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Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 6:26pm

The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.

Texas Attorney General, Already Facing Criminal Charges, Accused Of Civil Fraud

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 5:07pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with securities fraud, alleging that he improperly recruited investors for a high-tech Texas startup.

Can A Candidate Pay Delegates? Plus, 3 Possible GOP Convention Scenarios

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:57pm

Rides on Air Force One and state dinners were lures the last time there was an open convention. What about cold, hard cash? Top Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg explains what's permissible and not.

Despite Federal Court Rulings, Texas' Voter ID Laws Remain In Place

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

Despite being ruled in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution by seven federal judges, Texas' voter ID restrictions are still the law of the land. It's been six months since the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled the law unconstitutional, but it looks as if Texas will go through another election with the restrictions in place.

U.S. Chief Climate Negotiator: 'Paris Wasn't The End, Paris Is The Start'

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

Since the beginning of the Obama administration, Todd Stern has been the U.S. government's chief climate negotiator. He led the team in Paris that managed to get some 200 countries to agree to the most sweeping deal ever to limit global carbon emissions. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Stern about what's happened since Paris and his decision to step down from the job after seven years.

NPR Politics Podcast: GOP Elections Lawyer On A Contested Convention

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

The NPR Politics Podcast talks with elections law attorney Ben Ginsberg about how a contested GOP contention would play out.

Will President Obama Visit Hiroshima?

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:37am

The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear non-proliferation.

See Where Women Have The Most And Least Political Representation In The U.S.

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:34am

Women may make up half the population but in the U.S., just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.

Is It OK To Vote For Clinton Because She's A Woman? An 8-Year-Old Weighs In

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:29am

An NPR listener's daughter tells her dad to vote for the "girl" candidate, because she's a woman. That's a highly controversial opinion in this presidential race.

Talking Housing Segregation And Chicago With WBEZ's Natalie Y. Moore

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:56am

A longtime Chicago reporter, and a native of the black South Side, digs into the ways segregation continues the shape the politics of her hometown, as well as her own life.

Citizens United Court Case Was A Fight Against Censorship, Bossie Says

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Bossie, president and chairman of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, about the role of big money in politics in this election year.

Politics In The News: Rocky Weekend For Presidential Front-Runners

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker about the weekend's primary caucuses and other political developments.

High School Senior Elected As Republican Delegate From Colorado

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to 18-year-old Joel Crank, who was elected over the weekend as a Colorado delegate to the Republican National Convention this summer. He has pledged his support to Ted Cruz.

'Boston Globe' Runs Fake Front Page Detailing A Donald Trump World

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 9:44am

The front page of the paper's opinion section has fake stories about a market crash, the beginning of mass deportations and U.S. military refusing orders from its civilian leadership.

Bernie Or Hillary: Catching Up With Young Democrat Roundtable

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The tone of the race has gotten nastier in recent days. Rachel Martin checks in with four young voters about the campaign. Two are supporting Bernie Sanders and two are backing Hillary Clinton.

The Boston Globe Imagines A Trump-Run America

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The Boston Globe printed a mock front page Sunday on its Ideas section, satirizing a potential Donald Trump presidency. Rachel Martin talks with editor Kathleen Kingsbury about the commentary.

Cruz Gains Momentum Over Trump After Colorado Victory

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The Republican presidential race has become a delegate-by-delegate race. And no more so than in Colorado, where none of the state's delegates are bound to any candidate.

A Former Mexican President Looks At Trump And Sees A 'Dictator'

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:47am

"We know about dictators in Latin America," Mexico's former president, Vicente Fox, tells NPR. "So I really want American citizens to really consider, is that really the best option that you have?"

Cruz Puts Another Hurdle On Trump's Path To GOP Nomination

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:28pm

The Texas senator took home all 34 of Colorado's delegates, thanks in large part to an organized campaign strategy that could give him Trump a real fight for the nomination.

Wyoming Democrats Weigh In On Sanders, Clinton

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 4:29pm

Dana Mann Tavegia is a cattle rancher who supports Hillary Clinton. Zachary Lentsch is a student who supports Bernie Sanders. They're both Democrats in a very conservative state.

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