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Another Unlikely Supporter For Donald Trump

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, recently endorsed Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to him about why.

Rounding Up The Week In Politics

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with political correspondent Mara Liasson for a roundup of the latest round of primaries — and two caucuses — and the latest from candidate Donald Trump. Plus, a look forward to the Democratic debate tonight.

Supporting Trump As The Anti-Establishment Candidate

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

Don Reid is a former council member in Charlotte, N.C. NPR's Rachel Martin met him on a reporting trip there earlier this year, and talks to him about why he's supporting Donald Trump.

FACT CHECK: Bernie Sanders, Abandoned Buildings and NAFTA

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 5:00am

The Vermont independent senator is connecting Detroit's economic troubles with the Bill Clinton-passed 1990s trade agreement (and Hillary Clinton by proxy). How right is he?

Ted Cruz Wins Straw Poll At Conservative Confab

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:48pm

The Texas senator has won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Donald Trump, who canceled his appearance at the last minute, finished a distant third.

5 States Have Their Say In the Presidential Race; Here's What To Look For

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

Voters in five states get their chance to weigh in on election 2016. Caucuses and primaries are being held in Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Maine and Louisiana.

Saturday Showdowns: Voters Go To The Polls In 5 States

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 11:32am

Both parties are caucusing in Kansas and voting in the Louisiana primary. Meanwhile, Republicans are caucusing in Maine and Kentucky and Democratic are caucusing in Nebraska.

MLB Hopes New Openness Will Ease Players' Path From Cuba To The Majors

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:50am

The league's plan, which needs approval from the players' union and both governments, would allow direct pickups of Cuban players — no defections — in exchange for cash support for the sport there.

Minister Endorses Trump: 'Not a Bought Man'

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

Conservative Christians have surprised pundits with their support for Donald Trump. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Bible translator and minister Jim Linzey about his endorsement.

SuperPACs Pour Money Into Anti-Trump Messaging

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The GOP establishment wants to bring Donald Trump down. Donors are going on the attack. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the strategy and the money with Domenico Montanaro and Peter Overby.

Ted Cruz Rouses Crowd At CPAC Conference

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC — is meeting in Washington. But Donald Trump won't be there. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the race with Sarah McCammon.

Republicans Take On Kentucky Caucus

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

There will be seven presidential contests this weekend. Most of them will be small caucuses. Reporters in three states — Kentucky, Kansas and Maine — describe the races they're covering.

GOP Candidates Ratchet Up Raucous Discourse

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The Republican candidates' rhetoric is getting heated, and a little dirty. GOP political consultant Frank Luntz tells NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro why the candidates need to tone it down.

'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:52am

An award-winning London stage adaptation of 1984 has just transferred to the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The actors say Orwell's dystopian novel remains ominously relevant today.

#MemeoftheWeek: Was It Just Resting Christie Face?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:51pm

Chris Christie stole the internet spotlight from all the presidential candidates on Tuesday when he appeared behind Donald Trump looking mournful.

Ben Carson Officially Suspends Presidential Campaign At CPAC

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:02pm

Ben Carson announced he is out of the race on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Republican leaders also engaged in debate about how to stop Donald Trump.

Ben Carson Ends Presidential Campaign

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:45pm

"Even though I might be leaving the campaign trail, you know, there's a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me, but it's OK!" he told the CPAC crowd.

National Spotlight Returns To Flint, Mich., Ahead Of Democratic Debate

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

The national spotlight returns to Flint's lead-tainted water ahead of a Democratic presidential debate there on Saturday night. But some people in Flint are tired of the political attention.

Democrats Fret Over Low Voter Turnout In Early Primaries

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who tracks voter turnout at his blog the "United States Elections Project." They discuss the low Democratic voter turnout so far, and what that might mean in the general election.

As Trump Backs Out Of CPAC, GOP Leaders Debate How To Stop Him

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

A day after another contentious Republican debate, activists gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump wasn't there, but he was on everyone's lips.




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