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'He's My Candidate Now.' Latino Republican On Why He Supports Trump

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 4:27pm

Houston attorney Jacob Montilijo Monty is a third generation Mexican-American who is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump this week. He thinks Donald Trump can negotiate an immigration reform deal.

President Obama, Lawmakers And Candidates React To Orlando Shooting

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 2:05pm

Donald Trump called for the president to publicly say "radical Islamic terrorism" while President Obama and Hillary Clinton called for stricter gun control measures.

Is The Country Ready For A Female President? Pollsters Weigh In

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway speak to host Linda Wertheimer about Hillary Clinton's historic candidacy and how the electorate may or may not respond.

Warming Up To Anti-Establishment Message, Texas Donors Back Trump

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Donald Trump heads to Texas for a series of fundraisers. Key players in the state appear to be falling in line with his campaign. Gaylord Hughey is one of them, and he tells host Linda Wertheimer why.

Latinos And American Identity In A Time Of Trump: A Postcard From El Paso

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Donald Trump's comments about a Latino federal judge have sparked discussion about racism and bias. But to many Latinos they're about historic burden.

Clinton Scandals: A Guide From Whitewater To The Clinton Foundation

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump has promised to deliver a speech this week that will address Bill and Hillary Clinton's scandals. Here's a breakdown of those scandals and their outcomes.

Florida Congressional Candidate Bob Poe Says He's HIV-Positive

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 8:33pm

In a Facebook video posted earlier this week, Bob Poe announced that he was diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago. If he wins Florida's 10th District, he would be the first openly HIV-positive congressman.

Cemetery Visitors Honor Pioneer Susan B. Anthony After Clinton Makes History

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 4:18pm

News of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination reached Susan B. Anthony. In Rochester, visitors often leave flowers and "I Voted" stickers at Anthony's gravestone on election day.

What's Next For Sanders Supporters?

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 4:18pm

New York Daily News columnist Shaun King and Latinovations founder Maria Cardona speak about what to expect from Democrats and Bernie Sanders supporters after Hillary Clinton's presumptive nomination.

Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Deliver Dueling Speeches In D.C.

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 12:35pm

Both presumptive presidential nominees gave speeches Friday. Hillary Clinton talked to a Planned Parenthood Action Fund meeting, while Donald Trump addressed a gathering of conservative Christians.

#NPRreads: Take An Adventure With These 3 Stories This Weekend

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:59am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

The Consequences Of The Brexit Referendum

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Financial Times editor Lionel Barber about the Brexit referendum, and its impact on the United Kingdom and other members of the European Union.

Trump And Clinton Vie For Female Voters

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are trying to win support from female voters. Yesterday, both presumptive presidential nominees addressed groups that are important for their parties' bases.

Democrats Back Presumptive Nominee Hillary Clinton With Shared Aim To Defeat Trump

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to senior editor Ron Elving on Hillary Clinton's presumptive nomination win and the Republican Party's division over Donald Trump's criticisms of a Mexican-American judge.

Politics, Pundits And The Problem With The Word 'Pivot'

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

The campaign buzzword du jour seems to be "pivot," and NPR's Scott Simon is sick of it. He points out that it's more than tiresome — it can obscure the true meaning of a politician's message.

Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 5:00am

Women are finally at the top of a major-party presidential ticket, but they're still far underrepresented among lawmakers.

Clinton, Trump Kick Off General Election With Very Different Pitches To Their Bases

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:00pm

In a speech to a major evangelical confab, many Republicans still seemed skeptical of their presumptive nominee, while Democrats at a Planned Parenthood gathering were fired up about theirs.

Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton Makes History

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:34pm

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 the latest in the presidential race.

Donald Trump And The Art Of His Presidential Campaign

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 2:52pm

Donald Trump distilled his philosophy of doing business in a book called The Art of the Deal. As it turns out, that book has been a handy guide to explaining how Trump has campaigned.

David Copperfield Wants Congress To Believe In Magic

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 2:12pm

The magician is lobbying Congress to pass a resolution recognizing magic as an art form.

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