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Sen. Jeff Flake Condemns Donald Trump's Attacks On Federal Judge

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel does a follow up interview with Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake about Donald Trump's recent comments about Judge Curiel and Muslims. Flake hoped Trump would walk back his statements, but now that he hasn't, he says he is not able endorse Trump, even though he is the presumptive GOP nominee.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Outlines Republican Plan To Fight Poverty

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday outlined the first of six policy goals that congressional Republicans hope to achieve under a Republican president.

'The Fractured Republic' Explores How Nostalgia Led To Polarized Politics

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Yuval Levin about his latest book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He argues both liberal and conservative Americans' nostalgia for the past has led to today's polarized national life.

'This Is A Big Deal': Sen. Amy Klobuchar On Hillary Clinton

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, about where Hillary Clinton goes with her presidential campaign now that she has secured enough delegate support for the Democratic nomination.

Democratic Delegate Math: How Hillary Clinton Clinched The Nomination

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Hillary Clinton has already clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, regardless of whether she wins or loses any primaries on Tuesday night. She reached the threshold with a combination of pledged and superdelegates.

Obama Hosts Indian Prime Minister At The White House

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Tuesday.

Democrats Await Results In Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are awaiting results from Tuesday's primaries, especially the big prize of California. Clinton has already secured enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee.

GOP Leaders Urge Donald Trump To Back Off Criticism Of Federal Judge

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Donald Trump shows no sign of backing off his racially charged criticism of a federal judge, even as he comes under increasing pressure from leaders in the Republican Party.

Who Is Gonzalo Curiel? The Federal Judge Attacked By Donald Trump

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Controversy is roiling the highest ranks of the Republican Party over criticism of a federal judge by the party's presumptive White House nominee, Donald Trump. The judge in question, Gonzalo Curiel, is a drug-cartel busting former prosecutor first named to a state court by a Republican governor, then to the federal bench by President Obama.

Revisiting The Tenure Of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, The 'Jewish Jefferson'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:22pm

One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century.

Ryan: Trump's Criticism Of Judge 'Textbook Definition Of A Racist Comment'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:41am

Donald Trump is unlikely to change course, according to a senior campaign source. The presumptive GOP nominee urged allies to keep pressure on Gonzalo Curiel and the press in a conference call Monday.

Judge On Trump's Case Is Part Of A Growing Wave Of Judicial Diversity

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:13am

Recent presidents, and Obama in particular, have increasingly appointed federal judges who are not white men.

At San Francisco Rally, Bernie Sanders Supporters Begin To See Different Future

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:00am

Bernie Sanders didn't acknowledge that the Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. But some of his supporters did.

How Hillary Clinton Locked Up The Democratic Nomination In 10 Steps

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:23am

It wasn't easy for Clinton to clinch the nomination — she got there by applying lessons from her failed 2008 bid and forming strong alliances with Democrats, President Obama and voters of color.

Downballot Races To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:01am

Two California Democrats could advance to the Senate general election. And in a North Carolina race that pits conservatives against the GOP establishment, the first GOP incumbent of 2016 may lose.

Don't Expect Sanders To Drop Out Tuesday. Clinton Didn't Either Right Away In 2008

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:00am

Eight years ago, on the night Barack Obama was declared the "presumptive nominee," Hillary Clinton held out. But four days later, she conceded. Will Bernie Sanders come around to the same reality?

Trump Comments Burden GOP Relations With Latino Voters

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Colorado Public Radio's Rachel Estabrook got reaction from Latino voters in the swing state. And, Renee Montagne talks to Calif. state Senator Joel Anderson about his support for Donald Trump.

Clinton Has The Delegates To Claim Democratic Nomination, AP Tally Shows

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

In addition to Renee Montagne's conversation with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a Clinton supporter, Tamara Keith reports on Clinton campaign in California.

Tuesday's Primaries May Give A Sense Of How Latinos Will Vote In November

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Mindy Romero, of the California Civic Engagement Project, about the Latino vote this election cycle, and what candidates risk losing by not appealing to them consistently.

Clinton Can Claim Nomination, Sanders Doesn't Give Up

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

AP's tally shows Hillary Clinton has locked up the nomination. Bernie Sanders is still in the race. David Greene talks to the N.J. chairman of Bernie Sanders' campaign Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

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