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Flint Mayor: 'Politics And Profit' Perpetuated Lead-Tainted Water Crisis

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:33pm

"We want to know who knew what and when they knew it," Mayor Karen Weaver says. She was elected in November after vowing to address the problem.

Hillary Clinton's Elixir: Can A Hot Pepper A Day Boost Immunity?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:03pm

The presidential candidate says a jalapeno a day helps keep her healthy on the campaign trail. Turns out, she could be onto something. A large recent study linked a spicy food habit to longevity.

Field Organizers For Clinton, Sanders Work To Build Momentum In Iowa

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:32pm

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are pulling out the stops to mobilize supporters ahead of next month's Iowa caucuses. NPR catches up with some of those supporters.

Clinton, Sanders Step Up Attacks As Iowa Caucuses Near

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:32pm

It's the final stretch in Iowa. In a little over a week, people will cast the first votes of this election — and, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders find themselves in a very tight race and stepping up attacks and changing tactics.

What Is The 'Silent Majority?' Trump Supporters Weigh In

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump says he speaks for the "silent majority," which is a phrase with a long history in politics. Iowa voters supporting Trump discuss just what makes up the silent majority in 2016.

Clinton Offers Bipartisan Olive Branch; But Is It In Season?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:03am

Talk of peace between the parties, as Clinton described in an NPR interview, will not appeal to everyone in this year of the angry activist. But Clinton hopes to survive the primaries.

Hawaii Couple Lured To Iowa For Front-Row Seat To Presidential Politics

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Every campaign has volunteers who passionately support their candidate for president. Some of them have unique stories — like the couple who moved from Hawaii to Iowa to participate in the caucuses.

Calendar Will Play A Wild Card Role In The GOP Nominating Contest

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

This election season is more frenzied than those in recent memory, says a top GOP lawyer. Renee Montagne talks to Benjamin Ginsberg, about why the nominating contest won't be over for months.

Clinton Responds To Sanders Criticism That Her Experience Isn't Enough

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Hillary Clinton has been feeling the heat from her Democratic challengers. Senator Bernie Sanders this week criticized Clinton — saying she may have experience but doesn't have the right judgment.

Uproar Grows Louder Over Lead Contamination Of Flint's Water

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

The water contamination crisis in Flint became more political Wednesday when President Obama met with Mayor Karen Weaver. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has apologized to the people of the city.

Flashbacks To 2008? No, Clinton Says, 'I Feel Very Positive'

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 5:00pm

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tighter race than Clinton could have imagined months ago. Now, Clinton and her allies are criticizing Sanders' preparedness to be president.

Transcript: NPR's Interview With Hillary Rodham Clinton

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:29pm

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke with NPR's Ari Shapiro in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 20.

'I Bring A Different Perspective To the Campaign This Time,' Clinton Says

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:15pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about how her campaign strategy has changed since her 2008 defeat, and she responds to the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

After Pledging Support, Sarah Palin Stumps For Trump In Oklahoma

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 3:24pm

A day after endorsing Donald Trump for president, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin campaigned with Trump in Oklahoma.

Hillary Clinton And Jeb Bush Agree On At Least One Thing

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 2:47pm

In an interview with NPR, Clinton confirmed she eating fresh jalapeño peppers on the campaign trail to stay healthy, which started after she read about how peppers boost immunity back in 1992.

'Top Secret' Email Revelation Changes 'Nothing,' Clinton Says

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 2:31pm

The former secretary of State says a new report that some emails on her private server exceeded the "Top Secret" classification is "an effort to inject" controversy "into her campaign."

Food Fight Fizzles As Senate Nears Compromise on School Nutrition Rules

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:29pm

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but gives schools more leeway in implementing them. It also calls for encouraging salad bars.

Bernie Sanders' New, More Aggressive, Campaign Game

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 9:22am

The Vermont senator crisscrossed snowy Western Iowa Tuesday in a brand new campaign bus. He spoke about his usual economic message, but also stepped up his political punches against Hillary Clinton.

Michigan Governor Vows To Fix Flint's Drinking Water Emergency

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:10am

Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State address, and apologized for the drinking water disaster in Flint. He said he will release his emails on the lead-contaminated tap water in Flint.

'Camp Cruz' Houses Volunteers Supporting Texas Senator's Presidential Bid

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:10am

Camp Cruz is a surplus college dorm in Iowa filled with volunteers for GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, complete with a camp counselor and daily cheers for the Texas senator.

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