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The 10 States Where Millennials Could Sway The Election

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 8:54am

Young people don't vote, right? Political campaigns often dismiss young folks, but a new index suggests they could tilt the balance of power in key states this election.

5 Headlines: Donald Trump Dominates In Nevada Caucuses

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 7:19am

At one caucus, "Just four people took the stage, including former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who drew a chorus of boos when he announced his support for Ted Cruz."

Senate Must Do Its Job; Consider Court Nominee, Klobuchar Says

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 6:40am

Senate Republicans agreed not to hold hearings for any Obama Supreme Court nominee. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, about what Democrats can do.

Trump Wins Nevada's GOP Caucuses; Rubio Narrowly Takes Second

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:12am

Republican caucus goers in Nevada overwhelming voted for Donald Trump Tuesday night to be the party's presidential nominee. It's Trump's third major victory in two weeks.

Arizona's Independent Voters Claim They're Treated Like Second-Class Citizens

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:12am

Voters who aren't part of any political party make up the biggest chunk of the electorate in Arizona. But they don't have many rights and they're trying to change that through grassroots pressure.

Voters In Florida's Puerto Rican Community Shy Away From Party Affiliation

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:12am

In Florida, the fastest growing group of independent voters are newly-arrived Puerto Ricans. And although they're American citizens, they're encountering an entirely new political system.

Young, Independent Voters Change Politics In Arizona

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:12am

Voters under the age of 35 have become a decisive force in Colorado but many of them choose not to affiliate with a political party. We examine why.

Senate Republicans Refuse To Consider Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:12am

Every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has signed a letter pledging they won't hold any hearings on any Supreme Court nominee President Obama names this year.

Risky Shadow Banks Become Campaign Fodder For Democrats

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:45am

Bernie Sanders says he wants to break up too-big-too-fail banks. But Hillary Clinton says the real risks to the financial system lie in lightly regulated corners of the economy known as shadow banks.

Nevada Caucuses: Will Republicans Go All In For Trump?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 7:19pm

The real estate mogul is once again the favorite to win the Silver State's caucuses, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also battling for a strong finish.

Alabama Fast-Food Workers Rally To Defend City's Wage Hike

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:40pm

The Birmingham City Council approved a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, but some state legislators want to block it. A coalition representing low-wage workers is trying to defend the Birmingham bill.

Senate Republicans Agree To Block Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:28pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "virtually everybody" in his conference believes the nomination should be made by the next president, rather than Obama.

Which Candidate Are Prius Owners Most Likely To Support? Not Who You'd Think

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:32pm

Does your ride match your candidate?

Obama Proposes Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama sent Congress a proposal for how the U.S. could close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and move its occupants to the U.S. It's expected to make little headway against opponents in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Senate Republicans Unite Around Plan To Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

Senators held a closed door meeting on Tuesday to strategize on the upcoming fight over whether to hold a hearing on President Obama's nominee to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Domestic Politics: What Happens If Your Spouse Supports A Different Candidate?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

Ahead of Super Tuesday, NPR asked people on social media to tell us if they and their special someone were supporting different primary candidates. Call it "domestic politics." We're going to hear from a few of them before they head in to caucus or vote. First: Democrats Robin and Douglas Garrison in Englewood, Colo.

Nevada GOP Chairman On What's Driving Republican Voters In The State

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Michael McDonald, chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, about the Republican caucuses in the state Tuesday.

Republicans Blast Obama's Plan To Transfer Gitmo Detainees

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Republican Sen. Cory Gardner about President Obama's plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Meets Opposition In Congress

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama put forward a plan to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay — something he promised to do at the very beginning of his presidency. But the plan landed with a thud in Congress, raising questions about what happens next.

Federal Judge Greenlights Conservative Group To Look Into Clinton Emails

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:21pm

The judge said he will allow Judicial Watch to take steps to find out whether the State Department and former Secretary Hillary Clinton "deliberately thwarted" an open records law.

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