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Hillary Clinton Campaigns Upstate Ahead Of New York's Primary

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:26pm

The New York City metropolitical region will get most of the attention in New York state's upcoming presidential primary. But Hillary Clinton is hoping that her long time relationship with voters upstate — from her time as U.S. senator — pays off. She campaigned in Buffalo Friday, and the primary could be her most important contest in the state since her 2000 Senate run.

Bernie Sanders' Chances At The Nomination Count On Turning Superdelegates

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:26pm

If Bernie Sanders has any chance of winning the Democratic nomination for president, he's going to have to convince a large number of superdelegates to change their support from Clinton to him. So who are these superdelegates and how did they get to be such important players in the Democratic nominating process? NPR explores the history and asks what they've been hearing from voters in this race.

As Odds Of Contested Convention Rise, GOP Candidates Seek Colorado's Delegates

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:26pm

Colorado was supposed to be a sideshow in the Republican presidential race. But with the odds of a contested convention rising, suddenly presidential campaigns are trying to woo Colorado's delegates.

Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, 'Religious Freedom' Bills

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Wisconsin primary and the flurry of "religious freedom" bills.

Bernie Sanders' Chances At The Nomination Count On Superdelegates

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:26pm

If Bernie Sanders has any chance of winning the Democratic nomination, he's going to have to convince a large number of superdelegates to change their support from Hillary Clinton to him.

Bill Clinton Recasts Black Lives Matter Protest Clash As 'Example'

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 1:51pm

The former president acknowledged that he was "talking past" protesters in a Thursday clash over the 1994 crime bill.

Roundup: Reactions To Bill Clinton's Exchange With Black Lives Matter Protesters

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 1:41pm

Many found Bill Clinton's reaction to protesters on Thursday awkward and offensive. But will it have a lasting effect on Hillary's presidential campaign? Here's what critics are saying.

Bernie Sanders Accepts An Invitation From The Vatican

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:20am

Bernie Sanders plans to attend a Vatican conference about social, economic and environmental issues next week. Sanders says he's a "big, big fan of the pope" for "talking about the idolatry of money."

TV Debates Light On Political Money Talk

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 6:13am

The presidential candidates and superPACS have raised a combined total of around $1 billion, but only three candidates have talked about repairing the campaign finance system, new analysis shows.

The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And Its Maximum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

As part of a new election series, we visit Thomson, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago. The state failed to provide a budget to operate it.

The View From Here: Peoria, Ill., Home To Caterpillar

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Caterpillar is one of the world's largest heavy machinery manufacturers. If you ask anyone in Peoria if they have confidence in the economy, you may as well ask if they have confidence in Caterpillar.

The View From Here: Washington, Ill., Remembers 2013 Tornado

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Voters in Washington, Ill., talk about their experience surviving and rebuilding after a devastating tornado. FEMA said the city didn't qualify for assistance, based on a complicated formula.

Gun Lovers And Critics Agree: They're Not Sold On Smart Guns

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Suppose there were a new kind of gun that might reduce accidental shootings. Such a smart gun exists, but you can't buy one in the U.S. There is a lot of opposition to smart guns.

The View From Here: Englewood, Ill., A Community In Crisis

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The Chicago suburb of Englewood has one of the city's highest murder rates, and the way police confront crime has been controversial. One officer builds bridges with a community that's wary of police.

The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And Its Mazimum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

As part of a new election series, we visit Thomson, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago. The state failed to provide a budget to operate it.

Presidential Campaign Moves From Wisconsin Nice To New York Nasty

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The focus of the Democratic contest has moved to New York, a state where both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton can claim roots. The two have started sniping over who's qualified to be president.

Bill Clinton Clashes With Black Lives Matter Protesters

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:12pm

Bill Clinton sparred with protesters Thursday at a campaign event for his wife in Philadelphia. Clinton defended the 1994 crime bill that many blame for the mass incarceration of African-Americans.

Bill Clinton Gets Into Heated Exchange With Black Lives Matter Protester

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 5:26pm

Defending his 1994 crime bill to a protester, Clinton said "you are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter."

The View From Mexico On Donald Trump

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:47pm

Mexico has reshuffled its top diplomats in the U.S. to counter what it says is rising anti-Mexican sentiment since Donald Trump detailed his plans to force Mexico to pay for a border wall.

Obama Urges Republicans To Consider Supreme Court Nominee In Chicago

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:24pm

President Obama on Thursday returned to the University of Chicago Law School where he once taught constitutional law. He used the forum to argue that Senate Republicans should consider his nominee to the Supreme Court. So far, Republicans said thanks, but no thanks.

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