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RNC Wraps Up Final Meeting Before National Convention

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Republican National Convention delegates have been talking about nominating rules and the delegate counts. NPR explores what we've learned about what the party's nominating convention will look like.

Virginia's Governor Just Gave 206,000 People The Right To Vote

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:08pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Friday action will make 206,000 felons eligible to vote. Republican critics are calling the move a political ploy designed to help Hillary Clinton win the swing state.

Like Everyone Else, Obama Woke Up Friday Morning And Played Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:05pm

The president spoke about Prince's death during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Politics Podcast: She's Got Hot Sauce In Her Bag (Swag)

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:23am

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including who won big at the New York primary earlier this week.

As A Contested Convention Looms, Republicans Punt On Rules Changes

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:51am

The Republican National Committee is holding its final official gathering ahead of the July nominating convention.

Donald Trump And George Wallace: Riding The Rage

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:19am

Fueled by voter anger at a changing America, 50 years ago a pugnacious governor from Alabama made a lot of waves and got a lot of votes. Today, a New York billionaire is walking a similar path.

The View From Appalachia: The Pull To Get Out And Come Back Home

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:00am

Appalachia, which stretches across 13 states, is rarely center stage during presidential campaigns. It is one of the most economically deprived regions of the country and deeply conservative.

GOP Presidential Campaigns Zero In On Party's Spring Meeting

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

The Republican National Committee is meeting this week in Hollywood, Florida. Delegates from across the country are gathered there ahead of July's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

New Overtime Rules May Put Squeeze On Caregivers For Those With Disabilities

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:46pm

The regulations, expected in the coming weeks, would require employers to pay such caregivers more. But many won't be able to comply because they rely on Medicare reimbursements, which won't change.

Who Still Supports Andrew Jackson?

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:42pm

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill, while Jackson, who owned slaves, will move to the back. The two opposing figures represents how our democracy is supposed to work.

Michigan GOP Leaders Take Sides In U.S. Virgin Islands Delegation Dispute

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:29pm

Longtime GOP political figures in Michigan are on opposing sides of a fight over who gets to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Republican Convention this summer. Detroit News reporter Chad Livengood tells NPR's Robert Siegel about the players and why the Virgin Islands delegation may prove to be very important.

Democrats Target Pennsylvania In Quest To Regain The Senate

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:29pm

Democrats hope to regain the Senate this fall. But to do that, they'll need to win in states like Pennsylvania, where a raucous Democratic primary could weaken the party's chances.

Trump Calls For GOP To Moderate Its Platform On Abortion

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:22pm

Trump said he would ask the party to change its platform to allow for exceptions to banning abortion. The party's language on the issue has been consistent since 1984.

These Two Friends Love Donald Trump So Much, They Wrote Him A Song

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:18pm

Staten Island residents Jay Reinhart and Frank Zento got to play their original song dedicated to the GOP candidate at a recent campaign appearance.

Show's Over? Trump Pledges To Be 'So Presidential You Will Be So Bored'

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:48am

With a narrow path to the GOP nomination, Donald Trump says he is making a concerted effort to run a more traditional presidential campaign.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Harriet Tubman And The Evolution Of Internet Phenomena

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:42am

Over the course of just one day, Harriet Tubman and her new place on our money came to represent the eternal timeline of Internet phenomena.

Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On "The Obama Effect"

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:37am

Growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants, Pablo Ramirez never really thought about race. For him, the Obama years meant finding pride and a new awareness of his own racial identity in college.

For Tenn. Gov. Weighing Therapist Religious Objection Bill, It's All About Values

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:02am

Bill Haslam is a moderate Republican in immoderate Republican times. He also just vetoed a bill that would have designated the Holy Bible the state book of Tennessee.

Here's A Round-By-Round Guide To A Contested GOP Convention

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:00am

For the first time in 40 years, the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party might not be known before the convention. That could bring multiple ballots and — chaos.

U.S. Ranks 41st In Press Freedom Index Thanks To 'War On Whistleblowers'

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:37pm

The report, created by Reporters Without Borders, also slams the treatment of journalists covering the 2016 presidential race and #BlackLivesMatter protests.

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