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Donald Verrilli, Who Argued Groundbreaking Cases For The Government, Stepping Down

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 9:01am

The solicitor general argued cases ranging from his successful defense of Obamacare to advocacy on behalf of constitutional protections for same-sex marriage.

How All Those Other States Spoiled California's Primary Story

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:00am

California once played the role of a baseball team's 9th inning pitcher, nailing down a win. But now it's more like a reserve player waiting on the bench in case of extra innings (which never happen).

After Decades In The Senate, McConnell Learns To Play 'The Long Game'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

Mitch McConnell has been a U.S. senator since 1984. The Long Game is the behind-the-scenes memoir of a man famous for his discretion. Steve Inskeep talks to McConnell about the Senate and his book.

Hoping To Put Negative Press Behind Him, Trump Hits Campaign Trail

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

Under fire for his delayed donations to veterans' groups and recently exposed practices at Trump University, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday night.

Trump Takes On Media For Questioning His Fundraising Efforts For Veterans

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

What raised Trump's hackles this time was questions from The Washington Post about whether he had actually raised — and distributed — $6 million for veterans' causes, as he'd been claiming for months.

Supporters Encourage David French To Run In A Third-Party Campaign

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

Republicans disgruntled with Donald Trump have been talking about a third-party candidate. Lawyer and Iraq war veteran David French could be their guy. He is a staff writer at the National Review.

Clinton To Tout Her Foreign Policy Experience In California Speech

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of Defense in the Obama administration, about the themes Hillary Clinton may address in her speech.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Poised To Send Gender Identity Bill To Governor

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:51pm

Legislation allowing people to choose their bathroom based on their gender identity has now been embraced by both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature.

Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:57pm

The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.

Hard Sell: The Potential Political Consequences Of The Trump University Documents

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:34pm

Trump U. was not a "university." The goal was to sell potential "buyers" on escalating packages, up to $35,000. Seminars included showing buyers how to capitalize on the housing crisis.

Democratic Indiana Voter Switches Sides In Upcoming Election

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Indiana voter Ed Neufeldt, who has supported Barack Obama for the last eight years, only to consider switching his vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

Obama Returns To Elkhart, Ind., To Tout Economic Recovery

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

President Obama returns to Elkhart, Ind., the first town he visited as president and a symbol of the recession. He went on Wednesday to tout economic recovery with an eye toward his successor.

Generation Politics: 45-Year-Olds Share Experiences That Shaped Their Views

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 45-year-old voters as part of a radio series where he explores the generational differences between how 25, 45 and 65-year-olds think about politics. He finds this group of 45-year-olds experienced a swell of patriotism and American exceptionalism in their youth. But patriotic fervor dwindled, as scandals and the emergence of 24/7 news coverage changed the game of politics.

Swing-State VP Picks Don't Help Candidates Much. So What Does Work?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 9:40am

There's little evidence that vice presidential picks help candidates at the top of the ticket win a state. What nominees try to aim for often is balance.

Trump Calls A Press Conference — To Bash The Press

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:07am

Challenged about his fundraising for veterans, Donald Trump detailed $5.6 million he says he's delivered. But the larger message was his ongoing assault on the media, which resonates with his base.

Campaign Scrutinized Over Trump University, Donations To Veterans' Groups

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump's camp answered inquiries into donations for veterans and now-defunct Trump University. Steve Inskeep and Ailsa Chang talk to NPR's Domenico Monanero and Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News.

McConnell: Republican Party Is At An 'All-Time High'

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:43am

For all the talk of the GOP's upheaval, the Senate majority leader says he doesn't think Donald Trump's nomination will redefine the Republican Party in any substantial way.

Trump University 'Playbooks' Released By Court Advise Being Courteous To Media

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:59pm

One recommendation for dealing with reporters: "Remember, courtesy gets you a long way." The documents were released Tuesday by a federal judge in California.

Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.

Donald Trump Details Donations To Veterans Organizations

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday to address questions about charitable donations he claimed to make in support of military veterans.




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