are following all the action and will update below.

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence On The Tight Race For DNC Chair

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for DNC chair. She discusses the race ahead of Saturday's vote.

An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute paints a bleak picture of the U.S. economy. He describes millions of Americans out of work, and addicted to drugs and screens.

What To Expect In Trump's Address To Congress

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

We recap President Trump's week and his address to CPAC, and preview themes to expect in his address to Congress Tuesday.

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:14:00 -0500

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:04:00 -0500

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:50:00 -0500

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:39:00 -0500

Ada Colau is a former Occupy activist, once arrested for blocking home evictions during Spain's economic crisis. Now she's Barcelona's mayor, a job in which, she says, "you're closest to the people."

Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:33:00 -0500

Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects suggestions that Kuwait is trying to curry favor with President Trump.

Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:22:13 -0500

Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.

Black Muslims Face Double Jeopardy, Anxiety In The Heartland

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:01:13 -0500

The intersection of these two identities has become more acute thanks to Black Lives Matter and protests against the Trump administration's executive order on immigration.

Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From Briefing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:11:00 -0500

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.

As He Retires, U.S. Diplomat Delivers Message That 'Values Have Power'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:03:00 -0500

Daniel Fried, who retired Friday from the State Department, helped shape U.S. policy in Europe over a 40-year career. "I learned never to underestimate the possibility of change," he told colleagues.

Criticized By Peers, White House Counterterrorism Adviser Returns Fire

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:17:00 -0500

Sebastian Gorka responded to critical posts on Twitter by threatening to involve White House lawyers. He is fighting questions about his credentials and his views on Islam.

FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:29:00 -0500

The new telecom chief is moving to halt one part of the sweeping rules for Internet service providers, which were passed last year in part based on "net neutrality" regulations.