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VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:35pm

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

What Harriet Tubman, Prince And Beyonce Can Teach Us About Politics

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:48am

What if we took some tips from think-piece culture in the way we talk about our politics?

Tuesday Primaries: 4 Things We're Watching In 5 States

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 5:00am

Five delegate-rich states on the East Coast's "Acela corridor" vote Tuesday. Can frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrap up their respective nominations?

In Full Trump Style, Front-Runner Blasts Rivals Cruz, Kasich

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:06am

As Donald Trump moves closer to the GOP nomination, there's been a lot of talk that he'll tone down his image. But that wasn't evident on Monday, the day before five Northeast states hold primaries.

Why Merkley Supports Sanders When A Majority Of Senators Back Clinton

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:06am

Sen. Jeff Merkley is the only senator to publicly support Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. He talks to Steve Inskeep about his support for Sanders over Hillary Clinton.

Ex-House Speaker Hastert Sued By Sex Abuse Victim Over Hush Money

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:06am

A man who says former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually molested him decades ago has sued Hastert. He says he wants the rest of a multi-million dollar payoff Hastert promised him.

Like In 2008, Ex-Pa. Governor Says Clinton Will Win State's Democratic Primary

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:06am

Five states hold primaries on Tuesday and Pennsylvania has the biggest delegate prize. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to former Governor Ed Rendell for some insight into that swing state's politics.

Spending On Democratic Congressional Primary In Maryland Breaks Records

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:06am

In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., wealthy businessman David Trone has injected more than $12 million of his own money to try to win the Democratic primary in Maryland's 8th congressional district.

In GOP Primary, Former Pa. Gov. Ridge Picks Substance Over Celebrity

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:06am

Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge, also the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, talks to Steve Inskeep about why he has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for president.

Campaign Mystery: Why Don't Bernie Sanders' Big Rallies Lead To Big Wins?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:01am

Bernie Sanders is drawing large, energetic crowds, but that hasn't translated into wins in large states. It turns out there is often a disconnect between big rallies and winning elections.

5 Other Contests To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:33am

A Pennsylvania Democratic primary will affect the general election, the Maryland Senate race turns on race and gender, a $12.4 million congressional race and two House incumbents face tough primaries.

Harvard Poll: Millennials Yearn For Bernie, But Prefer Clinton To Trump

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:31pm

Poll finds just 17 percent of millennials view GOP presidential candidate Donald positively. While Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders is the only candidate with a positive net favorable rating.

Ahead Of Sentencing, Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert Is Sued Over Hush Money

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 5:11pm

A man who claims he was sexually abused by Hastert as a teenager is seeking the rest of the $3.5 million Hastert allegedly promised. Hastert faces sentencing this week for crimes related to the cash.

Bernie Sanders Campaigns In Connecticut Before Tough Slate Of Primaries

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Connecticut ahead of the next set of primaries. Sanders is facing an uphill battle in Tuesday's contests. He needs to win at least 59 percent of pledged delegates if he hopes to overtake his rival Hillary Clinton and win the Democratic nomination. But Sanders and his supporters are vowing to fight on.

Cruz, Kasich Join Forces In Last-Ditch Effort To Stop Trump

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

The campaigns of Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have coordinated their efforts in select upcoming primaries in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination.

Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.

Connecticut Democrats Divided Over Gun Control Ahead Of Primary

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Gun control has become a major subject of debate in the Connecticut Democratic presidential primary.

In Maryland, Political Money Flows Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Washington, D.C., gets a close-up view of political money excesses next door in the Maryland elections, which include a millionaire self-financing his campaign and a candidate's spouse running a superPAC.

FACT CHECK: Bernie Sanders And Whether Poor Americans Vote

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:03pm

One of Sanders' stats may be off, but it's true that low-income Americans vote in far smaller numbers than their higher-income counterparts.

The Cruz-Kasich Deal: Will Their Alliance Against Trump Work?

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:28pm

John Kasich and Ted Cruz will stay out of each other's way in three upcoming primary states. The non-aggression pact is an attempt to block Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination.

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