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Ted Cruz Halts Donald Trump's Momentum With Big Wisconsin Win

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:35pm

Ted Cruz came away from the Wisconsin primary ahead of his GOP opponents. NPR takes a look at what's to come for the Republican presidential race.

Sanders Wins Wisconsin But Barely Dents Clinton's Delegate Lead

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:35pm

Bernie Sanders racked up another win in Wisconsin but did not make much of a dent in Hillary Clinton's lead in delegates. NPR explores what this means for the Democratic presidential race going forward.

FACT CHECK: More On Hillary Clinton And Fossil Fuel Industry Contributions

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 2:04pm

A look at claims about the fossil fuel industry, lobbyists, superPACs and the Clinton campaign.

After Wisconsin, Demographics Suggest Rougher Terrain For Sanders, Cruz

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:35pm

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders had big wins in Wisconsin. But, they were also fairly predictable victories based on demographics. Do demographics suggest Wisconsin was an outlier or a turning point?

Cruz Declines Cheesehead Hat But Still Wins Wis. Primary

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:27am

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz fended off the cheese hat, saying, "I would not presume to intrude on the elegance with which the people of Wisconsin wear those hats."

White House To Financial Advisers: Put Savers' Interests First

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 5:00am

The White House on Wednesday rolled out rules to force financial advisers to take on fiduciary duties. That means they must put savers' interests ahead of fees. Critics say the rules are too complex.

Fasten Your Seatbelts, It's Going To Be A Bumpy Ride To Both Conventions

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:22am

We can now expect both parties' nomination battles to continue through the final primaries. In the GOP, the issue seems certain to remain unresolved until the national convention in Cleveland in July.

Will Wis. Primary Wins Affect Contests In New York And Pennsylvania?

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Mara Liasson has the results; Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio looks ahead to the N.Y. primary. Steve Inskeep talks to Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College about the Pa. primary.

Wis. Voters Deviate From Front-Runner Tradition; Elect Underdogs

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Tamara Keith has the Democrats perspective; Sarah McCammon the Republicans. Democratic pollster Margie Omero of Purple Strategies and GOP pollster Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies weigh in.

Ted Cruz Projected To Win Wisconsin Republican Primary

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:42pm

The senator's win puts another speed bump in the way of front-runner Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders leads in early returns for the Democratic primary.

Polls Close In Wisconsin Primaries

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:42pm

Exit polling shows Sens. Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders leading in the state, says NPR's Ron Elving.

Wisconsin Primary: Cruz, Sanders Look To Stop Their Leading Rivals

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 7:48pm

Both Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are hoping to change their primary narrative tonight with big wins in Wisconsin.

How Will Trump The Brand Survive Trump The Candidate?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:32pm

There's some evidence Trump is losing favor with the high-end customers his businesses target.

Presidential Front-Runners Look To Shore Up Status In Wisconsin Primaries

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

The front-runners in the GOP and Democratic presidential races are looking to shore up their status in Tuesday's Wisconsin primaries.

How Might Donald Trump's Campaign Affect His Brand?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

Much of Donald Trump's success in business comes from his ability to leverage his name as a luxury product. He doesn't actually own some of the products attached to him; instead he leases his name to other investors. NPR explores how the current campaign might affect his brand.

Wisconsin Voters Go To The Polls In State's Primaries

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

Voters in Wisconsin weigh in Tuesday in the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries.

Usually The Front-Runners' Friend, Wisconsin Voters Could Buck The Trend

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

For decades, Wisconsin primary voters almost always endorsed the candidates who were already on their way to the nomination. But on Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats in the state could buck that trend.

Trump's Plan To 'Make Mexico Pay' For The Wall

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:17pm

Trump demands that Mexico pay up to $10 billion or risk the cutting off of wire transfers from the U.S. to Mexico and a cancellation of business and tourist visas for Mexican citizens.

Wisconsin Primary Preview: Cruz, Sanders Hope For Wins To Seize Momentum

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 5:00am

Ted Cruz hopes support from Scott Walker and the state's influential talk radio contingent can help him topple Trump. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders hopes the state's progressive bent bends for him.

Wisconsin May Play Pivotal Role In The GOP Presidential Race

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:04am

Ted Cruz is looking to upset Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. The stakes are getting higher as the number of contests left grows smaller.

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