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Third GOP Debate Presents A Smaller, More Focused Main Event

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 9:11pm

After a near revolt against the TV networks and debate moderators, Republican candidates are back on stage again — but for the frontrunners, that stage can be a bit smaller.

Economy Takes Center Stage In Fourth GOP Debate

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 8:02pm

The Florida governor needs a strong showing to quell nervous donors. The focus will also be on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

Live Twitter Chat: Republican Presidential Debate

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:41pm

Join in on Twitter at #nprdebate or follow along here.

Candidates Try To Punch Up In Undercard Debate

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 6:01pm

Both Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee will try to grab the spotlight after they were demoted from the main debate stage tonight.

Supreme Court Weighs Whether The Government Can Freeze A Defendant's Assets

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:01pm

Sila Luis could not hire a lawyer to defend her in court because her adversaries had succeeded in having her financial assets frozen.

Push For $15 Minimum Wage Becoming Part Of Presidential Politics

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:47pm

In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $15. They planned to protest in Milwaukee outside the Republican presidential debate.

Poor Criminal Defendants Face 'Too Many Barriers' To Get Lawyers, Says DOJ

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:45pm

The criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate, and without a lawyer, it's even harder. Yet the government says it's still too difficult for poor defendants to get representation.

Activists In Raqqa, Syria, Use Social Media To Document ISIS Violence

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:35pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to the director and co-founder of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a group of activists who use social media to document atrocities committed by ISIS.

After Downplaying VA Scandal, Clinton Unveils Plans To Support Veterans

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a roundtable with military veterans on the eve of Veterans Day. It comes after Clinton drew criticism for calling last year's VA scandal overblown.

Demonstrators Clash With Journalists At The University Of Missouri

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

After demonstrators catalyzed the resignation of two executives at the University of Missouri Monday, they did not want to talk to the press, leading to tense interactions between some demonstrators and members of the media.

David Cameron Delivers List Of Reforms For Britain To Stay In EU

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron steps up his bid to change the relationship between his country and the rest of Europe on Tuesday with a speech in which he will insist the EU take his demands seriously or face a British exit from the union.

Governor-Elect Matt Bevin Promises To Shake Up Kentucky Politics

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

Republican Matt Bevin is the latest political newcomer to make a splash. The newly elected governor of Kentucky has never held office before and says he plans to shake up politics in the state.

8 GOP Candidates Prepare To Debate On Main Stage In Milwaukee

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

The GOP candidates meet in Milwaukee for their next debate Tuesday night. Just eight candidates will be on stage with Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee relegated to the lower tier.

Man At Clinton Town Hall Says He Wants To 'Strangle' Fiorina

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:06pm

"I wouldn't mess with you," Clinton joked after an audience member said he wanted to "strangle" Carly Fiorina.

One Year Out — 5 Things That Might Determine The Next President

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:08am

Election Day 2016 is Nov. 8. There are several things to watch that could determine the next president, like anger in the electorate over issues like income inequality and President Obama's record.

Where The 2016 Candidates Stand On Immigration, In One Chart

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 9:33am

Many candidates' views on immigration have shifted throughout the presidential campaign. Here's what we know of where they stand.

What To Watch At Tonight's Debate: Could Be 'Make Or Break' For Jeb Bush

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:50am

The former Florida governor will again be feeling the heat. Marco Rubio will try to capitalize on his breakout performance from last time. And Ben Carson could fend off questions about his biography.

Gotcha! Can't Politicians Handle Tough Questions?

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:03am

Most politicians can agree on at least one thing: "gotcha" questions have got to go. But "gotcha" journalism isn't new — the idea and the accusation gained traction during the '90s.

Adviser Armstrong Williams Sheds Light On Carson's Campaign

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

Ahead of Tuesday's GOP presidential debate, Renee Montagne talks to Armstrong Williams, an adviser to Ben Carson. With Carson's rapid rise in the polls, his back-story has come under intense scrutiny.

Jeb Bush Makes An Effort To Be More Assertive And Dynamic

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's new propensity for cursing on the trail, and what it says about the state of his campaign.

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