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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.

New Registration Policies Block Many In Kansas From Voting

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

The fight over voter registration policies continues in Kansas. A few years after putting major changes in place, thousands of registrations have been suspended for lacking a proof of citizenship.

Generation Politics: 25-Year-Olds On The Experiences That Shaped Their Views

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

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 25-year-old voters as part of a radio series exploring the generational differences between how 25, 45 and 65-year-olds think about politics. Having stood witness to the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, two wars, and an economic crash from a very young age, this group of 25-year-olds has seen a country going through hard times for most of their lives.

Amid Strong Dissent, Supreme Court Weighs In On 2 Death Penalty Cases

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:58pm

Justice Clarence Thomas called one of the opinions "a remarkably aggressive" use of the court's power to review the decisions of the states' highest courts.

Questions Over Trump's Donations To Veterans Boil Over

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 1:29pm

Donald Trump spent 40 minutes battling reporters at a press conference he held to answer for whether the $6 million he claimed to have raised for veterans groups ever materialized.

Supreme Court Declines Trump Resorts Case That Stripped Workers' Benefits

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:24pm

When Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2014, it won a ruling from a federal bankruptcy judge stripping casino workers of their health insurance and payments to the pension fund.

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