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Judge Blocks Kansas' Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Registration Requirement

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:55am

The ruling is the latest development in a back-and-forth over the registration requirement, which supporters claim prevents voter fraud and opponents say is an effort to suppress voting rights.

Hillary Finally Wins A Clinton County During Primary Contests

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 5:59am

Reporters noticed that Bernie Sanders kept winning counties named Clinton. The Vermont Senator was eight for eight. Hillary Clinton finally won a Clinton County — Tuesday night in Kentucky.

Rep. Grijalva Weighs In On Sanders' Showing In Tuesday's Primaries

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, who supports Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee, about the results of the Oregon and Kentucky primaries.

Primary Recap: Sanders Wins Oregon, Clinton Has A Slim Lead In Kentucky

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Voters went to the polls in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton may have just barely edged out Bernie Sanders in Kentucky's primary. But Sanders won by a significant margin in Oregon.

Donald Trump Calls On Experts To Help Revise His Tax Package

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Trump enlists conservative economists, including Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, to make his tax plan more politically palatable. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Moore about advising Trump.

Nevada Incident Could Make It Difficult For Sanders' Supporters To Back Clinton

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Sen. Bernie Sanders is answering for violence at the Nevada Democratic Party's state convention, where his supporters threw chairs and hurled obscenities as Hillary Clinton claimed the most delegates.

In Sit-Down With Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly Shows A Light Touch

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:55pm

After nine months of feuding, the long-awaited interview may not have been worth the hype.

Millions To Be Eligible For Overtime Under New Obama Administration Rule

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:58pm

Starting December 1, anyone earning less than about $47,000 a year will qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The move will affect more than 4 million workers.

Clinton Holds Narrow Lead Over Sanders In Kentucky Primary

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:42pm

With nearly all votes counted, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in the Kentucky Democratic primary by almost 1,800 votes.

Sanders Doubles Down On Nevada Convention Controversy

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:47pm

Trailing Hillary Clinton in the delegate race, Bernie Sanders says the Nevada state party treated him unfairly and denied that his supporters incited violence and leveled threats toward officials.

President Obama Is Familiar With Finland's Heavy Metal Scene. Are You?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:33pm

Obama commended the country's prolific metal scene while speaking with European Nordic leaders. "Finland is making the weirdest heavy metal imaginable," Decibel editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian says.

Older Voters To Candidates: Don't Forget About Us

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:14pm

Voters age 65 and older make up more than a fifth of the electorate, but they're not hearing the presidential candidates talk about the issues that matter most to them.

Can Trump Turn Pennsylvania's Disaffected Democrats Into Believers By November?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump argues his route to the White House runs through traditionally Democratic states such as Pennsylvania. But it's not clear the Keystone State will make that large an impact this fall.

North Carolina Philanthropist To Support GOP Without Backing Donald Trump

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Art Pope, the North Carolinian philanthropist and CEO of Variety Wholesalers, about how he plans to support the Republican Party without backing the party's de facto nominee, Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Hopes To Turn Disaffected Democrats In The Keystone State

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump argues his route to the White House runs through traditionally Democratic states such as Pennsylvania. NPR explores what kind of the impact the Keystone State could make this fall.

Democrats Go To Polls In Kentucky, Oregon Primaries

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

As the Democratic race goes on, voters in Kentucky and Oregon have their say in primaries Tuesday. Both states could be favorable for Sen. Bernie Sanders to extend a win streak against Hillary Clinton.

4 Things To Know About Hillary Clinton's Approach To Foreign Policy

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:47am

As secretary of state under President Obama, Hillary Clinton has a long foreign policy record. She is hawkish compared to other Democrats, but also knows the political price of military intervention.

Ratings Gold? Fox To Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Trump Tonight

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Donald Trump has publicly attacked Megyn Kelly, a rising star at Fox News, for months. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller and co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend for a preview.

CDC Waits For Congress To Approve Emergency Funds To Combat Zika

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on a deal to provide more than $1 billion to battle Zika. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

When It Comes To Economic Election Prediction Models, It's A Mixed Bag

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26am

Under a Moody's model, Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump. The oldest model picks the GOP nominee to win, though it may be proved wrong, its creator says, because Trump is so outside the mainstream.




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