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Paul Ryan's Advice For Trump's VP? 'Get Thick Skin'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:00am

The House Speaker and 2012 vice presidential nominee encouraged Trump's running mate to go into minority communities and Democratic-heavy areas to communicate GOP ideas.

NPR's Interview With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Poverty And Politics

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews House Speaker Paul Ryan about his policies on poverty, his thoughts on Donald Trump — and his advice for the next Republican vice presidential candidate.

Trump Postpones VP Announcement After Truck Attack In Nice, France

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:17pm

Donald Trump tweeted he is postponing the announcement of his running mate in light of the truck attack in Nice. The presumptive GOP nominee planned to make his announcement Friday in Manhattan.

Trump Picks Mike Pence As His Running Mate

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 6:21pm

Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on the GOP presidential ticket.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Apologizes Over Recent Remarks About Donald Trump

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:53pm

In an interview with NPR, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reiterated her mea culpa Thursday over her "ill advised" public criticism of Donald Trump.

LISTEN: Justice Ginsburg Expands On Decision To Apologize For Trump Remarks

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:48pm

"I said something I should not have said," Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with NPR's Nina Totenberg.

In Search Of Andy Wist (Or, The 2016 GOP Convention Speakers, By The Numbers)

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:07pm

Featuring a chart and some old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns With Likely Vice Presidential Pick Tim Kaine

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

Lots of names appear on Hillary Clinton's vice presidential vetting lists. One name sits atop the most buzzed about list: Tim Kaine. A U.S. senator and former governor from Virginia, Kaine is an easy campaigner, fluent in Spanish and popular in his critical swing state. He and Clinton campaigned together Thursday.

After Butting Heads With The Media, Corey Lewandowski Joins Their Team

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

Corey Lewandowski, the pugnacious former Trump campaign manager, has joined CNN as a political pundit. Lewandowski had a confrontational, hostile relationship with the media on the campaign trail. Now he's on their team.

Congress Adjourns For Summer, Leaving Behind Unfinished Business

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

The House and Senate are set to adjourn Thursday for a seven week summer recess that leaves behind in Washington, D.C., much unfinished business and sets up what could be a contentious fall.

Donald Trump Likely To Choose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence As Running Mate

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

The campaign says Donald Trump has not made the decision on who his running mate will be. But it's clear Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the frontrunner for the job.

Long List Of Prominent Republicans Refuse To Attend Cleveland Convention

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

A long list of Republicans will not be attending the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland. Some oppose Donald Trump as the nominee. Others say they will support the nominee but do so without mentioning Trump's name. Some say they have better things to do, even though they've never missed a convention. NPR reports on the most prominent no-shows.

Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Loyal To Trump, Defined By Race And Immigration

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:04pm

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions backed Donald Trump early on. The two have at least one thing in common: both have been accused as being insensitive on issues of race.

What Do Contested Conventions Look Like? Ask Hollywood And Sinclair Lewis

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:47pm

Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.

Goats, Cannibalism and Sadistic Nurses: The Insults Of Britain's New Top Diplomat

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:52pm

Boris Johnson has compared Hillary Clinton to a "sadistic nurse" and written poetry about Turkey's president having sex with a goat.

5 Things To Know About Mike Pence

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:21pm

Signs are pointing to the Indiana governor being selected as Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. Trump is set to officially make the announcement Friday.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: 'Never Trump' Last Stand, New Sanders Book

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:27am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and 'round the Web. Today, the anti-Trump last ditch effort and Clinton campaign's use of Pokemon Go.

Ginsburg Apologies For 'Ill-Advised' Trump Comments

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:44am

"Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect," the Supreme Court Justice said in a statement Thursday.

Senate Approves Carla Hayden As New Librarian Of Congress

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:20am

Hayden is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position. She's the head of Baltimore's library system and the former president of the American Library Association.




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