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Congress debates short-term options to prevent a shutdown

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Federal funding runs out in 10 days and Congress has made virtually no progress on a plan to avoid a shutdown.


Divisions remain among members of the House of Representatives

Thursday, November 02, 2023

The House voted down the effort to expel Rep. George Santos and members decided not to censure two others. Does this mean that everyone is getting along in the House these days?


Funding for Ukraine and Israel is causing rifts in Congress

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

A new House bill proposes splitting funds for the war in Israel from funding for the war in Ukraine. It defies the path favored by both the Senate and the White House.


House Republicans ended their infighting and elected a speaker of the House

Thursday, October 26, 2023

After weeks of turmoil, Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana received enough votes and was elected House speaker. Three other GOP candidates failed to become speaker after Kevin McCarthy was ousted.


Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson elected speaker of the House

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to be the next speaker. He will take office with just over three weeks before government funding expires on Nov. 17.


Biden is unveiling the American Climate Corps, a program with echoes of the New Deal

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The White House says the program will provide paid training to 20,000 Americans in its first year. It's much smaller than its New Deal predecessor, but targets a more diverse group of young people.


Where the GOP primary stands, with Trump still front and center

Friday, August 25, 2023

Former President Donald Trump skipped the debate and turned himself into Georgia police this week. Still, he's way ahead of his primary opponents and coasting toward the nomination.


The U.S. imports most of its solar panels. A new ruling may make that more expensive

Friday, August 18, 2023

The Commerce Department says solar panel makers in four Southeast Asian countries are evading U.S. duties on Chinese solar components. The finding could raise costs in the United States.


Biden frames his clean energy plan as a jobs plan, obscuring his record on climate

Thursday, July 13, 2023

President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion to address the climate crisis. But as the president focuses on the law's economic benefits, is his climate win getting lost?


'Bidenomics' is everywhere. Here's what it could mean for the election

Saturday, July 08, 2023

President Biden is trying to get credit for the economy by embracing the slogan of "Bidenomics" to describe his spending plans and the strong jobs market. But voters are skeptical.


The EPA's watchdog is warning about oversight for billions in new climate spending

Saturday, April 01, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency received billions from President Biden's climate legislation, but the EPA inspector general warns there is "a high risk for fraud, waste and abuse."


It's going to be hard for Biden to meet this $11 billion climate change promise

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

President Biden has pledged to quadruple the annual U.S. contribution to international climate aid to $11 billion. He has a long, tough road to get there.


As midterms enter the homestretch, Biden rallies support for Democrats

Monday, November 07, 2022

We go on the road with President Biden as he tries to shore up Democratic support — in some very blue states.


Elton John turned down megafan Trump's inauguration but sings for White House tonight

Friday, September 23, 2022

President Joe Biden hosts Elton John for a performance at the White House on Friday — a bit of a thumb in the eye for superfan former President Donald Trump.


Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road. Hello, White House. Biden invites Elton John to perform

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

President Biden will host Elton John for a performance on the South Lawn of the White House Friday for an event called "A Night When Hope and History Rhyme."


President Biden again tests negative for COVID, ends isolation

Saturday, August 06, 2022

The president arrived in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where the first family has a home.


NPR Politics Special: What We Learned From The Jan. 6 Hearings

Friday, July 22, 2022

How did the attack on the U.S. Capitol come together? What did President Trump know and why did he take so long to respond? And who will be held accountable?


Facing legislative failure, Biden announces incremental climate initiatives

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The president touted investments in extreme heat resilience and offshore wind at the site of a converted coal plant in Massachusetts, but stopped short of declaring a "climate emergency."


Ivana Trump, first wife of Donald Trump, is dead at 73

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, has died at the age of 73, the Trump family confirmed in a statement.


Biden stops short of saying he will raise Khashoggi's killing in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, July 14, 2022

President Biden said "I always bring up human rights" on foreign trips, but stopped short of saying he would raise the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he meets Saudi leaders.