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Why Ted Cruz Could Have A Real Shot At The GOP Nomination

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 5:20am

He's taken the lead in Iowa, but the Texas senator's strength goes beyond just good poll numbers. And his path to the nomination would have to go through more than just one state.

Politics In The News: French Elections; U.S. Presidential Polls

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 4:12am

France's anti-immigration party failed to win any regions. U.S. polls show GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump holds the lead nationwide, but Ted Cruz overtakes him as the front-runner in Iowa.

Next Week In Politics: Previewing The Republican Debate

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 4:17pm

This week brings the first Republican presidential debate since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino focused the race on rhetoric around security, ISIS, refugees and Muslims.

How Should The Media Cover Donald Trump?

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 4:17pm

The GOP presidential candidate's comments have prompted intense debates in newsrooms. For a glimpse of why, a panel of media leaders, including NPR's news chief, discuss the ethics of covering Trump.

Who Paid For This Political Ad? An 81-Year-Old Law Could Force The Answer

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 10:46am

The Communications Act of 1934 is being used in a complaint against a superPAC to identify the donor who backed a recent ad blitz.

Trump's Words Spark Republican Backlash

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 6:50am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson about what's happened this week in politics and looks at the week ahead.

GOP Bemoans Trump's Baffling New High

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 6:50am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Republican Richard Viguerie of the Conservative Headquarters and David Frum, former George W. Bush speechwriter about what is happening with the Republicans.

Justice Stephen Breyer On What The Court Does Behind Closed Doors, And Hamilton

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 4:03am

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer joined the NPR Politics podcast to talk about his 'unusual' jobs, his increasing focus on global law and, yes, the musical.

Beyond His Tenure, Holder Hasn't Left The Civil Rights Fight

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 4:06pm

Reflecting on his six years in office, the former attorney general talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what critics have called the most divisive administration and what's in store for him next.

How Trump's Controversial Comments Have Been Received By His Supporters

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Sam Sanders talks to Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire about the GOP presidential candidate's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., and why Trump makes them feel safe.

Breaking Down Donald Trump's Rise; Hilary Clinton's Edge

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 6:45am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR Political Editor Domenico Montanaro about the busy week on the campaign trail.

Donald Trump Takes On A Rising Ted Cruz

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 6:45am

Donald Trump attacked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at a rally in Iowa on Friday night.

Women In Saudi Arabia Can Finally Vote, So Why Is Turnout So Low?

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 6:45am

For the first time, women can vote and run for office in Saudi Arabia. Some see it as an important symbol of change. Others aren't even aware of the elections.

Trump Was Once Obama's Punch Line — But Almost No One Is Laughing Now

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 4:03am

In 2011, Obama joked that Trump, who was hot on the trail of Obama's birth certificate, was a conspiracy theorist waiting to reveal the fake moon landing, and recently that Trump was "Here. Still."

Ex-Felons Fight To Restore Their Right To Vote

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 4:22pm

Nearly 6 million former felons will not be able to cast ballots in next year's presidential election. Thousands are trying to change that by petitioning for clemency.

Connecticut Governor To Ban Guns For People On Federal Terrorism Lists

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Gov. Dannel Malloy on his decision to ban individuals on federal terrorism watch lists from purchasing firearms in his state. Democrats have called for similar measures.

Conservatives Call For 'Religious Freedom,' But For Whom?

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:49pm

Republican presidential candidates decry what they call a "war on faith." Religious conservatives say they face anti-Christian bigotry. But the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment reveals a double standard.

France's Far Right National Front Gains Ground Ahead Of Elections

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:33pm

As France heads into important regional elections on Sunday, the far right party is on the threshold of gaining power in one or more regions of France for the first time in history.

Paris Climate Negotiators Continue Into Overtime

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:33pm

The U.N. climate conference in Paris was supposed to end Friday, but negotiators have extended it for at least another day. NPR has the latest from Paris.

New York's Political Corruption Scandal Opens Door To Reform

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:33pm

New York's political culture is reeling as federal prosecutors target some of the state's most powerful politicians. Cases against top Republicans and Democrats have offered a scathing glimpse of an insider game involving kickbacks, cronyism, and a money-fueled culture that shapes everything from the debate over energy policy to medical funding. Critics are asking whether this is the moment when reform finally comes to Albany.




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