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Percussionist Pedrito Marinez Plays Live On 'Morning Edition'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cuban-born Pedrito Martinez about his life and we hear some songs. Also, we hear from the Bartel family — some plan to vote for Donald Trump and others for Hillary Clinton.

The View From Jersey City, N.J.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Jersey City is home to a large immigrant community. Steve Inskeep talks to voters, political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about the voting power of immigrants.

Trump Calls Clinton's Message Old And Tired; Clinton Ally Responds

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

On Wednesday, Donald Trump hit back at Hillary Clinton in a speech attacking the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal. David Greene talks to Clinton supporter Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

The View From Pennsylvania: A Swing District In A Swing State

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Bucks County, Pa, is the site of a heated congressional race. Steve Inskeep talks to voters in Levittown, and asks NPR's Domenico Montanaro about their concerns ahead of the 2016 election.

NPR Politics Podcast: Why It's So Hard To Change Gun Laws

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:38pm

The politics team is back to discuss, at least in recent American history, gun laws never seem to change

FACT CHECK: Trump's Speech On Clinton Annotated

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:51pm

The NPR Politics team breaks down Donald Trump's speech in which he laid out a series of campaign promises and leveled a slew of accusations at rival Hillary Clinton.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Reveals GOP Health Care Plan

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the health care component of congressional Republicans' policy agenda Wednesday, a long-awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats Stage Sit-In On House Floor To Protest Inaction On Guns

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

On Wednesday, Democratic Reps. John Lewis of Georgia and James Clyburn of South Carolina led a sit-in on the House floor to protest inaction on gun legislation.

Clinton Responds To Trump's Speech Leveling Charges Of Corruption

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Hillary Clinton and her campaign face Donald Trump's speech leveling charges of corruption.

Donald Trump Delivers Speech Attacking Hillary Clinton As Corrupt

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Donald Trump delivered a speech Wednesday attacking Hillary Clinton over various scandals, alleging that she is corrupt.

Marco Rubio To Run For Reelection To Florida Senate Seat

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Sen. Marco Rubio announced Wednesday he will run for reelection to his Florida seat. The one-time Republican presidential candidate pledged not to run again but has reconsidered. The Florida seat is considered a competitive one for the GOP in an election cycle in which the party's control of the Senate could be in jeopardy.

Trump Just Gave The Speech Republicans Have Been Waiting 20 Years To Hear

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:27pm

Few things make Republicans more upset than the Clintons. And after weeks of missteps, Trump gave them something to cheer about.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Women In The Workforce

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:15pm

In a speech Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee said that economic growth over the past 40 years is largely thanks to women getting into the workforce. We analyze her claim.

Report: Partisan Bad Blood Highest In Decades

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:02am

More than half of Republicans and Democrats now have "very unfavorable" views of the opposing party, continuing a trend that's been going on for decades.

Demanding Action On Gun Control, House Democrats Stage Sit-In

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:01am

Once the House was gaveled into session, Democrats shouted down the chair. Members remained in the well of the chamber, some literally sitting on the House floor.

Donald Trump: Clinton May Be 'Most Corrupt Person Ever To Run For President'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:40am

The presumptive Republican nominee for the White House lambasted rival Hillary Clinton for her government record and temperament. He even reached out to Bernie Sanders supporters to support him.

If Your Job Is To Attract Investments Here, Then 'Brexit' Could Hurt

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:20am

The U.K. is the largest source of foreign investments in the U.S. Representatives of state economic development teams weigh in on the possible impact of a "Brexit" on business in their states.

Marco Rubio Reverses Course, Will Run For Re-Election To Senate

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 9:29am

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has changed his mind and will indeed run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Why Many Young Black Activists See No Reason To Vote For President

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

As young black activists push for an overhaul of the criminal justice system, they are not necessarily turning that activism into political power at the ballot box.

Trump To Make Anti-Hillary Speech; Clinton Says Trump Isn't Presidential

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump is going to try to put Hillary Clinton on the defensive over past scandals. Meanwhile, she continues to attack Trump's fitness for office and deliberates over a vice president.

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