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Survey: Clinton Maintains Massive Superdelegate Lead

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 1:27pm

Clinton has about 23 times as many superdelegates as Sanders does, according to a new survey from the AP. And she's picked up far more than Sanders even after his big New Hampshire victory.

Pope Says Trump 'Is Not Christian'

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:14pm

Pope Francis was criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump called the comment "disgraceful."

With Democratic Primary Fight Closer, Pro-Clinton SuperPAC Amps It Up

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:49am

Priorities USA Action seemed to be waiting for the general election before spending seriously in support of Hillary Clinton. But that has changed now that she is in a real battle to win the primary.

Sen. Leahy: Delaying Supreme Court Appointment Would Be Irresponsible

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:48am

In the wake of Antonin Scalia's death, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, argues that President Obama should be the one to nominate Scalia's replacement.

GOP Candidates Battle For A Share Of S.C. Voters With Military Ties

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:15am

Military voters are a key block in South Carolina's Republican primary. Many candidates are catering to them, trying to show they have what it takes to be commander-in-chief.

GOP Would Be Irresponsible Not To Consider Supreme Court Nominee, Leahy Says

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, about the prospects for a vote on a nominee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Urges A Successor To Scalia Pronto

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:15am

O'Connor told a reporter in Phoenix that Obama should choose the nominee to replace Antonin Scalia, saying the court needs a new justice. GOP leaders called for Obama to defer to the next president.

What You Need To Know About Nevada's Democratic Caucuses

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:02am

On Saturday, Democrats in Nevada will choose between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in what has been dubbed the "First in the West" caucuses. Clinton once had a large lead but not anymore.

Obama To Visit Cuba Next Month

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 2:04am

The visit would be the first by a sitting U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge visited the island in 1928.

Republican Party Chairman: 'This Will Be Just Fine'

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 6:24pm

Reince Priebus says it is not his role to referee ongoing fights between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. He also rejects the idea that Trump will affect the party's chances of winning a general election.

Iran To Countries Capping Oil Output: Good For You! But Not For Us

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:42pm

Iran applauded the effort led by Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze oil production at January levels. But it would not commit itself to participating in plans to cap oil output to drive up prices.

Reince Priebus: GOP 'In Much Better Shape' Than 4 Years Ago

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:10pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, about what the primaries say about the party compared to 2012.

Cruz On Trump Lawsuit Threat: Bring It On

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 3:52pm

With the GOP South Carolina primary days away, the Republican rivals have traded heated threats over an ad run by the Cruz campaign that paints Trump as pro-choice.

Democratic Candidates Look To Capture Diverse Base In Nevada

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political analyst Jon Ralston ahead of the Nevada Democratic caucuses this weekend.

Republicans Back Away From Initial Calls To Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 3:20pm

The fight over who will nominate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's successor intensified Tuesday after President Obama said he intended to nominate the next justice. But on Wednesday, Senate Republicans seemed to back away from initial calls for the next president to name Scalia's successor.

Top Wonks Take Aim At Sanders' Economic Plans

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:05pm

Top economists are questioning the Sanders economic agenda. So do their opinions make a difference?

Election 2016 Calendar: Primaries And Caucuses

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:41pm

After more than 10 months of campaigning, caucuses and primaries have begun around the country.

Election 2016 Calendar: Primaries And Caucuses

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:41pm

After more than 10 months of campaigning, caucuses and primaries have begun around the country.

Clinton Versus Sanders: The Rift Between Older And Younger Black Voters

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:05am

Older black voters in South Carolina tend to support Hillary Clinton. Younger ones are increasingly trending toward Bernie Sanders.

America Is Obsessed With Identity. Thanks, Obama?

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 9:02am

In this final year of the Obama administration, Code Switch will investigate "The Obama Effect" on identity and culture.

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