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Generation Politics: 25-Year-Olds On The Experiences That Shaped Their Views

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 25-year-old voters as part of a radio series exploring the generational differences between how 25, 45 and 65-year-olds think about politics. Having stood witness to the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, two wars, and an economic crash from a very young age, this group of 25-year-olds has seen a country going through hard times for most of their lives.

Amid Strong Dissent, Supreme Court Weighs In On 2 Death Penalty Cases

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:58pm

Justice Clarence Thomas called one of the opinions "a remarkably aggressive" use of the court's power to review the decisions of the states' highest courts.

Questions Over Trump's Donations To Veterans Boil Over

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 1:29pm

Donald Trump spent 40 minutes battling reporters at a press conference he held to answer for whether the $6 million he claimed to have raised for veterans groups ever materialized.

Supreme Court Declines Trump Resorts Case That Stripped Workers' Benefits

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:24pm

When Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2014, it won a ruling from a federal bankruptcy judge stripping casino workers of their health insurance and payments to the pension fund.

Once A Foe, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary Clinton Ahead Of Primary

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 11:07am

California Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton, despite a decades-long frosty relationship with the Clintons.

Trump's Disinterest In Data Has Some Republicans Worried

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 8:51am

The decision to eschew "microtargeting" and other sophisticated tools could have a significant negative effect on Republican candidates down the ballot from Trump.

Trump To Release Details Of Money He's Raised For Veterans' Groups

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 4:10am

In January, Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Iowa for veterans. Since then, there have been questions about what happened to the money. He's supposed to provide some answers on Tuesday.

Skeptical Of Tech, Donald Trump Rejects Big Data's Role In Politics

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 6:31pm

Big budget data operations have become a mainstay for presidential campaigns in recent years, but Donald Trump says he has no plans to invest in microtargeting and voter models.

U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns Hackers May Be Spying On Presidential Candidates

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 3:28pm

The Director of National Intelligence says the U.S. sees signs that hackers are spying on U.S. presidential candidates. NPR explores who is doing the spying and why.

The Week In Politics: Bernie Sanders, Clinton's Emails And A Trump (Non)Debate

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 6:13am

Steve Inskeep talks with columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt about what to expect this week from Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

'Bikers For Trump' At Rolling Thunder Rally Endorse Donald Trump

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 5:17am

Chris Cox, the head of Bikers for Trump, talks with David Greene about his decision to endorse the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. Trump spoke during Memorial Day motorcycle rally events.

Illinois General Assembly Works To Resolve Budget Impasse

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Fallout continues from the standoff between the Republican governor and Democrats — focused heavily on the future of unions. And Tuesday is a key deadline to see if a resolution can be reached.

Libertarians Tap 2 Former GOP Governors For White House

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

The move could give the little-known Party more visibility in a year when many voters say they're open to new options. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts will top the ticket.

Gary Johnson Says Libertarians Offer An Alternative

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 4:14pm

The Libertarian nominee for president criticizes both the Democrats and Republicans and argues that if he is included in debates and national polls he could bring in a significant portion of votes.

Trump Rolls Into Washington For Biker Rally

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 4:14pm

The presumptive Republican nominee for president addressed Rolling Thunder, the annual gathering of motorcyclists, on Sunday. The group seeks to raise awareness of veterans' issues.

Libertarian Party Nominates Former Gov. Gary Johnson

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 4:14pm

At the Libertarian presidential nominating convention this weekend, the party picked former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. Donald Trump's rise in the GOP is giving more attention to third parties.

Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 8:05am

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.

Libertarian Party Set To Pick Its Presidential Candidate

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:51am

The Libertarian presidential candidates held a debate Saturday night at their party convention in Orlando, Fla.

Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee; Clinton Faces Federal Charges Over Emails

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:38am

Some establishment figures are showing their support for Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton still can't vanquish Bernie Sanders.

Guns Strike Emotional Chords For People On Both Sides Of The Political Debate

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 5:00am

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been talking a lot about guns recently. But how much will that issue matter with voters in November?

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