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Hillary Clinton 'Thrilled' To Have President Obama's Endorsement

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:59pm

After the bitter primary battle between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the president is choosing to endorse Clinton, as the party seeks to unify.

Bitter Rivals To Allies: How President Obama Evolved On Hillary Clinton

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:54pm

In 2008, Barack Obama found Clinton barely "likeable enough" but needed her support after he secured the Democratic nomination. Now, she's getting the president's endorsement.

For Civil Rights Chief, Fighting For The Outsider Is Deeply Personal

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:31pm

"History doesn't reward timidity," Vanita Gupta, who runs the Justice Department's civil rights unit, said recently. She's at the center of fights over transgender rights and police accountability.

Why Would The Pro-Clinton SuperPAC Target Conservative Christians?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:30am

A new ad from Priorities USA Action has overt religious messaging, which isn't likely to get many evangelicals to vote for Hillary Clinton. But it might keep some from voting for Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders Goes To The White House

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:06am

While Sanders' dreams of being the Oval Office's next occupant have been denied, the question on the minds of many Democrats is: When will he give up his fight for the party's presidential nomination?

GOP Rep. Cole Comments On Presumptive Nominee Donald Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to GOP Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the impact of Donald Trump on party unity.

With Clinton The Presumptive Nominee, Sanders Mulls Next Step

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former Sen. Paul Kirk, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, about Sanders' options now that it appears Hillary Clinton will be the one to face off against Donald Trump.

Union Voters In Ohio Are Not Satisfied With The Choice: Clinton Or Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Trade is a motivating issue for many union members, and Donald Trump has made that a hallmark of his campaign rhetoric. That's weighing on the minds of union voters, even long-time Democrats.

If Elected President, Would Trump Put His Investments In A Blind Trust?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.

Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:02am

Much has changed during the Obama administration — including the legalization of same-sex marriage. The president praised that Supreme Court decision, but activists have not always applauded him.

How Bernie Sanders' Progressive Message Carried His Insurgent Campaign

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Now that Hilary Clinton has become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, NPR takes a moment to reflect on the campaign of her rival, Bernie Sanders.

Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Associated Press reporter Michael Biesecker about his reporting on Trump University.

Rep. Jeff Miller Outlines Failures Of Veterans Choice Program

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Jeff Miller led the push to create the Veterans Choice program, and cooperated with his ideological opposite, Sen. Bernie Sanders, to get it passed. The Florida Republican has been among the VA's leading critics, especially for what he considers mismanagement of the choice program and a reluctance to fire bad VA staff.

How Hillary Clinton Made History After Suffering 2008 Defeat

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination in 2016 by learning lessons from her loss eight years earlier. The way she handled that loss started her on this path.

Donald Trump Attempts To Clarify Message In Teleprompter Speech

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Reading from a teleprompter Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to stabilize a campaign that looked almost in freefall just hours earlier.

Lone Senator To Endorse Bernie Sanders Reacts To Clinton Victory

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, following Tuesday's primaries. He is the only senator to have endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

The Flame Starts To Fade For Some Bernie Sanders Supporters

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:27pm

Both on Capitol Hill and with Twitter's #GirlIGuessImWithHer, some Sanders supporters are starting to come to terms with their candidate's loss

California's Geographic Sanders-Clinton Divide Suggests Ethnic, Rural-Urban Split

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:41am

Sanders tended to win in the Northern part of the state, which also tends to be more white and more rural. Clinton's victories were more in cities and minority-heavy areas.

The Last Big Night Of The Primaries, In 5 Headlines

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 8:24am

Hillary Clinton secured her status as presumptive nominee and took home California. Bernie Sanders said he will stay in the fight. And Donald Trump gave a scripted speech — an unusual move for him.

Obama Stumping For Clinton Is Likely, But Not The Norm For Incumbents

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 7:43am

In past elections, sitting presidents haven't often stuck their neck out for the next in line, but Obama will likely be a valuable player in Clinton's campaign going forward.

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