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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, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."

Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.

Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:38:00 -0400

The president's reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Andy Harris On Upcoming Health Care Bill Vote

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:23:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.

Recapping The Week In Politics And What's Ahead

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg of National Review about a busy week in politics, which included a delay of a health care bill vote and news about the Trump campaign and Russia.

Rep. Schweikert Pushing For A Yes On Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

GOP lawmakers failed to come to a deal on the health care bill after a meeting with the White House on Thursday. Republican Rep. David Schweikert is lobbying his Freedom Caucus members to vote yes.

Republicans Still Divided Over Health Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

We look at what the conflict is within the House Republican caucus over their proposed health care law, ahead of a scheduled vote Friday.

Elizabeth Warren Says GOP Health Plan Helps 'The Millionaires And Billionaires'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the health care debate, Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, and the investigations into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump Calls On GOP To Pass Health Care Or Leave The ACA In Place

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The fate of the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is up in the air, but a vote is intended for Friday. It comes after a push from Trump, who wants a vote on the current bill.

House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:17:00 -0400

Republican leaders are trying to bridge the divide on their bill to alter the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving explains the options available to them, and the potential consequences of failure.

After Delaying Vote, GOP Leaders Scramble To Save Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:07:00 -0400

The White House continues to work on a deal with conservative Freedom Caucus representatives in order to ensure enough votes in favor of the American Health Care Act.

U.S. State Department Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:00 -0400

The move reverses former President Barack Obama's 2015 decision to reject the controversial pipeline.

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:43:00 -0400

The former president celebrated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Affordable Care Act on the day Republicans had planned to start the process of gutting it in celebration.