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GOP Debate Preview

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 4:16pm

NPR's Mara Liasson talks about what to expect in the last Republican debate before the New Hampshire primary.

'National Review' On How Donald Trump Is Changing The Campaign

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 4:16pm

The prominent conservative magazine National Review dedicated a whole issue to denouncing Donald Trump. Editor Rich Lowry talks about how Trump is reshaping the state of conservatism.

Even Indie Bernie Feels the Undertow of Politics as Usual

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:39pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders has honored his vow not to run negative campaign ads. But some of his ads convey a message tantamount to a subtweet — which quietly makes its point about rival Hillary Clinton.

Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?

After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?

Former New Hampshire Governor Talks Primary Candidates

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon talks New Hampshire politics with John Sununu, former governor and White House chief of staff.

GOP Front-Runners Gear Up For New Hampshire Primary

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

NPR's Ron Elving gives Scott Simon a preview of Saturday night's GOP debate and an analysis of the presidential race.

Fact Check: Clinton And Sanders On Campaign Finance

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:00am

In their most recent debate, the Democratic candidates made claims about how they'd want to change the way money works in politics, and how they benefit from unlimited campaign spending.

New Hampshire Republican Debate: 3 Things To Watch Saturday Night

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:34am

When the remaining GOP candidates debate Saturday, several will be making their last pitch for why they should stay in the race. Meanwhile, Donald Trump returns after skipping an Iowa debate.

An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:23am

Scott Simon ponders the people behind the names on buttons and bumper stickers and other political ephemera. Though they may not have been winners, he's inspired by their determination to try.

Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:19am

The official line in Russia is that it doesn't matter who wins in November, since it won't change what the Kremlin sees as Washington's anti-Russia stance. But some candidates are better than others.

States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:15am

Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:24pm

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.

5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:59pm

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.

LISTEN: Correspondent Don Gonyea's New Hampshire Playlist

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:27pm

Headphones on, NPR's Don Gonyea is taking you on a roadtrip through the granite state — from Bill Morrissey to Frank Sinatra.

Tourists Flock To New Hampshire For Front Row Seat To Presidential Politics

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Robert Siegel reports on people who are not involved in presidential campaigns traveling to New Hampshire to observe the action surrounding the primary. There are families trying to give their kids a civics lesson, couples trying to see presidential politics up close, and groups of students who serve as interns for campaigns as part of their studies.

In New Hampshire, Marco Rubio Looks To Capture Mainstream Republicans

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

With a third place finish in Iowa, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is looking to coalesce mainstream Republican support in New Hampshire. But his rivals in that lane of the GOP race are doing a lot to stop him.

Fact Checking The Democratic Debate: Clinton, Sanders Battle Over Wall Street

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR fact checks some of the claims made by candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the latest Democratic presidential debate.

Week In Politics: Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire Primary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Audie Cornish 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 Iowa caucuses and the upcoming New Hampshire primary.

'Boy In The Bubble': Marco Rubio Taking Punches From All Corners In N.H.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:58pm

"When everyone's attacking you, you must be doing something right," Rubio told reporters in Manchester this week.




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