Politics NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.

NPRPolitics

There's More To It

Cardinal George Pell at the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday. He was convicted of child sex abuse, but journalists who reported on the case could face jail time for disobeying a gag order. Andy Brownbill/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andy Brownbill/AP

Trump Ignored Intelligence Officers To Give Jared Kushner Top Security Clearances

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699182678/699189625" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rep. Eric Swalwell: 'There Is At Least One Indictment Waiting For President Trump'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118969/699118970" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Why Talks Between The U.S. And North Korea Abruptly Ended

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118983/699118984" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How Michael Cohen's Testimony Could Affect President Trump's Legal Position

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118959/699118963" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart Shares Focus Of Michael Cohen's Closed-Door Testimony

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118952/699118953" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Trump Thinks Kim Jong Un Is Not Responsible For Otto Warmbier's Death

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118945/699118946" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Expert North Korea Adviser Gives His Take On The U.S.-North Korea Summit

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118938/699118939" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What's In Store For Future Negotiations Between The U.S. And North Korea

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699118931/699118932" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., questions Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, as Cohen testifies before the House oversight committee on Wednesday. Meadows had a heated exchange with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., during the hearing. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Brandon/AP

Virginia first lady Pam Northam is facing criticism after asking Senate pages to imagine being enslaved cotton-pickers during a tour of the Executive Mansion. Alex Edelman/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Edelman/Getty Images

The House passed a background check bill that would allow federal authorities more time to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers. The bill faces long odds of being adopted in the Senate. Andy Clement/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andy Clement/Getty Images

Journalist Explains How Mike Pompeo Helps 'Translate Trump' To The World

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/698887851/698992583" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Michael Cohen Tries To Establish Credibility In Wednesday Testimony

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/698967303/698980360" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript