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Clinton Expected To Claim Victory Tuesday Night, Marking Historical Moment

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 1:34am

A day after an AP analysis unexpectedly indicated Clinton had the pledged delegates and superdelegates to claim the Democratic nomination, she and Sen. Bernie Sanders await results from six states.

Special Election Coverage: The June 7 Primaries

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:55pm

Catch up on interviews from NPR's special election coverage of the June 7 primaries, hosted by Ari Shapiro and Michel Martin and in collaboration with WNYC and KQED.

On Last Big Primary Day, Presumptive Candidates Pivot To General Election

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:53pm

Hillary Clinton plans to use tonight's speech to declare a historic victory in the primaries, though Bernie Sanders shows every sign of fighting until the last primary in Washinton, D.C., next week.

First GOP Incumbent Is Ousted As Conservatives Defeat One-Time Ally

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:21pm

North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers is the first Republican incumbent to lose a primary this year, the victim of heavy conservative spending against her and a new congressional map.

First GOP Incumbent Loses House Primary

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:21pm

North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers is the first Republican incumbent to lose a primary this year, the victim of heavy conservative spending against her and a new congressional map.

Clinton Looks To Historic Night While Sanders Hopes For Calif. Upset

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:53pm

Six states are voting in the last major primary contest of 2016: New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and California.

Who Is Judge Gonzalo Curiel, The Man Trump Attacked For His Mexican Ancestry?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:20pm

The likely GOP standard-bearer has accused the judge of bias in the Trump University fraud case because of his Mexican ancestry. But he's widely respected and took on a drug cartel under death threat.

U.S. Workers Are Skeptical, But China Says It Will Restrain Steel Output

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:54pm

At the end of a two-day meeting, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to work on reducing the world's steel glut. But U.S. companies and workers said they were skeptical that China will really act.

Ready To Hit The Stump, Obama Expected To Endorse Clinton This Week

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton for president this week. He will be the rare two-term president to be welcome and active on the campaign trail.

Sen. Jeff Flake Condemns Donald Trump's Attacks On Federal Judge

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel does a follow up interview with Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake about Donald Trump's recent comments about Judge Curiel and Muslims. Flake hoped Trump would walk back his statements, but now that he hasn't, he says he is not able endorse Trump, even though he is the presumptive GOP nominee.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Outlines Republican Plan To Fight Poverty

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday outlined the first of six policy goals that congressional Republicans hope to achieve under a Republican president.

'The Fractured Republic' Explores How Nostalgia Led To Polarized Politics

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Yuval Levin about his latest book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He argues both liberal and conservative Americans' nostalgia for the past has led to today's polarized national life.

'This Is A Big Deal': Sen. Amy Klobuchar On Hillary Clinton

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, about where Hillary Clinton goes with her presidential campaign now that she has secured enough delegate support for the Democratic nomination.

Democratic Delegate Math: How Hillary Clinton Clinched The Nomination

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Hillary Clinton has already clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, regardless of whether she wins or loses any primaries on Tuesday night. She reached the threshold with a combination of pledged and superdelegates.

Obama Hosts Indian Prime Minister At The White House

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Tuesday.

Democrats Await Results In Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are awaiting results from Tuesday's primaries, especially the big prize of California. Clinton has already secured enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee.

GOP Leaders Urge Donald Trump To Back Off Criticism Of Federal Judge

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Donald Trump shows no sign of backing off his racially charged criticism of a federal judge, even as he comes under increasing pressure from leaders in the Republican Party.

Who Is Gonzalo Curiel? The Federal Judge Attacked By Donald Trump

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Controversy is roiling the highest ranks of the Republican Party over criticism of a federal judge by the party's presumptive White House nominee, Donald Trump. The judge in question, Gonzalo Curiel, is a drug-cartel busting former prosecutor first named to a state court by a Republican governor, then to the federal bench by President Obama.

Revisiting The Tenure Of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, The 'Jewish Jefferson'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:22pm

One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century.

Ryan: Trump's Criticism Of Judge 'Textbook Definition Of A Racist Comment'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:41am

Donald Trump is unlikely to change course, according to a senior campaign source. The presumptive GOP nominee urged allies to keep pressure on Gonzalo Curiel and the press in a conference call Monday.

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