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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: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:21:14 -0500

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Barbershop: History Of Immigration Politics

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:21:14 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rutgers University labor professor Janice Fine, the Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan and NPR's John Burnett about how U.S. immigration policies have evolved.

McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Interference 'Incontrovertible'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:16:16 -0500

The national security adviser broke with what has been President Trump's script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Mitt Romney Announces Candidacy For Senate

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he's running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah. Voters there want him to be an outspoken critic of the Trump administration.

Rep. Jackie Speier On Indictment Of Russians

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of Florida and member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictment of 13 Russian nationals.

Grand Jury Indicts Russians Over Election Interference

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

A grand jury handed down indictments on 13 Russians for carrying out "information warfare" on the 2016 campaign, detailing years of efforts to hack American politics.

Mueller Indictment Of Russian Operatives Details Playbook Of Information Warfare

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:05:20 -0500

There were Facebook groups and events inciting both left and right; fake identities to pay real people involved with rallies; and stolen U.S. identities used to facilitate payments for digital ads.

The Russia Investigations: Mueller Indicts The 'Internet Research Agency'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Here are five takeaways from the indictment unveiled on Friday that charged a St. Petersburg troll farm and a number of individual Russians with waging "information warfare" against the United States.

'Strong' Black Woman? 'Smart' Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:07:20 -0500

It's not hard to spin a positive stereotype as a compliment. But making any generalization about a group is a slippery slope.

Tribal Leaders: Infrastructure Bill Should Include Indian Country Priorities

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:50 -0500

"Tribal infrastructure is American infrastructure," the president of the National Congress of American Indians said in response to Trump's proposal for investing in U.S. infrastructure.

Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says 'Catch And Kill' Practice Kept Her Quiet

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:23:18 -0500

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair.

Though 13 Russians Were Indicted For Election Meddling, The Investigation Isn't Over

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:02:20 -0500

President Trump and his aides are spinning the grand jury's indictment of 13 Russians linked to alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election as an all-clear. Although that would appear to be overstating what the Special Counsel has actually said.

Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On Indictment Of Russians Interfering With U.S. Elections

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:02:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictments of Russians operating a "troll farm" with the intent to interfere with American elections. He says these indictments confirm what his committee concluded.

Chief Of Staff Kelly Wants New White House Security Clearance Rules

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:47:56 -0500

John Kelly's memo follows criticisms that lax clearance procedures allowed an aide accused of domestic violence to remain on job.

Immigrants Are Scrambling To Submit Petitions For Family Members To Come To U.S.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:18:00 -0500

Facing a new law that slashes family-based immigration, immigrants who are legally in the U.S. are scrambling to legal offices to petition for visas for loved ones abroad to come here.

Why There Have Been Few New Federal Laws After Each School Shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:18:00 -0500

Since the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, school shootings have sparked debates on restrictions on purchasing and owning guns. As University of California - Los Angeles constitutional law professor Adam Winkler explains to NPR's Kelly McEvers, those debates have led to very few new federal laws.