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Bernie Sanders: DNC Emails 'Outrageous' But 'Not A Shock'

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:00am

Sanders also, once again, called on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign.

As VP Nominee, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Hits The Campaign Trail With Hillary

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Hillary Clinton introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate at a huge coming-out party event in Miami. She called Kaine "my kind of guy."

To Break Through The News Feed Echo Chamber, Political Opinion Writers Read Opposing Voices

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now; Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; and Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, tell us who they read even if they don't always agree.

Democratic National Convention 2016: What To Expect In Philadelphia

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Now that the Republican convention is over, it's the Democrats' turn. Correspondent Mara Liasson tells NPR's Elise Hu what to expect from the Democratic Party Convention that starts Monday.

Rallies, Marches And A 'Fart-In': Philadelphia Gets Ready For The DNC

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

As Democrats prepare for their convention in Philadelphia, protesters are preparing too. Bernie Sanders supporters and others are organizing rallies around the city.

The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:01am

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:52pm

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Hopes Democrats Rally Behind Clinton At DNC

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf shares a preview of the Democratic National Convention, which takes place in Philadelphia next week.

The Rise, Fall And Lasting Influence Of Roger Ailes

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Roger Ailes' biographer Gabriel Sherman discusses Ailes' influence on conservative politics and what his departure from Fox News means for the network's future.

Barbershop: Democrats Talk Core Values In Philadelphia

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Democrats Malcolm Kenyatta, who is a Clinton delegate, social worker Amy Hoag, and Gary Frazier of Black Men for Bernie are in Philadelphia for the DNC. They discuss challenges facing the party.

Clinton-Kaine Ticket Makes Debut In Miami

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic ticket for president. They campaigned together for the first time in Miami Saturday.

WATCH: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Trail Debut: 'I Like To Fight For Right'

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 12:48pm

"Do you want a 'you're fired' president or a 'you're hired' president?" Kaine asked the crowd in Miami.

Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:53am

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's running mate. The two agree on how government should tackle abortion and gun control, but disagree on the authorization of military force.

Hillary Clinton Picks Her VP Nominee: Who Is Tim Kaine?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.

Casting Doubt On U.S. Commitment To Mutual Defense, Donald Trump Unsettles NATO Allies

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.

Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.

Is This Really The Nastiest Election Season? Or Just Politics As Usual?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about political conventions gone sour and unpopular candidates over the decades in U.S. politics.

After A Dramatic Non-Endorsement, What Does Ted Cruz's Political Future Hold?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

The RNC might be over but the week's events are still fresh in people's minds, especially the reaction to Sen. Cruz's speech. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Texas Republican Delegate Ken Cope.

RECAP: A Round-Up Of Can't-Miss Stories From The RNC

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 6:42am

Here are some stories from the NPR Politics team to catch you up on the news from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.

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