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A Century of GOP Intra-Party Wars Sets Stage for Cleveland Convention

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 6:00am

Again and again since 1912, splits between establishment GOP figures and the party's most ardent conservatives have hobbled the party's performance in November.

How 2 Powerful Streams Of Republicanism Are Headed For Cleveland

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 6:00am

History is in the balance: It has become almost a commonplace to say the coming clash in Cleveland may determine not only the 2016 nominee but the survival of the Republican Party as we know it.

Barbershop: The Campaign Creep, And How To Handle Politics In Relationships

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

In this week's barbershop, blogger Dru Ealons, Center for Social Inclusion fellow Deepa Iyer and former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault discuss the seep of political campaigns into daily life.

A Day After Canceled Rally, Commotion Again Disrupts Trump Event

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

Republican front-runner Donald Trump canceled a Chicago rally Friday night after a series of physical confrontations between protesters and his supporters. He resumed his campaign Saturday in Ohio.

Presidential Candidates React To Violence At Donald Trump's Chicago Rally

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 10:57am

Two of the Republican candidates said Saturday they may no longer support Donald Trump should he become the nominee following the violent events at a Trump rally in Chicago on Friday night.

German Anti-Immigrant Party Gaining Election Momentum

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

The rise in hostile rhetoric against migrants in Germany is being linked to the country's new populist political party. The "Alliance for Germany is expected to win pivotal elections on Sunday.

Trump Takes On Ohio After Chicago Protests

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

After canceling a rally in Chicago last night where clashes broke out, Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign this morning in Vandalia, Ohio.

Were Chicago Clashes A Result Of Trump's Campaigning Spirit?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

The disturbances at Donald Trump's rally in Chicago last night were the culmination of tension and incidents of violence that have been building around the Republican front runner's campaign.

Clinton's Weak Link: White, Male Voters

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

Hillary Clinton's biggest demographic weakness in the primary race has been appealing to white men. This is also a major challenge for the Democratic party overall.

Afghanistan Show Aims To Fix City Problems

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

"Cleaning Your City" is a radio show in Afghanistan where the hosts field complaints from citizens, and call people in power to fix the problems. NPR's Melissa Block talks to co-host Massood Sanjer.

Trump Cancels Chicago Rally After Protests Erupt

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

Donald Trump cancelled a campaign rally in Chicago last night after his supporters clashed with protesters inside an arena where thousands were gathered.

The Complicated Battle for Florida: Who Really Has Home-Court Advantage?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:59am

Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions come down to a win in his home state of Florida. But his rival Donald Trump began creating a Florida operation months ago.

FACT CHECK: Republican Candidates On Keeping Or Changing Social Security

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00am

The candidates say they want to leave Social Security as it is for people who are already retired, or soon will be. But Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have proposed changes for younger workers.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Comparing Donald Trump To Hitler

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:58pm

It seems the entire Internet is doing it now. But Trump isn't the first politician to be compared to the Nazi, and he probably won't be the last.

Chaos At Chicago Trump Rally Feeds Concerns About His Rhetoric

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:26pm

Scuffles between Trump backers and protesters in the arena led to the cancellation of the event, and followed episodes of tension and violence this week in Missouri, Florida and North Carolina.

Donald Trump Rally In Chicago Canceled Amid Widespread Protests

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:30pm

"Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace," the Trump campaign said in a statement after dozens of protesters clashed with supporters into

Donald Trump Cancels Rally In Chicago As Protests Erupt

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:11pm

A Donald Trump campaign rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago was postponed Friday night after protesters clashed inside and outside the event.

Clinton's Comments On Nancy Reagan And HIV/AIDS Cause An Uproar

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:22pm

Hillary Clinton apologized after she called the late Nancy Reagan a "very effective, low-key" advocate on HIV/AIDS awareness, when in fact she and her husband were criticized for not doing enough.

Here's What You Need To Know About The March 15 'Mega Tuesday' Contests

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:08pm

The primaries and caucuses in big, important states hold more than 1,000 delegates and could essentially determine the nominees of both parties.

Politics Podcast: There's Another Super Tuesday?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 5:03pm

The NPR Politics team is back to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as what to expect from March 15, when over a thousand delegates are at stake.




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