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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: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:54:02 -0500

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Bon Iver's Longtime Manager To Announce A Bid For Congress

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:54:02 -0500

Kyle Frenette, a Wisconsin native, will run against Rep. Sean Duffy this year for a seat in the House of Representatives.

President Trump Endorses Mitt Romney's Senate Run

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:32:00 -0500

This endorsement is the latest chapter in a complicated political relationship. President Trump said Mitt Romney "will make a great senator." Romney tweeted back that he accepts the endorsement.

Critics Raise Questions About Donald Trump Jr.'s Visit To India

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

While in India, Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to give a foreign policy speech in front of prominent politicians, after promoting his family's real estate projects across the country.

Trump Considers Improving Background-Check System For Gun Purchases

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

After last week's school shooting in Florida, there may be new pressure ahead with plans for the president to hold listening sessions with students and meet with law enforcement officials this week.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

A spokesman says President Trump is open to improving the background-checks system for gun purchases. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School remains closed after last week's deadly shooting.

More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Donald Trump is fueling many women's desire to run for office in 2018 — in the words of one analyst, he's "the gift that keeps on giving" to the resistance.

Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:17:00 -0500

Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.

In Pennsylvania, New Court-Drawn Voting Map Could Shift Advantage To Democrats

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:52:00 -0500

The state Supreme Court declared the previous districts an unconstitutional gerrymander. Republicans vow to challenge the new map, which they say amounts to overreach by the Democratic-majority court.

Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:20:11 -0500

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

Why The AR-15?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:06:30 -0500

After every mass shooting, a few words are repeated over and over: Thoughts. Prayers. AR-15.

Rep. Deutch On How His Constituents Are Coping With Fla. School Shooting

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:39:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Tim Deutch of Florida about last week's school shooting that took place in his district. Seventeen people were killed. Has debate over guns changed?

Rep. Schiff On Russia Influence Investigation

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about President Trump's latest tweets concerning the Russia influence probe. He tweeted: "Schiff, the leakin' monster of no control."

Politics In The News: Gun-Violence Restraining Order

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:00 -0500

The Florida school shooting has again ignited debate over gun control. David Greene talks to David French, senior writer at the National Review, about the idea of a gun-violence restraining order.

Trump Suggests FBI Missed Signs Of Fla. Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:00 -0500

President Trump sent several tweets over the weekend, including an accusation that the FBI's focus on the Russia probe distracted the agency from following up on the Florida school shooter.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:00 -0500

President Trump's tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. The heartbreak over the shooting is accompanied by new calls to action.