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Trump Has Not Yet Earned My Vote, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Says

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

On Nebraska's primary day, Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who endorsed Carly Fiorina early on in the GOP presidential race, but has not endorsed Donald Trump.

More Journalists Leaving 'Las Vegas Review-Journal' After Sale To Billionaire

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 9:53pm

Jennifer Robison, is the last of the three journalists who helped uncover the secret sale of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to leave the newspaper.

Study: Sanders' Proposals Would Add $18 Trillion To Debt Over 10 Years

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 5:18pm

His single-payer health care plan would cost an estimated $32 trillion, according to the Tax Policy Center. And it's not balanced out enough by Sanders' tax increases.

Veteran GOP Congressman John Duncan, Jr., Endorses Donald Trump

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Republican Rep. John Duncan, Jr., of Tennessee about his support for Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Attempts To Clarify Comments On Federal Debt Payments

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:28pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held no public events Monday, but he nonetheless called into several cable television shows in an effort to clarify statements from last week about how he might negotiate federal deficit payments. His earlier remarks had plenty of economists in an uproar.

U.S. Intelligence Officials Carry On Tradition Of Briefing Presidential Candidates

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:28pm

As the presidential front-runners move closer to the July conventions, they will assume the many trappings of a president, including their very own top-secret briefings. President Truman started the tradition of providing classified briefings to presidential candidates back in 1952. NPR explores how the process will unfold this summer, how much is shared with potential nominees, and the risk of a candidate leaking intelligence secrets.

Donald Trump's Messy Ideas For Handling The National Debt, Explained

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:08pm

Does Donald Trump want investors to accept a haircut? Or does he just want trillions more dollars printed? The Donald's messy economic plans show an unsettled candidate.

Why Many Midwestern Farmers Are Pro-TPP

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:29am

A coalition of more than 200 agriculture groups wrote an open letter urging Congress to approve the trade deal, saying it'll help U.S. farmers stay competitive in an increasingly crowded world market.

Conservative Author PJ O'Rourke Reluctantly Backs Clinton

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:36am

O'Rourke will be voting for Hillary Clinton, but he's not happy about it. "She's wrong about absolutely everything, but she's wrong within normal parameters," he said.

North Carolina Files Lawsuit Defending Its 'Bathroom Law'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:10am

North Carolina is going to court over its new law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Renee Montagne gets the latest from WUNC reporter Jeff Tiberii.

Republican Backlash Continues To Build Against Donald Trump

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Mac Stipanovich, a GOP strategist in Florida, on his assertion that not voting for Donald Trump — or even voting for Hillary Clinton — is the better option for Republicans.

N.C.'s 'Bathroom Law' Energizes Voters On Both Sides Of The Issue

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

In North Carolina, the Republican Party is defending majorities in both chambers of the state legislature and the governor's office — amid a national controversy over a law concerning LGBT rights.

Politics In The News: GOP Has Yet To Unify Around Donald Trump

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, about the week ahead. West Virginia and Nebraska hold primaries on Tuesday.

Conservative Groups Gather Momentum To Change States' Judicial Elections

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

The presidential and Senate races dominate many states' politics. In Kansas, the fight is over whether to retain 4 state Supreme Court justices. It will be a deep-pocket campaign like none before it.

N. Korea Wants Economic and Nuclear Expansion, But One Undercuts The Other

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:25am

North Korea's powerful are gathering for its first ruling party conference in decades. Kim Jong Un is working to consolidate his power at home — and regionally — with an expanded nuclear arsenal.

N. Korea Wants Economic and Nuclear Expansion, But One Undercuts The Other

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:25am

North Korea's powerful are gathering for their first ruling party congress in decades. Kim Jong Un is working to consolidate his power at home — and regionally — with an expanded nuclear arsenal.

Clinton Must Clarify Her Economic Message To Win Primary

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Donald Trump has become the de facto Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton still has a wide lead in delegates. On Tuesday, voters in Nebraska and West Virginia will cast their ballots.

'Never Trump' Campaign Now Seeks To Dissociate Trump From Republican Party

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, those in the "Never Trump" camp have a decision to make. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Rory Cooper, Senior Advisor to the "Never Trump" PAC.

Sadiq Khan Elected As London's First Muslim Mayor

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

After a bitter election campaign, Londoners have chosen the Labour Party's Sadiq Khan to be the new mayor. He comes from humble immigrant origins, and is the first Muslim to hold the post.

Barbershop: Reporters On The Campaign Trail

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Buzzfeed's Ruby Cramer, The Atlantic's Molly Ball and NPR's Don Gonyea have crisscrossed the country on the campaign trails. They talk with Michel Martin about what they've seen on the road.

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