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Judge Merrick Garland To Meet Senators

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

President Obama's Supreme Court nominee will meet with senators on Capitol Hill Thursday. Garland may get the cold shoulder from most Senate Republicans, who have vowed to halt Obama's nomination, but some Republican senators now appear more welcoming than the majority.

Trump Scores Decisive Wins In Florida, N.C.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 5:53pm

For Donald Trump, Tuesday was a night that gets him closer to the nomination. For Ted Cruz and John Kasich, now begins a week-by-week, state-by-state battle to deny him the delegates he needs.

Sen. Sherrod Brown On Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:55pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown about his reaction to President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Voters Unseat Prosecutors Criticized For Laquan McDonald And Tamir Rice Probes

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:10pm

The top prosecutors in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Cook County, Ill. were voted out in primaries Tuesday. Both have been under fire for their handling of fatal shootings by police.

White House Makes Full-Court Press For Garland As Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:04pm

President Obama is hoping his pick of D.C. appeals court judge Merrick Garland can force Republicans to consider him — or face the political consequences.

Why The Presidential Primary Race Is Far From Over

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

The front-runners in the Republican and Democratic presidential races each had a good night after Tuesday's slate of primaries. But primary season is not over yet.

Exit Polls Provide Insight Into Growing Coalition Of Donald Trump Supporters

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

The thinking early on in this campaign was that Donald Trump pulled his support almost exclusively from white working class voters, but exit polls show his coalition of political backers is broad and expanding.

Arkansas Governor On State Of GOP Race Without Marco Rubio

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about his endorsement of Marco Rubio, following the Florida primaries. Rubio dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday night after a lackluster finish in his home state.

Sen. Mitch McConnell Repeats Pledge To Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

President Obama has settled on Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Garland was approved for confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., by the Senate in 1997, and he is widely viewed as a moderate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell repeated his pledge that the Senate would not take any steps toward confirming Obama's nominee, setting up a judicial confirmation fight that will now take center stage in the current election drama.

Senate Blocks Bill To Create Voluntary National Standards For Labeling GMOs

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

The Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would have created national, voluntary standards for labeling genetically modified foods or GMOs. A coalition of environmentalists and chefs that favor mandatory labeling of GMOs applauded the action, but an industry group, the Corn Refiners Association, says it's concerned by the Senate's move.

Erick Erickson Urges Republicans To Prepare 'Third-Party Alternative'

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Erick Erickson, founder of conservative website, "The Resurgent." The prominent Republican believes if Donald Trump wins the party's presidential nomination, Republicans should prepare to launch a third party candidate as an alternative.

Susan Collins Urges Senate To 'Follow Regular Order' On Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Republican Sen. Susan Collins about her reactions to President Obama's nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The 'Obama Effect' And Latino Identity: Join Our Twitter Chat

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:15pm

Join us on Friday, March 18 for a Twitter conversation on how Latino identity has evolved over the past eight years, using #NPRObamaEffect.

Listen To Presidential Candidates' Speeches From Mega Tuesday

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:05pm

Archived candidate speeches from Mega Tuesday primaries.

Republicans Are Far Outstripping Democrats In Primary Turnout

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 1:11pm

Democratic turnout this year looks like Republicans' did in 2008. And the GOP's massive turnout looks a lot like Dems' eight years ago.

McConnell: Blocking Supreme Court Nomination 'About A Principle, Not A Person'

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:31am

President Obama had praised nominee Merrick Garland's collegiality and ability to build consensus, saying "he's shown a rare ability to bring together odd couples."

Judge Garland Has Ability To 'Assemble Unlikely Coalitions,' Obama Says

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:15am

President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. NPR's Ron Elving says Garland has been held up as an "exemplar of the kind of person who ought to be" in these positions.

Will Senate Reconsider Whether To Act On Supreme Court Nominee?

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:09am

President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, but the Senate had said it would take no action on a nominee from the Obama administration.

Obama Picks Merrick Garland For Supreme Court Seat

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:08am

President Obama is announcing his nomination to the Supreme Court on Wednesday: Judge Merrick Garland. Will the Senate stick to its position that it won't act on any nomination?

Merrick Garland Has A Reputation Of Collegiality, Record Of Republican Support

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:04am

Merrick Garland, a judge with 13 years' experience, was not the first choice of liberals. But President Obama hopes his ability to win over conservatives will extend to the Supreme Court.

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