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Sanders Tells Black Voters U.S. Must Confront 'Institutional Racism'

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

As the Democratic presidential primary narrows, Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to rally African-American voters to his side. Sanders spent part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Birmingham, Ala.

Calls To Resign Overshadow Michigan Govenor's State Address

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Gov. Rick Snyder is to deliver his sixth state of the state address Tuesday. It comes at a time of crisis for the state and the governor. He's criticized for his handling of Flint's water problems.

Cruz Courts N.H. Voters Who Have Second Thoughts About Trump

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

On a bus tour of New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz talked about his increasingly hostile battle with Donald Trump, and the path he sees for himself to the GOP nomination.

An Employee Mistakenly Steps Into Politics; Can The Government Retaliate?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:00am

The Supreme Court will ponder an unusual question Tuesday concerning free speech rights. It started when a police detective picked up a replacement campaign sign for his bedridden mother.

Hillary Clinton's Precocious Kid Questioners

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:00am

Clinton has called on at least 29 kids since July. They ask about pay equity, substance abuse and gun policy. Cuteness abounds, but so do questions about whether the kids are plants.

For Growing Partisan Divide, The Bridge Is Still Out

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:54am

President Obama has spoken frankly about his regret at the broken politics in America, and he's not alone in his concern. There's no shortage of finger-pointing about the roots of the partisan rancor.

Cruz Questions Trump's Temperament As Commander In Chief

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:50pm

Speaking on his campaign bus in New Hampshire, the GOP presidential candidate says voters don't want a leader easily set off by bad poll numbers "into a frenzy of tweets."

Citing 'Two Corinthians,' Trump Struggles To Make The Sale To Evangelicals

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 9:42pm

Donald Trump went to Liberty University, a Christian conservative school, in hopes of winning over the faithful. He stumbled and likely didn't change Ted Cruz's advantage with the group.

Trump Gets Mixed Response From Conservative Liberty University

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

Donald Trump spoke at Liberty University in Virginia on Monday. The Christian school has become an important stop on the presidential campaign trail.

British Lawmakers Debate Banning Trump For Rhetoric On Muslims

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

The British Parliament debated Monday whether to block Donald Trump from entering the U.K. More than half a million people signed a petition calling for the Republican presidential candidate to be banned for "hate speech."

Break It Down: Checking Claims In Sunday's Democratic Debate

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben and Scott Horsley break down the claims from Sunday night's Democratic debate. One big area of disagreement was health care.

Unlikely Advocates Push To Give 16-Year-Olds A Vote — And A Voice

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 2:54pm

Washington, D.C., residents pushing to enfranchise teens think their opinions matter and the move would boost voter participation. But some worry 16-year-olds aren't ready to cast ballots.

Backlash After Singer Waves Taiwanese Flag Rouses Ruling Party Tensions

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 1:34pm

K-pop star Chou Tzu-yu was forced to apologize on TV after an unplanned political statement. The incident may have swayed presidential election voters in favor of Taiwan's winning opposition party.

Republicans' White, Working-Class Trap: A Growing Reliance

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 7:00am

In 2012, whites without a college degree were far more likely to vote Republican. They are a shrinking part of the electorate, but their influence is growing in GOP primaries.

Clinton Finds Herself In A Real Debate As First Voter Tests Loom

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:35am

Clinton went after Sanders' record on guns. But Sanders took the fight to her on her ties to Wall Street banks, including $600,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs.

Ted Cruz To Make 17 Stops During New Hampshire Bus Tour

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is in a tough battle with Donald Trump to win Iowa. But this week, he's barnstorming New Hampshire in an effort to beat expectations in the state's primary.

Politics In The News: Democratic Presidential Debate

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Sunday's Democratic debate was the last one before the Iowa caucuses. David Greene talks to Cokie Roberts and Margie Omero, a Democratic pollster from the firm Purple Strategies.

Administration Announces Temporary Freeze On Federal Land Mining Leases

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Last week, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land while the department considers a comprehensive overhaul to the U.S. coal program.

Clashes Intensify During Democratic Presidential Debate

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley took the stage in Sunday's debate in Charleston, S.C. It was the final debate before the Iowa caucuses.

The 4th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (Plus A Vine And 2 Videos)

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 10:23pm

This was as raucous a debate as we've seen from the Democrats. Bernie Sanders was the one in the spotlight this time and he was quick to the draw offering unapologetic defenses of his policies.

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