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GOP Presidential Campaigns Zero In On Party's Spring Meeting

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

The Republican National Committee is meeting this week in Hollywood, Florida. Delegates from across the country are gathered there ahead of July's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

New Overtime Rules May Put Squeeze On Caregivers For Those With Disabilities

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:46pm

The regulations, expected in the coming weeks, would require employers to pay such caregivers more. But many won't be able to comply because they rely on Medicare reimbursements, which won't change.

Who Still Supports Andrew Jackson?

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:42pm

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill, while Jackson, who owned slaves, will move to the back. The two opposing figures represents how our democracy is supposed to work.

Michigan GOP Leaders Take Sides In U.S. Virgin Islands Delegation Dispute

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:29pm

Longtime GOP political figures in Michigan are on opposing sides of a fight over who gets to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Republican Convention this summer. Detroit News reporter Chad Livengood tells NPR's Robert Siegel about the players and why the Virgin Islands delegation may prove to be very important.

Democrats Target Pennsylvania In Quest To Regain The Senate

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:29pm

Democrats hope to regain the Senate this fall. But to do that, they'll need to win in states like Pennsylvania, where a raucous Democratic primary could weaken the party's chances.

Trump Calls For GOP To Moderate Its Platform On Abortion

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:22pm

Trump said he would ask the party to change its platform to allow for exceptions to banning abortion. The party's language on the issue has been consistent since 1984.

These Two Friends Love Donald Trump So Much, They Wrote Him A Song

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:18pm

Staten Island residents Jay Reinhart and Frank Zento got to play their original song dedicated to the GOP candidate at a recent campaign appearance.

Show's Over? Trump Pledges To Be 'So Presidential You Will Be So Bored'

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:48am

With a narrow path to the GOP nomination, Donald Trump says he is making a concerted effort to run a more traditional presidential campaign.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Harriet Tubman And The Evolution Of Internet Phenomena

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:42am

Over the course of just one day, Harriet Tubman and her new place on our money came to represent the eternal timeline of Internet phenomena.

Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On "The Obama Effect"

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:37am

Growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants, Pablo Ramirez never really thought about race. For him, the Obama years meant finding pride and a new awareness of his own racial identity in college.

For Tenn. Gov. Weighing Therapist Religious Objection Bill, It's All About Values

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:02am

Bill Haslam is a moderate Republican in immoderate Republican times. He also just vetoed a bill that would have designated the Holy Bible the state book of Tennessee.

Here's A Round-By-Round Guide To A Contested GOP Convention

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:00am

For the first time in 40 years, the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party might not be known before the convention. That could bring multiple ballots and — chaos.

U.S. Ranks 41st In Press Freedom Index Thanks To 'War On Whistleblowers'

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:37pm

The report, created by Reporters Without Borders, also slams the treatment of journalists covering the 2016 presidential race and #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Support For Legal Pot Is High. But It Might Not Stay There

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:55pm

The swing in public opinion on marijuana legalization has been as quick as the swing on same-sex marriage. But there's reason to think it could fall.

Donald Trump Makes Play For Indiana After Nearly Sweeping Rivals In New York

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:29pm

After his near sweep in New York, Donald Trump goes into the next round of primaries, in the eastern seaboard, strong. But he could be tested in Indiana, which holds its primary in early May. His GOP rivals are making a play for Indiana.

Is The 'Stop Trump' Movement Over? A GOP Political Consultant Weighs In

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Republican political consultant Katie Packer, a partner at Burning Glass Consulting, about stopping Donald Trump's candidacy, following his win in the New York primaries Tuesday.

In Pennsylvania, Moderate Republicans Turn To John Kasich

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:29pm

With Donald Trump dominating the GOP presidential race, moderate Republican voters are left without a strong option on the ballot. Many are backing John Kasich in next week's Pennsylvania primary.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Pennsylvania After Big Win In New York

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:29pm

After a big win in New York Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton moved on to Pennsylvania, where she hopes for victory next week. Bernie Sanders went home to recharge before getting back on the trail.

Why Voters Are Removed From The Rolls, Explained

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:20pm

There might very well be a legitimate explanation for why some of those names were removed in Brooklyn ahead of New York's Democratic primary.

5 Headlines That Explain The New York Primaries

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:17am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won big, while Ted Cruz choked. The Bernie Sanders campaign called the election process "shameful," with long lines and thousands of voters dropped from the rolls.




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