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President Donald Trump is the latest in a succession of U.S. presidents pledging unbreakable support for Israel. Last year, for instance, the U.S. signed a $38-billion military aid package with the Israelis even as Washington pressed Israel to make peace with the Palestinians.

As a presidential candidate, Trump signaled an intent to bolster Israel, but in the early days of the his administration, the language of support has become less robust.

Trump's tweets, decoded

Jan 27, 2017
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President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, will fact check Donald Trump's inauguration speech, live, at approximately 8:30 a.m. PT. Portions of the transcript with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks below.

NPR's digital team will live blog the day’s events, including reports from across Washington D.C. and elsewhere, from NPR and member station reporters.

Coverage begins at 4 a.m. PT and will end at 3 p.m. PT.

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The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, 8 a.m. PT on Wednesday. We will be fact-checking and providing background to his remarks in real-time. We will be paying special attention to any comments about conflicts of interest, health care and national security.

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The NPR Politics team will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The team will add fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.

NPR Live Electoral Map

Nov 8, 2016

NPR's battleground electoral map will update throughout Election Day coverage.

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence won the White House on late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
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Follow this story for live updates throughout the day. NPR coverage on air begins at 5 p.m.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m.

NPR's politics team will be live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence squared off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.

NPR's politics team annotated the debate, below. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact checking from NPR reporters and editors.

In this Jan. 25, 2016, photo, volunteers sort through commitment to caucus for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cards during a campaign event at the Smokey Row in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
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It’s caucus time! We have NPR’s live stream here so you can watch the event unfold.

Just a year after he won re-election, President Obama's second term is already feeling long and fairly fruitless.

It could get worse.

It's typical for second-term presidents to enter the doldrums, but in Obama's case the feeling that he can't accomplish very much set in early. The hopes he stated last year that his re-election would "break the fever" of unyielding Republican opposition to everything he proposed turned out to be misguided.

"The president is clearly at his weakest point in his presidency so far," says GOP consultant Whit Ayres.

9 Elections To Watch

Nov 5, 2013

Tuesday's elections are anything but dull. From the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, there's a colorful and compelling roster of political contests. Although there isn't anything close to the drama of an Election Day in a presidential year, many of the races have national implications.

From Wikipedia.

In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, NPR will be airing special live coverage of the celebration starting at 11:00 a.m. PT in the nation’s Capitol.

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