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Politics Podcast: A Sad Trombone And A Supreme Court Nominee

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 5:43pm

The politics team is back with their recap of the week. They discuss everything from the violence at Trump's campaign rallies to President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.

Calif. Congressman Pushes Cuba To Extradite Man Who Hijacked Plane In 1971

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:24pm

In 1971, three hijackers took over TWA Flight 106 and diverted the plane to Cuba. One of the passengers on the flight was Jerry McNerney, who is now a congressman from California. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to McNerney about his push to extradite the last surviving hijacker from Cuba.

Arizona Business Owners Hesitate To Support Trump Over Immigration Stance

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:24pm

Donald Trump's strong language on immigration has found many supporters in Arizona — a state where toughening border control has been popular for years. But that stance has also had a negative impact on the state's business community.

Week In Politics: Obama Supreme Court Nominee, Presidential Race

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel discusses the politics of the week with New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution fellow E.J. Dionne. They cover President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court and the latest on the presidential race.

Mitt Romney Will Vote For Ted Cruz In Hopes Of Stopping Trump

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:17pm

The 2012 GOP nominee says he's voting for the Texas senator in Tuesday's Utah GOP caucuses, hoping to force an open convention as a way of stopping Trump from getting the Republican nomination.

Can Donald Trump Rewrite The Electoral Map For The GOP?

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 9:00am

Trump says the new voters he's turning out can put Midwestern swing states in play. But it's a gamble whether could win over enough white voters for every minority voter he motivates the other way.

Transcript And Video: President Obama's Interview With NPR's Nina Totenberg

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 7:00am

In a wide-ranging interview, Obama says Republicans have supported Judge Merrick Garland in the past, and that refusing to consider him for the Supreme Court could have severe consequences.

Federal Judge Retires As 'Bad Lapse In Judgment' With 16-Year-Old Surfaces

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 5:50am

The chief judge of the federal district court in Washington retired under a disability statute, the same day a Utah woman sued him over sexual relations they had in 1981, when she was 16.

Amid Protests, Brazil President Faces Impeachment Process

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

President Dilma Rousseff named a former president charged with corruption to her cabinet. Brazil's congress has formed a committee to begin investigating the charges, says Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.

Trump Picks Up Anti-Immigration Endorsement Before Arizona Primary

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his anti-immigration stance, is Trump's latest controversial supporter. Arpaio's confident that he will follow through with promises, such as building a "wall."

Influencer Group Meets With All GOP Candidates But Trump

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

The Hay Initiative is advising the candidates on foreign policy, national security and defense. Steve Inskeep speaks to the group's leader Brian Hook, who's concerned about Trump's foreign policy.

Republican Voters Stumped If Trump Wins Party Nomination

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

Republican voters in Florida are wrestling with how they'll vote If Trump ends up facing a Democrat nominee. Some say a Trump nomination would force them to vote for a Democrat — or not at all.

Sen. McConnell Obstructs Merrick Garland Nomination Vote

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

The Senate Majority Leader refuses to hold a hearing on the Supreme Court nominee. After Obama named Garland, McConnell has maintained his position that the pick should be made by the next president.

Obama: Refusal To Consider Nominee Damages Public's Faith In The Judiciary

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:11am

In an interview with NPR, the president says Senate Republicans owe it to the Founding Fathers to give Judge Merrick Garland a Supreme Court confirmation vote.

Snoop Dogg Makes Romanian Village Famous With Instagram Mistake

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:44pm

The rapper presumably meant to tag his location as Bogotá, Colombia, but instead checked in at Bogata, Romania, a small village which had some fun with the mistake.

Missouri Victory Gives Clinton A Belated Mega Tuesday Sweep

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 6:16pm

The Democrat eked out a slim victory of just 1,531 votes over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who said he wouldn't ask for a recount in the state's primary.

House Endorses Anti-Obama Lawsuit Over Deportations

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 5:33pm

Republican members of Congress are intervening in a lawsuit in Texas over President Obama's executive actions on immigration. They argue that he can't block deportations that the law requires.

Federal Judge Retires As 'Bad Lapse in Judgment' With 16-Year-Old Surfaces

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:01pm

The chief judge of the federal district court in Washington retired under a disability statute, the same day a Utah woman sued him over sexual relations they had in 1981, when she was 16.

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Meets With Top Democrats On The Hill

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:29pm

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland makes his first rounds on the Hill Thursday to meet with senators in person. But the only appointments on the schedule are with two Democrats. He has no meetings with Republicans yet.

Breaking Down How A Contested Convention Could Stop Donald Trump

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Sasha Issenberg, a journalist with Bloomberg Politics, about delegates for the Republican National Convention in July. As Donald Trump consolidates a significant delegate lead in his attempt to win the Republican presidential nomination, some in the party are discussing how to stop Trump at the Republican National Convention.




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