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U.S. Leaders Divided Over United Kingdom's Vote To Exit EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

President Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. But Clinton opponent Donald Trump hailed the vote to leave the EU, drawing parallels with the U.S. presidential campaign.

Week In Politics: Brexit, House Democrats' Sit-In Over Gun Control

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump's visit to Scotland and House Democrats' sit-in over gun control.

U.K.'s 'History-Changing' EU Vote Reflects Deep Distrust, Concern

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:39pm

After more than 40 years in the political and economic bloc, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. English novelist Robert Harris and the BBC's Jonny Dymond talk to Rachel Martin and David Greene.

A Less-United Kingdom: 'Brexit' Vote Revives Talk Of U.K. Breakup

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:32pm

The United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, 52 percent to 48 percent. But Scotland and Northern Ireland were in favor of staying — reviving talk about Irish unification and Scottish independence.

Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:19am

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:12am

Sanders said Friday morning he will vote for Clinton in November because beating Trump is most important. But he said he's focused on the Democratic Party platform.

Make Britain Great Again? Donald Trump's Remarkable Reaction To 'Brexit'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:46am

In Scotland, which voted against leaving the European Union, Donald Trump praised the vote to leave. He predicted it's a sign of a populist revolution to come across Europe — and the United States.

Clinton Camp Ponders: How To Introduce A Candidate Who Needs No Introduction?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton's financial advantage gives her campaign the opportunity to own the airwaves. With her high negative ratings, the campaign is using ads to reintroduce Clinton to voters in key states.

Labor And Business Can Agree On This: Congress Should Act On Immigration

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:22pm

Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.

House Democrats End 26-Hour Sit-In Over Gun Control

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

House Democrats continued a sit in on the floor of the chamber overnight and into Thursday to force a vote on gun legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the House until July 5.

Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Actions

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

A Supreme Court tie vote on Thursday blocked President Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

The Long History Of Sit-Ins As A Form Of Political Expression

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, about the historical use of the sit-in and its origins as a form of political expression.

Immigrants React To Supreme Court Blockage Of Obama Actions

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

A tied Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision preventing the president from keeping millions of people from deportation. They are the parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents.

University Of Texas At Austin President Reacts To Affirmative Action Ruling

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gregory Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, the school at the center of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling about affirmative action.

Republican Executives Among Business Leaders Endorsing Clinton

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:14pm

Clinton's campaign is trying prove that business leaders favor her over businessman Donald Trump, including some Republicans.

A Rebellious Chinese Village Challenges The Authorities — Again

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:11am

Five years ago, residents of Wukan got rid of corrupt local leaders and elected a new one. Now that leader has been detained for corruption, but villagers insist the charges are trumped up.

House Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:51am

Representatives stayed on the floor overnight, chanting and singing as they called for votes on gun control. They remained even after Republicans held an unrelated vote and adjourned the House.

House Democrats Deliver Sit-In Via Digital Platforms

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:11am

Despite cameras on the House floor going dark, a band of Democrats staging a sit-in to insist on a vote on gun control streamed the event, and conducted interviews with media, through smartphones.

The View From Latino Voters In The Northeast

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University about Latino voters in the Northeast and their 2016 election concerns.

The View From The Northeast: Economic Concerns

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.

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