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WATCH: Senate Intel Hearing On Worldwide Threats

Feb 12, 2018
Liam James Doyle / NPR

The FBI director and several top intelligence leaders are testifying on Capitol Hill about worldwide threats. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is holding the hearing, is also conducting an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, delivered the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans." Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress, which was followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom annotated those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Faces House Judiciary Committee

Nov 14, 2017
Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill for a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his oversight of the Justice Department. He is also likely to face questions about Trump campaign contacts with Russia.

Election Results: New Jersey And Virginia Governors Races

Nov 7, 2017
Meg Kelly / NPR

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey are choosing new governors. Both races began with an emphasis on statewide issues such as property taxes and education policy. Now, in the closing weeks of the campaigns, both have morphed into the latest test of President Trump's influence down the ballot. We're updating election results as they come in.

Chelsea Beck / NPR

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google are meeting with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Wednesday to discuss Russia's use of their platforms to spread disinformation. The panels are investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Tech Giants Testify Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

Oct 31, 2017
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

Tech giants are testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday about Russian efforts to spread disinformation in the United States.

State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle of Baton Rouge talks about divisions in the city, the state, and in the nation. Marcelle is asking President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as hostilities heighten in the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charlottesville.

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Louisiana political consultant Gus Weill talks about President Donald Trump's challenges.


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Dick Morris, veteran pollster and writer, talks on why he believes President Donald Trump is the victim of a witch hunt.


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