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NPR Politics Lunchbox: Trump Picks Pence As VP; Congress Breaks For 7-Week Vacation

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:12pm

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and 'round the Web. Today, Trump picks Pence as running mate; Erica Garner says ABC "lied" to her.

Breaking Down Trump's VP Announcement, On A Difficult Day

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:41am

Donald Trump ended weeks of speculation Friday by announcing his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The announcement wasn't simple, though, coming in the wake of the mass killing in Nice, France.

Donald Trump Announces His Vice Presidential Pick: Mike Pence

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:34am

Though Trump called off his news conference announcing his running mate, nevertheless he made his announcement right on time — on Twitter. In the tweet, Trump said his choice is the Indiana governor.

Donald Trump And VP Pick Pence Face Divide On Women's Health, LGBT Issues

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:05am

The two will have gulfs to cross on some key issues including Medicaid expansion, LGBT rights and Trump's proposed Muslim ban.

Trump Names Mike Pence As Vice Presidential Running Mate

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:59am

After weeks of speculation, culminating in a day of intense speculation, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump tweeted that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate.

'Never Trump Is Nevermore': Anti-Trump Forces Fail To Force RNC Floor Fight

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:05am

Anti-Trump Republican delegates tried to rewrite the convention rules to force a floor fight and oust Trump as the party's nominee. Their effort failed by wide margins Thursday night.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Apologizes For Trump Comments

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has expanded on her statement apologizing for her critical comments about Donald Trump. In an interview with NPR, Ginsburg sought to put the controversy behind her.

Political World Lingers In Suspense After Trump Delays VP Announcement

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump delayed his long-awaited news of who will be his running mate. A campaign source tells NPR it will be Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Trump says the "final, final decision" hasn't been made.

Clinton Tries To Define Trump Before He Basks In GOP Convention Spotlight

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Hillary Clinton has spent the week trying to define her opponent Donald Trump as divisive. This comes as Clinton will likely recede from the spotlight next week during the GOP convention.

Trump Expected To Name Pence As Running Mate, Sources Tell NPR

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump was to announce his VP pick Friday morning but because of the attacks in France, he is delaying the announcement. Sources tell NPR that Trump has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Ryan Says He Believes Trump Is 'Going To Endeavor To Try' To Change

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Paul Ryan was optimistic that the presumptive GOP nominee would come around on free trade pacts, and the controversial tone he's used on the campaign trial.

Paul Ryan's Advice For Trump's VP? 'Get Thick Skin'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:00am

The House Speaker and 2012 vice presidential nominee encouraged Trump's running mate to go into minority communities and Democratic-heavy areas to communicate GOP ideas.

NPR's Interview With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Poverty And Politics

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews House Speaker Paul Ryan about his policies on poverty, his thoughts on Donald Trump — and his advice for the next Republican vice presidential candidate.

Trump Postpones VP Announcement After Truck Attack In Nice, France

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:17pm

Donald Trump tweeted he is postponing the announcement of his running mate in light of the truck attack in Nice. The presumptive GOP nominee planned to make his announcement Friday in Manhattan.

Trump Picks Mike Pence As His Running Mate

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 6:21pm

Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on the GOP presidential ticket.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Apologizes Over Recent Remarks About Donald Trump

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:53pm

In an interview with NPR, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reiterated her mea culpa Thursday over her "ill advised" public criticism of Donald Trump.

LISTEN: Justice Ginsburg Expands On Decision To Apologize For Trump Remarks

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:48pm

"I said something I should not have said," Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with NPR's Nina Totenberg.

In Search Of Andy Wist (Or, The 2016 GOP Convention Speakers, By The Numbers)

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:07pm

Featuring a chart and some old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns With Likely Vice Presidential Pick Tim Kaine

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

Lots of names appear on Hillary Clinton's vice presidential vetting lists. One name sits atop the most buzzed about list: Tim Kaine. A U.S. senator and former governor from Virginia, Kaine is an easy campaigner, fluent in Spanish and popular in his critical swing state. He and Clinton campaigned together Thursday.

After Butting Heads With The Media, Corey Lewandowski Joins Their Team

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

Corey Lewandowski, the pugnacious former Trump campaign manager, has joined CNN as a political pundit. Lewandowski had a confrontational, hostile relationship with the media on the campaign trail. Now he's on their team.

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