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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, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

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As Deadline Looms For GOP Health Care Push, Colorado Governor Talks Own Bipartisan Plan

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP's Graham-Cassidy bill is the last-ditch effort for Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care system of their own. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) shares his response to the bill and tells NPR's Michel Martin about his own bipartisan plan he created with Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

Politics Roundup: Trump's Call To Fire NFL Players Protesting During National Anthem

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP health care plan, the Graham-Cassidy bill, takes what may be a fatal hit after Sen. John McCain has said he'll vote "no". Meanwhile, President Trump unleashes some of his own hits on major professional sport figures. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith helps us understand.

Far-Right German Group Sees Last-Minute Bump In Polls Before Sunday's Election

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:00 -0400

All indicators in Sunday's elections point to an easy fourth-term win for Chancellor Merkel, but the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, or AfD, is expected to enter Parliament for the first time.

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:50:00 -0400

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:13 -0400

Those relying on the federal government's safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

Trump Rallies In Alabama For Luther Strange

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist John Archibald of Alabama Media Group about the GOP primary for Alabama's open Senate seat.

Democratic Sen. Carper On Health Care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, a Democrat, about his opposition to the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Administration Considers Replacing Travel Ban

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

With its controversial travel ban set to expire, the White House is weighing new targeted travel restrictions. Some of the travel ban's critics see that as progress — but not all.

Week In Politics: Trump And Kim, Health Care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

President Trump exchanged insults with Kim Jong Un this week, while Sen. John McCain said he would vote against the Republican health care effort.

Amid Hacking Concerns, States Switching Back To Paper Ballots

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Russia's attempt to disrupt the 2016 election has election officials in states that use electronic-only voting machines considering returning to paper ballots.

Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:00 -0400

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change.

Is Tegel Airport To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Question, For Berlin

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00:30 -0400

On Sunday — the same day as the German national election — Berliners will vote on whether to keep their city airport when a new one opens just south. Tegel Airport has fierce defenders — and critics.

In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:01:13 -0400

The poster tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as an equalizer in modern-day German elections. But some of today's messaging has been provocative to the point of causing offense.

Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:00:13 -0400

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:18:13 -0400

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.