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California Republicans Lose Chance At Competitive Primary

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

California Republicans thought their state would finally be relevant in a GOP presidential primary for the first time in more than 50 years. But now that Donald Trump is the party's de facto nominee, the fun is over for the California GOP.

Obama Addresses Mixed Monthly Employment Report

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama spoke to reporters Friday about the latest monthly employment report, which showed a slowdown in hiring in April. The report also showed relatively strong wage growth. Obama was also asked about the presidential contest and the de facto GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

In Tennessee, Activist Drives Socially Conservative Political Agenda

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

Activist David Fowler is the moving force behind much of the socially conservative legislation proposed in Tennessee this past year.

Week In Politics: Donald Trump Becomes Likely GOP Nominee

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's rise as he becomes the likely GOP nominee and the Democratic primary race.

Job Growth Might Be Slowing Overall — But It's Surging For New College Grads

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:24pm

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.

Politics Podcast: The GOP Has Its Apparent Nominee And Sanders Is Still Fighting

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:42am

The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including the suspension of both the Cruz and Kasich campaigns for the GOP nomination.

The View From Montana, Where Guns Are An Important Election Issue

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of our series, "A View From Here," David Greene talks to U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.

Philippine Presidential Candidate Accused Of Using Death Squads

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

The front-runner in the May 9 Philippine presidential election is Rodrigo Duterte, a law and order type who critics admit cleaned up the city where he's mayor. But they say his methods are suspect.

In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

Presidential Election Redefines Debate Over The Role Of Government

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.

Montana's Oil Boom Fades Ahead Of The 2016 Presidential Election

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

The state's oil industry had been going gangbusters and then oil prices began to drop. What is it like to live in a place with such extremes, and can the government do anything to stabilize things?

Trump Steps Up Attacks Against Hillary Clinton During West Virginia Rally

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump held his first campaign event since being assured of the GOP presidential nomination. He held a rally in West Virginia coal country on Thursday. The state holds its primary on Tuesday.

Ted Cruz Reaches End Of His Race, Clearing GOP Path For Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:08pm

"We are suspending our campaign," the Texas senator told supporters at an Indianapolis rally. "But hear me now — I am not suspending our fight for liberty." His announcement ends a vitriolic week.

Trump Supporter In Indiana: Race Is Over, Party's Healing Can Start

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:00pm

Despite the tempestuous primaries, Republicans will come back together to support the party's candidate, says Vigo County party chair Randy Gentry — "give it some time."

As Trump Victory Appears Imminent, Candidates Fans Await Confirmation

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:47pm

Those gathered at Sen. Ted Cruz's event in Indianapolis are subdued, but "are still waiting to hear from their guy, hopefully to hear him say that he's going to stay in this race."

Bernie Sanders Has A Message For The Political Moment

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:19pm

Bernie Sanders entered the race for president talking about a political revolution at moment when Democratic voters and young people were primed to hear it.

FBI Probe Of Clinton Email Use Advances With Aides' Interviews

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:28pm

Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They're asking whether her email practices as secretary of state compromised government secrets.

How The Media Failed In Covering Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:12pm

The media didn't create Trump, but that's no defense: it missed his rise and enabled him too.

Election Commission Advisory Board Disagrees With Director Over Citizenship Rule

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:44pm

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's advisory board has shown dissatisfaction with the director's decision to allow three states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

Donald Trump Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With A Trump Taco Bowl

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:13pm

The apparent Republican presidential nominee declared, "I love Hispanics!" But polls show Hispanics don't love him.

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