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1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

In this encore presentation of For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin looks at the last contested convention: the 1976 GOP meeting in Kansas City. Ronald Reagan nearly denied Gerald Ford the nomination.

Republicans Brace For Donald Trump's Impact On Down-Ballot Races

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are not the only candidates running. Ken Rudin of the Political Junkie podcast and NPR's Linda Wertheimer discuss the Senate and House races.

Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:51am

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.

As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 5:00am

Voters have long demanded that their presidential candidates demonstrate outward signs of religious faith. So far in 2016, that may be changing — though some evangelicals are uneasy at the prospect.

NPR Battleground Map: Florida, Pennsylvania Move In Opposite Directions

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 5:00am

Florida goes from Toss Up to Lean D, and Pennsylvania moves from Lean D to Toss Up. Overall, though, Clinton would beat Trump if she just wins states that at least lean in her direction.

Barbershop: 'Brexit' And The U.S.

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

Political commentator Gayle Trotter, New Yorker writer John Cassidy, and David Wessel of the Brookings Institution talk about the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU and what it means for American politics.

Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.

British Ambassador Hopes 'Brexit' Will Begin A 'New Relationship'

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

The United Kingdom's ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, says it's too early to say why so many Britons voted to leave the EU, but it was a "thoroughly democratic process."

'Brexit' Aftermath: Resignations, Financial Fallout And A Petition To Redo

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

The U.K.'s credit rating has been cut, another government official has resigned and a new petition has gathered more than 1 million signatures calling for another vote.

With Trump In Scotland, Clinton Steps Up Barrage Against His 'Brexit' Response

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 11:54am

After the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Trump spoke on the move at his remodeled Scottish golf course. Clinton used those remarks as fodder for a message her campaign has been pushing hard.

Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 7:32am

When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.

Brexit: What's Race Got To Do With It?

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 6:00am

Why did the U.K. just vote for something so economically disastrous? Some point to racial tension resulting from record levels of immigration within the EU.

The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 5:00am

The day after Solicitor General Donald Verrilli announced he was stepping down, he sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg to reflect on his five years as the government's chief advocate.

From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:00am

There are deep parallels between Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the "Brexit" movement and nationalist parties across Europe.

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:25pm

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:06pm

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like home buyers seeking low-interest loans.

U.S. Leaders Divided Over United Kingdom's Vote To Exit EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

President Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. But Clinton opponent Donald Trump hailed the vote to leave the EU, drawing parallels with the U.S. presidential campaign.

Week In Politics: Brexit, House Democrats' Sit-In Over Gun Control

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump's visit to Scotland and House Democrats' sit-in over gun control.

U.K.'s 'History-Changing' EU Vote Reflects Deep Distrust, Concern

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:39pm

After more than 40 years in the political and economic bloc, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. English novelist Robert Harris and the BBC's Jonny Dymond talk to Rachel Martin and David Greene.

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