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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: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

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McMasters Is A Solid Choice For National Security Adviser, Rep. Schiff Says

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

President Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who tweeted his strong approval of the pick.

Ann Ravel Resigns Her Seat On The Federal Election Commission

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel. When she decided to resign her term on the commission early, it set up an opportunity for President Trump to shape political spending rules.

Green Card Holders Worry About Trump's Efforts To Curtail Immigration

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Immigrant advocates say they've seen more interest in applying for U.S. citizenship from green card holders since President Donald Trump first announced his travel ban order.

Trump's New National Security Adviser Is Known For Speaking His Mind

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

After the resignation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump has picked three-star Army Gen. H.R. McMaster to be national security adviser. He's known as an intellectual military strategist.

Rep. Reed Faces Tense Crowds At Town Halls In Western New York

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who represents New York's 23rd District, and co-chaired Trump's transition team, about angry outbursts at his constituent meetings over the weekend.

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:52:00 -0500

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

'#Republic' Author Describes How Social Media Hurts Democracy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.

Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.

As Trump Vows To Grow Industry, Countries Move Away From Coal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

In his campaign to become president, Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Godby, director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming, about the outlook for the coal industry in the U.S.

In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.

On Presidents Day, Honoring Vice Presidents With A Song

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Why does the U.S. have a holiday for chief executives, but none for their vice presidents? We right that wrong on this Presidents Day with an original vice presidents song.

Trump Administration Officials Reassure Europeans On NATO And Russia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis have offered words of reassurance to European officials worried about NATO and Russia due to contradicting statements from the president over the last few months. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House, a think tank in London, about how Europeans are reacting.

Trump Appoints H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Following the departure of Mike Flynn, President Trump has appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.

President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:12:00 -0500

The president called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

Uncovering Presidential Secrets, From Washington To Trump

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:51:00 -0500

Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."