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Facebook Denies Supressing Conservative News Stories

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:25pm

A former Facebook employee claims the social networking site censors news from conservative sources in its trending news section, according to a story in Gawker's Gizmodo blog.

Obama Gets All In His Blackness At Howard

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 2:01pm

Some applauded the president's speech at the historic black university as a break from "respectability politics" that demean African-Americans. Other saw it as more of the same.

Is Donald Trump Playing The 'Man Card'?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:44pm

Some experts say Trump's talk about women is not about women but a veiled message directed at men: They need to band together to stop Hillary Clinton.

'It's Just the Beginning Now,' Says Man Freed From Serving Two Life Sentences

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:35pm

David Padilla is adjusting to life back home in Northeast Philadelphia. After nearly 20 years in prison, he won clemency last year, freeing him from two life sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.

Fact Check: Did Hillary Clinton Introduce A New Approach To Early Education?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:18am

The HIPPY program, based on home visits, teaches parents to be their children's first teachers.

Will Paul Ryan Lose His GOP Primary? Probably Not

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:38am

Sarah Palin is backing the House speaker's GOP primary challenger after Ryan declined to endorse Donald Trump. But primary upsets remain rare and hard to orchestrate.

The Empire State Building And The Art Of Trump's Deal

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:17am

In the 1990s, Donald Trump famously tried to acquire control of the Empire State Building. He lost — but ultimately won a nice profit, especially considering he put no money into the building.

The Code Switch Podcast Is Coming!

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 7:33am

You've been asking for it. We've been cranking on it. And now, it's happening: the Code Switch podcast!

In Historic Step, Obama To Visit Hiroshima Later This Month

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 7:19am

President Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of 1945.

Demographics And History Tilt The Map In Clinton's Favor Over Trump

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:00am

According to NPR's general-election ratings, Hillary Clinton starts with a big advantage over Trump based on history and demography. But we also find at least two paths for him to win — and two ties.

Could Gender Be The Decisive Factor In A Trump-Clinton Matchup?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump recently attacked Hillary Clinton for using the "woman card." As the presidential campaign shifts into general election mode, we can expect to hear more rhetoric like that.

Is There Time For A Third-Party Candidate To Launch A Presidential Bid?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

Some Republicans who won't support Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee are calling for a conservative third-party candidate. Getting one on the ballot, though, is a complicated process.

Trump Has Not Yet Earned My Vote, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Says

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05am

On Nebraska's primary day, Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who endorsed Carly Fiorina early on in the GOP presidential race, but has not endorsed Donald Trump.

More Journalists Leaving 'Las Vegas Review-Journal' After Sale To Billionaire

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 9:53pm

Jennifer Robison, is the last of the three journalists who helped uncover the secret sale of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to leave the newspaper.

Study: Sanders' Proposals Would Add $18 Trillion To Debt Over 10 Years

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 5:18pm

His single-payer health care plan would cost an estimated $32 trillion, according to the Tax Policy Center. And it's not balanced out enough by Sanders' tax increases.

Veteran GOP Congressman John Duncan, Jr., Endorses Donald Trump

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Republican Rep. John Duncan, Jr., of Tennessee about his support for Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Attempts To Clarify Comments On Federal Debt Payments

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:28pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held no public events Monday, but he nonetheless called into several cable television shows in an effort to clarify statements from last week about how he might negotiate federal deficit payments. His earlier remarks had plenty of economists in an uproar.

U.S. Intelligence Officials Carry On Tradition Of Briefing Presidential Candidates

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:28pm

As the presidential front-runners move closer to the July conventions, they will assume the many trappings of a president, including their very own top-secret briefings. President Truman started the tradition of providing classified briefings to presidential candidates back in 1952. NPR explores how the process will unfold this summer, how much is shared with potential nominees, and the risk of a candidate leaking intelligence secrets.

Donald Trump's Messy Ideas For Handling The National Debt, Explained

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:08pm

Does Donald Trump want investors to accept a haircut? Or does he just want trillions more dollars printed? The Donald's messy economic plans show an unsettled candidate.

Why Many Midwestern Farmers Are Pro-TPP

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:29am

A coalition of more than 200 agriculture groups wrote an open letter urging Congress to approve the trade deal, saying it'll help U.S. farmers stay competitive in an increasingly crowded world market.

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