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How Harry Potter Can Explain Marco Rubio's Path To The GOP Nomination

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 3:55pm

Rubio's strategy is a lot like the fictional game of Quidditch.

Politics Podcast: Everything You Need To Know About Super Tuesday

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 11:36am

The politics team is back with a special episode of the podcast that explains everything you ever wanted to know about Super Tuesday.

Vice Chair Of DNC Resigns To Support Bernie Sanders

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 11:01am

On Meet the Press, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced she'd resign her post at the Democratic National Committee to endorse Sanders, citing her military experience as the impetus for her decision.

Fact Check: Are Women Facing The Draft?

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 10:08am

The U.S. military has lifted its ban on women in combat positions. But that doesn't necessarily mean they would soon be conscripted into service.

Trump Won't Condemn KKK, Says He 'Knows Nothing About White Supremacists'

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 9:31am

On CNN's State of the Union, the Republican front-runner was asked if he'd distance himself from the support of former KKK grand wizard David Duke. Trump refused four times, saying, "I don't know."

Trump Heads Into Super Tuesday With Big Support, Unfavorable Ratings

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 6:39am

With Super Tuesday approaching, Rachel Martin asks longtime Republican political strategist Charlie Black about Donald Trump's popularity within the GOP establishment.

Do Political Endorsements Have Real Impact?

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 6:39am

Political endorsements sometimes make a splash. How do candidates go about getting them? Rachel Martin asks political consultant Bill Burton.

Clinton, Trump Head Into Super Tuesday With Momentum

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 6:39am

Democrats in South Carolina voted in their primary last night and now both parties head into the final 48-hour sprint to Super Tuesday, when about a dozen states vote.

6 Scenarios That Could Play Out On Super Tuesday

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are expected to up their delegate leads and pull away from their rivals. But those aren't the only things that could happen. Be ready for surprises.

Sick Of Political Parties, Unaffiliated Voters Are Changing Politics

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 4:00am

More voters identify as independent than Republican or Democrat. And they're changing the political system around the country.

Suddenly, South Carolina Projects Clinton Power Into Super Tuesday

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 12:50am

Clinton made it clear she's ready to incorporate much of Sanders' populist, anti-Wall Street message into her own campaign. She said "more dreams die in the parking lots of banks than anywhere else."

Hillary Clinton Projected To Win South Carolina Primary

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 6:01pm

After a bruising loss in the Palmetto State eight years ago, Clinton is expected to easily win the Democratic primary over rival Bernie Sanders.

Marco Rubio Releases 14 Years Of Tax Returns Amid Pressure On Donald Trump

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 5:42pm

The returns show the Rubios adjusted gross income was $335,561 in 2014, the most recent year he made available. He paid almost $65,000 in income taxes, a 19.3 percent rate.

Democrats Face Off In South Carolina

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 4:17pm

South Carolina Democrats go to the polls Saturday to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the presidential contest. Meanwhile, Donald Trump gains the endorsement of Chris Christie.

Hillary Clinton Looks For Redemption In South Carolina

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 9:35am

In 2008, Clinton suffered a crushing defeat as black voters rushed to Barack Obama — the beginning of the end for her campaign. Now, a win in the state would give her momentum for Super Tuesday.

Why Cruz And Rubio Can't Count On The Latino Vote

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 7:18am

The two candidates, both with a Cuban background, have little support among Latinos. Political scientist Maria de Los Angeles Torres says immigration policy lies at the heart of this trend.

Investigation Into Clinton Emails Continues

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 6:52am

The State Department has released more of Hillary Clinton's private emails. NPR's Carrie Johnson talks about the FBI's investigation into the possible compromise of information.

How Trump Is Effectively Upending The Traditional Campaign Approach

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 6:52am

Nothing about Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been traditional. But even veteran political watchers are surprised at how Trump eschews campaign staples, such as volunteers and handlers.

Polls Open For South Carolina Democrats

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 6:52am

After Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump, political correspondent Don Gonyea talks to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about the latest election twists and turns.

Super Tuesday: Here's What You Need To Know

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 4:09am

It's the day when the most states vote and the most delegates are at stake. It can be determinative in who becomes the presidential nominee for either party.

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