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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, 22 Aug 2017 18:58:00 -0400

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Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:58:00 -0400

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.

Louise Linton Said She 'Sacrifices' More Than Other Taxpayers. It's Not That Simple

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:35:00 -0400

Linton, an actress and the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, touched off an Internet firestorm with a condescending Tuesday Instagram post.

Treasury Secretary's Wife Apologizes After Sparking Internet Furor With Online Post

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:00 -0400

Dressed in more than $16,000 worth of clothes and accessories in the photo, Louise Linton, a Scottish actress married to Steven Mnuchin, had ridiculed an Instagram follower for being "out of touch."

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego Raises Concerns About Trump's Visit To Phoenix

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:43 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego about President Trump's rally in Phoenix Tuesday.

Phoenix Prepares For Protests As Trump Holds Downtown Rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:43 -0400

President Trump speaks in Phoenix Tuesday evening, amid tensions over his handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the potential pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:11:00 -0400

Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican John Kasich are nearing completion on a plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act exchanges that they will present to the Senate next month.

Trump Defends Charlottesville Comments At Phoenix Rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:34:00 -0400

President Trump threatened a government shutdown if Congress refuses to fund the border wall he promised during the campaign.

FACT CHECK: What Has President Trump Done To Fight Illegal Immigration?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:53:00 -0400

One year ago, then-candidate Trump laid out a 10-point plan to fight illegal immigration, including building a wall and suspending visas for some travelers. Here's a look at what he has done so far.

How Will America's Longest War End?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:06:30 -0400

It's been 16 years since the war in Afghanistan started.

President Trump Expected To Order 4,000 Additional Troops To Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:17:00 -0400

For reaction to Trump's Afghan strategy plan, Ailsa Chang talks to Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, who also served in Afghanistan. Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The Secret Service is bumping up against statutory limits on overtime pay, as it struggles to provide protection for President Trump and his family, all of whom travel frequently.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Trump Will Return To Phoenix For A Rally But Is He Welcome There?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of the blog "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — his first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

Trump Needs To Return To Make America Great Message, Rep. Gosar Says

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

President Trump holds a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Ailsa Chang talks to Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona about what he hopes to hear from the president.

News Brief: Trump Unveils Afghan Strategy, He'll Hold Rally In Phoenix

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

President Trump didn't disclose the number of additional troops his administration will send to Afghanistan — though it's reported to be about 4,000. Trump holds a campaign rally Tuesday in Phoenix.