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Union Voters In Ohio Are Not Satisfied With The Choice: Clinton Or Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Trade is a motivating issue for many union members, and Donald Trump has made that a hallmark of his campaign rhetoric. That's weighing on the minds of union voters, even long-time Democrats.

If Elected President, Would Trump Put His Investments In A Blind Trust?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.

Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:02am

Much has changed during the Obama administration — including the legalization of same-sex marriage. The president praised that Supreme Court decision, but activists have not always applauded him.

How Bernie Sanders' Progressive Message Carried His Insurgent Campaign

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Now that Hilary Clinton has become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, NPR takes a moment to reflect on the campaign of her rival, Bernie Sanders.

Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Associated Press reporter Michael Biesecker about his reporting on Trump University.

Rep. Jeff Miller Outlines Failures Of Veterans Choice Program

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Jeff Miller led the push to create the Veterans Choice program, and cooperated with his ideological opposite, Sen. Bernie Sanders, to get it passed. The Florida Republican has been among the VA's leading critics, especially for what he considers mismanagement of the choice program and a reluctance to fire bad VA staff.

How Hillary Clinton Made History After Suffering 2008 Defeat

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination in 2016 by learning lessons from her loss eight years earlier. The way she handled that loss started her on this path.

Donald Trump Attempts To Clarify Message In Teleprompter Speech

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Reading from a teleprompter Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to stabilize a campaign that looked almost in freefall just hours earlier.

Lone Senator To Endorse Bernie Sanders Reacts To Clinton Victory

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, following Tuesday's primaries. He is the only senator to have endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

The Flame Starts To Fade For Some Bernie Sanders Supporters

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:27pm

Both on Capitol Hill and with Twitter's #GirlIGuessImWithHer, some Sanders supporters are starting to come to terms with their candidate's loss

California's Geographic Sanders-Clinton Divide Suggests Ethnic, Rural-Urban Split

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:41am

Sanders tended to win in the Northern part of the state, which also tends to be more white and more rural. Clinton's victories were more in cities and minority-heavy areas.

The Last Big Night Of The Primaries, In 5 Headlines

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 8:24am

Hillary Clinton secured her status as presumptive nominee and took home California. Bernie Sanders said he will stay in the fight. And Donald Trump gave a scripted speech — an unusual move for him.

Obama Stumping For Clinton Is Likely, But Not The Norm For Incumbents

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 7:43am

In past elections, sitting presidents haven't often stuck their neck out for the next in line, but Obama will likely be a valuable player in Clinton's campaign going forward.

It Ends With Both A Bang And A Whimper For Clinton, Trump And Sanders

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:44am

Tuesday was the triumphal night that Hillary Clinton had worked for and awaited for a decade — or perhaps several decades. Yet with all the celebration, a whimper was audible in the background.

Senate Colleagues Mount Pressure On Bernie Sanders To 'Stand Down Now'

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:00am

It's getting awkward in the Senate, where members go out of their way to avoid directly chastising each other. The low-simmering annoyance with Sanders for staying in the contest is palpable.

Clinton Breaks Glass Ceiling, Claims Party's Presidential Nomination

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton marked the historic moment as she became the first female presumptive nominee of a major American political party. And she delivered her speech from a hall with a glass ceiling.

Where Do Democrats Stand As Far As Unifying The Party?

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

The president is eager to endorse Hillary Clinton but Bernie Sanders fights on. David Greene and Renee Montagne talk to Clinton supporter Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Raul Grijalva, who backs Sanders.

After Tuesday's Primaries, Bernie Sanders Presses On

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the race, despite Hillary Clinton claiming the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders' supporters reject the idea that Clinton has won the nomination.

Trump Pivots Toward A Presidential Image In Primary Results Speech

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump finds himself in a head-to-head race for the presidency with Hillary Clinton. Renee Montagne talks to writer Roger Simon about what to expect from the Trump campaign.

Republicans Wonder If Trump Can Learn To Follow A Script

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

As the campaign moves into general election mode, Donald Trump is trying to reassure members of the GOP that he can successfully represent the party in the months to come.

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