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Boehner Says He's Never 'Worked With A More Miserable Son Of A Bitch' Than Cruz

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:08am

John Boehner went with radical honesty at a recent college event, also calling presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz "lucifer in the flesh."

If Basketball Had A Penalty Box, Ted Cruz Would Be In It

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:16am

While on a campaign trip to Indiana, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz referred to a "basketball ring" when he meant hoop. Cruz later told reporters he stumbled while speaking.

A Tale Of Two Trumps On The Campaign Trail

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:00am

In a 24 hours span, the whiplash between a calmer, more presidential Trump versus the bombastic, caustic politician stood in stark contrast.

Expert Doubts Trump's Pledge Of A More Consistent Foreign Policy

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

GOP front-runner Donald Trump delivered his first formal foreign policy speech on Wednesday. Richard Fontaine, a former adviser to Senator John McCain, talks to Steve Inskeep about Trump's speech.

28 Pages In Sept. 11 Report Should Be Declassified, Ex-Sen. Graham Says

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Former Senator Bob Graham talks to Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about why he wants the White House to declassify secret pages of the report that address allegations of Saudi ties to the hijackers.

When It Comes To Foreign Policy, Trump Promises To Put America First

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump delivered his first formal foreign policy speech on Wednesday. To delve into the GOP front-runner's speech, Steve Inskeep talks to one of Trump's advisers Walid Phares.

Ted Cruz Names His Pick For Vice President: Carly Fiorina

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Ted Cruz announced Wednesday that he is picking former rival Carly Fiorina as his running mate. It's a last-ditch move designed to shake up the GOP primary race in which he badly trails Donald Trump.

After String Of Losses, Sanders Campaign To Lay Off 'Hundreds' Of Staffers

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:19pm

The campaign says it no longer needs so many staff for the remaining contests left on the calendar, but the move could be a sign of trouble.

Trump Reset? Sober Foreign-Policy Address Gives Peek Into 'Trump Doctrine'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:16pm

The New York billionaire's speech was short on specifics, but was more subdued and serious than often seen on the campaign trail, a sign of Trump's attempt to project a presidential tone.

Politics Podcast: Why Did Ted Cruz Just Announce His VP?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:47pm

The NPR Politics team is back with a quick take to discuss Cruz's announcement that Carly Fiorina will be his vice president. That is, if he were to win the nomination.

'I Wish To Say' Project Sends Personal Messages To Presidential Candidates

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

One hundred volunteer typists working on old-fashioned manual typewriters will assemble in New York City to take down messages passersby want to send to presidential candidates. It's part of artist Sheryl Oring's "I Wish To Say" project.

Donald Trump Claims U.S. Intervention Created 'Chaotic' Middle East

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Vali Nasr, dean of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about Donald Trump's foreign policy speech Wednesday.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Dennis Hastert, the longest serving speaker of the House, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a hush money case tied to sexual abuse.

Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Playing The 'Woman Card'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Debbie Walsh, director of Center for American Women and Politics, about the notion of the "woman card" and whether there is a "masculinity card."

Ted Cruz Chooses Carly Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Sen. Ted Cruz announced Wednesday former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will join his ticket as a candidate for vice president. Cruz is making a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination.

Hillary Clinton Pivots Toward General Election After Primary Wins

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

There are still seven more weeks of primary contests, but Bernie Sanders says it's unlikely he'll win the nomination and Hillary Clinton is already looking to the general election.

Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

Donald Trump delivered a foreign policy address on Wednesday, complete with a teleprompter. It's supposed to be the first in a series of speeches aimed at demonstrating the Republican front-runner's policy chops.

3 Things To Know About the 'Woman Card' In The 2016 Election

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:37pm

Trump says Clinton is playing the woman card, but gender shouldn't play a huge role in a November race (and Democrats always win the women's vote these days, anyway).

Las Vegas Columnist Quits After Ban On Writing About Adelson

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:33pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned after being told he could no longer write about two of the state's biggest players, including his paper's new owner, Sheldon Adelson.

Cruz Will Name Fiorina As His Vice-Presidential Pick

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:28pm

The "major announcement" from Cruz is a last-ditch effort designed to shake-up the GOP primary race, one in which he badly trails front-runner Donald Trump.

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