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NPR Politics Lunchbox: 'Never Trump' Last Stand, New Sanders Book

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:27am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and 'round the Web. Today, the anti-Trump last ditch effort and Clinton campaign's use of Pokemon Go.

Ginsburg Apologies For 'Ill-Advised' Trump Comments

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:44am

"Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect," the Supreme Court Justice said in a statement Thursday.

Senate Approves Carla Hayden As New Librarian Of Congress

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:20am

Hayden is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position. She's the head of Baltimore's library system and the former president of the American Library Association.

The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 9: Black And Blue

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:13am

Black police officers live on both sides of the debate over race and policing. In this week's episode, they weigh in on the limits of force diversity in bridging gaps between black people and cops.

Here's Who Will Be Speaking At Donald Trump's Republican Convention

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:39am

The Republican convention's roster includes five Trumps, five former opponents, one football star, and zero past Republican nominees

WATCH: Black GOP Senator Says He's Been Stopped 7 Times By Police In A Year

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:38am

"There is absolutely nothing more frustrating, more damaging to your soul than when you know you're following the rules and being treated like you are not," Sen. Tim Scott said.

Mormons Uneasy With Trump Make A Question Of Reliably Red Utah

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:00am

Utah has gone for every Republican presidential nominee since 1968 but this year could be different because Donald Trump is a hard sell with many of the state's Mormon voters.

Every Position Donald Trump Has Taken On How He Is Funding His Campaign

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:00am

As he has gone about reinventing presidential campaigns, Donald Trump has offered many ideas about how to finance his operation.

GOP Holdouts Mull Options To Stop Trump's Nomination

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

The Republican National Convention rules committee meets on Thursday in Cleveland, where anti-Trump forces will be making their last ditch efforts to throw the convention open to a contested vote.

Sen. Jeff Sessions Shares Donald Trump's Hardline View On Immigration

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Sessions was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump's candidacy. He's campaigned with Trump and serves as an important ally for the candidate that the GOP leadership still hasn't fully embraced.

Rumored To Be On The VP List, Sen. Kaine To Campaign With Clinton

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton will soon announce her choice for vice president. On Thursday, she campaigns with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Online odds makers put Kaine at the top of Clinton's short list.

Can Trump's Business Prowess Help Him Mend The U.S. Economy?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump has built his brand and political career based on his business success. Steve Inskeep talks to investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, who's been examining Trump's business career.

Some Trump RNC Delegates Surprised About Paying Their Own Way To Cleveland

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:00am

Hotel rooms can cost $300 a night for delegates, who also have to pay for their own travel and meals. Some are turning to crowdfunding sites to pay for their trips.

Clinton Derides GOP For Going From 'Party Of Lincoln' To 'Party Of Trump'

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:41pm

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, gave a speech on race in America, but she also drew a sharp contrast between and herself and her likely general election opponent, Donald Trump.

British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:11pm

Boris Johnson is Britain's new foreign secretary and David Davis will manage the country's complicated exit from the EU under Prime Minister Theresa May. She was against Brexit. They were for it.

Republican Platform Tilts Right Of Trump On LGBT Issues

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:18pm

The platform is the work of party activists, making no concessions on issues such as same-sex marriage or transgender rights.

Probable Vice Presidential Pick Tim Kaine To Campaign With Hillary Clinton

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is a on a short list to become Hillary Clinton's vice president. Kaine was also a finalist to become President Obama's running mate.

Opposition Forces Prepare Last-Ditch Effort To Thwart Donald Trump

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

With the Republican National Committee rules committee meeting Thursday and Friday, forces opposed to Donald Trump are preparing for a last-ditch push to thwart the presumptive GOP nominee.

Donald Trump Calls On Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Resign

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign after she slammed him as a "faker."

Pew Report Tracks How Politics Correspond With Religion

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are doing among religious and non-religious voters.




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