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Demographic Scramble: Donald Trump's Electoral Path To The White House

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump has a clear if not guaranteed path to the GOP nomination, but could he win the White House? NPR explains what would have to happen in the battle for electoral college votes for him to succeed.

Congress Grills Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder On Flint Water Crisis

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:16pm

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency field questions and attacks from members of Congress over the handling of the Flint, Mich., water crisis.

Merrick Garland Heads To Capitol Hill For What Could Be A Futile Exercise

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:16pm

Republicans remain steadfast in their refusal to consider any nominee to the Supreme Court during an election year. President Obama told NPR that argument is "puzzling."

After Loss In Ohio, Bernie Sanders Considers Path Forward

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:05pm

Following a devastating loss in Ohio on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders' path to a nomination just got even harder. So why is he still in the race?

Opening The Books On Donald Trump's Business Deals In Atlantic City

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:14pm

Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow dissects Trump's acquisition of the Taj Mahal casino/hotel, which went into bankruptcy a year after it opened.

WATCH: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Testifies On The Flint Water Crisis

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:52am

"Let me be blunt," Gov. Rick Snyder told a House panel. "This was a failure of government at all levels. Local, state, and federal officials — we all failed the families of Flint."

Republican Senator Weighs In On Supreme Court Nomination

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

Renee Montagne talks to Senator Orrin Hatch, who says the next Supreme Court nominee shouldn't be named until after the next presidential election. If roles were reversed, he thinks Democrats would not go along with filling a justice seat in the middle of an election.

'I Respect Him Enormously,' Ex-Law Clerk On Supreme Court Nominee

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

To learn more about President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Renee Montagne talks to one of Judge Merrick Garland's former law clerks Sam Erman.

On Foreign Policy, Trump's Campaign Hasn't Released Names Of Advisers

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

Little is known about the foreign policy plans of Donald Trump. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, who has met with the Republican front-runner.

Gov. Snyder Losing Michigan Residents' Trust

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

Gov. Snyder will sit before a congressional committee on Thursday to explain how the water in a major city in his state became undrinkable.

Conservatives Lobby Around Supreme Court Nomination

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

The justice vacancy means more TV ads, robocalls and the like from conservative and liberal advocacy groups. Many conservatives are digging into the record of President Obama's pick Merrick Garland.

Ex-Flint Official Says He Relied On Experts To Solve Drinking Water Contamination Issues

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

Congressional hearings have been looking into the lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan. Mary Louise Kelly talks to former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, who was in charge when the city switched from Detroit's water supple to the Flint River.

Judge Merrick Garland To Meet Senators

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

President Obama's Supreme Court nominee will meet with senators on Capitol Hill Thursday. Garland may get the cold shoulder from most Senate Republicans, who have vowed to halt Obama's nomination, but some Republican senators now appear more welcoming than the majority.

Trump Scores Decisive Wins In Florida, N.C.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 5:53pm

For Donald Trump, Tuesday was a night that gets him closer to the nomination. For Ted Cruz and John Kasich, now begins a week-by-week, state-by-state battle to deny him the delegates he needs.

Sen. Sherrod Brown On Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:55pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown about his reaction to President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Voters Unseat Prosecutors Criticized For Laquan McDonald And Tamir Rice Probes

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:10pm

The top prosecutors in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Cook County, Ill. were voted out in primaries Tuesday. Both have been under fire for their handling of fatal shootings by police.

White House Makes Full-Court Press For Garland As Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:04pm

President Obama is hoping his pick of D.C. appeals court judge Merrick Garland can force Republicans to consider him — or face the political consequences.

Why The Presidential Primary Race Is Far From Over

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

The front-runners in the Republican and Democratic presidential races each had a good night after Tuesday's slate of primaries. But primary season is not over yet.

Exit Polls Provide Insight Into Growing Coalition Of Donald Trump Supporters

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

The thinking early on in this campaign was that Donald Trump pulled his support almost exclusively from white working class voters, but exit polls show his coalition of political backers is broad and expanding.

Arkansas Governor On State Of GOP Race Without Marco Rubio

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about his endorsement of Marco Rubio, following the Florida primaries. Rubio dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday night after a lackluster finish in his home state.

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