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Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:52am

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 9:12am

The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.

Politics In The News: 'Brexit' Reverberates Throughout U.S.

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer examines the impact of the U.K. voting to leave the EU on the U.S. presidential race with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist.

Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:55am

Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics and there are reports she's being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.

'Brexit' Songs: Here Are Your Picks

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Yesterday we asked for your picks for the songs that represent the feeling in the U.K. right now. Here are some of your suggestions.

'Brexit' Repercussions Continue In U.K. Politics

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Several leading members of Britain's Labor Party have resigned and Scottish leaders are considering pulling out of the U.K. Journalist David Torrance has the latest on the 'Brexit' vote fallout.

1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

In this encore presentation of For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin looks at the last contested convention: the 1976 GOP meeting in Kansas City. Ronald Reagan nearly denied Gerald Ford the nomination.

Republicans Brace For Donald Trump's Impact On Down-Ballot Races

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are not the only candidates running. Ken Rudin of the Political Junkie podcast and NPR's Linda Wertheimer discuss the Senate and House races.

Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:51am

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.

As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 5:00am

Voters have long demanded that their presidential candidates demonstrate outward signs of religious faith. So far in 2016, that may be changing — though some evangelicals are uneasy at the prospect.

NPR Battleground Map: Florida, Pennsylvania Move In Opposite Directions

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 5:00am

Florida goes from Toss Up to Lean D, and Pennsylvania moves from Lean D to Toss Up. Overall, though, Clinton would beat Trump if she just wins states that at least lean in her direction.

Barbershop: 'Brexit' And The U.S.

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

Political commentator Gayle Trotter, New Yorker writer John Cassidy, and David Wessel of the Brookings Institution talk about the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU and what it means for American politics.

Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.

British Ambassador Hopes 'Brexit' Will Begin A 'New Relationship'

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

The United Kingdom's ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, says it's too early to say why so many Britons voted to leave the EU, but it was a "thoroughly democratic process."

'Brexit' Aftermath: Resignations, Financial Fallout And A Petition To Redo

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 4:20pm

The U.K.'s credit rating has been cut, another government official has resigned and a new petition has gathered more than 1 million signatures calling for another vote.

With Trump In Scotland, Clinton Steps Up Barrage Against His 'Brexit' Response

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 11:54am

After the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Trump spoke on the move at his remodeled Scottish golf course. Clinton used those remarks as fodder for a message her campaign has been pushing hard.

Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 7:32am

When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.

Brexit: What's Race Got To Do With It?

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 6:00am

Why did the U.K. just vote for something so economically disastrous? Some point to racial tension resulting from record levels of immigration within the EU.

The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 5:00am

The day after Solicitor General Donald Verrilli announced he was stepping down, he sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg to reflect on his five years as the government's chief advocate.




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