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Trump Answer Ignites Backlash, Invites Questions On Abortion Ban

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

Donald Trump's controversial statements on abortion this week came in response to a core question: How would a ban on abortion be implemented?

After 'Important' Swing State Wisconsin, Path Looks Clear For Trump

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

The next big presidential contest is Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin. Ted Cruz is hoping to overtake Donald Trump and keep Trump's delegate lead from growing.

In California, A 'Welcome Home' For The Japanese-American Queer Community

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 6:00am

Japanese-Americans in California have been working hard to strengthen ties between the API queer community and its friends, families and allies. This new conference series is a start.

Has Bernie Sanders Pulled Hillary Clinton To The Left?

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 5:00am

Sanders and his supporters are trying to change America, not the positions of another candidate. But his issues are helping to define the Democratic primary.

Bernie Sanders, Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones And Hot 97

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 6:35pm

It wasn't what Sanders said that got young people's attention — it was what he had on his head.

Bernie Sanders, Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones And Hot 95

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 6:34pm

It wasn't what Sanders said that got young people's attention — it was what he had on his head.

Despite Strong Poll Numbers, Donald Trump Faces Tough Test With Women

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Donald Trump has very high unfavorable ratings with women, which could be a major challenge for him if he is the GOP nominee in November.

One Year On, Seattle Explores Impact Of $15 Minimum Wage Law

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with University of Washington Professor Jacob Vigdor about the state of the minimum wage in Seattle, as California and New York move to lift their minimum wages to $15.

California, New York To Raise Minimum Wages To $15 An Hour

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

California and New York are set to become the first two states in the country to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. The hike has already started to take place in some cities. But it's not clear how increases at the state level would impact jobs and the rest of the economy.

Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, Abortion Politics

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary races.

Hillary Clinton Courts Working Class Voters In New York

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Hillary Clinton has been campaigning all over New York this week, making her pitch to working class voters from Harlem to Syracuse. Clinton hopes to peel away some of the support that her rival Bernie Sanders has won among these voters with his populist message.

Trump Says He Can Unify The GOP, But Polls Suggest Otherwise

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:33am

New data from the Pew Research Center suggests that the Republican candidate who is doing the best is also the one who would send the most voters running.

Politics Podcast: Campaign, And Pizza, Controversies

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:04am

The NPR Politics team discusses the upcoming Wisconsin and New York primaries, delves into drama from Trump and answers some listener questions.

If Detainee Population Shrinks Further, Guantanamo May Have To Close

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

President Obama wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but Congress disagrees. There are 91 detainees left, and the Pentagon will soon transfer more. Accelerated transfers may help Obama's cause.

Trump Calls Into Radio Show; Host Is A Member Of #NeverTrump Movement

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Charlie Sykes, who hosts a conservative talk show on WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee. He's also a member of the Never Trump movement, but he got an on-air call recently from Donald Trump.

Courtesy Calls Give Senators A Chance To Get To Know Supreme Court Nominees

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Kang, formerly of the White House Counsel's office, who accompanied then-nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on their Senate courtesy calls.

Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary, Ted Cruz Gains Strength In Wisconsin

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Ted Cruz is looking to defeat Donald Trump and pick up a cache of delegates in Wisconsin's primary. Polls show Cruz's support has grown significantly over the past month, giving him a lead over Trump.

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton And Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:00am

Donations linked to the oil and gas industries equal two tenths of one percent of Clinton's overall fundraising.

4 Things To Know About Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Approach

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:00am

Recent interviews with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump provide a window into what foreign policy in a Trump presidency might look like.

The True Story Of A Fake Presidential Candidate

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:51am

Yetta Bronstein ran on a platform of national bingo and mink coats for all. So why don't you know her? Well, because she was fake. But the married pranksters behind Bronstein won't let you forget her.

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