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Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Donald Trump delivered a foreign policy address on Wednesday, complete with a teleprompter. It's supposed to be the first in a series of speeches aimed at demonstrating the Republican front-runner's policy chops.

3 Things To Know About the 'Woman Card' In The 2016 Election

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:37pm

Trump says Clinton is playing the woman card, but gender shouldn't play a huge role in a November race (and Democrats always win the women's vote these days, anyway).

Las Vegas Columnist Quits After Ban On Writing About Adelson

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:33pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned after being told he could no longer write about two of the state's biggest players, including his paper's new owner, Sheldon Adelson.

Cruz Will Name Fiorina As His Vice-Presidential Pick

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:28pm

The "major announcement" from Cruz is a last-ditch effort designed to shake-up the GOP primary race, one in which he badly trails front-runner Donald Trump.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Awaits Sentencing In Hush-Money Case

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:57am

Hastert has pleaded guilty to structuring cash withdrawals that were used to cover up alleged sexual abuse during his time as a wrestling coach.

First House Incumbent Loses Primary, Plus 4 Other Important Down-Ballot Results

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:28am

The Democratic establishment's favored candidates won in two Senate contests and a millionaire wine mogul's $12.4 million went down the drain in the most expensive House primary this year.

Clinton's Road To The Nomination Was Paved By Other Women Who Ran

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 6:00am

Barring something extraordinary happening, Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. That would make her the first woman to top a major party ticket.

It's 'On To Indy!' As Challengers To Trump And Clinton Seek To Rebound

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:01am

Donald Trump, with about 75 percent of the delegates, and Hillary Clinton, with 90 percent, are so far ahead in their parties that only the most extraordinary events could prevent their nominations.

GOP Candidates Court Indiana, The Next State To Hold A Primary

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:14am

After Donald Trump won Tuesday's primaries, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are looking ahead. They are mathematically eliminated from getting the GOP nomination unless they can force a contested convention.

How A Media Metaphor Took Root In GOP Political Circles

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:14am

For much of the primary season — especially early on when there were 17 candidates — the conventional wisdom relied on lane theory. That is candidates had to win their lane, such as party insider.

Donald Trump Wins 5 Primaries; Hillary Clinton Wins 4, Loses Rhode Island

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:14am

Trump calls himself the presumptive nominee; Clinton solidifies her lead. In addition to Mara Liasson's roundup, Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic strategist Margie Omero and GOP strategist Jim Hobart

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In McDonnell Corruption Case

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:13am

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and his wife were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud under federal law. Now, the nation's top court will decide whether to uphold the conviction.

With The Nomination All But Decided, Clinton's And Sanders' Goals Change

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:12am

Now that Tuesday's wins virtually assure Hillary Clinton's nomination, she is doing her best to win over Bernie Sanders' supporters. Sanders is intent on keeping his progressive politics relevant.

Did Mary Pat Christie Roll Her Eyes During Trump's Comment About Women?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:57pm

In his victory speech Tuesday night, having swept all five primary states that voted, Donald Trump made a comment about Hillary Clinton that went viral. But Mary Pat Christie's face stole the show.

Barring Something Unforeseen, Hillary Clinton Will Be The Democratic Nominee

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:46pm

On the Democratic side, it's all but done. The former secretary of state now has 90 percent of the delegates needed to be the nominee. For the GOP, Trump is now the only one who can win a majority.

Special Election Coverage: The April 26 Northeast Primaries

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:04pm

Catch up on interviews from NPR's special election coverage of the primaries on April 26, hosted by Scott Detrow and Audie Cornish.

'Acela Primary' Results: 5 States Go To The Polls In Consequential Voting Day

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 6:32pm

Voters in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut went to the polls on Tuesday. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to add to their delegate lead.

'Acela Primary': Voters Hit The Polls In 5 Northeastern States

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Tuesday is the so-called "Acela primary." Voters headed to the polls in five northeastern states and we'll hear from them.

Hillary Clinton Hopes To Extend Delegate Lead As She Eyes General Election

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton has started pivoting toward the general election as she hopes to extend her delegate lead Tuesday night out of the reach of Bernie Sanders.

Federal District Judge Upholds North Carolina's Sweeping Voter ID Law

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

A federal district judge upheld North Carolina's new voting law, including requirements that voters show a government-issued photo ID at the polls and only vote in the correct precinct. Opponents of the law say they will appeal, but the decision could be in effect for the November elections, which voter advocates say might mean some voters, especially minorities, will be disenfranchised. The judge said that did not appear to be the case.

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