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Trump Nabs Endorsement Of Top Evangelical Leader

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:26pm

In a blow to rival Ted Cruz with less than a week until Iowa, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. officially endorsed the twice-divorced casino mogul.

Longtime White House Protester Dies, After Vigil That Started In 1981

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 8:57am

Persisting through cold and rough weather, Concepcion Picciotto was a fixture outside the White House, where she was often called the president's closest neighbor.

8 Things You Missed At Democrats' Final Iowa Town Hall

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 8:35am

Bernie Sanders said he would raise taxes to pay for his health care plan, while Hillary Clinton emphatically explained her plans and experience to young Sanders supporters.

Trump Hammers Birther Charge, Dismisses Cruz As 'The Canadian'

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 7:45am

With the polls tightening a week ahead of the Iowa caucuses, the real-estate mogul is continuing to raise questions about whether the Texas senator is even eligible for the White House.

As Iowa Caucuses Near, Democrats Hear From Presidential Candidates

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:14am

The Iowa Democratic Party hosted a town hall Monday night, where the three presidential candidates talked to voters. It wasn't technically a debate and they didn't appear on stage at the same time.

Billionaire Koch Aims For 'Better' When Giving To Political Causes

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:14am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Koch, the fourth-wealthiest man in America according to Forbes, and a conservative political financier.

Federal Task Force Recommends Reducing Number Of Inmates By 60,000 In 10 Years

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:05pm

The criminal justice system "suffers from a one-size-fits-all approach to sentencing and rehabilitation and that doesn't really serve the interests of public safety," said one task force member.

Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 9:35pm

A grand jury indicted two activists and cleared a Houston, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic in a possible misconduct case. The two activists covertly recorded conversations regarding fetal tissue.

Outlook For Wages Brightens, But Not So For Wall Street

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:37pm

The nation's business economists see higher wages coming for workers, but that good news did not cheer Wall Street investors on Monday. They continued to worry about supercheap oil prices.

Poll Watch: How To Examine The Numbers Ahead Of Iowa

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:06pm

There's a new poll every day. But what do they really tell us? And can we believe them? NPR explains why voters should approach polls with increasing skepticism this year.

Protesters Call For President's Resignation As Haiti Postpones Elections

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 3:13pm

For the fourth day in a row, protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capitol demanding the resignation of the current president. Elections were postponed this weekend, and the electoral crisis has turned into a constitutional one.

Presidential Campaigns Find Texting Key In Getting Out The Vote

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 3:13pm

A week before the Iowa caucuses, one strategy campaigns are going all in on is texting as a way to communicate with and mobilize supporters.

Here's Why Voters Are So Anxious This Election

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:00am

The mood of the voters is one of the most important political factors in an election year. This year voters are anxious, frightened and angry — for a lot of good reasons.

In The Last Week Before Iowa Caucus, Candidates Playing Down Expectations

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 4:01pm

Entering the last week of campaigning before the voters start to weigh in, some candidates may be preparing to cast a loss in the Iowa caucuses as not such a bad thing.

In Face Of Immigration Rhetoric, Latinos Grapple With Having A Voice

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 6:45am

New Hampshire Public Radio's Natasha Haverty explores the small but growing Latino population in New Hampshire, and how Latinos there are responding to the heated campaign rhetoric about immigration.

New Polish Parliament Stalls Judicial System

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 6:45am

Poland's new parliament has restricted the country's constitutional court and has put pregnant women, in addition to others, in a tough position.

As Iowa Race Nears, Anti-Establishment Leaders Hold Strong

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 6:45am

NPR's Rachel Martin and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson discuss the latest news from the ongoing presidential campaign.

Pinch Me? Some Republicans Wonder If Trump's Campaign Is An 'Ambien Dream'

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 4:00am

If you're a Republican who wants to win New Hampshire, you're supposed to be nice to the Union Leader and the Sununu family. Unless you're Donald Trump.

Iowa Paper Endorses Rubio, Clinton; Says Sanders Is Unrealistic

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 6:47pm

Iowa's largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, praises Marco Rubio's smarts and Hillary Clinton's experience in its 2016 presidential picks.

Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton Pick Up Endorsements From Iowa Newspaper

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 6:29pm

As Iowans prepare to pick their presidential nominees in just over a week, the Des Moines Register announced its presidential endorsements Saturday afternoon. The paper endorsed Rubio and Clinton.

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