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Why Republicans In The Bronx And Other Deep-Blue Districts Are Suddenly So Popular

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 2:30pm

With New York State divvying most of its delegates up by congressional district, Republicans in heavily-Democratic pockets like The Bronx are reveling in their roles as super-voters.

Sanders Denounces Surrogate's 'Corporate Democratic Whores' Comment At Rally

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:52am

At the Vermont independent's rally in New York Wednesday night, one of the warm-up speakers criticized "corporate Democratic whores." But Thursday morning, Sanders said that was "inappropriate."

GOP Delegate: Trump Primary Wins 'Absolutely Irrelevant' At Convention

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:19am

A North Dakota GOP committeeman says the party can do whatever it wants at the convention this summer — no matter how many primaries Trump wins

Conflicting Interpretations Add To Mystique Of GOP Convention

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:49am

Most people assume that delegates to the GOP convention are bound, at least at first, to a candidate. The convention starts by rewriting the rules, so things could be done differently this year.

Understanding Bernie Sanders' Foreign Policy Approach

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 5:00am

He's against the Iraq war, but not a pacifist and he sees foreign policy through an economic lens. Here's what you need to know.

Democratic Debate: Is Politeness Over? Here Are 4 Things To Watch

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 5:00am

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton meet Tuesday on the debate stage after recent testiness on the campaign trail.

New York's Closed Primary Presents A Challenge To Sanders' Campaign

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

On the eve of a Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders held a monster rally in Manhattan's Washington Square Park. Polls favor Hillary Clinton but Sanders has won 8 out of the last 9 contests.

Delegates May Vote Their Conscious At GOP Convention, Haughland Says

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

As the Republican Party grapples with its complex rules guiding the allocation of delegates to presidential candidates, Steve Inskeep talks to an unbound delegate from North Dakota, Curly Haughland.

What Does 'Trumpism' Mean For The Future Of The GOP?

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

Consternation is growing among Republicans over Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The prospect of Trump as the Republican presidential nominee has raised many questions about the party's future.

The Next Encryption Battleground: Congress

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:55am

The top Republican and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel are floating a bill that would mandate cooperation in encryption cases, but critics say it creates a dangerous "back door."

Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Won't Be Prosecuted For Battery

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:56pm

Corey Lewandowski had been charged with simple battery after apparently pulling the arm of a reporter. She later showed bruises to police. Trump denied his aide had done anything wrong.

Understanding Bernie Sanders' Foreign Policy Approach

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 7:55pm

He's against the Iraq war, but not a pacifist and he sees foreign policy through an economic lens. Here's what you need to know.

Hillary Clinton Addresses Civil Rights Group After Missteps With Black Voters

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:28pm

After some recent missteps with African-American voters, Hillary Clinton addressed a high-profile civil rights group Wednesday.

Oregon's Jeff Merkley Becomes First Senator To Endorse Bernie Sanders

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:28pm

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced his endorsement of Bernie Sanders for president Wednesday in The New York Times. He is the first U.S. senator to endorse Sanders.

When It Comes To Terms Like 'Colored People's Time,' Context Matters

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 2:23pm

Bill de Blasio's been getting dragged for joking about "CPT." Once more, with gusto: When it comes to terms like this, context matters. Who's saying it, where and to whom?

An Atypical Political Spouse, Melania Trump Steps Into The Campaign Spotlight

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 2:22pm

She's not a typical political spouse, spending most of her time at home caring for the couple's 10-year-old son.

'Don't Be Mean' Beer: 36 N.C. Breweries Sign Up To Sell Brew Aimed At HB2

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:37am

North Carolina's HB2 law has sparked an ACLU lawsuit and prompted calls for boycotts. Inside the state, beer brewers say the law doesn't represent them.

Bernie Sanders Picks Up First Endorsement From A Senate Colleague

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:11am

Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley has backed Sanders, which could help him in Oregon's May 17 primary. Hillary Clinton has far more endorsements from Congress — a big part of her superdelegate lead.

The Real Story Behind HBO's 'Confirmation' From The NPR Reporter Who Broke The Story

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 7:06am

NPR's Nina Totenberg broke Hill's sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice candidate Clarence Thomas in 1991. She reflects on the climate then and how she was "pilloried" for it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Rules Himself Out As A Possible Republican Nominee

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:12am

As part of a campaign to unify the GOP, Ryan said he would not be a presidential alternative. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas about whether Ryan could still be persuaded.

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