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Beyond The Scandalous Selfies: Documenting The Downfall Of Anthony Weiner

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

A new documentary shows the rise and fall of former congressman with unimaginable access. Co-directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg explain how they got the story.

Clinton And Trump Face Off On The Matter Of Gun Violence

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

Hillary Clinton took on Donald Trump over the issue of guns at an event hosted by the Trayvon Martin Foundation in Florida on Saturday night. Now, Trump is defending his position.

E.O. Wilson Goes To Washington

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

The Pulitzer Prize winner, who's known as the "father of biodiversity," is a scientific superstar. But now he's trying to convince Congress to set aside half the earth as wilderness.

Clinton Uses Florida Platform To Talk To Mothers Who've Lost Children To Gun Violence

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

Gun control will likely be an important topic in the general election. On Saturday, Hillary Clinton spoke to mothers who have lost children to gun violence at an event in Florida.

Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fire

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 5:02am

Some groups are putting pressure on corporations that have pledged money for the Republican convention saying it would help promote Donald Trump and compromise their policies against discrimination.

Coming Up Sunday: The Directors Of 'Weiner'

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 4:18pm

On Sunday's All Things Considered, we will take a look at Weiner, a new documentary that chronicles the political failure of Anthony Weiner as he ran for New York City mayor.

Austrian Far-Right Party Plays On Fear Of Criminal Migrants In Campaigns

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 4:18pm

Voters in Austria choose a new president in an election Sunday. It could deliver the first significant victory for far-right, anti-migrant parties that have been growing in strength across Europe.

Barbershop: Megyn Kelly And Trump, Sanders Supporters, And Spouses In The Campaign

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 4:18pm

NPR's Mara Liasson, John Nichols of The Nation, and Mona Charen of National Review discuss the latest on the presidential campaigns.

Anthony Mackie On Portraying Martin Luther King Jr. In 'All The Way'

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 4:18pm

All The Way is a drama from HBO that chronicles President Lyndon B. Johnson's struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act. Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Mackie, who portrays Martin Luther King Jr.

Voters Often Confuse 'American Independent' With 'Independent' Party

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Californian Sherree Worrell wanted to register "no party preference," but accidentally joined the American Independent Party. She's not the only voter to be similarly confused.

How Important Are Superdelegates In Securing The Democratic Nomination?

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

The math is stacked against Sen. Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton leads in both votes cast and pledged delegates. To match her delegate lead, he'd need 70 percent of the vote.

Sanders Criticizes Democratic Nominating Process During New Mexico Rally

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned in New Mexico last night, marching on in his fight against Hillary Clinton, and challenging the Democratic Party primary process along the way.

By Staying In Race, Bernie May Drive Movements, But Not Media

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now" about Bernie Sanders' chances of getting the delegates he needs to claim the Democratic nomination.

Making Democrats' Primaries More Open Could Be Harder Than You Think

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:25am

Bernie Sanders has made it clear he doesn't like closed presidential primaries. Making big changes to the system may be tough to do, though.

Sanders Campaign Still Leads In Fundraising; Its Spending Is Even Higher

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 8:45pm

The Vermont senator's organization was down to $5.8 million at the end of April as it bought ample ad time in California's TV markets. The campaign spent 43 percent more than it raised that month.

Donald Trump Clarifies Position On Gun Control At National Rifle Association

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump addressed the National Rifle Association convention Friday. His past positions on guns have been far more liberal than the NRA.

Week In Politics: Sanders Stays In, Trump Accepts NRA Endorsement

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

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 Bernie Sanders' vow to stay in the Democratic race, and the very high unfavorable ratings for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders Pushes For Overhaul Of Democratic Primary Process

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

Bernie Sanders is pushing for Democrats to do away with closed presidential primaries. That shift would be hard to carry out, as each state sets its own rules, and changes are both timely and expensive.

'I Will Never Let You Down,' Trump Tells National Rifle Association

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:32pm

The NRA endorsed Donald Trump at its annual conference, where the candidate made remarks. "The Second Amendment is on the ballot this November," he said.

Politics Podcast: The Team Goes Live!

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:04pm

Join the NPR Politics Podcast team for a weekly roundup of political news that was taped in front of a live studio audience. The team talks Democrats, GOP, and takes audience questions.

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