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Why New York Mayor De Blasio Backs Clinton Over Sanders

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton counts among her supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Renee Montagne talks to de Blasio about why he supports Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

Plenty Of Friction Expected During Obama's Visit To Saudi Arabia

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 3:35am

President Obama departs Tuesday for Saudi Arabia, where he'll meet with King Salman and leaders of neighboring states. There's plenty to talk about: Relations have been strained on a number of fronts.

Saudis Threaten Economic Repercussions If Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:24pm

As President Obama prepares to leave for Saudi Arabia, there is new controversy surrounding a bill that would effectively give 9/11 families the ability to sue the Saudi government.

Trump Supporters Criticize Delegate Selection Process In Florida

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:24pm

Donald Trump won Florida's primary, but now it's time to select delegates for the national convention. In Florida, delegates are selected by party leaders, and Trump supporters say they're being squeezed out of the delegate selection process.

Many American Independent Party Voters In California Are Mis-Registered

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:24pm

The American Independent Party calls itself "The Fastest Growing Political Party in California," but an investigation by the Los Angeles Times found a majority of voters registered with the AIP may have done so by mistake. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with John Myers of the Los Angeles Times.

Mega Rallies Help Fuel Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Campaigns

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:24pm

The phenomena of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders' candidacies has been captured in huge rallies. The events are staples of their campaigns, providing supporters an outlet for excitement and catharsis.

China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 6:01am

Candidates on the campaign trail have blasted NAFTA and the TPP. But the rhetoric has been wrong, says an MIT economist, noting it's trade with China that's done a number on U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Politics In The News: Female Voters And The 2016 Election

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institution, about how female voters may shift the presidential election.

What Does Wall Street Want In A Presidential Candidate?

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

How important is Wall Street's support to a presidential candidate? David Greene talks to Barry Ritholtz, chairman of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a frequent commentator on the world of finance.

Supreme Court Weighs Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:02am

Twenty-six states are challenging the action, which would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally prior to 2010.

In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Asian-Americans are among the least likely to vote. But with the presidential nominations still up for grabs, campaigns are courting one of the largest Asian communities in the U.S. — New Yorkers.

Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Candidates vying for president are talking a lot about trade. But trade is not a subject easily summed up in slogans. Here are resources to help you study up on trade and make your own decisions.

Why Candidates Are Out Of Sync With How Americans Really Feel About Trade

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Leading candidates have tried to channel Americans' frustration when they talk about trade, but on the whole polls show Americans think trade has been good for the U.S.

Solitary Confinement Is What Destroyed My Son, Grieving Mom Says

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:59am

Venida Browder's son killed himself after spending time in solitary confinement. She's fighting to end isolation of youth in jails and prisons. A new campaign with that goal launches this week.

Donald Trump Takes The Stump In Staten Island

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 4:15pm

Donald Trump addressed a GOP brunch on Staten Island on Sunday, where most of New York City's working-class Republican voters live.

George Clooney On A Big Money Difference Between Clinton And Sanders

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 2:31pm

The actor hosted two big benefits for the Democratic front-runner this weekend. Clinton is raising money that can go to candidates at all levels, while Sanders' donations go solely to his campaign.

Despite Steep Odds, DeRay Mckesson Draws Lessons From Mayoral Bid

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 2:00pm

Maybe the best-known figure to emerge from Black Lives Matter, Mckesson has struggled to turn his online following into electoral success in Baltimore. Still, he says the movement's work isn't done.

Democratic Party Troubles Overshadowed By GOP Drama

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the state of the Democratic presidential race with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Aren't 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Are 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

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