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Is This Really The Nastiest Election Season? Or Just Politics As Usual?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about political conventions gone sour and unpopular candidates over the decades in U.S. politics.

After A Dramatic Non-Endorsement, What Does Ted Cruz's Political Future Hold?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

The RNC might be over but the week's events are still fresh in people's minds, especially the reaction to Sen. Cruz's speech. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Texas Republican Delegate Ken Cope.

RECAP: A Round-Up Of Can't-Miss Stories From The RNC

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 6:42am

Here are some stories from the NPR Politics team to catch you up on the news from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.

4 Reasons Why Progressives Aren't Thrilled With Clinton's Pick Of Kaine

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:33am

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's positions on Wall Street reforms and trade deals are already drawing the ire of groups who had backed Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders.

In Divided Virginia Administration, Kaine Learned To Work Across The Aisle

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:44pm

Ex-Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, was elected to be Democrat Tim Kaine's lieutenant when he was governor. Bolling describes his years with Kaine and offers tips for being a good No. 2.

Tim Kaine's Pastor Describes The Veep Pick's Life As A Devout Catholic

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:41pm

Tim Kaine has worn many hats in Virginia politics: Richmond mayor, governor, senator. He's also a recognizable face at a majority-black Catholic church in Richmond — and has been for 30 years.

In Kaine, Clinton Gains A Swing-State Spanish Speaker

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:33pm

Who is Tim Kaine, and what does he bring to the Democratic presidential ticket? NPR's Mara Liasson provides answers.

Why 'Boring' Tim Kaine Might Be Exactly What Hillary Clinton Needs

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:56pm

Being a safe pick isn't a bad thing, and the Virginia senator is a disciplined messenger, has a positive persona and can help Clinton appeal to white males — a place where Trump has an edge.

5 Things To Know About Tim Kaine

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:21pm

Hillary Clinton has chosen Tim Kaine as her running mate. Here are some fast facts about the Virginia senator.

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Her Vice Presidential Running Mate

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:15pm

The Virginia senator and former governor is a loyal ally who can help reach out to Hispanics and may be able to woo disaffected independents or moderate Republicans who are turned off by Donald Trump.

Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:05pm

The state Supreme Court said Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority to grant voting rights to felons through a blanket order. McAuliffe's action this spring affected 206,000 ex-offenders.

Political World Awaits Hillary Clinton's Pick For Vice President

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:10pm

The presumptive Democratic nominee is expected to announce her running mate soon. Clinton campaigned in Tampa, Fla., on Friday following the Republican National Convention this week.

True Believers, Protesters And Trump: Scenes From Cleveland

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Calls to "Make America Great Again" rang through the Republican National Convention while anti-Donald Trump protesters tried to challenge the rhetoric. This is what it looked like.

Liberal Son Attends GOP Convention With Delegate Dad

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

A father and son recorded their experiences at the Republican National Convention and share this postcard.

Philadelphia Police Consider 2000 RNC In Preparing for Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

When Philadelphia hosted the GOP Convention in 2000, police were criticized for a militant response to protesters. The city promises a softer approach at the Democratic Convention next week.

Hillary Clinton Expected To Announce Vice Presidential Pick

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her running mate soon. On Friday, the presumptive Democratic nominee campaigned in Florida.

Colorado Republicans Commend Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

How did the GOP convention go down with Republicans outside of Cleveland? At one watch party in Denver, Republicans said Donald Trump gave exactly the acceptance speech that was needed.

Human Rights Campaign President Accuses Trump Of 'Pandering' To Voters

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, for reaction to moments during the Republican National Convention that touched on gay rights.

Week In Politics: Republican National Convention

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Republican National Convention, the vice presidential picks and other political news of the week.

Donald Trump Praises GOP Convention As 'Peaceful,' 'Love-Filled'

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

A day after the Republican National Convention, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump gives his own assessment of how things went, where he goes from here and also revisits his old feud with Ted Cruz.




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