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In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

Presidential Election Redefines Debate Over The Role Of Government

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.

Montana's Oil Boom Fades Ahead Of The 2016 Presidential Election

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

The state's oil industry had been going gangbusters and then oil prices began to drop. What is it like to live in a place with such extremes, and can the government do anything to stabilize things?

Trump Steps Up Attacks Against Hillary Clinton During West Virginia Rally

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump held his first campaign event since being assured of the GOP presidential nomination. He held a rally in West Virginia coal country on Thursday. The state holds its primary on Tuesday.

Ted Cruz Reaches End Of His Race, Clearing GOP Path For Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:08pm

"We are suspending our campaign," the Texas senator told supporters at an Indianapolis rally. "But hear me now — I am not suspending our fight for liberty." His announcement ends a vitriolic week.

Trump Supporter In Indiana: Race Is Over, Party's Healing Can Start

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:00pm

Despite the tempestuous primaries, Republicans will come back together to support the party's candidate, says Vigo County party chair Randy Gentry — "give it some time."

As Trump Victory Appears Imminent, Candidates Fans Await Confirmation

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:47pm

Those gathered at Sen. Ted Cruz's event in Indianapolis are subdued, but "are still waiting to hear from their guy, hopefully to hear him say that he's going to stay in this race."

Bernie Sanders Has A Message For The Political Moment

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:19pm

Bernie Sanders entered the race for president talking about a political revolution at moment when Democratic voters and young people were primed to hear it.

FBI Probe Of Clinton Email Use Advances With Aides' Interviews

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:28pm

Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They're asking whether her email practices as secretary of state compromised government secrets.

How The Media Failed In Covering Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:12pm

The media didn't create Trump, but that's no defense: it missed his rise and enabled him too.

Election Commission Advisory Board Disagrees With Director Over Citizenship Rule

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:44pm

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's advisory board has shown dissatisfaction with the director's decision to allow three states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

Donald Trump Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With A Trump Taco Bowl

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:13pm

The apparent Republican presidential nominee declared, "I love Hispanics!" But polls show Hispanics don't love him.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Says He's Not Backing Trump — Yet

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07pm

Don't add House Speaker Paul Ryan to the list of Republicans who are backing de facto GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. "I think he has to do more to unify this party," Ryan said.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse Doubles Down On Criticism Of Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse has emerged as a sometimes contrary voice in the Republican Party, often criticizing his Senate colleagues and promising never to vote for Donald Trump. NPR looks at his role in the party and his thoughts on how it's changing in 2016.

Donald Trump Campaigns In West Virginia Ahead Of GOP Primary

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Apparent Republican nominee Donald Trump visits West Virginia Thursday, where he is expected to appeal to the area's coal ties.

'He's A Work In Progress': Former Reagan Adviser Joins Pro-Trump SuperPAC

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Ed Rollins, who signed on as a strategist for the pro-Trump Great America superPAC.

Clinton Is 'More Conservative Choice': Longtime Republican Crosses Party Lines

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Mark Salter, former chief of staff to John McCain and a senior adviser in both of McCain's presidential campaigns, about why he says he will vote for Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02pm

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."

Congressional Republicans Line Up Behind Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:56am

With Donald Trump all but assured the GOP nomination, congressional Republicans are reluctantly ready to support him.

Just How Ugly Will The General Election Be? Here's A Preview

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:45am

Hillary Clinton premiered an unsurprising line of attack against Donald Trump — digging up some choice words from his now-vanquished Republican rivals.

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