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

Analysis

President Trump believes his emphasis on immigration is critical to rallying his voters this fall, and he may be right. They may care more about the promise of a wall than they have about his promise that Mexico would pay for it. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Government Shutdown Threat Is A Negotiating Tactic, Strategist Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/634218007/634218008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jury Selection To Begin In Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Manafort's Trial

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/634217993/634217994" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Politics In The News: Midterm Elections Are 99 Days Away

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/633891459/633891460" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trial Starts Tuesday For Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/633891445/633891446" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Secretaries of state and elections officials across the country may not know how robust their preparations are until Election Day. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for President Trump, has no paperwork, audio recordings or other hard evidence to back up his story that the then-candidate approved the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, CNN also reported. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

'New York Daily News' Staff Cuts Are Reflective Of Hits To Local Journalism In The U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/632019306/632019307" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trump Aims To Pull Clearances Of Ex-Officials Critical Of Him

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/631760720/631764569" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Is All Of Asia Pleased With The Status Of U.S.-North Korea Relations?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/631742053/631742054" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Russia Aims To Undermine NATO, Retired Lt. Gen. Hodges Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/631742018/631742019" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript