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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: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:56:04 -0400

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Trump Wades Deeper Into Alabama Primary At Campaign Rally — With Some Hesitation

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:56:04 -0400

The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who's been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump's allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.

'You're Not Our Homey,' Howard University Protesters Tell Ex-FBI Director James Comey

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:55:00 -0400

Just as Comey started to deliver his speech, protesters began singing a traditional protest song of the civil rights movement and chanting slogans including "no justice, no peace."

Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

Trump Administration Expected To Issue New Travel Restrictions

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The Trump administration is considering new travel restrictions as its controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries expires.

A Look At The Alabama Republican Senate Candidates

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Alabama GOP Senate candidates Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been national figures for a long time. Take a look back at the first mentions of both candidates on NPR.

President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At U.N.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un turned into a volley of insults this week after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocketman" at the United Nations.

Week In Politics: The Fate Of The Latest Effort To Replace The Affordable Care Act

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with León Krauze of Univision and Guy Benson of Townhall about the political news of the week.

Sen. John McCain Says He Wants A Bipartisan Effort To Overhaul Health Care

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

After Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Alison Kodjak about where things stand.

10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:25:55 -0400

The Department of Homeland Security said earlier this year that it had evidence of Russian activity in 21 states. But they didn't inform individual states whether they were among those targeted.

Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:09:00 -0400

The travel ban has been one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration, but it has been plagued by legal challenges, including a case the Supreme Court will hear next month.

If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:19:20 -0400

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:00 -0400

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:11:00 -0400

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:06:30 -0400

Health care, Russia and hurricanes all lead the news this week.

The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:12 -0400

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than first thought in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.