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Pressure's On Trump, Sanders In Crucial Contests Tuesday

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:00am

More than 300 delegates are at stake. Michigan is the state to watch. Sanders has a chance to start to reverse the narrative — and Trump needs to quell conversation of a brokered convention.

Trump, Cruz Pay Attention To Mississippi Leading Up To GOP Primary

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

One of the states voting Tuesday is Mississippi, where Donald Trump is looking for the kind of success he's had elsewhere in the Deep South. Ted Cruz would like to chip away at Trump's delegate lead.

Michigan Voters Expected To Give Trump Another Win In The Primary Column

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

In Michigan, Donald Trump has been steadily leading in the Republican polls. Ted Cruz and John Kasich have been rallying their supporters in hopes of making a stronger than expected showing.

Black Voters Favor Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders, Early Voting Shows

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

For a closer look at how both candidates may appeal to African-American voters, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic political consultant Jamal Simmons.

Why Trade Is An Important Issue In the Presidential Campaign

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dartmouth Economist Douglas Irwin about the perceptions and realities of trade policy in the current political primary season.

How The GOP Has Tried To Reach Black Voters And How 2016 May Undo That Work

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:00am

In Ohio, the GOP has reached out to black communities. But those very modest gains may not last amidst the rhetorical fireworks of the 2016 campaign.

On Race, Sanders And Clinton Stumble But Engage

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 6:29pm

The Vermont senator has been drawing criticism for saying at Sunday's debate, "When you're white, you don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto."

Politics Podcast: Why Doesn't Anybody Want To Be Establishment?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:56pm

There's a four-syllable word that seems to be on everyone's mind these days - establishment. What is it and why does it seem to matter so much?

Bloomberg Says He Won't Run For President And 'Risk' Electing Trump Or Cruz

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:34pm

"As the race stands now ... there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz," former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote Monday.

'The New Yorker' Charts The Rise Of Black Lives Matter

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jelani Cobb, whose article in the New Yorker charts the genesis and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bernie Sanders Faces Criticism Over Comments On Race

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders made some comments at Sunday night's Democratic debate that some viewers found to be racially insensitive.

Ted Cruz Hopes To Emerge As Viable Challenger To Donald Trump

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

With nominating contests in four more states on Tuesday, Ted Cruz is hoping to emerge as the one viable challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president.

Democratic Candidates In Michigan Focus On Flint's Water Crisis

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have campaigned heavily in Flint, Michigan, as the city has dealt with a water poisoning crisis. The state's primary is on Tuesday.

John Kasich Battles Donald Trump For Michigan's White Working Class Voters

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

Michigan's presidential primary is on Tuesday. Donald Trump looks to have strong support from the state's white working class voters, but John Kasich is campaigning hard there.

Flint Debate Strikes Sparks Between Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:53am

The Flint, Mich., debate featured several similar moments when, without getting too nasty, Sanders managed to assert his presence and challenge the air of dominance Clinton has sought to project.

Republican Presidential Candidates Want A Michigan Win In Their Column

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Michigan is a state that has had its share of hard times in recent years. A lot of people voting on Tuesday in that state's primary were hit hard during the recession.

Politics In The News: Primary Season Continues To Heat Up

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Michigan and Mississippi hold primaries on Tuesday. After a flurry of weekend voting, all of the key candidates picked up delegates. Steve Inskeep talks to Ben Domenech, founder of The Federalist.

Trump Gains Support From Teamsters, Who Normally Vote For Democrats

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Antonio Caracciolo is a member of the Teamsters local 282 in New York. He supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and tells Steve Inskeep why.

Ahead Of Michigan Primary, Clinton, Sanders Debate In Flint

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Bernie Sanders reiterated his call for Gov. Rick Snyder to resign over his handling of the water crisis. Hillary Clinton, who had not earlier called for Snyder to resign, chimed in saying, "Amen."

Nancy Reagan Remembered As A Fierce Defender Of her Husband

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library closed Sunday, so preparations could begin for Nancy Reagan's funeral and burial. She died of congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.




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