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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.

Entering Final Primary Stretch, Clinton And Sanders Fight For A California Win

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

Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Bernie Sanders are campaigning hard there, hoping to close out the season on a high note.

Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:05am

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.

Hispanic Lawmakers Say Hillary Clinton Needs A Little 'Sizzle' In A VP

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 5:00am

Two top Hispanic House Democrats weigh in on what Hillary Clinton should look for in a running mate.

Trump's Primary Support Gathers Steam Ahead Of Republican Convention

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:25am

Donald Trump spent this week campaigning in states with upcoming primaries. The presumptive GOP nominee has been strengthening elements of his campaign. But his tone remains the same.

Trump Wants to Make Energy Production Great Again — Even As It Sets New Records

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:00am

Since 2012, the U.S. has produced more oil and gas than any other country even as solar and wind power have also experienced huge growth.

Hillary Clinton Supporters May Be Hiding In Plain View

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton doesn't have the biggest rallies. Her bumper stickers and campaign signs aren't particularly visible. It seems her supporters are laying low. Here's why.

Politics Podcast: It's For Real Now — Trump Is The Presumptive GOP Nominee

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:45pm

The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news. They discuss why Trump is now the official presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.

GOP Congressman Defends House Zika Funding Package

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about why the House funding package is enough for now to confront the spread of the Zika virus in the U.S.

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