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In Down-Ballot Races, Some Democrats Try To Link Trump To GOP Candidates

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

With Donald Trump the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, both parties are considering his effect on other races. In California, Democrats hope to use his unpopularity to unseat one GOP incumbent.

Week In Politics: Ryan Endorses Trump, Clinton's Foreign Policy Speech

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement of Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton's speech criticizing Trump on foreign policy.

Push To Crack Down on Drug That Killed Prince Echoes Fight From 1980s

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:09pm

A proposal by New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte to increase criminal penalties for possessing fentanyl is drawing the ire of advocates, who want to treat drug use as a public-health problem.

Politics Podcast: Trump University And Money To Vets Make It A Rough Week For Trump

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:59pm

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, where they discuss Trump's rough week, possible VP selections and the big batch of primary states on June 7.

Why Our Politics Are What They Are: The View From 3 Generations

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 7:50am

When it comes to politics, experience matters. Not just that of the candidates, but of the voters, too. When you grew up in the U.S. can yield very different political outlooks.

Clinton Plays Up Her Foreign Policy Experience; Portrays Trump As Unfit

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:08am

Hillary Clinton, in a room full of military personnel in San Diego, went into attack mode against Donald Trump. David Greene talks to NPR's Mara Liasson and David Ignatius of The Washington Post.

Politics In Real Life: The Struggle To Pay For College

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 3:45am

Loans and grants often aren't enough to cover all the expenses of a college education. For many students the struggle to afford school means long work hours and even skipping meals.

Clinton Draws A Bright, Clear Line Between Her Worldview And Trump's

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:04pm

In a major foreign policy speech, Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of U.S. alliances and said electing Donald Trump would be a "historic mistake." Here's a breakdown of their key positions.

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump 'Temperamentally Unfit' For White House

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:49pm

"This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes. Because it's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin," Clinton said.

GOP Foreign Policy Hawks Pen Letter Opposing Trump's National Security Views

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Reuel Marc Gerecht, who signed the letter with other conservative foreign policy experts opposing Donald Trump's views on national security. Some conceded they would have to hold their noses and vote for Hillary Clinton. Gerecht is a senior fellow with the think tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Hillary Clinton Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In San Diego

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton delivered a foreign policy speech in San Diego Thursday, drawing a contrast with presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Generation Politics: 65-Year-Olds Share Experiences That Shaped Their Views

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 65-year-old voters as part of a radio series where he explores the generational differences between how 25, 45 and 65-year-olds think about politics. He finds that this group of 65-year-olds were born into a structured world, which, for many, resembled The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. But later, their outlook was rocked by a series of assassinations of political figures, anti-war and civil rights protests.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:28pm

After holding back his support, House Speaker Paul Ryan now says he will vote for the presumptive GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump.

Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:46pm

The House speaker acknowledges he has had his differences with his party's presumptive nominee, but writes that Trump can help House Republicans enact their policy agenda if elected.

Trump University Promised To Help People Profit Off The Foreclosure Crisis

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:42pm

Internal documents show how Trump University offered advice on how to exploit the "Great Recession" that peaked in 2008 and caused housing prices to plummet.

Donald Verrilli, Who Argued Groundbreaking Cases For The Government, Stepping Down

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 9:01am

The solicitor general argued cases ranging from his successful defense of Obamacare to advocacy on behalf of constitutional protections for same-sex marriage.

How All Those Other States Spoiled California's Primary Story

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:00am

California once played the role of a baseball team's 9th inning pitcher, nailing down a win. But now it's more like a reserve player waiting on the bench in case of extra innings (which never happen).

After Decades In The Senate, McConnell Learns To Play 'The Long Game'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

Mitch McConnell has been a U.S. senator since 1984. The Long Game is the behind-the-scenes memoir of a man famous for his discretion. Steve Inskeep talks to McConnell about the Senate and his book.

Hoping To Put Negative Press Behind Him, Trump Hits Campaign Trail

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

Under fire for his delayed donations to veterans' groups and recently exposed practices at Trump University, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday night.

Trump Takes On Media For Questioning His Fundraising Efforts For Veterans

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

What raised Trump's hackles this time was questions from The Washington Post about whether he had actually raised — and distributed — $6 million for veterans' causes, as he'd been claiming for months.

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