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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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DOJ Plans To Ask The Supreme Court To Intervene On DACA

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:29:44 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the high court to reverse a decision out of California forcing the government to resume accepting DACA applications. He said the ruling defies common sense.



White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:17:04 -0500

Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president could benefit from losing between 10 and 15 pounds over the coming year as well as beginning an exercise regimen.



Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:00 -0500

At a contentious congressional testimony, Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath said President Trump and others used "tough language" on immigration, but not a particular



White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."



Texas Rep. Will Hurd Says He Hopes To Preserve DACA

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, about the future of an immigration deal in Congress. Hurd says he hopes to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.



Democrats Celebrate Big Wins In New Jersey And Virginia Elections

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:11:00 -0500

Democrats are celebrating wins in the two biggest races on election night 2017. The party will hold the governors' offices in New Jersey and Virginia.



8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:07:46 -0500

In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.



Did A Foreign Power Interfere In The Election? New Bill Would Mandate An Answer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:31:00 -0500

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democrat Sen. Chris Van Hollen are offering legislation that would require U.S. spy agencies to report about foreign interference in American elections.



Manafort Case Drags As Judge Puzzles Over Legal Positions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:52:41 -0500

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.



Elegies And Effigies: Who Speaks For Appalachia?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:06:30 -0500

It's been called Trump Country, coal country and backcountry. But it's our country.



Trump Campaign Player To Appear Before Congressional Panel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:28:00 -0500

On Tuesday, former chief strategist Steve Bannon testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.



Ethics Report On Trump Administration: The Most Unethical Presidency

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Painter, top ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, top ethics lawyer for President Obama. They argue Trump's administration has been unethical.



Trump Adviser Krikorian Backs Shift To Merit-Based Immigration

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Krikorian, a conservative immigration activist who advocates for stricter immigration limits and a merit-based immigration system.



After Several Chaotic Days, Where Does DACA Deal Stand?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Lawmakers and President Trump are returning to town after prospects for an immigration deal dimmed at the end of last week. Congress also faces a Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.



News Brief: DACA Deal Is Stalled, North Korea Talks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Immigration talks stalled after President Trump reportedly used vulgar language to describe African countries during a meeting. The U.S. and Canada host talks about North Korea's nuclear threat.