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Donald Trump To Give Trade Speech In Steel Country

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:01am

Trump is making stops in the key states of Ohio and Pennsylvania — a more traditional campaign path than he has been on so far. It's another marker of Trump getting more disciplined.

Obama Cautions Against 'Hysteria' Over 'Brexit' Vote

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:00am

"I think that the best way to think about this is a pause button has been pressed on the project of full European integration," President Barack Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Halfway Around The World, Brexit Hits Japan's Already Soft Economy

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:19am

The world's third largest economy is still struggling to gain traction under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The British decision to leave the European Union has delivered another blow.

Obama To Set New Clean Energy Goal: 50 Percent Carbon-Free Power By 2025

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:25pm

Aides acknowledge that's it's a "stretch goal" for North America, requiring commitments over and above what the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to as part of the Paris climate agreement.

Democrats' Report on Benghazi Attack: Hillary Clinton Was 'Active And Engaged'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:08pm

Democrats on the panel unveiled their findings to get out in front of a Republican-led committee report that is expected to be far more critical of Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attacks.

Hawaii Law Places Gun Owners Into National Database

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Hawaii State Sen. Will Espero about gun control legislation passed in the state last week. The legislation makes Hawaii the first state to enter gun owners into an FBI database that notifies police if a resident is arrested elsewhere in the country.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton In Ohio

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton campaigned with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, considered by many to be a progressive heroine, in Ohio Monday.

Supreme Court Overturns Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

The Supreme Court ruled Monday on whether to uphold the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.

Donald Trump Campaign Largely Ignores Swing State Of North Carolina

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

North Carolina is a crucial state that Republicans need to win if they are to take the White House this fall. But so far, Donald Trump's campaign has almost no presence there.

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton, Goes After Donald Trump

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 1:06pm

In their first appearance together of the 2016 campaign, the and progressive hero and Massachusetts senator enthusiastically endorsed Clinton.

Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:52am

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 9:12am

The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.

Politics In The News: 'Brexit' Reverberates Throughout U.S.

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer examines the impact of the U.K. voting to leave the EU on the U.S. presidential race with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist.

Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:55am

Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics and there are reports she's being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.

'Brexit' Songs: Here Are Your Picks

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Yesterday we asked for your picks for the songs that represent the feeling in the U.K. right now. Here are some of your suggestions.

'Brexit' Repercussions Continue In U.K. Politics

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Several leading members of Britain's Labor Party have resigned and Scottish leaders are considering pulling out of the U.K. Journalist David Torrance has the latest on the 'Brexit' vote fallout.

1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

In this encore presentation of For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin looks at the last contested convention: the 1976 GOP meeting in Kansas City. Ronald Reagan nearly denied Gerald Ford the nomination.

Republicans Brace For Donald Trump's Impact On Down-Ballot Races

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are not the only candidates running. Ken Rudin of the Political Junkie podcast and NPR's Linda Wertheimer discuss the Senate and House races.

Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:51am

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.




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