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Politics Podcast: If Not Iowa, Which State Should Vote First?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

If Iowa and New Hampshire weren't the first to vote in the presidential primary, what state should be? NPR digs into demographics to try to find the state most representative of the U.S. as a whole.

Clinton, Sanders To Meet In First Debate Since Close Iowa Caucus

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet for a debate Thursday night in New Hampshire. It comes just days after the two were paired in the closest contest in Iowa caucus history.

Donald Trump Steps Up Attacks After Loss To Ted Cruz In Iowa

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

Two days after his loss in Iowa, presidential hopeful Donald Trump has intensified his criticism of his closest rival Ted Cruz.

Cable TV News Named As Most Helpful Source This Election

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:28am

A new survey from Pew Research Center finds a high level of engagement in election news. In addition to cable TV, social media and radio are still important sources for many. Print media, not so much.

New Hampshire Primary: Meet The Man, The Guard Dog, Who Keeps It First

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:40am

Bill Gardner is the longest-serving secretary of state in America. He's also one of the most powerful. He alone can move the primary. Critics call him autocratic; he says he's following the law.

Former Drug CEO Not Expected To Answer House Panel's Questions

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:11am

Martin Shkreli is to appear before a House panel Thursday for a hearing on drug prices. Shkreli's company purchased the life-saving drug Daraprim, and then raised the price by 5,000 percent.

Clinton, Sanders To Face Off In Democratic Debate In New Hampshire

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:11am

The Democratic presidential candidates will debate one another Thursday night. We got a preview when they both took questions from the audience at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Wednesday night.

Signs of 'Marco-mentum' for Rubio In New Hampshire

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00am

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is drawing big crowds in New Hampshire, where he's not just eyeing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but also hoping to wrap up after a strong showing in Iowa.

Rick Santorum Drops Out, Endorses Marco Rubio For President

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:28pm

Unable to replicate the success he had in 2012, the former Pennsylvania senator is instead throwing his support behind fellow Republican Marco Rubio.

'Trumpertantrum': Trump Says Cruz Cheated In Iowa, Wants Results Overturned

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:48pm

Saying Ted Cruz won through dirty tactics by spreading false rumors that Ben Carson was dropping out, Donald Trump threatened to contest the results after he placed second in the Iowa caucuses.

Political Makeup Artist Uses Position To Highlight Heroin Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Political makeup artist Kriss Blevins is using her unique position to tell the presidential candidates about the heroin crisis and her stepdaughter who died of an overdose.

Why Rand Paul Failed To Capture The Libertarian Moment

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Matt Kibbe, senior advisor for Concerned American Voters, a superPAC supporting Rand Paul. He joins us to speak about the state of libertarians and where they will throw their support now that Rand Paul has suspended his presidential campaign.

Obama Challenges Anti-Muslim Rhetoric In First Visit To U.S. Mosque

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

"Muslim Americans keep us safe," President Obama said on Wednesday as he visited a mosque in the U.S. for the first time as president. His speech was designed to draw contrasts with rhetoric from some Republicans running to succeed him.

New Hampshire Newspaper Publisher: 'Trump Has Overturned The Table'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:51pm

NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with Joe McQuaid, publisher of the largest New Hampshire newspaper, the Union Leader. The conservative paper endorsed Gov. Chris Christie, much to the ire of Donald Trump.

New Pardon Chief In Obama Justice Department Inherits A Huge Backlog

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 1:00pm

Veteran Philadelphia prosecutor Robert Zauzmer is heading up a key priority in the final year of Obama's presidency. He tells NPR he's seen too many unfair sentences levied for low-level offenders.

Army, Marine Corps Generals Say Women Should Have To Register For The Draft

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:05am

That's in light of the recent decision to lift restrictions on women in all combat positions. The two military leaders made the remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Politics Podcast: Tossing Coins In Iowa And Ted Cruz's Win

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:38am

Ted Cruz emerged victorious from the Iowa Republican caucuses. But what happened between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? Was it a win or a tie?

Rand Paul Drops Out Of White House Race

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:34am

The Kentucky Republican senator is suspending his campaign after a disappointing finish in Iowa to focus on his Senate re-election.

How Engaged Are Young Voters In The 2016 Presidential Election?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, about New Hampshire millennials.

GOP Presidential Candidates Put Iowa Behind Them; Court N.H. Voters

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

As the presidential campaign turns to New Hampshire, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are building on momentum from Iowa. Donald Trump is trying to prove he's resilient with a return to raucous rallies.

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