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Bernie Sanders Revives Debate Over Single-Payer Health Care

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has revived the debate over a single-payer health care system. NPR explores the arguments for and against it.

Democratic Frustration Drives Surge Of Support For Bernie Sanders

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

Much of the talk of anger in the 2016 presidential race has focused on supporters of Donald Trump. But there is a different kind of frustration and anxiety among liberals, too, driving many to support Bernie Sanders.

EPA Faces Fallout From Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

A top EPA official resigned Thursday over the handling of the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich. The role of the EPA and whether the federal agency should have done more has been a recurring theme in White House discussions this week.

'Ain't Got No Home': Why Woody Guthrie Despised Donald Trump's Father

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

Will Kaufman, a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, says he has discovered unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie, in which the folk singer denounced Fred Trump, Donald's father. The elder Trump happened to be Guthrie's landlord in the early 1950s.

FBI Probe Uncovers Corruption In Allentown, Penn.

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

Covert recordings, political bribes, raided offices and now, federal indictments. An FBI probe is dismantling an entire political administration after uncovering deep corruption within. But these politicians aren't in Congress or even in a state governor's office. This scandal is ripping through the tiny city council of Allentown, Penn., and the FBI is throwing everything it's got into the investigation.

This Election, Anger And Frustration Isn't Just On The Right

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

Much of the talk of anger in the 2016 presidential race has focused on supporters of Donald Trump. But there's also frustration and anxiety among liberals who support Bernie Sanders.

Week In Politics: Presidential Campaigns Gear Up For Iowa Caucuses

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

As the presidential primary polls get tighter, attacks are getting sharper. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post about the Democratic and Republican races.

Stripping Conservative Magazine Of Debate Is Latest Sign Of GOP's Trump Nerves

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:11pm

After the National Review published an edition declaring they're "Against Trump," the RNC removed the conservative magazine from participating in a Feb. 25 GOP presidential debate.

Trump Champions The 'Silent Majority,' But What Does That Mean In 2016?

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:29pm

The phrase has a long history, going back as far as Richard Nixon, who used it to push back on anti-war protesters and 1960s counterculture.

Support for Sen. Marco Rubio's Presidential Campaign Grows On Capitol Hill

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

In the alternate universe of Capitol Hill, Marco Rubio is doing well among his GOP colleagues, while frontrunner Donald Trump has zero endorsements.Why is Rubio doing so well on Capitol Hill?

Clinton Sharpens Her Criticisms Of Main Challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

As the Iowa caucuses approach, Hillary Clinton is more aggressively challenging Sander's experience and policy goals. Those attacks have an echo of the 2008 race she ultimately lost to Barack Obama.

Flint Mayor: 'Politics And Profit' Perpetuated Lead-Tainted Water Crisis

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:33pm

"We want to know who knew what and when they knew it," Mayor Karen Weaver says. She was elected in November after vowing to address the problem.

Hillary Clinton's Elixir: Can A Hot Pepper A Day Boost Immunity?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:03pm

The presidential candidate says a jalapeno a day helps keep her healthy on the campaign trail. Turns out, she could be onto something. A large recent study linked a spicy food habit to longevity.

Field Organizers For Clinton, Sanders Work To Build Momentum In Iowa

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:32pm

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are pulling out the stops to mobilize supporters ahead of next month's Iowa caucuses. NPR catches up with some of those supporters.

Clinton, Sanders Step Up Attacks As Iowa Caucuses Near

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:32pm

It's the final stretch in Iowa. In a little over a week, people will cast the first votes of this election — and, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders find themselves in a very tight race and stepping up attacks and changing tactics.

What Is The 'Silent Majority?' Trump Supporters Weigh In

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump says he speaks for the "silent majority," which is a phrase with a long history in politics. Iowa voters supporting Trump discuss just what makes up the silent majority in 2016.

Clinton Offers Bipartisan Olive Branch; But Is It In Season?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:03am

Talk of peace between the parties, as Clinton described in an NPR interview, will not appeal to everyone in this year of the angry activist. But Clinton hopes to survive the primaries.

Hawaii Couple Lured To Iowa For Front-Row Seat To Presidential Politics

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Every campaign has volunteers who passionately support their candidate for president. Some of them have unique stories — like the couple who moved from Hawaii to Iowa to participate in the caucuses.

Calendar Will Play A Wild Card Role In The GOP Nominating Contest

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

This election season is more frenzied than those in recent memory, says a top GOP lawyer. Renee Montagne talks to Benjamin Ginsberg, about why the nominating contest won't be over for months.

Clinton Responds To Sanders Criticism That Her Experience Isn't Enough

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Hillary Clinton has been feeling the heat from her Democratic challengers. Senator Bernie Sanders this week criticized Clinton — saying she may have experience but doesn't have the right judgment.

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