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Does Old-School Political Advertising Work Anymore?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump says he's rewritten the rules of media coverage and political advertising — he points to his primary victories. We examine whether that might be the case in the general election as well.

Sanders Campaign Now Says Superdelegates Are Key To Winning Nomination

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:30pm

In a sharp contrast to earlier in the campaign, the Sanders teamnow hopes superdelegates will see him as the better Democratic candidate and support him ahead of the convention.

Nine-Year-Old Helps Shape Obama Administration's Approach To Science

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

The Obama administration gathered feedback from students about what they want to see in STEM programs. This came after 9-year-old Jacob Leggette encouraged President Obama to ask students about their opinions at a White House science fair.

Campaign Manager Defends Bernie Sanders' Vow To Remain In Democratic Race

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the Democratic race until the last votes are cast, even though Hillary Clinton is beating him in the delegate count and votes. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager, about the state of the Sanders' race against Clinton, and whether these divisions within the race will continue to deepen and ultimately damage the party in the long run.

Congress Agrees On Plan To Help Puerto Rico Restructure $70 Billion Debt

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

After months of negotiation, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its crushing $70 billion debt. It sets up a control board to investigate the U.S. territory's murky financial picture and restructure its debt payments to creditors.

Southern Lawmakers Lead Fight Over Funding To Combat Zika Virus

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia about the need for congressional funding to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the U.S. The Florida delegation sees this as a national emergency.

Donald Trump Likely Driving Latino Voter Registration Surge In California

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

California is seeing a surge of voter registrations among Latinos, including a number of voters who have become American citizens specifically to vote. Some have attributed this trend to Donald Trump's run for president.

Boxing Great Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:01pm

The political victory brings the 37-year-old, who had previously served in the Philippines' House of Representatives, ever closer to an eventual shot at the presidency.

A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is 'To Hide True Ownership'

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18am

Documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm have offered new insight into how easy it is for the rich and corrupt to hide their assets. McClatchy's Kevin Hall has been reporting on the documents.

On Ads, Sanders Has Spent Most, But Trump Has Spent Best

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:12am

Sanders has outspent the other candidates on TV ads. But Trump has spent best, in the sense that he has barely had to spend to win voters over.

Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:00am

If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Nevada's State Party Convention Highlights Democrats' Turmoil

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

Tensions simmer between Democratic Party leaders and Bernie Sanders over the behavior of his some of his supporters. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is backing Hillary Clinton.

Trump's Supreme Court List Might Reassure Conservatives, But Leaves Off Big Names

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:02pm

Trump promised to appoint to the high court the kinds of people the GOP base would be happy with.

Biden To Announce New Overtime Pay Rules In Ohio

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:29pm

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ohio on Wednesday to announce a new overtime rule the White House hopes will make millions more American workers eligible for overtime pay.

Donald Trump Releases List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump released on Wednesday a list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Once An Insurgent Candidate, Howard Dean Now Supports Hillary Clinton

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with former Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. They talk about the state of the Democratic race.

'Highly Sophisticated Killers' No More. Trump Embraces Big Donors

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:01pm

He can do it through a joint fundraising apparatus for his campaign, the Republican National Committee and 11 state Republican parties. It's something Hillary Clinton has been doing since last year.

Trump's List Of Possible Supreme Court Nominees Includes A Judge Who Mocked Trump

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 2:52pm

Donald Trump has named 11 people he'd consider nominating to the Supreme Court. One judge on the list once tweeted, "Who would the Donald Name to #SCOTUS? The mind reels. *weeps—can't finish tweet* "

Obama Administration Releases New Overtime Pay Rules

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:24am

The White House released new rules Tuesday night governing overtime pay for middle income, salaried workers. Millions of American workers will be eligible for overtime pay under the new rules.

Judge Blocks Kansas' Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Registration Requirement

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:55am

The ruling is the latest development in a back-and-forth over the registration requirement, which supporters claim prevents voter fraud and opponents say is an effort to suppress voting rights.

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