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Politics Podcast: Why Did Ted Cruz Just Announce His VP?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:47pm

The NPR Politics team is back with a quick take to discuss Cruz's announcement that Carly Fiorina will be his vice president. That is, if he were to win the nomination.

'I Wish To Say' Project Sends Personal Messages To Presidential Candidates

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

One hundred volunteer typists working on old-fashioned manual typewriters will assemble in New York City to take down messages passersby want to send to presidential candidates. It's part of artist Sheryl Oring's "I Wish To Say" project.

Donald Trump Claims U.S. Intervention Created 'Chaotic' Middle East

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Vali Nasr, dean of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about Donald Trump's foreign policy speech Wednesday.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Dennis Hastert, the longest serving speaker of the House, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a hush money case tied to sexual abuse.

Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Playing The 'Woman Card'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Debbie Walsh, director of Center for American Women and Politics, about the notion of the "woman card" and whether there is a "masculinity card."

Ted Cruz Chooses Carly Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Sen. Ted Cruz announced Wednesday former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will join his ticket as a candidate for vice president. Cruz is making a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination.

Hillary Clinton Pivots Toward General Election After Primary Wins

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

There are still seven more weeks of primary contests, but Bernie Sanders says it's unlikely he'll win the nomination and Hillary Clinton is already looking to the general election.

Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Donald Trump delivered a foreign policy address on Wednesday, complete with a teleprompter. It's supposed to be the first in a series of speeches aimed at demonstrating the Republican front-runner's policy chops.

3 Things To Know About the 'Woman Card' In The 2016 Election

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:37pm

Trump says Clinton is playing the woman card, but gender shouldn't play a huge role in a November race (and Democrats always win the women's vote these days, anyway).

Las Vegas Columnist Quits After Ban On Writing About Adelson

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:33pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned after being told he could no longer write about two of the state's biggest players, including his paper's new owner, Sheldon Adelson.

Cruz Will Name Fiorina As His Vice-Presidential Pick

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:28pm

The "major announcement" from Cruz is a last-ditch effort designed to shake-up the GOP primary race, one in which he badly trails front-runner Donald Trump.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Awaits Sentencing In Hush-Money Case

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:57am

Hastert has pleaded guilty to structuring cash withdrawals that were used to cover up alleged sexual abuse during his time as a wrestling coach.

First House Incumbent Loses Primary, Plus 4 Other Important Down-Ballot Results

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:28am

The Democratic establishment's favored candidates won in two Senate contests and a millionaire wine mogul's $12.4 million went down the drain in the most expensive House primary this year.

Clinton's Road To The Nomination Was Paved By Other Women Who Ran

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 6:00am

Barring something extraordinary happening, Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. That would make her the first woman to top a major party ticket.

It's 'On To Indy!' As Challengers To Trump And Clinton Seek To Rebound

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:01am

Donald Trump, with about 75 percent of the delegates, and Hillary Clinton, with 90 percent, are so far ahead in their parties that only the most extraordinary events could prevent their nominations.

GOP Candidates Court Indiana, The Next State To Hold A Primary

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:14am

After Donald Trump won Tuesday's primaries, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are looking ahead. They are mathematically eliminated from getting the GOP nomination unless they can force a contested convention.

How A Media Metaphor Took Root In GOP Political Circles

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:14am

For much of the primary season — especially early on when there were 17 candidates — the conventional wisdom relied on lane theory. That is candidates had to win their lane, such as party insider.

Donald Trump Wins 5 Primaries; Hillary Clinton Wins 4, Loses Rhode Island

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:14am

Trump calls himself the presumptive nominee; Clinton solidifies her lead. In addition to Mara Liasson's roundup, Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic strategist Margie Omero and GOP strategist Jim Hobart

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In McDonnell Corruption Case

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:13am

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and his wife were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud under federal law. Now, the nation's top court will decide whether to uphold the conviction.

With The Nomination All But Decided, Clinton's And Sanders' Goals Change

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:12am

Now that Tuesday's wins virtually assure Hillary Clinton's nomination, she is doing her best to win over Bernie Sanders' supporters. Sanders is intent on keeping his progressive politics relevant.




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