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Donald Trump's Word Choices Parsed By Fans And Critics

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

Trump's use of suggestive language and inuendo are common elements of how he communicates in the campaign. Critics describe some comments as racist or sexist; supporters love that he speaks his mind.

#BernieMadeMeWhite: No, Bernie Sanders Isn't Just Winning With White People

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 5:02pm

The hashtag trended for hours Sunday. It was led by people of color who support the Vermont senator's presidential bid.

Politics Podcast: Bernie Wins Big On Saturday

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:21pm

The NPR Politics team is back with a quick take to talk about Bernie Sanders' big wins this weekend in the Alaska, Hawaii and Washington caucuses.

After Big Wins In The West, Sanders' Path Is Steep But Not Impossible

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The senator had a big weekend, sweeping caucuses in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska. The NPR Politics podcast takes a look at the delegate math and lays out the path ahead for Sanders.

Labor Unions And Lawmakers In California Agree On Minimum Wage Increase

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

With a tentative deal between lawmakers and unions, California's poised to become the first state with a $15 minimum wage. The move avoids a ballot measure that would have required a faster increase.

Georgia Governor Set To Veto 'Religious Liberty' Bill. Here's Why

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced his plan to veto a bill of religious exemptions, which would have protected opponents of same-sex marriage. Businesses played a huge role in the decision.

Politics In The News: Race For Delegates Heats Up

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:57am

Bernie Sanders won Democratic contests in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington over the weekend. Rachel Martin talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist.

A Look At Garland's Judicial Record Reveals Few Hot Buttons

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 2:07pm

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has a long list of past opinions, but the court he's sat on for nearly two decades has rarely weighed in on big controversial issues.

Despite The Math, Bernie Sanders Has Already Won

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 1:41pm

Bernie Sanders won sweeping victories Saturday and more are sure to come over the next couple months. Can he win the nomination? And is that what really even matters?

Barbershop: Protests And Donald Trump

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 4:17pm

Farm worker activist Dolores Huerta, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld and student activist Shiya Nwanguma talk about the reasons people are protesting Donald Trump, and what difference it makes.

Democratic Voters Gather To Caucus In Alaska, Hawaii And Washington State

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 11:42am

Washington, where 118 delegates are up for grabs, is the biggest prize of the weekend. Bernie Sanders is expected to have a good night. You can follow live coverage at elections.npr.org.

Bird Visits Bernie Sanders Rally, Sparks Delight On Twitter

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 7:41am

In a case of life imitating sketch comedy, Portland, Ore., put a bird on it on Friday. And Twitter went wild.

Alaskans Band Together For Remote Caucuses

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:54am

Alaska holds its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, posing a logistical challenge to voters in the state's more remote locations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Fairbanks caucus organizer Janelle Olson.

'Goldwater Girl': Putting Context To A Resurfaced Hillary Clinton Interview

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:54am

A 1996 NPR interview with Clinton has been getting renewed attention on social media. She says her political beliefs stem from a different kind of conservatism and her political beliefs have changed.

A Passport To Cuba

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:46am

Barack Obama was the first U.S. president to visit Cuba in 88 years. But with the newly loosened travel restrictions, there is no need for you to wait that long.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Twitter, Turning 10

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:31am

Twitter had a birthday on Monday, but unruly guests turned the party ugly, and the raging tussle between Republican presidential candidates took all the attention.

Trump's Promise To 'Open Up' Libel Laws Unlikely To Be Kept

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 5:00am

Public figures face high bar to prove libel, and the GOP Presidential candidate will have to overcome decades of precedent to overturn law

Tabloid Allegations Again Fly In A Political Campaign — And Why No One Can Look Away

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 5:48pm

A political cheating scandal has once again hit the pages of the National Enquirer — and it has roiled the 2016 presidential campaign even though none of the allegations have been substantiated.

Justice Department Voting Rights Unit Adapts After Supreme Court Ruling

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Justin Levitt leads the Justice Department's voting rights unit, which is fighting in North Carolina, Texas and elsewhere in the first national elections since the Supreme Court upended the Voting Rights Act.

Arizona Polling Places Overwhelmed With Long Lines On Primary Day

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Arizonans of all political stripes were appalled by extremely long lines at polling stations during this week's presidential primary. NPR explores why the lines were so long and if the problems will persist in November.

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