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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: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

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Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:39:00 -0400

President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Faces Third Round Of Senate Questioning

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:05 -0400

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questions from senators during the third day of his confirmation hearing.

President Trump Holds Meeting With Congressional Black Caucus

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Cedric Richmond, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, following their meeting with President Trump on Wednesday.

Wall Street Trader Outlines Market Trends Ahead Of Health Care Vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

The stock market is reacting to news out of Washington, D.C., about the fate of health care legislation and other items on the White House agenda. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with trader Ted Weisberg about trends on Wall Street.

Trump Faces High Stakes Fight In Push For Republican Health Care Bill

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

A day before the House votes on the GOP health care bill, President Trump continues trying to persuade Republican lawmakers to support it. The stakes are high for this young administration.

Senators Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch On Day 3 Of Hearings

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced another round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee in day three of his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Republican Health Care Bill Undergoes Final Changes Ahead Of Vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama about the final changes to the GOP health care bill before it goes to a vote on Thursday.

Trump Surveillance Flap Throws Monkey Wrench Into House Russia Investigation

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The top Republican and Democrat on the House committee investigating Russia's election meddling traded charges about snooping and partisan bias — threatening its nascent investigation.

Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:50:00 -0400

Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.

Still A 'Big Deal': Biden Defends Threatened Affordable Care Act For Anniversary

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:35:00 -0400

The former vice president joined Democrats and supporters on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the law known as Obamacare, which Republican leadership hopes to repeal on Thursday.

Inside The Wealthy Family That Has Been Funding Steve Bannon's Plan For Years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:24 -0400

Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:09:00 -0400

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

Sen. Feinstein To Gorsuch: You 'Avoid Specificity Like No One I Have Ever Seen'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:59:00 -0400

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is answering a second round of questions from a Senate committee today. Democrats are expressing frustration because they're not learning specifics about his views.

Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:13:00 -0400

Ten years ago, Paul Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests," the AP's Chad Day tells NPR.