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Clinton Celebrates Super Tuesday Wins, Sanders Campaigns In Maine, Michigan

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:54am

Hillary Clinton attended a star-studded concert in New York City. Bernie Sanders flew to Maine and Michigan to rally voters. On the Democratic side, Michigan is the next big prize.

Russians Wary Of Top Candidates In U.S. Presidential Election

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

In Russia, relatively few people seem to be following the U.S. presidential election campaigns closely, but most people know the names of the front-runners.

Mitt Romney To Address State Of The Republican Presidential Race

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee will give what's billed as a major speech on the current campaign. In Detroit, Ben Carson won't be at the GOP debate, though he has not officially ended his campaign.

Rubio Is Endorsed By Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is backing Sen. Marco Rubio. David Greene talks to Pawlenty about the viability of Rubio's candidacy.

Tone Of U.S. Presidential Elections Is Bothersome, Many Mexicans Say

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

GOP hopeful Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton wants to break down barriers. Mexicans tell us what they think about the campaigns.

Chinese Familiar With Well-Known U.S. Presidential Candidates

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

In China, people generally find Donald Trump's rhetoric way over the top. They are, however, wary of Hillary Clinton because of her past, get-tough-on-China policies.

Evangelical Leaders Question Movement's Support Of Trump

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

The apparent depth of support for Donald Trump among evangelical voters has produced an identity crisis within that conservative world. Some are disassociating themselves from the broader community.

Rep. Issa Criticizes FBI's Strategy To Get Into Terrorist's iPhone

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Rep. Darrell Issa about his perspective on encryption, specifically the showdown between Apple and the FBI over unlocking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

First Mention: Ben Carson Performs Pediatric Brain Surgery In 1987

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

For NPR's feature "First Mention," we find that we first heard about Dr. Ben Carson on July 5, 1987, after he successfully completed a radical brain surgery on child patients.

Journalists Struggle To Characterize Donald Trump's Rhetoric

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

As the number of critics citing the undercurrent of bigotry in some of Donald Trump's rhetoric mounts, journalists grapple with how to characterize what he says — and what he means.

Super Tuesday By The Numbers: Breaking Down Voter Turnout And Delegates

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look to be on their way to securing the nominations of their respective parties because they won the most delegates on Super Tuesday. NPR explains the math and what it means for the rest of the presidential primary season.

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Super Tuesday Wins At New York City Rally

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a rally and a rock concert in New York on Wednesday to celebrate her Super Tuesday wins.

How The Divided GOP Field Could Lead To A Contested Convention

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews elections law attorney Ben Ginsberg, who previously served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney campaigns and the Romney presidential campaign, about what it would take to have a contested GOP convention this year.

Rep. Scott Rigell Urges Republicans To Stand Against Donald Trump

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Republican Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia about the state of the GOP race after Super Tuesday. Rigell endorsed Marco Rubio, and wrote an open letter on Tuesday asking Virginia Republicans to "vote for any candidate but Donald Trump."

GOP Swallows Bitter Pill After Trump Dominates Super Tuesday

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

After Wednesday night's contests, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have firmed up their front-runner status in the GOP and Democratic presidential contests.

Rep. Chris Collins: 'It's Time' For GOP To Unite Behind Trump

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Rep. Chris Collins, the first sitting congressman to endorse Donald Trump, about the Republican frontrunner's wins on Super Tuesday and how the party is reacting to him.

Journalists Struggle To Describe Trump's Racially Charged Rhetoric

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:25pm

As more critics point to an undercurrent of bigotry in some of Donald Trump's statements, journalists grapple with how to characterize what he says — and what he means.

Gas Prices Pop Up Despite Historic Supplies Of Oil. Blame Spring

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:18pm

The Energy Information Administration says oil inventories are at "historically high" levels. Still, gas prices have been heading up because oil refineries are switching to more costly summer blends.

Barack And Michelle Obama To Headline South By Southwest Festivals

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 2:33pm

The president is talking with the editor in chief of The Texas Tribune to open SXSW Interactive on March 11, and five days later, the first lady will deliver the keynote for SXSW Music.

Elections 2016: Democratic And Republican Delegate Tracker

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 2:31pm

The name of the game is delegates in presidential politics. The race for them is on in the 2016 primary elections. Here's how each candidate has done so far and what's at stake in each state.

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