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GOP Efforts To Take Down Trump Echo 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

On a fateful weekend five years ago this month, President Obama faced off with Donald Trump over birtherism and the real estate magnate's political credentials — mocking him relentlessly during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner. Comedian Seth Meyers and Obama's former chief speechwriter recall what it was like to target the future Republican presidential candidate.

Sanders Takes His Message To The Vatican

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:51pm

The Democratic presidential hopeful said it was worth it to take time away from the campaign trail to attend a Vatican conference on social and economic justice.

Why Trump Supporters Have Declared War On Colorado's Republican Party

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:45am

After Ted Cruz swept the state's slate of delegates, Donald Trump's supporters plan a demonstration against a process they say is rigged. The state GOP's defenders accuse Trump of sour grapes.

The View From Illinois: Voters Frustrated That Government Is Broken

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:13am

Across the state, some argued to blow up the system while others cautioned against a wholesale political revolution. But voters in both parties agreed: government in its current form is not working.

Latest And Perhaps Last Debate Highlights Animosity Of Sanders, Clinton

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 7:23am

Bernie Sanders' inner circle could finally make an urgent case: If you don't beat Hillary Clinton in New York, where will you amass the delegates needed to beat her in the pledged delegate category?

Democratic Voters In Struggling Pa. County Cross Over To Support Trump

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Jim Davis, the Democratic Party Chairman of Fayette County. Many Democrats there crossed over and voted for Ronald Reagan; now they're vowing to do the same for Donald Trump.

GOP Front-Runner Trump Gains Support From Pittsburgh's Democrats

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Donald Trump backers in the Pittsburgh area, including an ex-factory worker and the son of a steelworker, who says his family isn't doing as well economically as his parents did.

'New York Values?' Fuhgeddaboudit. GOP Candidates Show Their Love

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

At a black tie, $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the New York state Republican Party, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich offered nothing but praise for the city. The New York primary is Tuesday.

It's Possible N.C. 'Bathroom Law' Will Be Repealed, State Rep. Bell Says

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to N.C. House Democrat Larry Bell about a call from a constituent that's made him rethink his "yes" vote in support of the state's controversial transgender bathroom measure.

Clinton, Sanders Clash In Final Primary-Season Debate

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off in New York Thursday night — ahead of that state's crucial primary on Tuesday.

Grassroots Group Born Of Obama Campaign Now Helps Push His Causes

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:10am

Organizing for Action is now deep in the battle over confirming the president's nominee to the Supreme Court.

The 9th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And 3 Videos)

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:47pm

In substance, the debate was essentially a recap of previous ones. In style, it broke new ground. It was sharp and contentious.

Clinton, Sanders Face Off in Brooklyn Debate

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:03pm

The two Democratic contenders exchanged sharp attacks ahead of the New York April 19 primary.

Prosecutor Insists He Dropped Trump Campaign Manager Charges 'Solely On The Facts'

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:51pm

The state attorney for Palm Beach OCunty refused to go forward with battery charges against Corey Lewandoswki over his pulling and grabbing a journalist after a Trump press conference.

When It Comes To Protesters, Politicians Don't Always Handle Them Well

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:31pm

This election season, like many others, has been filled with scenes of presidential candidates enduring protests and heckling during official campaign events. But it seems few candidates, actually handle these moments well. What should a politician do, when they're at risk of losing control to a protester?

Presidential Campaign Slows Progress On Capitol Hill

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:31pm

Even for an election year, 2016 is turning out to be a particularly unproductive year for Congress. House GOP leaders are struggling to pass a budget — a modest goal at best — while other legislative items are getting punted until after the election.

NPR's Nina Totenberg Recalls Breaking Anita Hill's Story In 1991

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:31pm

In October 1991, NPR's Nina Totenberg broke the story of Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. With the HBO movie on the events out this weekend, Totenberg joins us to talk about the events of that fall.

Bernie Sanders Looks At Foreign Policy Through An Economic Lens

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:31pm

Bernie Sanders has downplayed foreign policy in his presidential campaign, focusing primarily on domestic economic concerns. NPR looks at how a President Sanders might approach the world beyond our shores.

Democrats Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Debate Ahead Of New York Primary

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:31pm

Ahead of New York's primary on Tuesday, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet for a debate in Brooklyn Thursday night. It's their first match up in more than a month.

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.

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