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Week In Politics: Sanders Stays In, Trump Accepts NRA Endorsement

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish 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 Bernie Sanders' vow to stay in the Democratic race, and the very high unfavorable ratings for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders Pushes For Overhaul Of Democratic Primary Process

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

Bernie Sanders is pushing for Democrats to do away with closed presidential primaries. That shift would be hard to carry out, as each state sets its own rules, and changes are both timely and expensive.

'I Will Never Let You Down,' Trump Tells National Rifle Association

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:32pm

The NRA endorsed Donald Trump at its annual conference, where the candidate made remarks. "The Second Amendment is on the ballot this November," he said.

Politics Podcast: The Team Goes Live!

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:04pm

Join the NPR Politics Podcast team for a weekly roundup of political news that was taped in front of a live studio audience. The team talks Democrats, GOP, and takes audience questions.

Do Democrats Want What Bernie Wants, Or What Bernie Has?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:03am

The "Nevada fracas" has created a media meme and a conversational focus for the conflict roiling the Democratic Party. This is because it encapsulates the grievances felt on both sides.

Do Democrats Want What Bernie Wants, Or Just What Bernie Has?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:02am

The "Nevada fracas" has created a media meme and a conversational focus for the conflict roiling the Democratic Party. This is because it encapsulates the grievances felt on both sides.

Donald Trump Raises Funds To Pay Off Christie Campaign Debts

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

When the N.J. governor dropped out of the GOP presidential race, he endorsed Donald Trump. Thursday night, Trump returned the favor by raising money to pay off the Christie campaign's remaining debt.

Does Old-School Political Advertising Work Anymore?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump says he's rewritten the rules of media coverage and political advertising — he points to his primary victories. We examine whether that might be the case in the general election as well.

Sanders Campaign Now Says Superdelegates Are Key To Winning Nomination

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:30pm

In a sharp contrast to earlier in the campaign, the Sanders teamnow hopes superdelegates will see him as the better Democratic candidate and support him ahead of the convention.

Nine-Year-Old Helps Shape Obama Administration's Approach To Science

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

The Obama administration gathered feedback from students about what they want to see in STEM programs. This came after 9-year-old Jacob Leggette encouraged President Obama to ask students about their opinions at a White House science fair.

Campaign Manager Defends Bernie Sanders' Vow To Remain In Democratic Race

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the Democratic race until the last votes are cast, even though Hillary Clinton is beating him in the delegate count and votes. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager, about the state of the Sanders' race against Clinton, and whether these divisions within the race will continue to deepen and ultimately damage the party in the long run.

Congress Agrees On Plan To Help Puerto Rico Restructure $70 Billion Debt

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

After months of negotiation, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its crushing $70 billion debt. It sets up a control board to investigate the U.S. territory's murky financial picture and restructure its debt payments to creditors.

Southern Lawmakers Lead Fight Over Funding To Combat Zika Virus

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia about the need for congressional funding to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the U.S. The Florida delegation sees this as a national emergency.

Donald Trump Likely Driving Latino Voter Registration Surge In California

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

California is seeing a surge of voter registrations among Latinos, including a number of voters who have become American citizens specifically to vote. Some have attributed this trend to Donald Trump's run for president.

Boxing Great Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:01pm

The political victory brings the 37-year-old, who had previously served in the Philippines' House of Representatives, ever closer to an eventual shot at the presidency.

A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is 'To Hide True Ownership'

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18am

Documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm have offered new insight into how easy it is for the rich and corrupt to hide their assets. McClatchy's Kevin Hall has been reporting on the documents.

On Ads, Sanders Has Spent Most, But Trump Has Spent Best

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:12am

Sanders has outspent the other candidates on TV ads. But Trump has spent best, in the sense that he has barely had to spend to win voters over.

Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:00am

If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Nevada's State Party Convention Highlights Democrats' Turmoil

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

Tensions simmer between Democratic Party leaders and Bernie Sanders over the behavior of his some of his supporters. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is backing Hillary Clinton.

Trump's Supreme Court List Might Reassure Conservatives, But Leaves Off Big Names

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:02pm

Trump promised to appoint to the high court the kinds of people the GOP base would be happy with.

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