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Iran Parliamentary Election: Moderates, Reformists Make Gains, Fall Short Of Majority

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:15am

Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.

President Obama Has His Last Laughs At 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 9:08am

In eighth and his last correspondents' dinner on Saturday evening, Obama didn't pull punches with his fellow politicos — but he did pull a last-minute mic drop.

President Obama Has Last Laughs At White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

President Obama had his last opportunity to take some digs at politicos and celebrities at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Battle Out Indiana Primary

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Rachel talks to Pete Seat, the Indiana consultant for John Kasich, about the upcoming primary.

California Primary Weighs Heavily On Republican Race

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

California Republicans are holding their state convention this weekend. It's a chance for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich to make their case to party leaders.

Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Although the Latino population is growing fast in Charlotte, N.C., it's not nearly as politically engaged. The GOP says they want their vote. But many Latinos feel alienated by the candidate options.

Barbershop: Trump, The Woman Card And Kelly Ripa

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 4:08pm

Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute, Tracy Sturdivant of the Make It Work campaign, former Maryland delegate Jolene Ivey, and Lisa Bonos of The Washington Post discuss Trump's comments.

Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 4:08pm

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.

Former Indiana Basketball Coach Bobby Knight On Trump: 'Best Person For The Job'

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:50am

Bobby Knight is not one known to make political endorsements. NPR's Scott Simon asks the legendary basketball coach about his endorsement of Donald Trump in Tuesday's Indiana primary.

David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:50am

British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.

Is Indiana The Last Fighting Chance For #NeverTrump?

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:50am

Tuesday's GOP primary in Indiana could be the last stand for #NeverTrump, a movement devoted to keeping Donald Trump from becoming the Republican nominee.

4 Ways Donald Trump's Pro Wrestling Experience Is Like His Campaign Today

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 5:00am

At least none of Trump's political opponents have been strapped down and had their heads shaved by him.

Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 5:00am

Today, more than half of Americans who went to graduate school are liberal. Less than one in three were in 1994.

#MemeOfTheWeek: The Woman('s) Card

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:56pm

Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was playing it this week. And then it seemed the entire Internet joined in the game.

Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:14pm

Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.

Donald Trump Delivers Keynote At California GOP Convention

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 3:24pm

Donald Trump gave the keynote address Friday afternoon at the California Republican convention. He's trying to lock-up the party's presidential nomination, and California could put him over the top.

In 2 Indiana Manufacturing Cities, Presidential Politics Play Unexpected Role

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 3:24pm

Indiana is the leading manufacturing state in the country. In one corner is Gary, an old steel city with roots to Donald Trump, who tried to jumpstart the city's economy in the late 1990s and early 2000s. And about two hours south is Kokomo, an old auto town resuscitated by the Obama Chrysler bailout. But the presidential politics of these two towns don't exactly align with their benefactors.

Week In Politics: Cruz-Kasich Strategy, Trump Foreign Policy

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's foreign policy speech, and Ted Cruz and John Kasich's plan to stop Trump.

Politics Podcast: The Woman Card, Carly's Song and Respek

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:00pm

The politics team discuss the recent primary wins and losses, why Sanders won't run as an independent, and Donald Trump's comment about Hillary Clinton playing the "woman card."

West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:26pm

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.

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