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Trump's African American: 'I Am Not A Trump Supporter'

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:17pm

Gregory Cheadle tells NPR he was not offended when presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump pointed to him at a recent California campaign rally and said, "Look at my African-American over here."

Narendra Modi Comes To Washington

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:17pm

The prime minister of India visits the U.S. this week and will meet with President Obama and address Congress. Modi was once banned from entering the U.S., but opinions in Washington have changed.

What Does 'Presumptive' Nominee Mean?

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:17pm

Donald Trump has been the presumptive Republican nominee since last month. Hillary Clinton expects to grab that title Tuesday. But that isn't the same thing as officially securing the nomination.

Clinton, Sanders Campaign In California Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:17pm

Clinton is all but assured to secure enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination Tuesday. But Bernie Sanders is still campaigning.

RNC Prepares For Unrest After Trump's Primary Rallies Turn Violent

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to be arrested during this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Police, lawyers, judges and the courts are all gearing up for the onslaught.

How Donald Trump Is Affecting Latino Votes For The GOP

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Donald Trump does not poll well with Latinos. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Mario Guerra, a former California mayor, about whether Trump will hurt efforts to get Latinos to vote Republican.

For Clinton, Trump Is The Bully She's Trying To Punch In The Nose

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 5:00am

The likely Democratic nominee eviscerated Trump in a speech Thursday. It was aimed not just as Democrats, but Republicans, as Clinton is set to take on Trump this fall.

Barbershop: What Does It Mean To Be 'Presidential'?

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 4:19pm

Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley, Jason Johnson of The Root, and NPR's Mara Liasson discuss the changing thoughts on how a president should behave.

READ: President Obama's Remembrance Of Muhammad Ali

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 9:51am

"Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it," Obama said, recalling the boxer's complicated, charismatic legacy in society and sports.

How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 7:55am

The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.

Trump Previously Scorned SuperPACs But Big Money Is Needed Now

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:46am

Two superPACs can now claim the Trump campaign's stamp of approval. They're enlisting wealthy donors, for efforts ostensibly independent of the campaign.

Nurses' Group Maintains Its Support Of Sanders Over Clinton

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:46am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, about her union's support for Bernie Sanders and whether she can vote for Hillary Clinton.

Third-Party Candidate's Win Would Be Tough This Late In The Election

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:46am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Hot Air's Ed Morrissey about a possible third-party candidate for president, and the media's approach to covering Donald Trump's campaign.

Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."

Trump, Self-Proclaimed Outsider, Was New Jersey Political Insider

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 5:00am

To further his business interests, the real estate mogul and casino owner made friends with politicians on both sides of the aisle in the Garden State.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Donald Trump And A Gorilla, Walking Through A News Cycle

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 5:00am

The GOP standard-bearer had lots of thoughts on the gorilla. Lots of thoughts. But it was a reporter who brought it up in the first place. It all equaled Internet, but who knows what it says about us.

Democrats Look To Tie Trump To Down-Races

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

What effect is Trump having on downballot Republicans? Democrats hope his nomination and a divide in the GOP can help them take back the Senate and even control of the House.

In Down-Ballot Races, Some Democrats Try To Link Trump To GOP Candidates

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

With Donald Trump the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, both parties are considering his effect on other races. In California, Democrats hope to use his unpopularity to unseat one GOP incumbent.

Week In Politics: Ryan Endorses Trump, Clinton's Foreign Policy Speech

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement of Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton's speech criticizing Trump on foreign policy.

Push To Crack Down on Drug That Killed Prince Echoes Fight From 1980s

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:09pm

A proposal by New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte to increase criminal penalties for possessing fentanyl is drawing the ire of advocates, who want to treat drug use as a public-health problem.

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