Analysis Analysis by NPR commentators, including Ted Koppel. Subscribe to our free podcast.

Analysis

White House counsel Harriet Miers speaks after being nominated by President George W. Bush to the Supreme Court on Oct. 3, 2005. She would withdraw later that month after intense scrutiny of her qualificiations. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Poisoning Of Russian Ex-Spy Sets Off Diplomatic Expulsions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/598212684/598213299" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

From left, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., accompanied by Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, speaks at a news conference where she and other members of congress introduce legislation to curb sexual harassment in the workplace. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Harnik/AP

Attendees cheer a speaker during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch in Las Vegas on Jan. 21. Sam Morris/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sam Morris/Getty Images

Do Women Candidates Have An Advantage In 2018?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/597369398/597541714" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Hilary Fung/NPR

Frustrated Supreme Court Looks For A Solution To Partisan Gerrymandering

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/596220408/597541690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Why Did The U.S. Decide Now To Act Against Russia?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/597238199/597240177" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rumors Suggest VA Secretary Shulkin Will Be The Next To Leave Trump Cabinet

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/597222038/597222039" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Trump speaks about the recently passed spending bill at the White House on Friday. Trump threatened to veto the bill before later signing it. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Rumors Of More White House Staff Changes Persist

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/596942405/596942406" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Lyndon B. Johnson is shown during his nationwide television broadcast from the White House on March 31, 1968. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

toggle caption
Bettmann/Bettmann Archive

Remembering 1968: LBJ Surprises Nation With Announcement He Won't Seek Re-Election

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/596805375/596805376" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Will There Be A Change In Policy With A New National Security Adviser?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/596376363/596378530" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
YouTube

Female Candidates Breastfeed Children In Campaign Ads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/596108391/596805414" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., leaves the committee's secure meeting rooms at the U.S. Capitol on February 6, 2018, followed by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

State Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith has been appointed Mississippi's junior senator by Gov. Phil Bryant. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Rogelio V. Solis/AP