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Republicans Are Unified Behind Trump, Rutledge Says

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general, who will speak to the convention Tuesday night. NPR's Scott Detrow is also covering the convention.

Recent Shootings; National Security Overshadow Republican Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention gets ready to kick off, Morning Edition is in Cleveland. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Detrow and Roger Villere, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Politics In The News: GOP Convention; Baton Rouge Police Killings

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican Convention kicks off in Cleveland, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller.

GOP Gonvention To Address Protecting The U.S.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, Steve Inskeep examines how the killings in Baton Rouge, La., impact discussion of guns and national security.

'Our Enemies Are Watching Us': Trump, Clinton Respond To Baton Rouge Shooting

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:37pm

Donald Trump blasted President Obama on Twitter and Facebook, saying he has "no clue" how to deal with a country that is a "divided crime scene."

'This Has Happened Far Too Often,' Obama Says, After 3 Officers Killed

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:32pm

For the second time in under a week, President Obama called for unity after the shooting deaths of multiple police officers. A shooting in Baton Rouge, La., left three law enforcement officers dead.

In The Turmoil Expected At The Conventions, Some Hear Echoes Of 1968

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:32pm

Alex Rosenberg lost his faith in party politics after he was roughed up at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was a tough, tumultuous year. Many see parallels to today's political season.

Cleveland Is 'Absolutely Ready' For RNC And Protests, Says Sen. Sherrod Brown

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 4:06pm

Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about the state of the presidential race and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Fears Of Violence At Cleveland Convention Stir Memories Of Chicago In 1968

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:30am

The greatest damage to the city and the Democratic Party in 1968 came from the television images of the mayhem beamed 'round the world and seared into the memories of a generation of Americans.

How Is Turbulent Climate That Rocked '68 Democratic Convention Different From Today's?

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Recent events have led many to compare today to the summer of '68. On the eve of the GOP convention, sociologist Todd Gitlin tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the ways it's similar, and how it's not.

A Conversation With Bernie Sanders Supporters

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But will his supporters vote for her? NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Nicole Castillo and T. Lee Shostack, both Sanders supporters.

Americans Dislike Trump, Clinton, But Chances Are Slim Of A Third-Party Candidate Rising

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

When so many Americans dislike their Democratic and Republican candidates for president, what about a third-party candidate? NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben discusses those chances with NPR's Lynn Neary.

What To Expect From GOP Convention In Cleveland

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

The party in Cleveland is about to get started — the Republican party that is. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the preparations for the GOP convention, which begins Monday.

GOP Convention Speaker Says Mike Pence Can Balance Out Conservative Side Trump Lacks

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

A parade of speakers begins tomorrow when the GOP convention starts in Cleveland. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who will be one of those addressing the crowd.

Trump Names Religious Conservative Mike Pence As VP Pick Ahead Of GOP Convention

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Donald Trump and his running mate pick, Gov. Mike Pence, are heading to Cleveland for the Republican Party convention. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Trump's choice.

On Eve Of Convention, Paul Ryan Offers Glimpse Of The GOP's Road Not Taken

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:30am

In a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the Republican speaker of the House suggests how different the focus at the party's upcoming convention might have been, had he been leading the ticket.

"Politics Has Become Celebrity-Driven": How 2016 Surprised Political Thinkers

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:00am

Race, geography, and celebrity have taken on major (and, perhaps unexpected) roles in the 2016 campaign

From The Sidelines To The Spotlight: Melania Trump Poised To Become First Lady

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump's older children are intimately involved in his campaign. Less involved is his wife, Melania. But if he wins the White House, she'll have the most prominent role of all: First Lady.

Trump Makes First Public Appearance With Pence

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:02pm

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump appeared today for the first time with his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence brings a popularity with the base that could help Trump.

Barbershop: The GOP, The RNC And What It Means

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:02pm

Business owner Joyce Banjac, college Republican Christian Pancake, Trump for Cuyahoga's Steve Herbik, and small business president Stacey Polk discuss being Republican this election year.




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