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It's Possible N.C. 'Bathroom Law' Will Be Repealed, State Rep.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

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.

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