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Ex-Refugee, Now U.S. Citizen, Takes Voting Right Very Seriously

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Nearly 10 percent of people voting this presidential election will be naturalized citizens. What does the American political circus look like to a relatively new immigrant who's a first-time voter?

GOP Debate Focused On Issues Instead Of Personal Insults

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

The four remaining candidates held their 12th debate of the primary season in Miami Thursday. It was their last debate before the big states of Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Florida vote next Tuesday.

On The Clock: Who's Getting The Most Talking Time In Tonight's Debate

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:52pm

The four remaining Republican candidates meet tonight for the last debate before Tuesday's big primary contests. Who will get the most talking time? NPR has its stopwatch at the ready.

Ben Carson To Endorse Donald Trump

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:24pm

The retired neurosurgeon will throw his support to his former rival on Friday, Trump announced during Thursday night's debate.

GOP Debate: Republicans Hope For Civility As Rubio, Kasich Fight For Survival

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 7:39pm

Both Marco Rubio and John Kasich have a lot on the line tonight as they try to fend off a challenge from Donald Trump on their home turf.

Trump Rally Attendee Charged After Protester Punched In The Face

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:12pm

The apparent assault comes on the heels of other recent altercations at presidential candidate Donald Trump's rallies.

Presidential Candidates Back Away From Supporting Free Trade

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

The issue of trade has been an important dividing line within both parties this year. Democratic and Republican candidates are backing away from supporting free trade amid voter concerns and a rising tide of populism.

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.




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