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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.

Supporters Encourage David French To Run In A Third-Party Campaign

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

Republicans disgruntled with Donald Trump have been talking about a third-party candidate. Lawyer and Iraq war veteran David French could be their guy. He is a staff writer at the National Review.

Clinton To Tout Her Foreign Policy Experience In California Speech

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

David Greene talks to Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of Defense in the Obama administration, about the themes Hillary Clinton may address in her speech.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Poised To Send Gender Identity Bill To Governor

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:51pm

Legislation allowing people to choose their bathroom based on their gender identity has now been embraced by both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature.

Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:57pm

The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.

Hard Sell: The Potential Political Consequences Of The Trump University Documents

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:34pm

Trump U. was not a "university." The goal was to sell potential "buyers" on escalating packages, up to $35,000. Seminars included showing buyers how to capitalize on the housing crisis.

Democratic Indiana Voter Switches Sides In Upcoming Election

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Indiana voter Ed Neufeldt, who has supported Barack Obama for the last eight years, only to consider switching his vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

Obama Returns To Elkhart, Ind., To Tout Economic Recovery

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

President Obama returns to Elkhart, Ind., the first town he visited as president and a symbol of the recession. He went on Wednesday to tout economic recovery with an eye toward his successor.

Generation Politics: 45-Year-Olds Share Experiences That Shaped Their Views

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 45-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 this group of 45-year-olds experienced a swell of patriotism and American exceptionalism in their youth. But patriotic fervor dwindled, as scandals and the emergence of 24/7 news coverage changed the game of politics.

Swing-State VP Picks Don't Help Candidates Much. So What Does Work?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 9:40am

There's little evidence that vice presidential picks help candidates at the top of the ticket win a state. What nominees try to aim for often is balance.

Trump Calls A Press Conference — To Bash The Press

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:07am

Challenged about his fundraising for veterans, Donald Trump detailed $5.6 million he says he's delivered. But the larger message was his ongoing assault on the media, which resonates with his base.

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