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Trump's Stance On Immigration Draws Support From Former Arizona Governor

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 5:10am

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has endorsed Donald Trump in Tuesday's primary. During her tenure Brewer made stopping illegal immigration a priority, and she says Trump, understands.

Terrorist Bombings Strike Brussels: What We Know

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 4:58am

Two blasts hit the international airport; other explosions struck two metro stations. Belgium has issued a Level 4 alert, denoting "serious and imminent attack."

Donald Trump Speaks At AIPAC Policy Conference

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 6:58pm

Donald Trump spoke at the pro-Israel group's annual conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night. Earlier that day, Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered a speech which criticized Trump.

Bernie Sanders Won Democrats Abroad ... But Who Are They?

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 5:23pm

Bernie Sanders has won the Democrats Abroad Primary, with 69 percent of the vote. But where did all the votes actually come from? NPR answers some Dems Abroad FAQs.

Obama And Castro Share An Awkward Handshake In Cuba After Historic Meeting

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:38pm

What began as a regular handshake after a historic meeting between the leaders went awry as the Cuban leader raised Obama's limp arm above his head. It was awkward.

Donald Trump Holds Private Meeting With GOP Leaders In Washington, D.C.

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:25pm

Donald Trump huddled with several Republican luminaries at a private meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday and held a press conference at the hotel he is renovating on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Mr. Trump Comes To Washington To Begin GOP Outreach, Promote New Hotel

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:19pm

The Republican took a detour from the campaign trail on Monday to try to build relationships with GOP officials — while also promoting his latest signature building just blocks from the White House.

First Mention: Bernie Sanders Runs For Reelection As Burlington, Vt., Mayor

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 3:28pm

We plunge into the archives and find NPR's first mention of Bernie Sanders. It was from a story in February 1983 when he was running for reelection as mayor of Burlington, Vt.

Presidential Candidates Address AIPAC Policy Conference

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 3:28pm

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are addressing the pro-Israel group AIPAC's annual policy conference today.

Are Stun Guns Protected By Second Amendment? Supreme Court Suggests Yes

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 3:28pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed without dissent that a controversial gun law permitting citizens to keep a gun for self defense also applies to a stun gun.

How Can Trump Win This Fall? Destroy Clinton, His Past Adviser Says

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:17am

"He's not running against nobody," Roger Stone said on Morning Edition. "Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is exceedingly polarizing herself."

Obama To Meet With Cuban President Raul Castro

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will meet on Monday, to discuss trade restrictions and human rights, among other things.

Trump Promises AIPAC Speech Will Outline Middle East Plan

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

This week, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, will speak at the AIPAC conference in an effort to convince the American Jewish lobby that he has a serious pro-Israel foreign policy.

Obama's Cuba Visit Raises The Question Of Guantanamo Bay's Future

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

The Americans have had it for more than a century, longer than any other U.S. military base abroad. Obama wants to close down the detention facility. So what are the plans for the military base?

Veteran Political Strategist No Johnny-Come-Lately On Trump Train

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

Among Donald Trump's high profile supporters is Roger Stone, who has worked for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. He lobbied for Trump's casino businesses in the '90s and now supports his candidacy.

Obama's Cuba Visit Raises Concerns About Guantanamo Bay's Future

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

Occupied by Americans for more than a century and coveted far longer, Cuba's Guantanamo Bay has seen a series of rationales for its being the longest held U.S. military base abroad. As President Obama visits Havana, some fear it won't be long before Cuba controls that outpost for the first time ever. Others say it's about time that happened.

For Trump, AIPAC Speech Provides Foreign Policy Test

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

Trump's address to the pro-Israel group is a chance to try to put contradictory and controversial statements on Israel policy in the past.

Why Are Presidential Campaigns So Long? There's Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 4:30pm

As it turns out, there are a few reasons for the seemingly endless American presidential campaign cycle, including laws, party rules and a guy named Jimmy Carter.

The Puzzles In Covering Trump: How The Media Approach His Campaign

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 4:26pm

Politico editor Susan Glasser, Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and NPR editorial director Michael Oreskes discuss the challenges of covering the Trump campaign.

President Obama Touches Down In Cuba, Commencing A Historic Visit

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 3:22pm

When he landed Sunday in Havana, Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Cuban soil since 1928. During his brief trip he'll be meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro and political dissidents.




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