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Cruz And Kasich Announce Joint Strategy To Block Trump

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 11:14pm

In a statement sent out Sunday, the Cruz campaign said it will focus resources on Indiana, "and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico."

President Obama To Announce U.S. Is Sending 250 Military Personnel To Syria

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:12pm

The president's announcement, set to be delivered Monday in Germany, will bring the total number of American military personnel deployed in the country to as many as 300.

What's At Stake In Tuesday's Elections

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 4:25pm

Five states in the Northeast go to the polls Tuesday. Bernie Sanders faces a tough challenge on the Democratic side, while Donald Trump leads GOP polls.

A Nation Engaged: Trade Stirs Up Sharp Debate In This Election Cycle

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 4:01pm

Americans shared their views on trade with NPR and member stations. One thing is clear: Millions of voters have deep feelings about trade — and often are at odds with each other about it.

This Candidate Is Spending More Than Anyone Ever For A Seat In Congress

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 7:00am

Wine retailer David Trone is spending $12.4 million of his own money to win a Maryland House seat, but his rivals say he's trying to buy his way into Congress.

Why Tuesday Could Determine The Nominees In Both Presidential Primaries

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 7:00am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could take major steps toward becoming their parties nominees with big days in the pivotal primaries in the Northeast.

Corruption Charges Could Cost Congressman Chaka Fattah 12th Term

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 6:47am

Indicted Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah hasn't faced a democratic challenger in more than two decades. Now he's fighting for his political life as he runs for re-election.

Between Delays And Mending Relations, How Much Has Paul Ryan Accomplished As Speaker?

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 6:47am

Paul Ryan has been speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for almost six months. How hard is his job about to get ahead of the Republican National Convention?

What Politicians Can Learn From Comedians On How To Deal With Protesters

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 6:00am

There are a few ways to deal with a noisy protester. Sometimes, a politician needs to act like a stand-up comic — command the stage, let them have their say, but have a comeback.

Sanders Adviser Says Campaign May Have To 'Reevaluate' After Tuesday

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 5:00am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders needs to win all remaining contests by 20-percentage points to overtake Hillary Clinton in the delegate race. How he proceeds will affect the legacy of his campaign.

Shoemaker New Balance Challenges Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Shoemaker New Balance is criticizing the Obama administration over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The company is trying to make a running shoe with 100 percent American parts and feel the trade deal will doom shoes made in the U.S.

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

By executive action, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, moved to expand voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders in the state. Republicans have criticized the decision because of its election year timing. But McAuliffe tells NPR's Kelly McEvers that it was a "moral issue."

Week In Politics: New York Primary, Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the results of the New York primaries and the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

RNC Wraps Up Final Meeting Before National Convention

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Republican National Convention delegates have been talking about nominating rules and the delegate counts. NPR explores what we've learned about what the party's nominating convention will look like.

Virginia's Governor Just Gave 206,000 People The Right To Vote

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:08pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Friday action will make 206,000 felons eligible to vote. Republican critics are calling the move a political ploy designed to help Hillary Clinton win the swing state.

Like Everyone Else, Obama Woke Up Friday Morning And Played Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:05pm

The president spoke about Prince's death during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Politics Podcast: She's Got Hot Sauce In Her Bag (Swag)

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:23am

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including who won big at the New York primary earlier this week.

As A Contested Convention Looms, Republicans Punt On Rules Changes

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:51am

The Republican National Committee is holding its final official gathering ahead of the July nominating convention.

Donald Trump And George Wallace: Riding The Rage

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:19am

Fueled by voter anger at a changing America, 50 years ago a pugnacious governor from Alabama made a lot of waves and got a lot of votes. Today, a New York billionaire is walking a similar path.

The View From Appalachia: The Pull To Get Out And Come Back Home

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:00am

Appalachia, which stretches across 13 states, is rarely center stage during presidential campaigns. It is one of the most economically deprived regions of the country and deeply conservative.

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