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Illinois General Assembly Works To Resolve Budget Impasse

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Fallout continues from the standoff between the Republican governor and Democrats — focused heavily on the future of unions. And Tuesday is a key deadline to see if a resolution can be reached.

Libertarians Tap 2 Former GOP Governors For White House

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

The move could give the little-known Party more visibility in a year when many voters say they're open to new options. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts will top the ticket.

Gary Johnson Says Libertarians Offer An Alternative

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 4:14pm

The Libertarian nominee for president criticizes both the Democrats and Republicans and argues that if he is included in debates and national polls he could bring in a significant portion of votes.

Trump Rolls Into Washington For Biker Rally

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 4:14pm

The presumptive Republican nominee for president addressed Rolling Thunder, the annual gathering of motorcyclists, on Sunday. The group seeks to raise awareness of veterans' issues.

Libertarian Party Nominates Former Gov. Gary Johnson

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 4:14pm

At the Libertarian presidential nominating convention this weekend, the party picked former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. Donald Trump's rise in the GOP is giving more attention to third parties.

Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 8:05am

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.

Libertarian Party Set To Pick Its Presidential Candidate

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:51am

The Libertarian presidential candidates held a debate Saturday night at their party convention in Orlando, Fla.

Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee; Clinton Faces Federal Charges Over Emails

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:38am

Some establishment figures are showing their support for Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton still can't vanquish Bernie Sanders.

Guns Strike Emotional Chords For People On Both Sides Of The Political Debate

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 5:00am

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been talking a lot about guns recently. But how much will that issue matter with voters in November?

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:58am

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.

Focus On Libertarian Election Amid Voter Discontent Over Clinton-Trump Race

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.

As Democratic Convention Nears, The Battle To Unite Under One Candidate

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.

Even A Win In California Could Have Little Impact On Sanders Securing The Nomination

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Bernie Sanders is making a strong push in California as the Democratic primary race nears its end. Polls show him in a dead heat with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the Golden State.

Donald Trump Relitigates The '90s To Attack Hillary Clinton

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Trump's recent attacks on the Clintons feel like a time warp, reintroducing Americans to a number of political scandals that dominated the 1990s. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Time columnist Joe Klein.

Before North Carolina, There Were Other Contentious 'Bathroom Bill' Fights

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:30am

New Hampshire was the site of one of the first legislative battle grounds over transgender rights.

No Sanders Vs. Trump Debate? Sad!

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:54pm

Although the de factor GOP presidential nominee had seemed open to the idea when asked by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, "it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher," he says now.

Platform Check: How Trump's Energy Plan Stacks Up To The Democrats

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, about the presidential candidates' energy strategies after Donald Trump rolled out his platform.

Libertarians Gather In Florida For Party's National Convention

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR previews the Libertarian Party's national convention, which will be held in Florida this weekend. At a time when many voters are unhappy with the choice between Republican and Democratic White House hopefuls, the Libertarian ticket could warrant a second look.

Top Alabama Lawmakers Embroiled In Political Scandal

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

Alabama has hit the trifecta of political scandal. Three top elected officials — one from each branch of government — are embroiled in controversy and could be forced from office.

Week In Politics: Trump Crosses Delegate Threshold To Secure GOP Nomination

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the presidential race and President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan.




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