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The Disappearing Middle: Electorate Way Less Moderate Than Past Primaries

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 5:00am

Democratic turnout is down this year. Republican turnout is way up. But they both have something in common: voters straying from the middle.

Obama Urges Opening Cable TV Boxes To Competition

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:46pm

The FCC says it costs subscribers an average of $231 a year to rent the boxes that enable them to watch cable TV. The president supports making it easier for viewers to buy the boxes instead.

Platform Check: Breaking Down The Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

This election cycle, we're bringing you conversations about the candidate's policy proposals as part of our series, "Platform Check." To kick it off, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Roberton Williams of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, about the presidential candidates' tax plans.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Defends Chances Of Winning GOP Nomination

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He addresses his prospects at the Republican convention, his position on free trade and whether he considers himself an establishment candidate.

Week In Politics: Democratic Debate, GOP Outcry Over Delegates

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Democratic debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donald Trump's outcry over delegate selection.

Republicans Hunt For Delegates In An Unlikely Place: Democratic Districts

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

A likely contested convention has Republicans hunting for delegates everywhere, including some of the most democratic Congressional districts in America.

GOP Efforts To Take Down Trump Echo 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

On a fateful weekend five years ago this month, President Obama faced off with Donald Trump over birtherism and the real estate magnate's political credentials — mocking him relentlessly during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner. Comedian Seth Meyers and Obama's former chief speechwriter recall what it was like to target the future Republican presidential candidate.

Sanders Takes His Message To The Vatican

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:51pm

The Democratic presidential hopeful said it was worth it to take time away from the campaign trail to attend a Vatican conference on social and economic justice.

Why Trump Supporters Have Declared War On Colorado's Republican Party

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:45am

After Ted Cruz swept the state's slate of delegates, Donald Trump's supporters plan a demonstration against a process they say is rigged. The state GOP's defenders accuse Trump of sour grapes.

The View From Illinois: Voters Frustrated That Government Is Broken

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:13am

Across the state, some argued to blow up the system while others cautioned against a wholesale political revolution. But voters in both parties agreed: government in its current form is not working.

Latest And Perhaps Last Debate Highlights Animosity Of Sanders, Clinton

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 7:23am

Bernie Sanders' inner circle could finally make an urgent case: If you don't beat Hillary Clinton in New York, where will you amass the delegates needed to beat her in the pledged delegate category?

Democratic Voters In Struggling Pa. County Cross Over To Support Trump

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Jim Davis, the Democratic Party Chairman of Fayette County. Many Democrats there crossed over and voted for Ronald Reagan; now they're vowing to do the same for Donald Trump.

GOP Front-Runner Trump Gains Support From Pittsburgh's Democrats

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Donald Trump backers in the Pittsburgh area, including an ex-factory worker and the son of a steelworker, who says his family isn't doing as well economically as his parents did.

'New York Values?' Fuhgeddaboudit. GOP Candidates Show Their Love

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

At a black tie, $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the New York state Republican Party, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich offered nothing but praise for the city. The New York primary is Tuesday.

It's Possible N.C. 'Bathroom Law' Will Be Repealed, State Rep. Bell Says

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to N.C. House Democrat Larry Bell about a call from a constituent that's made him rethink his "yes" vote in support of the state's controversial transgender bathroom measure.

Clinton, Sanders Clash In Final Primary-Season Debate

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off in New York Thursday night — ahead of that state's crucial primary on Tuesday.

Grassroots Group Born Of Obama Campaign Now Helps Push His Causes

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:10am

Organizing for Action is now deep in the battle over confirming the president's nominee to the Supreme Court.

The 9th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And 3 Videos)

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:47pm

In substance, the debate was essentially a recap of previous ones. In style, it broke new ground. It was sharp and contentious.

Clinton, Sanders Face Off in Brooklyn Debate

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:03pm

The two Democratic contenders exchanged sharp attacks ahead of the New York April 19 primary.

Prosecutor Insists He Dropped Trump Campaign Manager Charges 'Solely On The Facts'

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:51pm

The state attorney for Palm Beach OCunty refused to go forward with battery charges against Corey Lewandoswki over his pulling and grabbing a journalist after a Trump press conference.

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