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Next Stop, Wisconsin: Front-Runners Face Speed Bumps In Next Primary

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 4:13pm

Both Republican and Democratic primaries are being held in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face different kinds of challenges in the state to maintain their leads.

FACT CHECK: The White House's Private-Sector Job Streak

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 9:13am

How much can a president take credit for job growth in the private sector?

Wisconsin Could Be Scott Walker's Quiet Revenge On Donald Trump

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:33am

Trump has gone on the attack against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his home state this week. But that could be a big political miscalculation heading into Tuesday's primary.

Both Parties Recover From Vulnerable Week For Tuesday Primaries

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:21am

Wisconsin voters go to the polls on Tuesday. In both the Republican and Democratic races, the frontrunners could face upsets in this state.

A Trump Nomination – And His Supporters – Is Bad News For Incumbent Republicans

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:21am

Republican politicians up for election are scrambling: What if Trump leads the ticket? NPR's Rachel Martin asks strategist Rob Jesmer how candidates are addressing the Trump issue.

House GOP's 2010 'Tea Party' Class Heads For The Exits

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 5:03am

At the end of this Congress, more than one-third of the historic 2010 "tea party" freshman class will be gone from the U.S. House.

Frustrated With Campaign Rhetoric, Muslims Turn To Political Activism

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 4:00am

Muslim voters say they're disheartened with some GOP candidates' comments about their faith this presidential campaign. But, they're trying to turn that disappointment political engagement.

What Is — Or Should Be — Media's Role In Donald Trump's Rise?

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:10am

There has been a lively debate in political and media circles about the extent to which Donald Trump's rise has been fueled by news media.

Nuclear Security Summit: Obama Doubts Trump's Foreign Policy Knowledge

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

At the end of the nuclear security summit he hosted, President Obama slammed Donald Trump for Trump's recent comments about nuclear weapons.

Trump Answer Ignites Backlash, Invites Questions On Abortion Ban

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

Donald Trump's controversial statements on abortion this week came in response to a core question: How would a ban on abortion be implemented?

After 'Important' Swing State Wisconsin, Path Looks Clear For Trump

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

The next big presidential contest is Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin. Ted Cruz is hoping to overtake Donald Trump and keep Trump's delegate lead from growing.

In California, A 'Welcome Home' For The Japanese-American Queer Community

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 6:00am

Japanese-Americans in California have been working hard to strengthen ties between the API queer community and its friends, families and allies. This new conference series is a start.

Has Bernie Sanders Pulled Hillary Clinton To The Left?

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 5:00am

Sanders and his supporters are trying to change America, not the positions of another candidate. But his issues are helping to define the Democratic primary.

Bernie Sanders, Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones And Hot 97

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 6:35pm

It wasn't what Sanders said that got young people's attention — it was what he had on his head.

Bernie Sanders, Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones And Hot 95

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 6:34pm

It wasn't what Sanders said that got young people's attention — it was what he had on his head.

Despite Strong Poll Numbers, Donald Trump Faces Tough Test With Women

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Donald Trump has very high unfavorable ratings with women, which could be a major challenge for him if he is the GOP nominee in November.

One Year On, Seattle Explores Impact Of $15 Minimum Wage Law

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with University of Washington Professor Jacob Vigdor about the state of the minimum wage in Seattle, as California and New York move to lift their minimum wages to $15.

California, New York To Raise Minimum Wages To $15 An Hour

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

California and New York are set to become the first two states in the country to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. The hike has already started to take place in some cities. But it's not clear how increases at the state level would impact jobs and the rest of the economy.

Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, Abortion Politics

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Audie Cornish 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 latest in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary races.

Hillary Clinton Courts Working Class Voters In New York

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Hillary Clinton has been campaigning all over New York this week, making her pitch to working class voters from Harlem to Syracuse. Clinton hopes to peel away some of the support that her rival Bernie Sanders has won among these voters with his populist message.




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