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Minister Endorses Trump: 'Not a Bought Man'

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

Conservative Christians have surprised pundits with their support for Donald Trump. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Bible translator and minister Jim Linzey about his endorsement.

SuperPACs Pour Money Into Anti-Trump Messaging

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The GOP establishment wants to bring Donald Trump down. Donors are going on the attack. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the strategy and the money with Domenico Montanaro and Peter Overby.

Ted Cruz Rouses Crowd At CPAC Conference

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC — is meeting in Washington. But Donald Trump won't be there. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the race with Sarah McCammon.

Republicans Take On Kentucky Caucus

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

There will be seven presidential contests this weekend. Most of them will be small caucuses. Reporters in three states — Kentucky, Kansas and Maine — describe the races they're covering.

GOP Candidates Ratchet Up Raucous Discourse

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The Republican candidates' rhetoric is getting heated, and a little dirty. GOP political consultant Frank Luntz tells NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro why the candidates need to tone it down.

'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:52am

An award-winning London stage adaptation of 1984 has just transferred to the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The actors say Orwell's dystopian novel remains ominously relevant today.

#MemeoftheWeek: Was It Just Resting Christie Face?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:51pm

Chris Christie stole the internet spotlight from all the presidential candidates on Tuesday when he appeared behind Donald Trump looking mournful.

Ben Carson Officially Suspends Presidential Campaign At CPAC

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:02pm

Ben Carson announced he is out of the race on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Republican leaders also engaged in debate about how to stop Donald Trump.

Ben Carson Ends Presidential Campaign

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:45pm

"Even though I might be leaving the campaign trail, you know, there's a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me, but it's OK!" he told the CPAC crowd.

National Spotlight Returns To Flint, Mich., Ahead Of Democratic Debate

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

The national spotlight returns to Flint's lead-tainted water ahead of a Democratic presidential debate there on Saturday night. But some people in Flint are tired of the political attention.

Democrats Fret Over Low Voter Turnout In Early Primaries

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who tracks voter turnout at his blog the "United States Elections Project." They discuss the low Democratic voter turnout so far, and what that might mean in the general election.

As Trump Backs Out Of CPAC, GOP Leaders Debate How To Stop Him

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

A day after another contentious Republican debate, activists gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump wasn't there, but he was on everyone's lips.

First Mention: Hillary Clinton Campaigns For Her Husband In 1991

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton's name and voice were heard for the first time on NPR in a story that ran on this program on December 17, 1991. She was campaigning for her husband.

Donald Trump Changes Position On Visas For Highly Skilled Workers

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

On Thursday night in a GOP debate hosted by Fox News, Donald Trump came around to the idea of H1-B visas for highly skilled workers, saying "I'm changing it, and I'm softening the position because we need to have talented people in this country." NPR takes a look at the significance of Trump's switch and where GOP candidates stand with visas for immigrant workers.

Week In Politics: Super Tuesday, GOP Rift

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and author of Why the Right Went Wrong, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the week in politics.

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Direct Attacks At Donald Trump In Fox News Debate

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio seemed to have signed a non-aggression pact in the debate Thursday night, choosing to direct their lines of attack at Donald Trump rather than each other.

Sure, There's More Hiring. But When Will Wages Rebound?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:19pm

The latest jobs report showed a surprisingly strong hiring surge, with employers adding 242,000 jobs last month. But a pinch in earnings and hours disappointed those looking for a pickup in paychecks.

Donald Trump Pulls Out Of Conservative Confab

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:44pm

The GOP presidential front-runner was expected to face a hostile crowd at the CPAC gathering, with some threatening a walk-out of his Saturday morning speech.

The Democratic Party Got Crushed During The Obama Presidency. Here's Why

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 8:21am

The GOP may be in the midst of an identity crisis, but the Democratic Party, after the Obama presidency, is also facing a political crisis.

Why Do Some Republicans Still Say They'd Back Trump?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:33am

Marco Rubio says it's time for people to stand up against Donald Trump. Yet the senator says he'll stand by Trump if he's the eventual nominee. Why? Teddy Roosevelt's career may offer a clue.

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