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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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After Health Care Fight, House Freedom Caucus Considers Next Steps

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:08 -0400

The group led GOP opposition in the Obama years, but after torpedoing efforts to overhaul health care led by President Trump, the Freedom Caucus is sorting out how to work with fellow Republicans.



North Carolina Lawmakers And Governor Announce 'Compromise' To Repeal HB2

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:51 -0400

North Carolina Republicans and the state's Democratic governor announced a deal to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill." But LGBT rights advocates say they oppose it.



Sen. Angus King On Russia Election Investigations

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

David Greene speaks with Sen. Angus King of Maine ahead of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday looking into Russian interference in the U.S. election.



A Parody Politician Gains Serious Attention In Serbia

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

A comedian with a fake name and a horse is winning over voters in Serbia by declaring he is a corrupt thief. He's a parody of how Serbs see their politicians, and he's running second in the polls.



Former Chris Christie Aides Sentenced To Prison Over 'Bridgegate'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

Two former top allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received prison sentences for their roles in closing lanes on a bridge in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.



Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn At Odds With Inner Circle

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

Gary Cohn was a dyslexic kid from an immigrant family in Cleveland who rose to lead Goldman Sachs. Now he's becoming perhaps the most powerful voice for economic policy in the Trump White House.



Tillerson's Task Ahead For Turkey Visit

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

David Greene talks with James Jeffrey, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the country. Turkey's cooperation is a vital part of efforts to fight ISIS.



'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says preventing suicide among military veterans is his "number one clinical priority," and that he is working to fill some 45,000 open jobs in the agency.



Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400

President Trump has proposed spending cuts to programs that prop up rural areas that voted for him. While some policy experts bemoan that, there are rural voters who fully support those cuts.



Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends His Block On Trump Travel Ban

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:41:00 -0400

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson says the state of Hawaii has shown it is likely to succeed with its argument that the restrictions on travel from majority Muslim countries is unconstitutional.



#BlackWomenAtWork: Women Speak Out After Criticism Of Journalist, Congresswoman

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Incidents like the ones involving veteran reporter April Ryan and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters this week are "not a rarity" for black women in the workplace, says activist Brittany Packnett.



Chinese President Xi Jinping To Meet With President Trump In Florida

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

It will be the first in-person meeting between the leaders, after Trump's sharp criticisms of China during the campaign. The informal meeting may be intended to reduce pressure for concrete results.



Democratic Senator Urges Trump To 'Do More Than Talk' On Opioid Crisis

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:44:00 -0400

Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire addressed the opioid problem in her state for several years as governor. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Hassan about President Trump's opioid plans.



Ivanka Trump To Be An Official White House Employee Covered By Ethics Rules

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:42:00 -0400

She already has an office in the West Wing. "I have been working closely ... with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role," she said.



Missouri Rejects Federal Money In Order To Set Up Its Own Abortion Restrictions

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:21:00 -0400

Abortion is already heavily restricted in Missouri, but now the state is cutting more funding to organizations that provide abortions, even though it means rejecting millions of dollars from the feds.