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Despite Jitters Over Guns, A Celebratory Mood As The RNC Opens In Cleveland

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:59pm

Despite protesters bearing arms in public and tension over recent police shootings, the mood in Cleveland was celebratory as the GOP convention opened Monday afternoon.

A Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, What Has Changed?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:36am

All parties are complying, but critics in both the U.S. and Iran are still unhappy with the deal.

NPR Battleground Map: Ahead Of The Conventions, Where Does The Race Stand?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:42am

Going into the conventions for both parties, Hillary Clinton has a distinct advantage. But do the Baton Rouge police shootings, recent the terror-related incidents or these next two weeks change that?

Trump's Party Is Not Your Granddaddy's GOP, But It's Been Building Over Time

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:24am

If it had not grown so strong in the South, among displaced workers, white evangelicals and older white males without college degrees, the GOP might not be crowning a champion chosen by these voters.

Dumpster Fires, Fishing And Travel: These Republicans Are Sitting Out The RNC

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 5:00am

When the Republican National Convention officially gavels into order Monday, some major GOP leaders — including former presidents — will be conspicuously absent.

6 Things To Watch At The Republican Convention This Week

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 5:00am

The Republican convention kicks off Monday. Will it be as exciting as Donald Trump has promised or will it be ... traditional?

House Speaker Paul Ryan On Why He Wants To Customize Welfare Benefits

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Paul Ryan talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas to reshape the countries policies to address poverty in America. He wants welfare benefits to be tapered as recipients' financial situations improve.

Republicans Are Unified Behind Trump, Rutledge Says

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general, who will speak to the convention Tuesday night. NPR's Scott Detrow is also covering the convention.

Recent Shootings; National Security Overshadow Republican Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention gets ready to kick off, Morning Edition is in Cleveland. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Detrow and Roger Villere, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Politics In The News: GOP Convention; Baton Rouge Police Killings

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican Convention kicks off in Cleveland, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller.

GOP Gonvention To Address Protecting The U.S.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, Steve Inskeep examines how the killings in Baton Rouge, La., impact discussion of guns and national security.

'Our Enemies Are Watching Us': Trump, Clinton Respond To Baton Rouge Shooting

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:37pm

Donald Trump blasted President Obama on Twitter and Facebook, saying he has "no clue" how to deal with a country that is a "divided crime scene."

'This Has Happened Far Too Often,' Obama Says, After 3 Officers Killed

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:32pm

For the second time in under a week, President Obama called for unity after the shooting deaths of multiple police officers. A shooting in Baton Rouge, La., left three law enforcement officers dead.

In The Turmoil Expected At The Conventions, Some Hear Echoes Of 1968

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:32pm

Alex Rosenberg lost his faith in party politics after he was roughed up at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was a tough, tumultuous year. Many see parallels to today's political season.

Cleveland Is 'Absolutely Ready' For RNC And Protests, Says Sen. Sherrod Brown

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 4:06pm

Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about the state of the presidential race and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Fears Of Violence At Cleveland Convention Stir Memories Of Chicago In 1968

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:30am

The greatest damage to the city and the Democratic Party in 1968 came from the television images of the mayhem beamed 'round the world and seared into the memories of a generation of Americans.

How Is Turbulent Climate That Rocked '68 Democratic Convention Different From Today's?

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Recent events have led many to compare today to the summer of '68. On the eve of the GOP convention, sociologist Todd Gitlin tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the ways it's similar, and how it's not.

A Conversation With Bernie Sanders Supporters

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But will his supporters vote for her? NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Nicole Castillo and T. Lee Shostack, both Sanders supporters.

Americans Dislike Trump, Clinton, But Chances Are Slim Of A Third-Party Candidate Rising

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

When so many Americans dislike their Democratic and Republican candidates for president, what about a third-party candidate? NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben discusses those chances with NPR's Lynn Neary.

What To Expect From GOP Convention In Cleveland

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 7:26am

The party in Cleveland is about to get started — the Republican party that is. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the preparations for the GOP convention, which begins Monday.

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