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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: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:53:00 -0400

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The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:53:00 -0400

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.

'Detroit News' Endorses Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:44 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News editorial board about the paper's endorsement of libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

Republican Senate Control Depends On Key Races

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400

NPR takes a look at the 2016 Senate races that matter to GOP prospects of maintaining control of the chamber.

Presidential Election Likely To Impact Short Handed Supreme Court

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400

The Supreme Court could play as an issue in the presidential election after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court short handed.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400

Wells Fargo's John Stumpf was pilloried again Thursday in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Stumpf reiterated his apology for the fake accounts scandal and promised the bank would do better, but it did little good. Many lawmakers wanted to know why it took the bank so long to put an end to the fraudulent practices.

WATCH: Asked To Name Foreign Leader He Admires, Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.

Lawmakers In Congress Override Obama's Veto Of Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

Renee Montagne talks to former Senator Bob Graham about the congressional override of President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow Sept. 11 victims' families to sue the Saudi government.

Early Voting Changes How Presidential Campaigns Operate

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

Iowa starts early voting on Thursday and within a few weeks, millions will be casting early ballots. Campaigns are keeping track of how many Democrats or Republicans ask for and turn in early ballots.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

No, Donald Trump Didn't Win Post-Debate Polls

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:06:00 -0400

The Internet surveys the GOP nominee frequently cites are unscientific and can be easily manipulated. Reputable scientific polls taken after the debate show Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.

In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.

Florida Resists Joining Interstate Bid To Cut Down On Double Voting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data.

Trump 'Stiffed' His Family, GOP Strategist Says

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist, about the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. He says his father's company was "stiffed" by Trump in the 1980s.

Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.