Politics: Issues Politics: Issues

France's President Emmanuel Macron, center, Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, right, pose for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower while aboard a boat cruising on the Seine River after the One Planet Summit, Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Thibault Camus/AP

Demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs, near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jose Luis Magana/AP

DACA Fix Looms Over Talks To Prevent Government Shutdown

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568935124/568981920" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks after House Republicans held a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led House passed a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Democrats Want Protection For DREAMers Included In Government Funding Bill

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568920269/568920270" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Legislators Move To Take On Sexual Harassment In Their Own Halls

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568510917/568526950" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Issues Remain On Tax Bill For Some House Republicans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568511142/568527332" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

RNC Resumes Support For Roy Moore In Alabama Senate Race

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568506995/568506996" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What's Inside The Senate Tax Bill?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568393470/568393471" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Politics, Decisions On Sexual Harassment Allegations A Slow Process

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568255200/568255201" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Next Up For The GOP Tax Bills: Making Them Match

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568255207/568255208" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that Republicans had the votes to pass a sweeping overhaul of the country's tax code. The measure passed early Saturday morning. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., seen at a hearing earlier this month, held up floor action on Thursday evening over concerns about how to control the deficit if the GOP tax bill doesn't result in strong economic growth. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

President Trump at a Senate GOP lunch with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (left), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday, where he talked with several holdouts on the tax bill about measures to bring them on board. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

Trump Visits Capitol Hill To Lobby For Tax Vote

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/567053587/567102951" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Trump speaks to reporters next to the empty chairs for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.. The Democrats declined to attend a meeting with Trump and Republican leaders at the White House on Tuesday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at a press conference with (from left) Republican Sens. Thom Tillis and David Perdue, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Nov. 7. Only 2 percent of economists polled thought the GOP tax plan would lead to higher growth. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images