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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.



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Americans Prefer A Politics-Free Discussion At Thanksgiving Dinner

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:41:00 -0500

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.



Americans Say To Pass The Turkey, Not The Politics, At Thanksgiving This Year

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:16:00 -0500

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.



Wave Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Capitol Hill

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken faces a second allegation that he groped a woman. And, Rep. Diana DeGette told of an experience where a former member of Congress tried to kiss her in an elevator.



U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:43:00 -0500

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitians living in the United States since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will have to return to their home.



Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:43:00 -0500

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.



Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:15:00 -0500

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.



The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.



Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.



Democrats Lack Votes To Block Trump's Federal Judge Nominees

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500

Two more of President Trump's nominees for important federal judge spots will have hearings this week. This comes as Republicans are putting the American Bar Association rating process under scrutiny.



Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500

President Trump has added North Korea to the list of nations designated by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terror — joining Sudan, Syria and Iran. North Korea was previously on the list, but taken off in 2008 by the Bush administration during an attempted denuclearization deal.



New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:49:22 -0500

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.



Massachusetts Set To Approve Law Protecting Access To Birth Control

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:43:00 -0500

The Massachusetts law would make it the first state to circumvent a federal policy allowing any company to opt out of providing free birth control coverage due to a religious or moral exemption.



U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:56:00 -0500

The Trump administration is increasingly using economic sanctions to try to influence behavior in North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. But the strategy doesn't always work — and can backfire.



New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:53:00 -0500

Ethics experts question new Trump hotels being built during his presidency. The new Trump-associated line looks to capitalize on a nearby Grammy museum — and is also running into local politics



Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:13:00 -0500

That designation was removed in 2008, when the North Korean government pledged to dismantle its nuclear program. The president says additional sanctions will be imposed.