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After Praising Clinton, Obama Holds 'Informal' Meeting With Bernie Sanders

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 3:13pm

President Obama had what the White House described as an "informal" meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It comes on the heels of Obama lavishing praise on Sanders' opponent Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Refuses To Attend Debate Less Than A Week Before Iowa

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 3:13pm

Drama, conflict and uncertainty about how it will all end. That's the state of the presidential race, five days before the first votes are cast in Iowa.

Sanders: Obama Has 'Tried To Be Fair' In Primary Race

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 2:01pm

Calling a meeting with the president "constructive and productive," Sen. Bernie Sanders said the two also talked about foreign and domestic policy and "a little bit of politics."

Embedded In Des Moines: A 'Times' Reporter's Year Covering The '16 Campaign

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:45pm

New York Times political reporter Trip Gabriel has spent the past year in Iowa, covering the political operations, speeches and rallies leading up to the first vote of the presidential campaign.

Meet 'The Tenth,' A Slick New Magazine For Queer Black Men

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 9:01am

Now on its third issue, The Tenth wants the fashion industry to stop seeing queer blacks folks as "the flavor of the month."

President Obama Wants More Funds To Feed Low-Income Kids In Summer

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 5:00am

The President will propose in his 2017 budget that families who qualify for subsidized school meals receive benefits to buy an extra $45 in groceries per child each month when school is out.

Sidestepping Iowa, John Kasich Is Hedging His Bets On New Hampshire

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has held more town halls in New Hampshire than any other candidate — 80 to date. He's hoping a strong performance in the state will keep his campaign alive.

Kasich Focuses On N.H. Primary. Jokes: I Might Qualify As A Resident

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich appears to be gaining traction in the state's GOP presidential primary race. Kasich has held 80 town halls there this campaign season — more than any other candidate.

7 Months Without A Budget, Ill. Gov. Rauner To Deliver State Address

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

The stalemate between the Republican governor and the Democratic legislature has left Illinois without a budget. In that atmosphere, Gov. Bruce Rauner is to present his State of the State address.

Promoting Partisan Divide May Up Candidates' Donations

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

A political fundraising experiment reveals: Small donors are more likely to open their wallets for political campaigns when they're told other donors who support a rival candidate are being generous.

Perry Campaigning For Cruz: No One Is More Prepared To Be Commander In Chief

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race last year, is back on the trail this week in Iowa. This time in support of fellow Texan, Sen. Ted Cruz.

Trump Won't Participate In Fox News Debate; Feud With Network Escalates

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

The stage is set for Thursday's Fox News Republican debate but front-runner Donald Trump won't be there. Trump's campaign confirmed he won't participate, citing unfair treatment from the network.

Trump Says He 'Probably Won't Bother Doing' Thursday Fox Debate

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:27pm

GOP front-runner Donald Trump, upset over his treatment by Fox News and by top anchor Megyn Kelly, is threatening to boycott the final debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

White House Adviser On 'Devastating Consequence' Of Solitary Confinement

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:32pm

This week, the Obama administration banned the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.

White House Protester, Who Held A Peace Vigil For More Than 30 Years, Dies

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Concepcion Picciotto, a protester who held a keep a peace vigil outside the White House for more than three decades, has died. NPR spoke with her in 1985. The Washington Post speculated that she held the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Focuses On New Hampshire In Early Primary Race

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich is making New Hampshire his main focus. NPR explores what his campaign hopes to achieve.

Anti-Abortion Activists Indicted On Felony Charges In Planned Parenthood Case

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:28pm

A grand jury in Houston has returned indictments against two members of a group that targeted Planned Parenthood with a string of undercover videos last year. The felony indictments are a twist as the panel was originally tasked with investigation the group's claim that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue.

'FiveThirtyEight' Measures Impact Of Presidential Newspaper Endorsements

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Harry Enten, a political analyst for FiveThirtyEight, about whether newspaper endorsements are meaningful to presidential candidates.

WATCH: Clinton And Sanders Duel In Ads Ahead Of Iowa

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:10pm

Hillary Clinton's spot portrays her as a voice of consistency, while Bernie Sanders' is shown as a candidate of change.

No Way To Pick A President? Here Are 6 Other Ways To Do It

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 1:17pm

Critics say Iowa and New Hampshire are too old, too white and too small to have so much power in the presidential nominating process. There are lots of other ideas, but tradition is hard to change.

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