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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, 27 Apr 2017 07:20:00 -0400

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Trump Calls NAFTA Partners To Say He Will Renegotiate The Deal

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:20:00 -0400

President Trump Thursday night reversed earlier White House comments that the U.S. would withdraw from NAFTA. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Will Hurd, R-TX, about NAFTA and the southern border wall.

Congress Likely To Avoid Government Shutdown (At Least For Another Week)

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:20:00 -0400

Now that Donald Trump has dropped demands on border-wall funding and health care, negotiators on Capitol Hill look back on track to fund the government until they work out other sticking points.

Trump's First 100 Days: Too Soon To Claim Big Job Gains?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:01:00 -0400

There's an argument to be made that presidents shouldn't take credit for a role in job creation until well into their first term. Trump touts 600,000 jobs created — about double the official count.

White House Touts 'Historic' 28 Laws Signed By Trump, But What Are They?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Although the number is relatively large, the substance of the measures tells a different story.

Trump's Foreign Policy Reversals In The First 100 Days

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks with Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations about the Trump administration's foreign policy reversals and the continuing vacancy of many upper-level foreign policy jobs.

Morning News Brief: Trump's NAFTA Reversal, The North Korean Border, 'Textalyzer'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:59 -0400

President Trump has reversed course and says he won't withdraw from NAFTA. Also, a view into North Korea from the Chinese border and a proposed software to curb texting while driving.

Different Economic Perspectives On Trump's Tax Outline

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Former economist for Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and conservative economist Peter Morici of the University of Maryland discuss President Trump's plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

Analyzing Trump's Patterns Of Tweeting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

President Trump is ubiquitous on Twitter. And as we get close to 100 days, we've learned about patterns, including what time of day he usually tweets and how often he makes negative statements.

Questions Linger About Trump's Foreign Business Ties And The Emoluments Clause

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:02 -0400

As the president's 100th day in office approaches, he still is facing questions about garnering business profits from foreign sources.

Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:51:00 -0400

After walking back a demand for border wall funding, President Trump is no longer threatening to stop health care subsidies under Obamacare, as conservatives renew a bid to repeal and replace the law.

Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

President Trump has called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a single district court judge.

Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against Itself

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.

Opposing French Presidential Campaign Strategies Clash At Whirpool Factory

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The French presidential race has changed into a head-to-head contest between centrist Emmanuel Macron and a far-right candidate.

Shutdown Averted: White House Backs Down On Health Care Demands

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The White House appears to be backing down on multiple demands that were threatening a partial government shutdown, including withholding subsidies to help low-income people under Obamacare.

As President Trump Nears 100th Day, White House Touts 'Historic Accomplishments'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

As the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency nears, the White House is touting 28 laws it says Trump worked with Congress to enact. But not all legislation is created equal. NPR has a reality check.