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Hillary Clinton Courts Working Class Voters In New York

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Hillary Clinton has been campaigning all over New York this week, making her pitch to working class voters from Harlem to Syracuse. Clinton hopes to peel away some of the support that her rival Bernie Sanders has won among these voters with his populist message.

Trump Says He Can Unify The GOP, But Polls Suggest Otherwise

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:33am

New data from the Pew Research Center suggests that the Republican candidate who is doing the best is also the one who would send the most voters running.

Politics Podcast: Campaign, And Pizza, Controversies

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:04am

The NPR Politics team discusses the upcoming Wisconsin and New York primaries, delves into drama from Trump and answers some listener questions.

If Detainee Population Shrinks Further, Guantanamo May Have To Close

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

President Obama wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but Congress disagrees. There are 91 detainees left, and the Pentagon will soon transfer more. Accelerated transfers may help Obama's cause.

Trump Calls Into Radio Show; Host Is A Member Of #NeverTrump Movement

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Charlie Sykes, who hosts a conservative talk show on WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee. He's also a member of the Never Trump movement, but he got an on-air call recently from Donald Trump.

Courtesy Calls Give Senators A Chance To Get To Know Supreme Court Nominees

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Kang, formerly of the White House Counsel's office, who accompanied then-nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on their Senate courtesy calls.

Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary, Ted Cruz Gains Strength In Wisconsin

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:01am

Ted Cruz is looking to defeat Donald Trump and pick up a cache of delegates in Wisconsin's primary. Polls show Cruz's support has grown significantly over the past month, giving him a lead over Trump.

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton And Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:00am

Donations linked to the oil and gas industries equal two tenths of one percent of Clinton's overall fundraising.

4 Things To Know About Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Approach

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 4:00am

Recent interviews with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump provide a window into what foreign policy in a Trump presidency might look like.

The True Story Of A Fake Presidential Candidate

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:51am

Yetta Bronstein ran on a platform of national bingo and mink coats for all. So why don't you know her? Well, because she was fake. But the married pranksters behind Bronstein won't let you forget her.

Donald Trump's Rise Could Threaten Republican House Majority

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 3:27pm

Republicans hold a historic majority in the House of Representatives, but Donald Trump is challenging the basic assumptions that the GOP's grip on the majority is ironclad.

Alabama Governor Faces Calls To Resign Amid Affair Allegations

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 3:27pm

Alabama's governor is embroiled in a political firestorm after allegations of an affair with a top aide. Gov. Robert Bentley denies the affair, but his senior advisor did resign Wednesday. Meanwhile, calls for the governor's resignation are rising.

How The 'Trump Factor' Could Put House Seats In Play For Democrats

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 3:11pm

If Donald Trump is the GOP nominee, Democrats increasingly believe they may have a shot at winning control of the U.S. House.

3 Reasons Why Trump's Abortion Comments Are Dangerous For His Campaign

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 9:21am

Trump made some highly controversial statements on abortion yesterday, then took them back hours later.

Anti-Abortion Group Weighs In On Donald Trump's Comments

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List about Trump's remarks on punishing woman who have had abortions, if it were to become illegal. He later restated his comment.

Trump Restates Comments About Abortion And 'Punishment' For Women

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:14am

Donald Trump entered into the abortion debate on Wednesday when he was asked whether women who underwent the procedure, if it were banned, should be punished. He quickly walked back his answer.

Has Bernie Sanders Moved Hillary Clinton To The Left?

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:14am

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders insists he isn't in the race to move Hillary Clinton to the left. But progressive activists say he's doing just that.

Donald Trump Backtracks After Abortion Comments Spark Firestorm

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 5:21pm

Donald Trump reversed his position after suffering swift backlash from both conservatives and liberals on his comments that women should be punished for getting an illegal abortion.

Obama Task Force Director On The Cancer 'Moonshot' Initiative

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:09pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Greg Simon, executive director of the Obama administration's Cancer Moonshot Task Force, about the barriers to advancements in treating cancer.

Trump Calls For Punishing Women Who Have Abortions, Then Backtracks

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Trump's comments upset both abortion rights advocates and opponents and drew criticism from the rest of the presidential field.




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