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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, 23 Jan 2018 18:00:15 -0500

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The Power Hour

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:00:15 -0500

This week on Hidden Brain's radio show, we tackled a big topic: power. From our conflicted feelings toward the powerful, to the ways we gain and lose power ourselves, and how power really can corrupt.



Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:58:04 -0500

President Trump travels to a global summit in Switzerland this week. He'll promote his "America First" policies and also meet with leaders of Israel, the U.K. and the African Union.



What Role Will Trump Play In Immigration Debate?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

President Trump was pretty invisible this weekend as Senators tried to work out a deal to end the government shutdown. Now, as the immigration debate starts again, what does he want from it and what will his role be moving forward?



Sen. Charlie Dent Discusses How House Will Approach Immigration Bill

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., about how the House is looking to pass a DACA bill. He has asked Speaker Ryan to bring two bipartisan bills to a vote, which he thinks have a chance to pass.



As Special Counsel Interviews AG Sessions, Trump Again Takes Aim At FBI

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election. President Trump and House Republicans are once again aiming their fire at the FBI.



Immigration Advocates Look Back At Long Fight For DREAM Act

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

The government shutdown ended with a promise that the Senate will take up the fate of DACA recipients next month. But that outcome was still unsatisfactory for many immigrant advocates because they've heard this before. Some have been fighting for the DREAM Act since they were teenagers and are now nearing 40.



Congress Has 16 Days To Avoid Another Shutdown

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

Now that the government shutdown has ended, Congress has 16 days to pass another funding bill to avoid another shutdown. Lawmakers are also under pressure to come up with a bipartisan immigration bill.



Female Journalists Complain Of Obstructed View At Pence's Western Wall Visit

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:39:00 -0500

The hashtag #PenceFence made the rounds on Twitter as female journalists said they were made to stand behind their male colleagues at the vice president's visit to the holy site in Jerusalem.



What The Latest Immigration Polls Do (And Don't) Say

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:34:00 -0500

It can seem like there's a poll result that supports just about any position on any topic. Here's a look at what the latest immigration polls can and can't tell you.



Sessions Sits For Voluntary Interview With Mueller

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:16:00 -0500

The Justice Department has confirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week for its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.



Sessions Interviewed By Special Counsel Robert Mueller As Part Of Russia Inquiry

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:41:58 -0500

The attorney general might be the first member of the Cabinet to talk with investigators in the special counsel's office as they investigate potential criminal conduct.



Have We Ever Had It So Good?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

It depends on who you are.



Where Does President Trump Stand On The Compromise Budget Bill?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:39:00 -0500

The shutdown is over but in many ways Congress is still stuck in the same place. Rachel Martin talks to Hogan Gidley, special assistant to the president and deputy White House press secretary.



Sen. Tammy Duckworth Talks About Her Trip To South Korea

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq war veteran, who recently returned from a trip to South Korea and the DMZ, about the threat of nuclear war with North Korea.



Trump Signs Measure To Reopen The Federal Government

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

While the federal government may be reopening after the weekend shutdown, Congress has just three weeks to reach an agreement on government spending and immigration — or it could all happen again.