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#MemeOfTheWeek: Donald Trump's Alter-Ego

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:27pm

Seems the likely Republican presidential nominee may have his own Sasha Fierce, who some say used to handle his PR.

'The Politicians And The Egalitarians' Explores Role Of Partisan Politics In U.S.

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:25pm

Historian Sean Wilentz talks about his new book, The Politicians and the Egalitarians, which explores how partisan politics have always informed the running of the American republic. Wilentz says that every major egalitarian success in U.S. history, including the progressive movement and the New Deal, happened when social movements converged with effective party politicians.

Week In Politics: White House Responds To North Carolina Bathroom Bill

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review, and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, about North Carolina's law on transgender bathroom access and the latest on the presidential primary race.

How Schools Around The Country Are Treating Transgender Student Rights

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:09pm

Some states and districts are ahead of the recommendations announced today by the Obama Administration. Some are in conflict.

Reality Check: What Donald Trump Has Said About Taxes And The Wealthy

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:14pm

Trump issued a reasonably detailed tax plan last year that included cuts for the middle class and wealthy. But in recent days

Trump Denies Posing As His Own Spokesman, Refutes Audio Recording

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:46am

The apparent GOP presidential nominee denies he called reporters purporting to be a publicist for himself. The Washington Post has published a recording of one such call about Trump's romantic life.

Political Ad Spending Way Up From 2012

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:02am

The biggest spending came from the campaign of Democrat Bernie Sanders. Outside groups dominated spending on the Republican side.

It's Gotten A Lot Harder To Act Like Whiteness Doesn't Shape Our Politics

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:57am

When we don't acknowledge the role whiteness plays in how Americans vote, we're essentially agreeing to misidentify some of the most important dynamics of this election cycle.

Here's Exactly What The Administration Is Saying About Transgender Students

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 9:54am

The Education and Justice Departments have given schools guidance about prom, sports, privacy and more.

The GOP Establishment Really, Really Would Have Wanted Paul Ryan Instead Of Trump

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 7:48am

We used one major GOP pollster's criteria for who the best general-election candidate would be. Donald Trump is not it.

How Many Levels Can You Count In The Ryan-Trump Chess Game?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:01am

Speaker Paul Ryan is widely regarded as a thought leader in his party and in the conservative movement, generally. He speaks often of principles, and he seems to mean it. He has yet to back Trump.

Should Congressional Republican Leaders Get Behind Donald Trump?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Trump was in Washington, D.C., to meet with GOP congressional leaders to hash out differences. David Greene talks to blogger Erick Erickson, who backed Ted Cruz and is a #NeverTrump movement leader.

Amid Allegations Of Bias, Facebook Explains How 'Trending Topics' Works

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:50pm

The release of the internal document represents Facebook's continued pushback against claims that the social media network discriminated against conservative news sources.

In 9 Out Of 10 Cities, Middle-Income Families Are Slipping Away

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:40pm

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the share of middle-income households is shrinking. That's because more households are moving into the upper class, while others are sinking lower.

Fact Checking Hillary Clinton's Medicare Buy-In Proposal

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton this week floated the idea of allowing people over 50 to buy in to Medicare. NPR looks at how that would affect health care costs for everyone else.

Protesters Surround RNC Headquarters Amid Trump Meetings

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

Colorful protests surrounded Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning as Donald Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other officials inside.

Speaker Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump Meeting 'Encouraging'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan met with the de facto nominee of the Republican Party Donald Trump Thursday and called the conversation encouraging and a good first step, while acknowledging that the two have legitimate policy differences.

White House Request For Emergency Zika Funding Hits Roadblock In Congress

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funding to prepare against the Zika virus. Congressional Republicans say the administration doesn't need all that money now and insist the White House is asking for a blank check.

For Many Americans, Retirement Security Is No. 1 Financial Worry

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR takes a look at what the next president could do about the No. 1 financial concern for Americans: having enough money to retire. The Obama administration recently pushed through a regulation to force financial advisers to be held to a fiduciary standard, meaning they have to put their clients interests first. The next president could go further.

'Washington Post' Columnist Literally Eats His Words In Trump Columns

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank ate his prior columns in a nine course meal on Thursday. The columns noted that Donald Trump would never become the GOP presidential nominee.

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