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With Cruz Out, Will Donald Trump Be Able To Capture Republican Evangelical Vote?

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 6:51am

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention about whether Republican evangelical voters will coalesce around Donald Trump now that he is the de facto GOP nominee.

Donald Trump's Republican Victory Marks New Political Reality

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 6:51am

The latest from the presidential campaign, as Donald Trump seeks to unify Republicans and Hillary Clinton looks ahead to a rough month of continuing primaries.

Headed For Re-Election, Sen. John McCain Can't Afford To Upset Trump Supporters

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 6:51am

Arizona Sen. John McCain has spent 30 years in the Senate but he's worried that sharing a ballot with Donald Trump this November could cost him his Senate seat.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Donald Trump's Taco Bowl

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 5:15am

If Donald Trump tweets an image of a taco bowl in the heart of a Trump Tower, but no one else is there to eat it, does it make a meme?

Unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Lacks A Simple, Clear Economic Message

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 5:14am

"I don't think Hillary Clinton wants to do anything in one sentence," says former Obama strategist David Axelrod. "That's the problem, right?"

The Next Progressive Hope? The Man Trying To Unseat The Democratic Party Chair

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 5:00am

As the odds grow longer for Bernie Sanders, liberals unhappy with the party could find a cause in Tim Canova, a college professor taking on Democratic National Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Jeb Bush Won't Vote For Trump: 'I Cannot Support His Candidacy'

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:49pm

Trump's former 2016 presidential rivals Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham both said Friday they cannot support their party's de facto White House nominee.

Nationalism V. Conservatism: What Trump's Rise Means For The GOP

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Avik Roy about his recent op-ed in Forbes, which describes why the kind of nationalism promoted by Donald Trump is at odds with American conservatism.

California Republicans Lose Chance At Competitive Primary

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

California Republicans thought their state would finally be relevant in a GOP presidential primary for the first time in more than 50 years. But now that Donald Trump is the party's de facto nominee, the fun is over for the California GOP.

Obama Addresses Mixed Monthly Employment Report

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama spoke to reporters Friday about the latest monthly employment report, which showed a slowdown in hiring in April. The report also showed relatively strong wage growth. Obama was also asked about the presidential contest and the de facto GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

In Tennessee, Activist Drives Socially Conservative Political Agenda

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

Activist David Fowler is the moving force behind much of the socially conservative legislation proposed in Tennessee this past year.

Week In Politics: Donald Trump Becomes Likely GOP Nominee

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's rise as he becomes the likely GOP nominee and the Democratic primary race.

Job Growth Might Be Slowing Overall — But It's Surging For New College Grads

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:24pm

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.

Politics Podcast: The GOP Has Its Apparent Nominee And Sanders Is Still Fighting

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:42am

The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including the suspension of both the Cruz and Kasich campaigns for the GOP nomination.

The View From Montana, Where Guns Are An Important Election Issue

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of our series, "A View From Here," David Greene talks to U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.

Philippine Presidential Candidate Accused Of Using Death Squads

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

The front-runner in the May 9 Philippine presidential election is Rodrigo Duterte, a law and order type who critics admit cleaned up the city where he's mayor. But they say his methods are suspect.

In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

Presidential Election Redefines Debate Over The Role Of Government

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.

Montana's Oil Boom Fades Ahead Of The 2016 Presidential Election

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

The state's oil industry had been going gangbusters and then oil prices began to drop. What is it like to live in a place with such extremes, and can the government do anything to stabilize things?

Trump Steps Up Attacks Against Hillary Clinton During West Virginia Rally

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump held his first campaign event since being assured of the GOP presidential nomination. He held a rally in West Virginia coal country on Thursday. The state holds its primary on Tuesday.

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