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Why President Obama Campaigning For Clinton Is Historic

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:14pm

Looking back at the last century of presidents, none has strongly campaigned for his chosen successor.

Illinois Man Is Arrested After Burning U.S. Flag, Won't Face Charges

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:00pm

A state law that was enacted in 2013 was the basis for Bryton Mellott's arrest, but the local prosecutor says it contradicts the Supreme Court's ruling on this issue.

From 'Runt Of The Litter' To 'Liberal Icon,' The Story Of Robert Kennedy

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 1:23pm

Biographer Larry Tye says Kennedy wasn't always the "hot-blooded liberal" we remember today. The transformation wasn't a "flip flop" he says, "he took things to heart in ways that few politicians do."

FBI Director: Evidence Against Clinton Points To Carelessness, Not Criminality

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:17am

FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency is wrapping up its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state — and recommends against any charges.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Clinton's 'Careless' Email Use, Fla.'s Growing Hispanic Vote

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:04am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today: no charges recommended in Hillary Clinton's email investigation and candidates' potential conflicts of interest.

FBI Recommends No Charges For Hillary Clinton In Email Server Case

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:31am

FBI Director James Comey said the agency did not find clear evidence that Clinton intended to violate the law, but that she and her staff were "extremely careless" in handling sensitive information.

Lawmakers Return To Washington With Contentious Issues On Their Plates

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Congress is back after its July 4 break, and after a full-throated protest by Democrats over gun control. They are under pressure to provide funding to fight Zika before they leave for the summer.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Obama School

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

As part of the radio documentary, Obama's Years, Steve Inskeep asked Americans how their lives have changed over eight years. In this excerpt, he visits Barack Obama Elementary School in St. Louis.

Misty Snow Aims To Be The Nation's First Transgender Senator

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Misty Snow, one of two transgender women running for Congress. Snow faces incumbent Senator Mike Lee of Utah in the general election.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Kansas

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep traveled the counry asking people how their lives have changed over the last eight years. This is a slice of what he explores in the NPR special documentary Obama's Years.

Ohio Law Permits Guns To Be Carried Outside GOP Convention Hall

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The Republican National Convention will take place this month in Cleveland, and the state's gun laws allow those coming to the city to carry firearms on the streets of the convention site.

Obama To Join Clinton On The Campaign Trail In Charlotte

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

For the first time this election season, President Obama will campaign with Hillary Clinton. They are making a stop in North Carolina, a state Democrats would love to win back.

Trump Goes Back To Defense After 'Star Of David' Tweet

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with political reporter Sarah McCammon about a Donald Trump tweet that contained white supremacist imagery, and the backlash it received.

Green Party Finds Some Traction In Upstate New York

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

In a mill town on the Hudson River about an hour north of Albany, the Green Party is gaining some traction, fielding candidates for Congress and the state Assembly and Senate.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Kentucky

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:03am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Americans about how their lives have changed under President Obama. Here's what he heard from a group of travelers he met in Paducah, Kentucky.

Politics In The News: GOP Convention Is 2 Weeks Away

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:03am

Hillary Clinton dominates Donald Trump when it comes to ground game, ads and fundraising. Renee Montagne talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Colorado

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talked to Americans across the country about how their lives have changed during Obama's time in office. Those conversations are part of an NPR Special documentary, Obama's Years.

What's Next In The Political Fight Over Immigration

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 4:02pm

The Supreme Court left in place a decision to block the president's immigration plan. Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum respond.

Sanders Centers Platform Fight On Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:50am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded much of the Democrats' draft platform, but stressed his concerns that it does not flatly oppose the TPP trade deal, which Sanders wrote "threatens our democracy."

New RNC Head Of Hispanic Communications On Trump's Messaging

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

Helen Aguirre Ferre is the RNC's new director of Hispanic communications. NPR's Rachel Martin asks her about Donald Trump's controversial comments about Latinos and other minorities.




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