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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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Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:17 -0500

Cases before the Supreme Court on Monday test whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.



What Election Recounts Mean For Black Voters

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:00 -0500

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spurred election recounts in multiple states. Charles Ellison of The Root discusses his post titled "4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters."



Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Gerrymandering is a venerable American tradition. NPR's Ailsa Chang gets the latest on court challenges to this practice from Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a lawyer for a plaintiff in one of the cases.



Too Close To Call, Austrian Presidential Election Could Mean Far-Right Presidency

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

The Freedom Party's populist candidate, who's drawn comparisons to Hitler, could win the presidency in today's election re-run, becoming Europe's first far-right head of state since World War II.



Trump Transition Latest: Departure From Decades-Long U.S Foreign Policy; 'Thank-You Tour'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:00 -0500

Even as Donald Trump asserts himself on the world stage, departing from decades of US China policy, he remains in campaign mode, charging up his base with a rally and Tweets.



In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.



Jill Stein Campaign Plans To Take Pennsylvania Recount Effort To Federal Court

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:54:00 -0500

Shortly after Stein's withdrawal from the state recount effort, citing the $1 million bond required by the court, her campaign said it plans to "file for emergency relief" in federal court on Monday.



Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.



U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.



Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.



A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:16 -0500

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.



Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.



For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0500

Volunteers started working the day after Thanksgiving to give the White House its annual holiday charm.



Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:42:51 -0500

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.



China's Foreign Minister: Trump-Taiwan Call 'A Small Trick'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:26:00 -0500

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since 1979. China's foreign minister says he believes the call will not change U.S. policy toward China.