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One Year Before 2016 Election, Voters Share Messages For Candidates

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 5:03am

Americans choose the next president one year from today. People from around the country have plenty to say about what the candidates should be discussing — and what they don't want to hear.

Clinton Calls For Loosening Federal Restrictions On Marijuana

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 5:34pm

At a town hall event in Orangeburg, S.C., the Democrat backs reclassifying the drug so federal research can be done into its medicinal purposes — a position already held by her White House rivals.

Meet The Man Behind The Ben Carson Rap

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 4:38pm

The Carson campaign recently dropped a rap ad aimed at young black voters. Aspiring Mogul, the rapper behind the track, explains his inspiration — and his reaction to harsh responses on social media.

What To Expect When Donald Trump Hosts 'Saturday Night Live'

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 4:34pm

Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live tonight, despite protests from Hispanic groups who are angry about his criticisms of immigrants.

What The Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Actually Means

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 4:34pm

President Obama has rejected the application to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. Bruce Huber, professor of energy law at the University of Notre Dame, talks about the Keystone pipeline decision.

Ted Cruz Lying In Wait For His Next Moment

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 12:41pm

The freshman senator from Texas is biding his time, hoping to ascend like another freshman senator did to the presidency two elections ago. NPR's Wade Goodwyn focuses on Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign.

#MemeOfTheWeek: The Internet Vs. Jeb Bush

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 11:23am

A lot of the Internet doesn't like Jeb Bush no matter what he says or does. It's a problem that might be bigger than just Jeb Bush.

Rivals' Gloves Come Off Against Clinton In Democratic Forum

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 9:50am

Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley jabbed at Hillary Clinton during a Democratic forum in South Carolina Friday night, questioning the frontrunner's liberal bona fides.

Examing The Motivations Behind Obama's Keystone XL Decision

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 7:12am

NPR's Scott Detrow talks with host Scott Simon about the politics, perceptions, and reality of President Obama's move to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Maybe Journalists Don't Belong At Presidential Debates

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 6:20am

With presidential candidates making demands of broadcasters for debates, and journalists admonishing candidates to raise their hands, NPR's Scott Simon asks if citizens should be posing the questions.

Bernie Sanders, In Full: His Take On Clinton, Socialism And SuperPACs

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 5:16am

In the extended, 16-minute cut of Sanders' NPR interview, the presidential candidate discusses the state of his campaign, and two aspects of his political identity: being a socialist and being Jewish.

Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 2:32am

A meaningful moment in Asia, as the leaders of China and Taiwan sit down for a meeting more than 60 years in the making.

La. Democrat For Governor: 'David Vitter Chose Prostitutes Over Patriots'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:55pm

Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter was caught up in the 2007 D.C. Madam prostitution scandal. He won reelection, but now he's running for governor and a new ad hammers home the message.

Some Texans Puzzled By Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline provoked cheers from environmental groups and a little bit of head scratching in the state of Texas.

Environmentalists Cheer Keystone XL Pipeline Decision As 'Decisive Moment'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben, who founded 350.org, about why he's celebrating Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the next president can reverse it.

VA Restores Benefits To Vietnam Vet After Believing He Was Dead

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

A Vietnam veteran tells NPR he was recently informed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that it believed he was dead. The VA's records for tens of thousands of other people remain flawed; agency officials say they don't know in many cases whether people are dead or alive.

'Destiny And Power' Reveals Elder Bush's Criticism Of His Son's Administration

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jon Meacham about his biography of George H.W. Bush, which includes the elder Bush's criticism of his son's administration when it came to the second war in Iraq.

Canada's Trudeau Expresses Disappointment In U.S. Decision On Keystone XL

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.

Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Undercut U.S. Leadership On Climate Change

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.

In The Post-Obama Age, Democrats Look To Inspire Southern Black Voters

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

African-American voters turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama's historic campaign in 2008 and again in 2012. As the top Democratic presidential candidates meet at a forum in South Carolina Friday night, NPR explores what is on the minds of black voters now.




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