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As Primary Season Winds Down, Indiana Voters To Play An Important Role

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Tuesday's Indiana primary could make it clear whether Donald Trump is on the path to clinching the GOP presidential nomination — or on his way to a contested convention.

Hedge Fund Founder Would Support Trump If He Wins GOP Nomination

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital about his willingness to support Donald Trump in spite of Trump's knocks on the hedge fund sector.

Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:36am

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.

Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:38pm

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

In Memphis, A Divide Over How To Remember A Massacre — 150 Years Later

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:28pm

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.

Was It Good, Bad, Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:30pm

Some say the "Nightly Show" host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.

Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.

Indiana Primary Becomes Last Hope For Stop Trump Movement

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

This week's primary in Indiana has become a do-or-die test for the #StopTrump movement and the campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz. Donald Trump hopes a big victory for him will settle the Republican race.

As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Indiana state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Clashes With Trump Supporter, 'He Is Playing You For A Chump'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:03pm

It wasn't the only unfortunate incident that befell Ted Cruz's campaign over the weekend as he's struggling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote.

As Democrats Look To General Election, Clinton Raises More Money Than Sanders

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:27am

It was the first time Clinton has raised more money than Sanders in months - a sign the momentum is shifting toward a general election fight.

Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders Or Kasich Might Still Revive Convention Wars

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:20am

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

Trump Could Be A Real Drag On GOP: Here Are The Top 10 Senate Races To Watch

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:00am

Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.

Coaching Legend Bob Knight Is Latest Sports Figure To Endorse Trump

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump has collected endorsements from controversial sports figures. The latest: Bob Knight, ex-Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach. Like Trump, men such as Knight cultivated brash personalities.

Politics In The News: Indiana's Primary

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

There is another big presidential primary this week. Some analysts think the contest in Indiana could seal the deal for both parties' front-runners: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

American Crossroads Turns Its Attention To Senate Races

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Conservative groups are pouring money into supporting GOP races, in the fear Republicans lose the White House. Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Law, CEO of the conservative SuperPAC American Crossroads.

In 2 Indiana Cities, All That Trump And Obama Touched Isn't Political Gold

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

Gary has seen economic investment from Donald Trump, and Kokomo benefited from President Obama's auto bailout. But those connections haven't necessarily led to political goodwill.

Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

After Nancy Glynn got pregnant, she learned her employer didn't offer paid family leave. Then, like many Americans, she discovered it was hard to get by without it.

Every Party But The Real One: A Night Chasing The #WHCD

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 5:16pm

Washington's biggest night has gotten big because of all the parties happening around the main event. A weekend of nerd prom excess could be seen as D.C. at its worst, or D.C. at its best.

Crowds Gather In Los Angeles For May Day Immigrants' Rights March

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Leslie Berestein Rojas of Southern California Public Radio has an update on the annual May Day march for immigrant rights. The march comes after Donald Trump visited the state, sparking protests.

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