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Larry Wilmore On 'Breaking Taboos' At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:04pm

The Nightly Show host discusses his controversial performance at Saturday's event. He tells Fresh Air that his use of the N-word was an artistic decision.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Coal Jobs

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:11am

Did Clinton really say she's going to put coal workers out of their jobs?

4 Things To Watch In The Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:01am

How much will Donald Trump pad his lead, and what will Ted Cruz do next? Even if Bernie Sanders wins, Hillary Clinton's lead is virtually insurmountable. And the GOP Senate primary is one to watch.

Here's Where The Delegate Math Stands Before Tuesday's Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:00am

If Donald Trump wins most of Indiana's delegates, his path to the nomination would be clear. Even if Bernie Sanders wins the state, he will likely wake up with less of a chance of being the nominee.

Democrats' Brand Is Bad, But Republicans' Is Way Worse

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:00am

The unfavorable numbers for Democrats look pretty bad lately. Their one silver lining: the GOP's look even worse.

As Primary Season Winds Down, Indiana Voters To Play An Important Role

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Tuesday's Indiana primary could make it clear whether Donald Trump is on the path to clinching the GOP presidential nomination — or on his way to a contested convention.

Hedge Fund Founder Would Support Trump If He Wins GOP Nomination

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital about his willingness to support Donald Trump in spite of Trump's knocks on the hedge fund sector.

Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:36am

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.

Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:38pm

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

In Memphis, A Divide Over How To Remember A Massacre — 150 Years Later

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:28pm

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.

Was It Good, Bad, Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:30pm

Some say the "Nightly Show" host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.

Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.

Indiana Primary Becomes Last Hope For Stop Trump Movement

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

This week's primary in Indiana has become a do-or-die test for the #StopTrump movement and the campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz. Donald Trump hopes a big victory for him will settle the Republican race.

As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Indiana state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Clashes With Trump Supporter, 'He Is Playing You For A Chump'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:03pm

It wasn't the only unfortunate incident that befell Ted Cruz's campaign over the weekend as he's struggling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote.

As Democrats Look To General Election, Clinton Raises More Money Than Sanders

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:27am

It was the first time Clinton has raised more money than Sanders in months - a sign the momentum is shifting toward a general election fight.

Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders Or Kasich Might Still Revive Convention Wars

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:20am

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

Trump Could Be A Real Drag On GOP: Here Are The Top 10 Senate Races To Watch

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:00am

Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.

Coaching Legend Bob Knight Is Latest Sports Figure To Endorse Trump

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump has collected endorsements from controversial sports figures. The latest: Bob Knight, ex-Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach. Like Trump, men such as Knight cultivated brash personalities.

Politics In The News: Indiana's Primary

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

There is another big presidential primary this week. Some analysts think the contest in Indiana could seal the deal for both parties' front-runners: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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