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Supreme Court To Say Goodbye To One Of Its Own

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:51am

Justice Antonin Scalia's body lies in repose on Friday at the Supreme Court where dignitaries — including the president — and the general public will pay their respects.

Jim Clyburn Set To Endorse Hillary Clinton

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 7:45pm

The African-American South Carolina congressman's support comes just ahead of the Palmetto State primary, where Clinton needs a big victory to slow Bernie Sanders's momentum.

Politics Podcast: Liar Liar Pants On Fire and Jeb's Gun

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:06pm

The Politics Podcast team discusses the upcoming South Carolina primary and Nevada caucuses, as well their own personal political obsessions of the week.

Senate GOP Faces Split On Supreme Court Vacancy

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:41pm

Republican senators have a range of options at their disposal if they want to block an Obama Supreme Court nomination.

Marco Rubio Shows Signs Of Second Wind After Key Endorsement

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:25pm

Marco Rubio had a rollercoaster through the first two presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. He's looking for momentum in South Carolina and landed the endorsement of Gov. Nikki Haley.

Sen. Ron Johnson: 'Let The American People Decide' Direction Of Supreme Court

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. The Republican senator, who is running for re-election this year, said on Sunday we should wait for the next elected president to choose Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement. He has since switched his position, now willing to vote on Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

Nevada Millennials Push Candidates To Address Issues Beyond College Debt

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:25pm

About two-thirds of millennials aged 25 to 32 don't have a bachelor's degree. But most of the conversation around millennials focuses on college graduates and their concerns about student loan debt. So what issues matter most to young people who don't go to college?

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.

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