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WATCH: In Show Of Party Unity, Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:22am

The Vermont senator's endorsement is the conclusion to the long, surprising Democratic primary fight. Clinton praised Sanders, and Sanders returned the favor, saying it was important to elect Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Still Has A Problem With A Key Pro-Sanders Group: Young Voters

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 8:54am

A new poll suggests Clinton still lags far behind Bernie Sanders among voters 30 and younger.

Americans Really Dislike Trump, Clinton. So Why Aren't Third Parties Doing Better?

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 7:59am

The last time people were this dissatisfied with presidential candidates, Ross Perot became a third-party success story. This year, however, there are new hurdles for outsiders.

Meet Hillary Clinton's Potential Vice Presidents In 100 Words

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 5:39am

The Democrat will already make history with her own nomination for president. Now the question is whether she wants to do it again with her choice of running mate by picking a second woman or Latino.

There Is Still Much Party Business To Handle Before GOP's Convention Begins

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, delegates are hashing out the party platform with key debates over same-sex marriage and transgender rights.

Colorado County Gains Political Power As Accurate Presidential Prognosticator

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

In Colorado, a diverse swing state, both parties are aggressively seeking the votes of suburban women in Jefferson County. For decades, the suburbs west of Denver have picked the next president.

Sanders And Clinton To Campaign Together In Portsmouth, N.H.

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are coming together after an intense primary season for a N.H. campaign event on Tuesday. The question remains how enthusiastically does Sanders endorse Clinton?

Email Case Raises Doubts About Bill Clinton's Value To Wife's Campaign

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Bill Clinton is widely considered an exceptional political talent. But he recently muddled perceptions of the investigation of his wife's email system, raising doubts about his value to her campaign.

If Hillary Clinton Wins, Bill Would Be A Powerful First Gentleman

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

If Hillary Clinton is elected, it would be historic for many reasons. Her husband would be the first male spouse of a president and the first former president married to the person in the oval office.

Race For Pennsylvania Likely To Hinge On Philadelphia Surburbs

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Republican leaning women could be key to winning Pennsylvania's electoral votes this November, and both parties are appealing to them, especially along the New Jersey border in Bucks County.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Calls For 'Responsible Nationalism'

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Larry Summers, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. treasury secretary, about his op-ed in the The Washington Post regarding popular support for Brexit and Donald Trump.

Former Trump Adviser Gives Closer Look At A Non-Traditional Campaign

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel discusses the Trump campaign organization with Barry Bennett, a former adviser to the Trump campaign and the former campaign manager for Ben Carson.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Continued Protests, GOP Platform Calls For Marriage Amendment

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:11am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today, protests continue across America's cities and more than 40 million Americans shoulder $1.3 trillion in student debt.

Sanders And Clinton To Rally Together In New Hampshire

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:54am

Democratic sources familiar with negotiations between the campaigns say a formal endorsement is expected.

Contemplating On What Kind Of First Lady Melania Trump Would Be

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump's wife Melania hasn't had a prominent public role in his presidential campaign. Her role as first lady could be more old-fashioned and less political than recent presidential spouses.

Black Lives Matter Activists Take It Off The Street And Into The Museum

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 4:18pm

A postcard from the Underground Museum in Los Angeles, featuring reactions to the week's events from several founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A Swiss Way For The U.K.?

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 4:18pm

Switzerland has never been a member of the European Union. Former Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey says that it could provide a potential model for the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote.

Changing Presidential Campaign Approach On Display In Ankeny, Iowa

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 4:18pm

Ankeny, Iowa is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and an example of a growing urban/rural divide. The presidential campaigns are shifting focus in this critical swing state.

Candidates Counting Down The Days Until 'Veep' Selection

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 4:18pm

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are vetting their shortlists of vice presidential contenders. With the GOP convention starting in eight days, Trump could name his running mate any day now.

Detroit Working Class Men Split On Donald Trump

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 7:23am

If Trump hopes to win Michigan, then he's got to win over working-class white men in suburban Detroit. But it will be tough. The state hasn't backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

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