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What Does Wall Street Want In A Presidential Candidate?

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

How important is Wall Street's support to a presidential candidate? David Greene talks to Barry Ritholtz, chairman of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a frequent commentator on the world of finance.

Supreme Court Weighs Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:02am

Twenty-six states are challenging the action, which would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally prior to 2010.

In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Asian-Americans are among the least likely to vote. But with the presidential nominations still up for grabs, campaigns are courting one of the largest Asian communities in the U.S. — New Yorkers.

Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Candidates vying for president are talking a lot about trade. But trade is not a subject easily summed up in slogans. Here are resources to help you study up on trade and make your own decisions.

Why Candidates Are Out Of Sync With How Americans Really Feel About Trade

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Leading candidates have tried to channel Americans' frustration when they talk about trade, but on the whole polls show Americans think trade has been good for the U.S.

Solitary Confinement Is What Destroyed My Son, Grieving Mom Says

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:59am

Venida Browder's son killed himself after spending time in solitary confinement. She's fighting to end isolation of youth in jails and prisons. A new campaign with that goal launches this week.

Donald Trump Takes The Stump In Staten Island

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 4:15pm

Donald Trump addressed a GOP brunch on Staten Island on Sunday, where most of New York City's working-class Republican voters live.

George Clooney On A Big Money Difference Between Clinton And Sanders

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 2:31pm

The actor hosted two big benefits for the Democratic front-runner this weekend. Clinton is raising money that can go to candidates at all levels, while Sanders' donations go solely to his campaign.

Despite Steep Odds, DeRay Mckesson Draws Lessons From Mayoral Bid

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 2:00pm

Maybe the best-known figure to emerge from Black Lives Matter, Mckesson has struggled to turn his online following into electoral success in Baltimore. Still, he says the movement's work isn't done.

Democratic Party Troubles Overshadowed By GOP Drama

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the state of the Democratic presidential race with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Aren't 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Are 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

Trump Leads GOP Ahead Of N.Y. Primary

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

Donald Trump holds a strong lead in his home state of New York, but the question is how many delegates he'll pick up after the state's primary on Tuesday.

After Factory Plant Closures, Job Loss, A Small NY Town Struggles To Bounce Back

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

Small towns like Massena, N.Y., have been devastated by recent plant closures, and presidential candidates are blaming free trade agreements. Former factory workers admit they had a part to play too.

Parsing The Lasting Legacy Of Clarence Thomas' Confirmation Fight

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 4:16pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Howard University professor Alvin Thornton and reporter Nina Totenberg about the Anita Hill controversy during Thomas' confirmation.

Turnout And A Trim: Bid To Boost Black Men's Voting Heads To The Barbershop

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 2:30pm

African-American men tend to vote at lower rates than other groups of Americans. So, a Philadelphia civic activist is recruiting barbers to talk to their customers about voting and local engagement.

How Social Media Inflates Our Perception Of Our Choice Presidential Candidate

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:57am

The most fervent political supporters think only their candidate can possibly win. Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle blames these beliefs on the echo chambers found on our social media feeds.

New York A 'Turning Point' For Democrat Race

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:57am

Much of the Republican presidential race is about whether Donald Trump will get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates at the Republican National Convention in July. New York votes next.

Impassioned Sanders Supporters Reach Upstate NY With DIY Activism

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:57am

As Bernie Sanders races for the Democratic nomination in New York, he's relying on enthusiastic volunteers to run a campaign on their own dime and time in parts of the state he's not able to reach.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Shouting Politicans

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 5:00am

This week's Democratic debate seemed to be the noisiest yet. And The Internet did not like that.




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