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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: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:52:00 -0500

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Sen. Brown Wants A Bipartisan Tax Plan To Help People

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:52:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio about debate over the Senate's tax overhaul plan. They also discuss sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken.

How Republicans Can 'Shoehorn' Temporary Tax Cuts In For Good

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:15:43 -0500

The White House budget director said the Senate GOP bill makes individual rates last only eight years to "game the system" and fit inside budget rules. Critics say it obscures true costs of tax cuts.

Roy Moore, Al Franken Stories Dominate Political News

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:03:00 -0500

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct, and Sen. Al Franken has apologized to a woman who says he forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006.

News Brief: Ala. Election Draws Near, Court Rules On Kenya's Election

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:03:00 -0500

Three Alabama newspapers urged voters not to elect GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who's accused of sexual misconduct. In Kenya, judges dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote.

Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:33 -0500

The president pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has teased that he could pardon others and this week, the week of Thanksgiving, he will again.

Latoya Cantrell: New Orleans Elects First Female Mayor

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:24:20 -0500

Voters in New Orleans have elected 45-year-old Latoya Cantrell as the city's first female mayor in its nearly 300-year history.

Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:39:03 -0500

At least four people were killed overnight into Sunday in what the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, called "state-sponsored thuggery."

No Word From Zimbabwe's Mugabe As Deadline For His Resignation Passes

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:04:00 -0500

The ruling ZANU-PF party, once a stalwart of the 93-year-old leader, voted to remove him, but Mugabe appears defiant as a Monday deadline for him to quit has come and gone.

Alabama Republicans And Roy Moore

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

"People are fed up with the ruling class in Washington," says conservative commentator Ed Martin. He offers NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro his thoughts on the state of the GOP.

To Tax Or Not To Tax University Endowments

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Grinnell College President Raynard Kington about the proposed excise tax on endowment income. The small Iowa school has a very large endowment.

Clintons Return To Arkansas

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

Bill and Hillary Clinton are back in Arkansas this weekend reflecting on the 1992 presidential campaign, but their appearance comes at a time of controversy over inappropriate sexual conduct.

Week In Politics: Taxes And Sexual Harassment

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight, joins NPR's Lulu-Garcia Navarro for a roundup of the latest political news.

Examining Russian Disinformation

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:00 -0500

Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it's become more effective in the age of social media.

Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:00 -0500

Former executives from some of the country's biggest military equipment companies are occupying top slots at the Pentagon, their biggest customer. But there's bipartisan pushback.

The Russia Investigations: G-Men And 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; Ex-Spy Steele: It's Real

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:00:03 -0500

Robert Mueller to White House aides: Knock, knock, it's the feds. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stays the course. Will Mueller give a "toothless" old law new fangs?