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Obama Weighs In On GOP 'Crackup' In News Conference With Justin Trudeau

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

President Obama weighs in on what he calls the "Republican crackup" and says he's not to blame. He spoke at a joint press conference with the new Canadian prime minister.

Recent Campaign Events Question Role Of Police At Political Rallies

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

Some recent presidential campaign events are raising questions about the role of law enforcement at political rallies. NPR explores whether they are there to keep the peace or to do the bidding of the campaigns.

First Mention: Marco Rubio Campaigns For Bob Dole

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

The "First Mention" feature tackles presidential politics as we reveal that Marco Rubio was first heard on NPR campaigning for Robert Dole in 1996.

Illinois Newspaper Reporters Gauge Political Climate Ahead Of Primary

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

Next Tuesday, voters in Illinois will have their say in the presidential primary campaigns. NPR's Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers talk with Illinois newspaper reporters, Mike Riopell of the Daily Herald and Mike Fitzgerald of the Belleville News-Democrat, to gauge the political temperature there.

Republican Senators Give Ted Cruz The Cold Shoulder

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

Ted Cruz hopes he can grab the GOP nomination away from Donald Trump, but he is widely disliked by his own colleagues in the Senate and has had a hard time getting endorsements from fellow Senate Republicans. NPR explores what's behind all the bad blood.

GOP Candidates Hold Debate In Miami Ahead Of 5 Major Contests

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:54pm

The Republican presidential candidates debate on Thursday night in Miami ahead of primary elections in five big states.

Florida Tomato Pickers Become Part Of Democratic Debate

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:54pm

The fight to improve wages for Florida's tomato pickers hit the national stage over the past week, both in a Bernie Sanders campaign video and last night's debate in Miami.

WATCH: Obama Says Trump Is A Product Of The Republican Party, Not His Presidency

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:59am

"I have been blamed by Republicans for a lot of things, but being blamed for their primaries and who they're selecting for their party, is novel," Obama said Thursday.

Republican Debate: Which Donald Trump Will Take The Stage Tonight?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:00am

The remaining four Republican candidates take the stage tonight for the last time before important contests next Tuesday.

Ready For Fun? First Take Off Your Shoes And Wait In Long Airport Lines

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 7:00am

Airlines are expecting record numbers of spring break travelers. Both the industry and TSA are expecting airport screening checkpoints to have long lines. They urge travelers to arrive early.

Democrats' Debate Number 8 Finds Rivals in Familiar Grooves

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:00am

Despite Clinton's lead in delegates, Sanders' narrow win in Michigan changed the narrative again and raised questions about the reliability of polls in other states where Clinton seems to be ahead.

Voting Machines Could Again Take Center Stage

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:17am

In 2000, the nation's biggest election meltdown took place in Florida due to paper butterfly ballots, ancient voting machines and poorly trained poll workers. Old machines are again a worry for some.

'The Obama Doctrine': Examining White House Foreign Policy

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, who dives deep into President Obama's eight years in a cover story for The Atlantic magazine.

Ben And Jerry Of Ice Cream Fame Back Bernie Sanders

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Among Bernie Sander's most high-profile supporters are Ben and Jerry — that is, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the millionaire co-founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry's.

Clinton, Sanders Square Off In Miami Ahead Of Primaries On Tuesday

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

This week's Democratic primaries made one thing clear: the contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders isn't over yet. The two faced off in Miami in a debate that focused on immigration policy.

Adults Shocked By Language, Content In GOP Debates

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Parents worry the name calling, sexual innuendos and racial threats send the wrong message to children. Teachers say they're trying to make it a teachable moment, on how not to debate.

Will Clinton's Poor Showing In Michigan Bleed Into Illinois' Primary

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

After Hillary Clinton's loss in Michigan, what are her supporters thinking about her chances in similar states which hold primaries next week? David Greene talks to Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois.

North Carolina's Congressional Primaries Are A Mess Because Of These Maps

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:00am

Said one observer, "Some sitting members of Congress woke up the next morning after these maps had been released and went, 'oh boy, I don't even live in the district now.'"

The 8th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And 4 Videos)

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:25pm

In Miami and on Univision, the eighth Democratic debate focused heavily on issues important to Latinos.

Watch The Democratic Debate: Clinton, Sanders Clash Over Immigration Reform

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 7:48pm

Tonight's debate comes as the Vermont senator is basking in an upset win in Michigan on Tuesday night. But the former secretary of state still has a big delegate lead.

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