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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: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:55:00 -0500

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Republican Wins Final Senate Race Of 2016 In Louisiana Runoff

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:55:00 -0500

Republican John Kennedy is headed to the Senate with his runoff victory in Louisiana on Saturday. His victory means the GOP will have a 52-48 edge in the Senate come January.

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game As Black Knights Snap 14-Year Losing Streak

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:15:00 -0500

The president-elect appeared to disparage the quality of the storied rival game, telling CBS Sports that, "I don't know if it's necessarily the best football, but it's very good."

Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:51:00 -0500

A 74-point questionnaire asks for a list of employees who attended conferences on climate change. Legal experts worry if it's an effort to weed out agency environmentalists.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Mulling State Abortion Bans

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:02 -0500

This week Ohio lawmakers passed a ban on abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy. But they also passed a 20-week ban, which the governor may be more likely to sign into law.

Barbershop: Trump Transition Team Tactics And Twitter Etiquette

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:00 -0500

Radio host Ken Rudin, Washington, D.C. conservative commentator Gayle Trotter, and Farajii Muhammad of WEAA in Baltimore discuss Donald Trump and the week in politics.

Professors Take A Different Approach In Responding To 'Leftist Propaganda' Claims

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:00 -0500

An online "professor watchlist" claims to expose those who promote "leftist propaganda." University of Notre Dame professor John Duffy and peers asked to have their names added to the list in unity.

CIA Finds Russian Hackers Tried To Help Trump's Election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:00 -0500

The CIA has concluded that Russia launched a cyberintelligence operation to influence the U.S. election in an apparent effort to help Donald Trump win, a U.S. official tells NPR.

In Reversal, Gambian President Rejects Loss And Calls For New Election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:44:00 -0500

Longtime President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat in an election last week. Now, he says there were irregularities in the results and is calling for a new election.

Trump Supporters to Detractors: 'Pull Up Your Panties' And Stop Whining

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:24:00 -0500

Despite skepticism of Trump — and losing the popular vote — his supporters say it's time to move on and trust the president-elect to figure things out. They're willing to give him a very long leash.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill To Halt U.S. Arms Supplies To Syrian Allies

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii introduced the "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" this week. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the bill and how it relates to US involvement in Syria.

Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.

Lawrence Lessig Offers Free Legal Aid To Anti-Trump Electors

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will support members of the Electoral College who don't cast their vote the president-elect. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why he's decided to take up this cause.

CIA Reportedly Confident Russia Interfered With Election To Help Trump Win

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

The Washington Post has reported that the CIA says Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Washington Post reporter Adam Entous.

Will Trump The Politician Become A Dealmaker?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to tap into his business experience to run the country. As a businessman, he has been willing to adjust his plans to get things done.

Trump Transition Asks Energy Dept. Which Employees Work On Climate Change

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:06:00 -0500

The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.