The Senate is beginning its trial after the House voted to impeach President Trump. Here is what you need to know.
Before the House prosecution team makes the case about the articles of impeachment against President Trump, the Senate needs to pass rules governing how the trial will work.
Following a WBEZ report, an Illinois lawmaker has proposed restricting who can access I-Pass records from the Illinois Tollway.
Every political rally can be distilled to a few elements: the music, the stump, and the call to action. But each candidate’s rallies look a bit different than those of their competitors.In this episode, NPR’s Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Don Gonyea talk through the rally styles of Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg.(We’ll talk about President Trump’s rallies in a later episode.)Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
A newly obtained email shows a former member of Gov. Pritzker’s cabinet was more aggressive in protecting a campaign worker than was known.
President Trump has announced his legal team for the Senate impeachment trial—and it includes ghosts of impeachment past. And a non-partisan government watchdog says Trump broke the law by withholding aid money to Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress. Also, one tortoise gets too much credit for reviving his species.This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith, Ayesha Rascoe, and Franco Ordoñez, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, and Senior Political Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
The immigration courts system has no right to appointed counsel and a crushing backlog and ever-shifting Trump administration policies.
This week, President Trump inked deals in the two trade spats that have helped to define presidency: The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an incremental upgrade of NAFTA; and, a so-called ‘Phase One’ deal to deescalate his trade war with China.It remains to be seen what, if any, impact the bilateral deals have on the U.S. economy, but it seems certain that the president will tout the agreements on the campaign trail—particularly in states with large agricultural and manufacturing sectors.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Chief Economics Correspondent Scott Horsley, and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
County leaders on Thursday approved a new, 3% tax on recreational marijuana sales in Cook County.
After an investigation by WBEZ uncovered an email from an ex-Springfield lobbyist referring to the “rape in Champaign,” we’re now seeing the first measurable fallout. This week, state agriculture secretary John Sullivan stepped down after Governor JB Pritzker asked for his resignation. That email, which was written by ex-lobbyist Mike McClain, is also the subject of an investigation involving the Illinois State Police, state executive inspector general and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s office. WBEZ state politics reporters Tony Arnold and Dave McKinney stop by with the latest.