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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.

Sign Up For The NPR Politics Newsletter

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:00pm

We follow politics; you follow us. Catch up with the presidential campaign trail, listen to our latest podcast and find the latest stories from NPR politics reporters around the country.

Hillary Clinton's Emails: 5 Questions Answered

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:45am

Clinton's use of a private email server has become an issue in her presidential bid. Here's what we know about the FBI's investigation, whether she could be charged with a crime and what happens next.

Democrats Debate: What Is A Progressive And Who Wants To Be One?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:31am

The term has also been used to cover certain ideas, attitudes, movements and schools of thought. It has been affixed to leading American politicians, in both major parties, including Teddy Roosevelt.

Last Clash Before N.H. Puts Clinton, Sanders In A Field Of Friendly Fire

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:36am

Hillary Clinton denounced what she called "an artful smear." She challenged Bernie Sanders to identify a vote she had cast or changed to pay off a donor. "Enough is enough," she said.

Barbara Bush Draws A Crowd In New Hampshire Campaigning For Jeb

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is touting his famous political family's name in the closing days of the N.H. primary. On Thursday, he made a campaign stop with his mother.

Clinton, Sanders Face Off Last Time Before New Hampshire Primary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

The Democratic debate, sponsored by MSNBC, was fiery and combative as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went after each other on health care, Wall Street regulations and the campaign finance system.

On A Downward Spiral, Does Bush Have Money To Resurrect His Campaign?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Early in the GOP presidential season, Jeb Bush was favored by many big money donors. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Erick Erickson, founder of the website The Resurgent, about the GOP presidential race.

The 5th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:40pm

It was the first mano-a-mano encounter of the campaign, which means there was enough room for semantic arguments and serious debate.

Debate Night: Clinton, Sanders Face Off In New Hampshire

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:54pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off Monday in New Hampshire. It is their their first one-on-one debate since former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dropped out of the race.

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