NPR Politics

Syndicate content Politics
NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections. Subscribe to podcasts and RSS feeds.
Updated: 31 min 34 sec ago

Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

5 hours 15 min ago

The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Democrat Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

7 hours 31 min ago

Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

October 22, 2014 - 8:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

October 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

October 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament

October 22, 2014 - 10:41am

A gunman opened fire near Ottawa's National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. Shots also were fired on Parliament Hill. Two people are dead and police say they are looking for one or more suspect.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

Weeks before the November election, a Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications — mainly from black, Latino and Asian-American voters — are missing.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

A Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voting applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Most were filled out by new black, Latino and Asian-American voters.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

October 21, 2014 - 6:45am

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

After Narrow Loss In 2012, GOP's Mia Love Finds New Strength In Utah

October 21, 2014 - 4:35am

Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012. Now front-runner, she could become the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

October 20, 2014 - 3:53pm

Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

October 20, 2014 - 4:23am

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

October 20, 2014 - 4:23am

This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

October 20, 2014 - 4:23am

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

October 19, 2014 - 7:43am

Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds