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Why Do Some Republicans Still Say They'd Back Trump?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:33am

Marco Rubio says it's time for people to stand up against Donald Trump. Yet the senator says he'll stand by Trump if he's the eventual nominee. Why? Teddy Roosevelt's career may offer a clue.

It's Not Possible To Be As Crude As Trump, Rubio Says

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:33am

Sen. Marco Rubio did his best to chip away at support for Donald Trump at Thursday night's GOP debate in Detroit. In an NPR interview, Rubio said it's time to stand up against Trump, enough is enough.

Dispatches From The Front In GOP Civil War: A Romney Drive-By And A Debate In Detroit

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 5:04am

What is coming looks more like the historic schism of 1912, when former President Theodore Roosevelt came back to challenge the re-election of his successor and fellow Republican, Willam H. Taft.

Tea Party Patriots Stand Behind Sen. Ted Cruz For President

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

At the 11th debate, the 3 candidates sharing the stage with Donald Trump did their best to attack him. Steve Inskeep talks to Bill Pascoe, a consultant with Tea Party Patriots whose members back Cruz.

Trump Attacked From All Sides In Bitter, Chaotic Debate

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

GOP presidential candidates debated in Detroit. Michigan's primary is on Tuesday. The debate was one of the last chances Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had to slow Donald Trumps march to the nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Reid Expects Supreme Court Nomination Soon

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

The search continues for a Supreme Court justice. Renee Montagne talks to Emily Bazelon of The New York Times Magazine about how far the Republicans may take their pledge to block an Obama nominee.

Mitt Romney Denounces Trump; Speech Likely Won't Affect Trump's Standing

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

Many GOP leaders insist Donald Trump would not be the party's nominee for president. On Thursday, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned of dire consequences if Trump were elected.

When A Saturday Caucus Means No Voting For Orthodox Jews

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:00am

A community of observant Jews in Kansas got Republicans to change their Saturday caucus rules, but Democrats haven't changed theirs yet.

The 11th Republican Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And 4 Videos)

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:25pm

If you thought you'd seen everything during a GOP presidential debate, you were wrong. The tenor was set when Donald Trump referenced the size of his, um, member.

On The Clock: Which Candidate Is Getting The Most Talking Time

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:53pm

The Republican presidential candidates take the stage in the first debate following Super Tuesday. Will Trump continue to dominate the talking time? NPR has its stopwatch at the ready.

WATCH: Rivals Try Again To Take Down Trump In GOP Debate

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 7:50pm

The four remaining GOP presidential candidates are facing off in Detroit on Thursday evening just as sniping in the party to try and stop Donald Trump has reached a fever pitch.

Mitt Romney, Donald Trump Share Harsh Words In Competing Speeches

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 6:58pm

It was day of strong words on the campaign trail after former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a speech that was highly critical of front-runner Donald Trump.

Domestic Politics: When Couples Are Divided Along Party Lines

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

Super Tuesday may be over, but there are many votes to come, including Saturday's vote in Nebraska. That's where Maria Julie Rodriguez and James Borer live. They responded to our call out on social media for couples divided over their presidential primary candidate of choice. They're split not just between two candidates, but between two parties.

Democrats Face Real Political Crisis Ahead Of November Election

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

The stakes in the November election are higher for Democrats than Republicans. Democrats currently hold fewer elected offices nationwide than at any time since the 1920s, and the Obama years have decimated the party's bench.

Donald Trump Releases Details Of Health Care Plan

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

Donald Trump has promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and now he has released some more details of how he would do that on his website.

Florida Newspaper Editor Describes 'Bizarre' GOP Primary Race

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Adam C. Smith, political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, about what's happening in the GOP primary race in Florida.

Election Officials Help North Carolina Voters Tackle Confusing Voter ID Laws

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

Early primary voting begins in North Carolina on Thursday. Voters have to deal with some confusing new voter laws, including photo ID requirements. Election officials and voter advocates are trying to get the word out to avoid problems at the polls.

Former GOP Nominee Mitt Romney Sharply Criticizes Donald Trump

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

In a speech on Thursday, Mitt Romney sharply criticized Donald Trump. The former 2012 presidential candidate called Trump a fraud and a phony. Romney said he would vote for any of the other Republican contenders, but did not endorse one.

Trump: The Reality TV Years

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:21pm

Before Donald Trump was a presidential candidate, he spent many, many seasons headlining the show The Apprentice, where he was presented as the embodiment of success and an enemy of weakness.

SuperPACs Support Anti-Trump Effort With $16 Millions In Attacks

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 1:59pm

Conservative donors and consults trying to take down GOP front-runner Donald Trump vastly accelerated their spending on negative ads over the last two months.

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