For Donald Trump, Tuesday was a night that gets him closer to the nomination. For Ted Cruz and John Kasich, now begins a week-by-week, state-by-state battle to deny him the delegates he needs.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown about his reaction to President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
The top prosecutors in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Cook County, Ill. were voted out in primaries Tuesday. Both have been under fire for their handling of fatal shootings by police.
President Obama is hoping his pick of D.C. appeals court judge Merrick Garland can force Republicans to consider him — or face the political consequences.
The front-runners in the Republican and Democratic presidential races each had a good night after Tuesday's slate of primaries. But primary season is not over yet.
The thinking early on in this campaign was that Donald Trump pulled his support almost exclusively from white working class voters, but exit polls show his coalition of political backers is broad and expanding.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about his endorsement of Marco Rubio, following the Florida primaries. Rubio dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday night after a lackluster finish in his home state.
President Obama has settled on Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Garland was approved for confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., by the Senate in 1997, and he is widely viewed as a moderate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell repeated his pledge that the Senate would not take any steps toward confirming Obama's nominee, setting up a judicial confirmation fight that will now take center stage in the current election drama.
The Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would have created national, voluntary standards for labeling genetically modified foods or GMOs. A coalition of environmentalists and chefs that favor mandatory labeling of GMOs applauded the action, but an industry group, the Corn Refiners Association, says it's concerned by the Senate's move.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Erick Erickson, founder of conservative website, "The Resurgent." The prominent Republican believes if Donald Trump wins the party's presidential nomination, Republicans should prepare to launch a third party candidate as an alternative.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Republican Sen. Susan Collins about her reactions to President Obama's nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Archived candidate speeches from Mega Tuesday primaries.
Democratic turnout this year looks like Republicans' did in 2008. And the GOP's massive turnout looks a lot like Dems' eight years ago.
President Obama had praised nominee Merrick Garland's collegiality and ability to build consensus, saying "he's shown a rare ability to bring together odd couples."
President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. NPR's Ron Elving says Garland has been held up as an "exemplar of the kind of person who ought to be" in these positions.
President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, but the Senate had said it would take no action on a nominee from the Obama administration.
President Obama is announcing his nomination to the Supreme Court on Wednesday: Judge Merrick Garland. Will the Senate stick to its position that it won't act on any nomination?
Merrick Garland, a judge with 13 years' experience, was not the first choice of liberals. But President Obama hopes his ability to win over conservatives will extend to the Supreme Court.
Clinton won big; Trump continued his triumphant streak, with the notable exception of Kasich's win in Ohio; Rubio dropped out after a dismal showing in Florida. What that means, in five stories.