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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.

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In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.

Jill Stein Campaign Drops Statewide Recount Effort In Pennsylvania

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:54:00 -0500

Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein's lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts in three states.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.

Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:16 -0500

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.

For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

Volunteers started working the day after Thanksgiving to give the White House its annual holiday charm.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:42:51 -0500

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

China's Foreign Minister: Trump-Taiwan Call 'A Small Trick'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:26:00 -0500

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since 1979. China's foreign minister says he believes the call will not change U.S. policy toward China.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:02:00 -0500

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Why U.S.-Philippine Relations Could Improve Under Trump Presidency

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

U.S. criticism of the drug war in the Philippines has caused a profound souring of relations with the country, but Donald Trump's presidency could have a positive impact.

Past Advisers Outline Challenges Of Presidential Transitions

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

Presidential transitions are the moment when a presidential campaign switches from trying to win over voters to planning how to actually govern. For the incoming team, it is a high-stakes process that can be a deeply intimidating. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to David Axelrod, adviser to President Obama, and Ari Fleischer, press secretary to George W. Bush.

Trump's Pick For Defense Secretary Known For Independent Thinking

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

Gen. James Mattis broke ranks with the Obama administration and left his post in charge of U.S. Central Command over his fixation on Iran as a threat to the U.S. Mattis is known as an independent thinker in the military. His past statements put him at odds with some of Donald Trump's views as well.