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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: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

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In Conflict With Trump Agenda, California Sets Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state's clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.

How Much Are Colin Kaepernick's Political Views Impacting His Unsigned Status?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with NFL commentator Bucky Brooks about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's apparent difficulties finding a new team.

Trump Backlash In Germany Gives Merkel Challenger Martin Schulz A Boost In Polls

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

Martin Schulz, a former bookseller with no high school diploma, could become the next chancellor of Germany, thanks in part to an anti-Trump sentiment.

Words You'll Hear: Freedom Caucus' Role In Health Care Bill Withdrawal

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

We look at the House Freedom Caucus, a key Republican faction that opposed the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill was later withdrawn over lack of support.

Thousands Of Russians Take To Streets In Biggest Anti-government Protests In Years

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:28:00 -0400

Thousands turned out in Moscow and other cities in protest, demanding the prime minister's resignation. Police arrested organizer, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny.

Former Diplomat Says Visa Screening Changes Are Legal, But Rhetoric Is Problematic

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

Michele Thoren Bond recently retired as assistant secretary of state for consular affairs. She says the rhetoric behind the visa changes discourages tourism to the U.S.

Trump Supporters On The Failure Of The GOP Health Care Bill

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Trump voters Becky Ravenkamp, Kevin Eisbrenner and Linda Caudill what they think about Republicans' failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:16 -0400

Progressive groups like Planned Parenthood have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since the election of Donald Trump. The challenge for these groups is to use the windfall effectively.

Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Trump is known for his negotiating in real estate and show business, and the craft of the bluff was key to his Art of the Deal. But when this bluff was called, he did not have the cards or the votes.

Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0400

"Now we can back up and do the things that should have been done," Republican Tom DeLay says. The former House Majority Leader discusses what the withdrawal of the AHCA means for his party's future.

Sen. Graham Faces Raucous Town Hall The Day After GOP Fails To Repeal Obamacare

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The Republican South Carolina senator said the President should reach out to Democrats to fix health care, and fought back against the idea that he wasn't doing enough to investigate Russian meddling.

DNC Chair On ACHA Withdrawal: 'It Was A Good Day For The Good Guys'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:44 -0400

DNC Chair Tom Perez reacts to Trump's statement that Democrats are responsible for the ACA repeal failure, which Perez calls a good moment for 24 million who were going to lose their health insurance.

What Does Failed Repeal Of Affordable Care Act Mean For Current Health Care Law?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:44 -0400

House Republicans have backed away from the American Health Care Act. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, breaks down what this means for the current health care law

Immigrants Fear Data Collected Under DACA Could Give Government Deportation Power

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

Amid mixed messages, a half-million young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children are in jeopardy of losing their protected status under President Trump's administration.

Barbershop: ACA Repeal Failure, Russian Interference Investigation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

Political analyst Ken Rudin, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post's Right Turn Blog, and NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro discuss the newsy week.