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From Axes To Flip Flops: A Peek At 200 Years Worth Of American Political Schwag

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 4:50am

Chances are good that the Smithsonian will soon add a 'Make America Great Again' hat and a 'Feel the Bern' shirt to its collection of political memorabilia.

The Perfect State Index: If Iowa, N.H. Are Too White To Go First, Then Who?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:54pm

Critics say Iowa and New Hampshire aren't demographically representative of the country. And, that's true. So, we've created the Perfect State Index to determine which state is a true microcosm.

6 Takeaways From The New Hillary Clinton Emails

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:41pm

The newest batch of about 1,000 emails released by the State Department includes more memos and observations from Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal and jokes about Joe Biden abroad in China.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Megyn Kelly's Body Politic

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:39pm

In Donald Trump's ongoing feud with Megyn Kelly, her looks and attire appeared to matter for some just as much as, if not more than, her mind.

Download NPR's 2016 Iowa Briefing Book

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:10pm

In honor of the Iowa caucuses, NPR Politics has a gift for you: everything you need to know about the caucuses and this election season in one handy PDF download.

Trump's New Jab At Ted Cruz: 'An Anchor Baby In Canada'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:57pm

Campaigning in New Hampshire, he takes more swipes at rival Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, calling him "an anchor baby in Canada."

State Department To Withhold 37 Pages Of Hillary Clinton Emails

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:37pm

The State Department will not release 37 pages of Clinton emails because they are top secret. The latest turn in the controversy of her private email server comes days before the Iowa caucuses.

Why Does Iowa Vote First, Anyway?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:19pm

"The really important thing to remember about Iowa is not that it's first because it's important. Iowa is important because it's first," said one political columnist.

Politics Podcast: Knocking On Doors With Bernie, And Negative Snapchat

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:42pm

With only a few days until the Iowa caucuses, NPR Politics discusses big moments from the latest Republican debate and what it's like to knock on doors with the Clinton and Sanders campaigns.

Democratic Candidates Deliver Final Plea To Iowa Voters Ahead Of Caucuses

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

We hear excerpts of speeches by the two leading Democratic presidential candidates as they give their closing arguments to Iowa voters.

Break It Down: Fact-Checking The Final GOP Debate Before Iowa

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

Republican presidential candidates had their final debate before the Iowa caucuses Thursday night. NPR's fact-checking team takes a closer look at some of the claims the candidates made.

Leading Republicans Deliver Closing Arguments To Iowa Voters

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

We hear excerpts of speeches by the three Republicans leading in Iowa as they give their closing arguments to Iowa voters.

Obama Announces New Rule Requiring Employers To Disclose Pay Data

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

The government is proposing to require employers to report pay data by race, gender and ethnicity. The president is using executive power to make the rule change, which is set to take effect in 2017.

Week In Politics: GOP Debate, Democratic Town Hall

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel 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 week's political news.

Iowa Voters Weigh In Ahead Of State Caucuses

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR checks in with Iowa voters ahead of their state's caucuses, the first nominating contest of the presidential election, on Monday.

Trump-less Debate Sets A New Standard, But With A Familiar Outcome

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 8:43am

Donald Trump remained the focal point for many debate questions and responses. He also did well on social media, scoring more Google searches and Twitter/Facebook mentions than debate participants.

As Iowa Caucuses Near, Hillary Clinton Email Probe Persists

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The State Department faces another deadline to publish emails from Clinton's time as secretary of State. The FBI continues to investigate her use of a personal server while at the State Department.

What Are Nevada Voters Anxious About? 'Trump,' Radio Listeners Say

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Why are so many voters anxious and angry? Carrie Kaufman, host of the daily call-in show State of Nevada on member station KNPR talks to Steve Inskeep about the answers she heard from listeners.

Instead Of Debating, Trump Hosts His Own Event For Veterans

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Trump took the stage 15 minutes after the debate began — clearly looking to steal the audience away from Fox News. Trump says the event raised millions for veterans.

Trump's Absence Was A Big Presence At The GOP Debate In Iowa

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Sen. Ted Cruz, who was leading in the polls in Iowa until Trump subjected him to a barrage of attacks, is hoping Trumps decision to boycott the debate turns out to be a big mistake.

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