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Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin interviewed Vice President Joe Biden for Sunday's show. Biden is confident Sanders is going to endorse Clinton and that the Democratic party will unify.

NPR's Interview With President Obama About 'Obama's Years'

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.

Primary Heats Up After Rubio's About-Face. He'll Run For Re-Election

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:45am

In the Florida GOP primary for a U.S. Senate seat, challenger Carlos Beruff, a millionaire developer in the mold of Donald Trump, promises to give Sen. Marco Rubio a run for his money.

Biden: Bernie Sanders Is 'Going To Endorse' Hillary Clinton

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 6:43pm

Biden told NPR he's prepared to vouch for Clinton, who he will join on the campaign trail next week. "You're putting your rep on the line you're saying I think this person has character," he said.

Woman Asks Trump About Replacing TSA's 'Heebeejabis' With Veterans

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:54pm

"We are looking at that. We're looking at a lot of things," Donald Trump said Thursday, before quickly pivoting to border security.

Prohibition-Era Gang Violence Prompted Congress To Act On Gun Control

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

In the 1930s, the United States government was absorbed with a different kind of gun violence: prohibition-era gangsters using fully automatic weapons of war, with civilians often caught in the crossfire. NPR looks back at how the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the nation's first firearms legislation, which still holds today.

Bipartisan Disapproval Follows Bill Clinton's Meeting With Loretta Lynch

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 1:06pm

"I think it's ... one of the big stories of this week of this month, of this year," Donald Trump said of the meeting. A Democratic strategist said it was "foolish to create such optics."

NPR Politics Lunchbox: DIY Election Forecast, Frustrations With Clinton Emails

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:27am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today: take a drive in our new demographic tool and Elizabeth Warren's (maybe) foray into teaching wizardry.

Missing From Bridgegate Investigation: Chris Christie's Personal Email Account

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:06am

Christie has insisted that his personal and government accounts were searched by investigators, but new court documents indicate that a personal account he shared with his wife was never searched.

A Guide To The Big Photo ID, Early Voting And Other Voting Law Cases

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 9:21am

Ahead of November, a number of important voting law cases are still up in the air nationwide. Here's a breakdown of where some of the big cases stand.

The 270 Project: Try To Predict Who Will Win The Election

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 5:22am

Demographics give Clinton an edge. But Trump says he can break the traditional mold. An NPR analysis — and new demographic tool — lets you create your own path to victory for either candidate.

Election Demographics Appear To Favor Clinton Over Trump

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Demographics play a huge determinative factor in presidential elections. NPR's Politics team has assembled a way for the audience to calculate possible voting outcomes based on demographics trends.

Senate Passes Bill To Help Puerto Rico Restructure Debt

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has $70 billion in debt. The measure passed by the Senate sets up a fiscal control board for the island, and helps it avoid defaulting on a critical $2 billion debt payment due Friday.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton Met Amid Email Investigation

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:38pm

It was a passing encounter on her government plane, but the whiff of impropriety while the Justice Department investigates Hillary Clinton's private email server could set Republicans howling.

Obama: Globalization Is 'Here' And 'Done'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:41pm

Warning against withdrawing from trade deals, the president acknowledged a legitimate gripe with globalization, but says focusing only on local markets is the wrong medicine.

Fact-Check: Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:14pm

Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?

Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:38pm

Religious liberty is a key concern for many evangelical voters. But in the current political climate, there's some debate among Christian conservatives about how that applies to faiths like Islam.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:43am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.

Obama: Trump, Brexit Vote Both Tap Into Fear Of 'Funny-Looking People'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:01am

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president acknowledges "parallels" between the U.S. election and Britain's vote to leave the EU. But "the differences are greater than the similarities."

As Black Drama Flourishes, Divides On Racial Equality Persist

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:00am

While black stories debut on large and small screens, a Pew survey finds deep divisions on views of race in America. We examine how black America has changed through the lens of a hit TV remake.

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