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Donald Trump Calls On Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Resign

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign after she slammed him as a "faker."

Pew Report Tracks How Politics Correspond With Religion

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are doing among religious and non-religious voters.

Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

The GOP carried Arizona in nine of the last 10 presidential elections, but Hispanics in Maricopa County could swing the state to the Democrats this November.

GOP Delegates Draft Conservative Party Platform Ahead Of Convention

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:35pm

The Republican Party is set to adopt a platform with reliably conservative positions, even as the country has moved in a liberal direction.

Obama Talks About Race and Police ... Again

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:12pm

President Obama is talking about race and policing in the wake of last week's deadly police shootings and the attack on Dallas police. His message has been fairly consistent, but is anyone listening?

Remembering A Career Prosecutor Who Leaned Into Controversy — And Took The Heat

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:37pm

David Margolis died Tuesday after serving 51 years at the Justice Department. In those years, he touched nearly every major case and controversy.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Trump Vs. Ginsburg, President Barbie 2016

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:22am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today, the Senate's anticipated vote on a bill addressing opioid addictions and strange gaps in Clinton's emails.

Trump Tweets Justice Ginsburg's 'Mind Is Shot,' Calls On Her To Resign

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 7:16am

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump fired at the Supreme Court justice after she called him a 'faker.'

Trump Wraps Up Vice President Auditions, Nears Decision

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:32am

Donald Trump's public tryout of potential vice presidential picks finished up in Indiana Tuesday night with Gov. Mike Pence giving the final audition.

Is Trump Proposing Privatizing The VA?

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:01am

In a speech Monday, presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined 10 ways he would reform the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, including allowing veterans to choose a doctor outside the VA system.

Senate Expected To Pass Broad Bill To Address Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

The Senate is set to vote on a measure to target the growing epidemic of opioid addictions. The bill has many new policies and initiatives, but it doesn't come with money to put them into practice.

Sen. Flake Holds Off Endorsing Trump; Won't Go To GOP Convention

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, about Flake's decision not to endorse Donald Trump for president.

After Dallas, Black Gun Owners Take Stock

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:00pm

Many African-Americans keep guns for self-defense, dating back to Emancipation. But the shooting in Dallas, and recent killings of black men by police, have raised hard questions for black gun owners.

LISTEN: Funeral After Funeral, Obama Calls For Healing And Gun Reform

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:37pm

President Obama attended a memorial on Tuesday to honor the five law enforcement officers killed in the Dallas shooting. It's one in a long line of funerals he's had to attend.

LISTEN: 8 Excerpts From The Attorney General's Post-July 4 Grilling On Capitol Hill

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:21pm

Loretta Lynch spent hours before a House committee, fielding questions about her decision to accept the FBI's recommendation to not bring charges against Hillary Clinton.

Trump Campaign Turns To Washington Insider Paul Manafort

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump's campaign is being run by Paul Manafort, a Washington, D.C., veteran with a long and sometimes controversial career as a lobbyist.

Donald Trump Campaigns With Rumored Vice Presidential Finalists

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump campaigned with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday, one of the rumored finalists to be his running mate. Trump has campaigned with several potential vice presidential picks in recent days.

House Panel Grills Attorney General Loretta Lynch Over Clinton Email Case

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee pressed Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the Justice Department decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton on her handling of classified information.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Democratic Rival Hillary Clinton

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

Hillary Clinton campaigned in New Hampshire Tuesday, joined by her primary rival Bernie Sanders. Sanders endorsed her after a month of intense negotiation between their campaigns.

Obama Delivers Remarks At Memorial For Fallen Dallas Police Officers

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

President Obama speaks about unity at a memorial service for the Dallas police officers killed last week.

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