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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, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:00 -0500

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Interior Nominee Familiar With Issues, But Worries Environmentalists

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:00 -0500

Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing is scheduled for this week. Energy developers and tribal leaders are cheering. But environmentalists are wary of the Montana congressman.

Muslim-Americans Anxious About Trump Administration

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen John Kelly say they would not support a Muslim registry. But U.S. Muslims remain wary.

Mexico's Front Seat In The Global Auto Industry

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

Mexico has become a crucial manufacturing hub for all the major global automakers. Access to markets and duty-free exports are a big reason why.

Trump Pressures Congress To Replace Obamacare Quickly

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:52:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump told The Washington Post he's close to unveiling a health care plan he expects Congress to pass soon. But GOP lawmakers are in no hurry to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Cabinet Nominees Will Face Scrutiny On Climate And Education Policy This Week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:15:00 -0500

Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:07:00 -0500

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.

After 15 Inaugurations, Why Brotman's Voice Won't Be Heard This Year

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500

Announcer Charlie Brotman has been the voice of every inaugural parade for six decades. He reflects on how he got the job from a chance encounter with President Dwight Eisenhower.

Democrats Have Lost Focus, A Candidate To Lead The DNC Says

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, who is running for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500

Rice has dealt with many crises as President Obama's national security adviser and his United Nations ambassador. As she prepares to depart, she tells NPR that Syria stands out as the most difficult.

In Final Speech As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Says: 'We Have To Work'

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:12:00 -0500

Lynch told the congregation at a historic church in Birmingham, Ala., that progress cannot be taken for granted, echoing a sentiment she stressed in a Sunday interview with NPR.

Listen For 'Disparaging,' Scandalous,' And 'Amoral' In Upcoming SCOTUS Case

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:18 -0500

Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments for Lee v. Tam, which is a First Amendment case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, brought by the rock band The Slants.

Loretta Lynch Discusses Chicago Police Department Report

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:18 -0500

Ahead of her final speech in office, Attorney General Loretta Lynch reflects on her time leading the U.S. Justice Department.

Affordable Care Act Allowed More People In Arts To Obtain Healthcare

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:18 -0500

St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Beth Bombara explains why it was difficult for self-employed musicians like her to obtain health insurance before the Affordable Care Act.

Poll Shows What The Public Does And Does Not Know About Obamacare

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:18 -0500

NPR and the polling firm IPSOS have a new poll out that suggests the public might not be as enthusiastic about repealing Obamacare as their representatives are.

Democrats Rally For Affordable Care Act With 'Day Of Action'

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:18 -0500

Senator Bernie Sanders and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer try to mobilize grassroots support to save Obamacare from GOP repeal. They rallied as part of Democrats' so-called "Day of Action."