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Amid Water Crisis, Obama Prepares To Visit Flint

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:00am

He's there to check in on federal efforts to help the Michigan city's residents after dangerous levels of lead in tap water were discovered last year.

Ted Cruz Ends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:43pm

"From the beginning I've said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory," Cruz told supporters. "Tonight I'm sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed."

Donald Trump Wins Republican Primary In Indiana

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 6:11pm

The last polls in Indiana have closed, and Donald Trump is projected to win the GOP primary. On the Democratic side, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call.

Indiana Primary: Trump Beats Cruz, As Democratic Race Is Too Early To Call

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:40pm

Ted Cruz suffered a brutal loss to Donald Trump, while the Democratic fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is close.

British Labour Party Accused Of Harboring Anti-Semites

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jonathan Freedland, columnist for The Guardian, about the problems within the British Labour Party and the political left over anti-Semitism.

In Indiana, Donald Trump Looks To Cement Path To GOP Nomination

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

Voters in Indiana are at the polls Tuesday in a presidential primary that could largely determine the outcome of the GOP race, while Bernie Sanders fights on to influence Democrats.

Ted Cruz Pulls Out All The Stops In Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

Republican Ted Cruz has put it all on the line in Tuesday's Indiana primary, making it a proving ground for efforts to stop Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination.

In Indiana, Many Voters Look To Challenge The Status Quo

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tim Swarens, political columnist and opinion editor of the Indianapolis Star, about the current political landscape in Indiana, and under what conditions the red state has turned purple in the past.

Voters Head To The Polls In Critical Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

Indiana voters head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the state primaries.

Larry Wilmore On 'Breaking Taboos' At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:04pm

The Nightly Show host discusses his controversial performance at Saturday's event. He tells Fresh Air that his use of the N-word was an artistic decision.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Coal Jobs

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:11am

Did Clinton really say she's going to put coal workers out of their jobs?

4 Things To Watch In The Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:01am

How much will Donald Trump pad his lead, and what will Ted Cruz do next? Even if Bernie Sanders wins, Hillary Clinton's lead is virtually insurmountable. And the GOP Senate primary is one to watch.

Here's Where The Delegate Math Stands Before Tuesday's Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:00am

If Donald Trump wins most of Indiana's delegates, his path to the nomination would be clear. Even if Bernie Sanders wins the state, he will likely wake up with less of a chance of being the nominee.

Democrats' Brand Is Bad, But Republicans' Is Way Worse

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:00am

The unfavorable numbers for Democrats look pretty bad lately. Their one silver lining: the GOP's look even worse.

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.

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