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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: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:21:00 -0400

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Sen. Lankford On Closing Havana Embassy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:21:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. James Lankford about moves to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba after diplomats have experienced hearing loss and other symptoms.

Deciphering Trump's Foreign Policy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:11:00 -0400

David Greene talks with Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official in the Obama administration, about President Trump's speech at the United Nations about what a Trump foreign policy entails.

Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Republican lawmakers are making another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We take a look at what the current proposal would do and its chances of being passed.

Sen. Chris Coons On Protecting Robert Mueller's Investigation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has introduced bipartisan legislation protecting Robert Mueller from being removed from his position by the White House.

Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of The United Nations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

As world leaders meet in New York this week, David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the history of the United Nations in our #AskCokie segment.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, New GOP Health Care Effort

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

More than 200 people were killed in an earthquake in Mexico. Also, Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the LA Times is in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria nears and the GOP is again trying to overhaul health care.

Visiting Angela Merkel's Home District

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district handed her party a stinging defeat in state elections last year. As the general election draws near, voters seem to have forgiven her refugee policy.

Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Among the many surprises in the latest push to repeal Obamacare is the key role being played by the former Republican presidential candidate from Pennsylvania — who left the Senate a decade ago.

Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:11 -0400

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:45:00 -0400

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering narrowing the president's ability to launch wars without congressional approval.

Trump At The U.N.: Saber Rattling Or Wielding A Saber?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about President Trump's first speech before the United Nations National Assembly.

Obama's White House Counsel Weighs In On Trump's Lawyers

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:05:00 -0400

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

At U.N., Trump Promotes "America First" Mantra

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:32 -0400

President Trump addresses world leaders at the United Nations for the first time. He touts an "America first" approach to international cooperation and calls out North Korea and other "rogue regimes."