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After Ted Cruz Dropped Out, His Watch Party Became The Saddest Room In America

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:21pm

"[I'm] sad, hurt. Hurt by Americans," Linda Bond said. "I believe that they had an opportunity of a lifetime and instead gave into anger and emotion instead of thought."

Kasich Dropping Out Of Presidential Race; Donald Trump Assured GOP Nomination

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:17am

The Ohio governor is suspending his presidential campaign, leaving Donald Trump assured of the GOP nomination. Kasich only won one state, his home of Ohio,and was far behind in the delegate count.

Special Election Coverage: The Indiana Primary

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:21am

Catch up with interviews of special guests from NPR's Indiana primary night coverage, hosted by Scott Detrow.

Indiana Primaries: 5 Headlines That Tell Where Republicans And Democrats Stand

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:36am

Republican Ted Cruz has ended his candidacy, after Donald Trump won Indiana to all but clinch victory. Bernie Sanders also won, with 52 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 47 percent.

Hoosier Judgment Spells End For Cruz, Triumph For Trump And Another Round For Sanders

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 5:01am

Nine states still have to vote on the Democratic side and Sanders is well positioned to win several or most — but he needs to win all by overwhelming margins to catch Clinton in pledged delegates.

With Cruz Out Of The GOP Race, Will His Supporters Back Trump?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

One of Ted Cruz's most important constituencies in the contest for the presidential nomination was religious conservatives. Rachel Martin talks to Ron Johnson, head of the Indiana Pastors Alliance.

Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

President Obama visits Flint, Mich., on Wednesday for the first time since the water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.

Trump Will Have To Pivot To Appeal To Female Voters, Rep. Marino Says

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep and Rachel Martin talk to Rep. Tom Marino, R-PA, who says now that the primary contests are winding down, wounds will have to heal, and then the party can coalesce behind Donald Trump.

Cruz Drops Out; Party Official Calls Trump 'Presumptive Nominee'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The GOP primary race is all but over. After losing in Indiana, Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. That leaves Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Trump has a commanding lead over Kasich.

While The GOP Race Is Essentially Over, Democrats Press On

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in Indiana. It wasn't a big enough win to erode Hillary Clinton's massive lead in pledged delegates, but it was a win. Sanders vows to fight on.

Indiana Primary: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Win; Ted Cruz Drops Out

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump won decisively on Tuesday. NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the GOP turning point. And, Rachel Martin talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican pollster Jim Hobart.

Amid Water Crisis, Obama Prepares To Visit Flint

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:00am

He's there to check in on federal efforts to help the Michigan city's residents after dangerous levels of lead in tap water were discovered last year.

Ted Cruz Ends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:43pm

"From the beginning I've said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory," Cruz told supporters. "Tonight I'm sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed."

Donald Trump Wins Republican Primary In Indiana

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 6:11pm

The last polls in Indiana have closed, and Donald Trump is projected to win the GOP primary. On the Democratic side, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call.

Indiana Primary: Trump Beats Cruz, As Democratic Race Is Too Early To Call

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:40pm

Ted Cruz suffered a brutal loss to Donald Trump, while the Democratic fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is close.

British Labour Party Accused Of Harboring Anti-Semites

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jonathan Freedland, columnist for The Guardian, about the problems within the British Labour Party and the political left over anti-Semitism.

In Indiana, Donald Trump Looks To Cement Path To GOP Nomination

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

Voters in Indiana are at the polls Tuesday in a presidential primary that could largely determine the outcome of the GOP race, while Bernie Sanders fights on to influence Democrats.

Ted Cruz Pulls Out All The Stops In Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

Republican Ted Cruz has put it all on the line in Tuesday's Indiana primary, making it a proving ground for efforts to stop Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination.

In Indiana, Many Voters Look To Challenge The Status Quo

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tim Swarens, political columnist and opinion editor of the Indianapolis Star, about the current political landscape in Indiana, and under what conditions the red state has turned purple in the past.

Voters Head To The Polls In Critical Indiana Primary

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

Indiana voters head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the state primaries.




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