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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?

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:58am

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.

Focus On Libertarian Election Amid Voter Discontent Over Clinton-Trump Race

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.

As Democratic Convention Nears, The Battle To Unite Under One Candidate

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.

Even A Win In California Could Have Little Impact On Sanders Securing The Nomination

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Bernie Sanders is making a strong push in California as the Democratic primary race nears its end. Polls show him in a dead heat with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the Golden State.

Donald Trump Relitigates The '90s To Attack Hillary Clinton

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

Trump's recent attacks on the Clintons feel like a time warp, reintroducing Americans to a number of political scandals that dominated the 1990s. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Time columnist Joe Klein.

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