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Santorum Struggles To Regain 2012 Momentum

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

The onetime Iowa caucus winner now sits dead last in the state's polls. But Santorum says he's still hoping for another last-minute surge.

New Study Shows Millennials Drive A Rise In Latino Eligible Voters

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 8:09pm

But Hispanics tend to punch below their weight in elections. They're fairly young, and often live in states where election outcomes are not heavily contested — both lead to less voting.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump At Rally In Iowa

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:25pm

Sarah Palin endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Ames, Iowa, on Tuesday night. Trump is holding onto his lead in Iowa where the caucuses are less than two weeks away.

Gun Stocks Up, But Activists Move To Expand Anti-Investment Push

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:29pm

Instead of pushing for new gun laws, anti-gun activists want supporters to pull big gun retailers like Wal-Mart from their investment portfolios. But experts say it might not be effective.

'Hidden History' Of Koch Brothers Traces Their Childhood And Political Rise

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:24pm

Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money, says the Kochs didn't grow up in "the usual cozy, all-American family." Their parents were away much of the time and competition between the brothers was fierce.

Despite Ties To Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:11pm

Sarah Palin endorsed Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday. Trump is in a tight race with Ted Cruz in Iowa with the caucuses less than two weeks away.

Politics Podcast: Not All Polls Are Created Equal

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:05pm

Polls drive so much of the political news coverage you see and hear. But it matters where they came from and how they're conducted.

Politics Podcast: Not All Polls Are Created Equal

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:05pm

Polls drive so much of the political news coverage you see and hear. But it matters where they came from and how they're conducted.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:57pm

The Tea Party favorite is endorsing the GOP real estate magnate and reality TV star in a blow to a surging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Pew Report Outlines Potential Impact Of Latinos On Presidential Politics

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:34pm

Latino voters are expected to make up about 12 percent of the electorate this presidential election. There are about 27 million eligible voters, and the majority of them are young, which makes this a voter group that has the potential to influence elections for generations to come. The only catch is voter turnout among young Latinos is the lowest of any racial group.

Ted Cruz Embarks On Bus Tour Through New Hampshire

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:34pm

Ted Cruz is in a heated battle for first place in the Iowa GOP caucuses. Though he's falling behind in New Hampshire, that didn't stop him from embarking on a bus tour there this week in hopes of beating expectations.

Supreme Court To Review If Obama Immigration Actions Were 'Faithfully Executed'

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:34pm

The court said Tuesday it would rule by summer on the legality of President Obama's executive action granting temporary legal status to as many as 4.5 million people who entered the U.S. illegally.

Once Upon A Time, Congress Cut Deficits; Now CBO Says That's Over

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:01pm

Back in the old days, say 2011, political leaders talked about, and acted upon, worries involving federal borrowing. But a new CBO report shows deficits surging — even as political attention drifts.

'Dark Money': Koch Brothers' Donations Push Their Political Agenda

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to author Jane Mayer about her new book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.

Sanders Tells Black Voters U.S. Must Confront 'Institutional Racism'

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

As the Democratic presidential primary narrows, Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to rally African-American voters to his side. Sanders spent part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Birmingham, Ala.

Calls To Resign Overshadow Michigan Govenor's State Address

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Gov. Rick Snyder is to deliver his sixth state of the state address Tuesday. It comes at a time of crisis for the state and the governor. He's criticized for his handling of Flint's water problems.

Cruz Courts N.H. Voters Who Have Second Thoughts About Trump

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

On a bus tour of New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz talked about his increasingly hostile battle with Donald Trump, and the path he sees for himself to the GOP nomination.

An Employee Mistakenly Steps Into Politics; Can The Government Retaliate?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:00am

The Supreme Court will ponder an unusual question Tuesday concerning free speech rights. It started when a police detective picked up a replacement campaign sign for his bedridden mother.

Hillary Clinton's Precocious Kid Questioners

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:00am

Clinton has called on at least 29 kids since July. They ask about pay equity, substance abuse and gun policy. Cuteness abounds, but so do questions about whether the kids are plants.

For Growing Partisan Divide, The Bridge Is Still Out

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:54am

President Obama has spoken frankly about his regret at the broken politics in America, and he's not alone in his concern. There's no shortage of finger-pointing about the roots of the partisan rancor.

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