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Should Congressional Staffers Get A Pay Bump?

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 3:28pm

Some people say Congress should invest in better paid and higher qualified staff. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with one of them, Lee Drutman, senior fellow in political reform at think tank New America.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's Campaign Manager, Charged With Battery

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:44am

The charge and a new video tape come after Lewandowski allegedly grabbed a reporter following a Trump campaign rally earlier this month.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Endorses Ted Cruz, But Will It Help?

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:33am

The former presidential candidate has thrown his support behind Cruz ahead of the Wisconsin primary April 5.

Trump's Threat To Sue Over Louisiana Delegates Reveals Organizational Weakness

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 9:43am

Trump beat Ted Cruz in the state's primary, but may get fewer delegates because he lost the inside game there.

President Obama Chides Media For 2016 Election Coverage

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 9:38am

The president decried the media's role in and responsibility for the current political climate — and this campaign — at a journalism award dinner Monday night.

Atlanta Businesses Again Lead Push Against Social Conservatives

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 6:00am

Corporations in Atlanta have a long history of supporting a focus on business, not social conservatives' issues. Now the governor is vetoing a bill that LGBT groups say would lead to discrimination.

Obama Acknowledges News Industry In Transition

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

President Obama turned media critic in a speech Monday night, as he spoke about journalism and the current political environment. He attended a dinner honoring the best in political journalism.

Donald Trump's Word Choices Parsed By Fans And Critics

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

Trump's use of suggestive language and inuendo are common elements of how he communicates in the campaign. Critics describe some comments as racist or sexist; supporters love that he speaks his mind.

#BernieMadeMeWhite: No, Bernie Sanders Isn't Just Winning With White People

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 5:02pm

The hashtag trended for hours Sunday. It was led by people of color who support the Vermont senator's presidential bid.

Politics Podcast: Bernie Wins Big On Saturday

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:21pm

The NPR Politics team is back with a quick take to talk about Bernie Sanders' big wins this weekend in the Alaska, Hawaii and Washington caucuses.

After Big Wins In The West, Sanders' Path Is Steep But Not Impossible

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The senator had a big weekend, sweeping caucuses in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska. The NPR Politics podcast takes a look at the delegate math and lays out the path ahead for Sanders.

Labor Unions And Lawmakers In California Agree On Minimum Wage Increase

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

With a tentative deal between lawmakers and unions, California's poised to become the first state with a $15 minimum wage. The move avoids a ballot measure that would have required a faster increase.

Georgia Governor Set To Veto 'Religious Liberty' Bill. Here's Why

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced his plan to veto a bill of religious exemptions, which would have protected opponents of same-sex marriage. Businesses played a huge role in the decision.

Politics In The News: Race For Delegates Heats Up

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:57am

Bernie Sanders won Democratic contests in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington over the weekend. Rachel Martin talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist.

A Look At Garland's Judicial Record Reveals Few Hot Buttons

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 2:07pm

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has a long list of past opinions, but the court he's sat on for nearly two decades has rarely weighed in on big controversial issues.

Despite The Math, Bernie Sanders Has Already Won

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 1:41pm

Bernie Sanders won sweeping victories Saturday and more are sure to come over the next couple months. Can he win the nomination? And is that what really even matters?

Barbershop: Protests And Donald Trump

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 4:17pm

Farm worker activist Dolores Huerta, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld and student activist Shiya Nwanguma talk about the reasons people are protesting Donald Trump, and what difference it makes.

Democratic Voters Gather To Caucus In Alaska, Hawaii And Washington State

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 11:42am

Washington, where 118 delegates are up for grabs, is the biggest prize of the weekend. Bernie Sanders is expected to have a good night. You can follow live coverage at elections.npr.org.

Bird Visits Bernie Sanders Rally, Sparks Delight On Twitter

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 7:41am

In a case of life imitating sketch comedy, Portland, Ore., put a bird on it on Friday. And Twitter went wild.

Alaskans Band Together For Remote Caucuses

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:54am

Alaska holds its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, posing a logistical challenge to voters in the state's more remote locations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Fairbanks caucus organizer Janelle Olson.

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