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As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:59pm

"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.

Carson Campaign Looks To Attract Black Voters In GOP Primaries

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Ben Carson polls high among GOP presidential candidates but fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie.

Democrats Clinton And Sanders Use Postcards To Organize Support In Iowa

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.

D.C. PAC Shutters, Highlighting Fine Ethical Line For Groups Across The Country

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:00am

A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.

Former Romney Campaign Manager Shares Lessons On Immigration Rhetoric

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:47pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican political consultant Katie Packer of Burning Glass Consulting, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012, about GOP skirmishes over immigration.

Ben Carson Delivers Speech At Liberty University Convocation

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

After the debate Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson heads to Lynchburg, Va., for convocation at Liberty University.

Donald Trump Addresses Politics and Eggs Breakfast In New Hampshire

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

The morning after a GOP debate, presidential contender Donald Trump traveled to New Hampshire for "Politics and Eggs," a traditional granite state breakfast.

Jeb Bush Turns Focus To Hillary Clinton Post Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

After the debate Tuesday night, Jeb Bush traveled to Iowa for an annual Veterans Day breakfast outside of Des Moines. He said Republicans need to start thinking about which GOP candidate can beat Hillary Clinton.

Los Angeles Updates Voting Procedures To Help Curb Declining Turnout

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

The recent off-year elections brought with them laments about poor voter turnout. The challenge is especially stark in the Los Angeles area. With 4.9 million voters, LA County is home to the largest voting jurisdiction in the U.S. But in recent elections, turnout there has hit record breaking lows. Officials there are trying to fix the problem.

International Leaders Approach Diplomatic Puzzle In New Syria Talks

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

As international diplomats prepare for a new round of talks on Syria, they are struggling with some fundamental questions: Who is a terrorist and who can be part of an eventual settlement?

It Came Up In The Debate: Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback'

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 2:54pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed to the Eisenhower-era program that deported masses of Latino immigrants. But the program was deadly and controversial.

Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 1:35pm

The music industry generates $1.6 billion a year for Austin, Texas. But many musicians can't afford the basics, including health insurance. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians steps in to help.

For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 9:15am

Sen. Marco Rubio, who's gaining in the presidential race, supported and helped craft the Senate immigration bill. He's backed away from it somewhat, but clarified his stance in an interview with NPR.

Sen. Rubio On Immigration: We Can't Accept Everyone

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:42am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida about specific ways to overhaul the immigration system. Rubio outlines his three-step plan.

Fourth Debate Fails to Scramble GOP Field

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:27am

Although policy differences were aired and some of the questions from the moderators could be called probing, gone was the slightly contemptuous tone heard in earlier debates — especially on CNBC.

GOP Debate Wi-Fi Password: 'StopHillary'

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:02am

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Politico that the "StopHillary" password was to emphasize to reporters that there are in fact two political parties.

Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 5:10am

Last night's debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

Latino Republicans Monitor Presidential Debate For Immigration Issues

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Alfonso Aguilar of the American Principles Project's Latino Partnership about the GOP presidential debate. Aguilar is critical of Donald Trump's remarks about the topic.

Supporters Urge Obama To Take Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

President Obama is expected to send Congress a plan soon for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While Congress is expected to oppose him, advocates say that might not matter.

GOP Spin Room Finds Less To Criticize In Latest Presidential Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Republicans have been deliberating the format and tone of the presidential debates as much as the issues. After Tuesday's showdown in Wisconsin, campaigns offered reactions to how the debate went.




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