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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.

Amid Post-Brexit Vote Turmoil, PM Pick Could Narrow Down To 2 Women

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

Britain's political establishment is in chaos and protestors are taking to the streets. NPR's Rachel Martin asks correspondent Frank Langfitt about who might be in position to right Britain's ship.

Biden Sees 'Significant Breakthroughs' On The Horizon For Cancer Initiative

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

For Vice President Joe Biden, the cancer "moonshot" is personal. He lost his son Beau to brain cancer. He says progress is being made on preventing, researching and treating cancer.

Hey, [Insert Name Here], Check Out These Campaign Fundraising Emails

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 5:00am

Whether the 2016 campaign email strategies are old or new or just a product of the times, they've certainly got the people of the Internet talking.

The Most 'Unprecedented' Election Ever? 65 Ways It Has Been

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 5:00am

How weird has the 2016 election been? Let us count the ways...

Proposed Utah Monument The Latest Flashpoint In Fight Over Western Land

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Tribes in Utah have proposed a new Bears Ears National Monument spanning nearly 2 million acres. But some locals and Utah political leaders are fighting the idea.

Don't Panic Over 'Brexit,' Former Bank Of England Governor Says

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Markets reacted quickly and negatively to the U.K. referendum results. But Lord Mervyn King, who spent 10 years as the governor of the Bank of England, says some of the dire warnings are overblown.

Clinton Interviewed By FBI Investigators In Email Probe

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 11:52am

The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton for the investigation into her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State on Saturday morning, according to a spokesman for Clinton.

This Election Year, More Families Inject Political Endorsements Into Obits

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Katie Falzone of Legacy.com about the phenomenon of online obituaries turning much more political with the deceased now plugging a candidate from the grave.

Former President Obama Speechwriter Gives His Take On Democrats

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

Jon Favreau joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about how he sees the week's events for the Democrats. He's a former speechwriter for President Obama and now hosts a podcast called Keepin' It 1600.

With Britain's Political Parties In Turmoil After Brexit Vote, Who Will Lead?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

After the UK voted to leave the EU, a leadership crisis has emerged. Scott Simon talks with Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire about the personalities vying for power.

7 Takeaways, 14 Top Cases From A Short-Handed High Court

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:28am

The loss of Antonin Scalia led to a number of 4-4 ties, allowing lower court decisions to stand. Harder to quantify is the impact his absence had on the thinking and decision making of other justices.

Election Escapism: Fan Fiction For The 2016 Candidates

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:00am

Fan fiction, once reserved for the fantasy genre, is making its way to the campaign trail.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Obama, Trudeau And Peña Nieto As The Three Amigos

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:00am

This week, the Internet looked at these three male leaders in the way it might look at women. That may be a good thing.

White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.

Week In Politics: Bill Clinton, Trump On Trade

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Bill Clinton's role in Hillary Clinton's campaign and Donald Trump's speeches on trade.

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