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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, 24 Jan 2017 16:12:34 -0500

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Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Around Economics, Race

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:12:34 -0500

Democrats suffered a stunning defeat in the November election. As the party tries to rebuild, one place that might offer some lessons is Ohio, a state long-considered a presidential battleground.

Arizona Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:52:42 -0500

Arizona has one of the highest rates of uninsured kids in the U.S. The federal health law put a dent in those numbers, but child advocates fear any gains will disappear if the law is repealed.

Trump Still Insists Millions Voted Illegally. (There's Still No Evidence Of That)

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:43:00 -0500

Trump repeated the unproven claim to congressional leaders on Monday, and his press secretary on Tuesday affirmed "the president does believe that." There is still no proof of widespread fraud.

Budget Director Nominee: Obama Inauguration Crowds Were Bigger Than Trump's

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:04:00 -0500

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., used the example of inaccuracies put forth by the Trump administration to test whether South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney would deal in facts or "alternative facts."

Inauguration Day 2017: The View From The White House, Mall

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:17:00 -0500

Morning Edition hosts talk through Inauguration events with NPR's Scott Horsley at the White House, and check in on activity on the National Mall with NPR's Pam Fessler.

Republicans Eye 'Once In A Generation' Chance At Tax Overhaul

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:54:00 -0500

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, discussed plans to revamp the federal tax code Tuesday morning, including a dramatic drop in corporate taxes and restructuring the IRS.

Trump Gives Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:33:00 -0500

The pipelines had been blocked by the Obama administration, and President Trump's actions reignited the energy vs. environment debate.

Lawsuit Claims Foreign Payments To Trump's Businesses Violate Constitution

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Two former White House ethics lawyers — Richard Painter and Norm Eisen — are part of a legal team filing suit against President Trump — alleging violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.

Donald Trump's Administration Has Hit The Ground Running

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:06:00 -0500

It's early in the Trump presidency. He has mostly stayed on message, and stuck to his agenda, as he began his first full week at the White House.

Trump Acts On Promise To Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Donald Trump on Monday signed a memorandum withdrawing from the TPP. He also wants to renegotiate NAFTA. Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore, who advised Trump during the presidential campaign.

President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' — How Real Is That?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0500

The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.

The Status Of Trump's Cabinet: Where Everyone Is In The Process And How It Works

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:26 -0500

The president's CIA director was confirmed by the Senate Monday night. But Trump's Cabinet is still pretty thin at this point. Here's the status of his other nominees.

Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Millions of Americans seem to ignore their own interests when it comes to how they vote. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild thinks we might be turning to politics to meet emotional needs, not economic ones.

Dippin' Dots Beef Puts White House Press Secretary On The Spot

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:53:00 -0500

Recently discovered tweets show Sean Spicer has been at odds with the "ice cream of the future" for years. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tried to end the feud with a letter asking to be friends.

Trump's Press Secretary Tries For A Reset, But Goes On To Lament Negative Narrative

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:47:00 -0500

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, in his first full press briefing, pledges never to lie, although, he says, "Sometimes we can disagree with the facts." He called media coverage "demoralizing."