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Donald Trump Looks To Solidify Front-Runner Status On Super Tuesday

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:44pm

Ahead of the biggest voting day of the 2016 primary season, Donald Trump's rivals are desperately trying to thwart him from steadying his path to the nomination.

For Clinton, Winning Is Nice But Delegates Are Better

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:35pm

Ahead of Super Tuesday, there's less drawing contrasts Bernie Sanders and more talk of "breaking down barriers" and "love and kindness."

As Evangelicals Lose Faith In Cruz, His Campaign Could Be Beyond Resurrection

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:41am

In important Super Tuesday states with a high number of born-again voters, Ted Cruz is losing to Donald Trump and Marco Rubio is eating into his support with evangelicals.

Trump Blames 'Very Bad Earpiece' For KKK Comments

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 8:36am

The leading Republican presidential candidate says he simply misheard an interview question and does not accept the support of white supremacists.

How Bernie Sanders Could Win Super Tuesday... Or Lose Really Badly

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 5:00am

There's one rosy scenario for the Vermont senator in which he beats Hillary Clinton by a single delegate. Or he could lose by a lot. As with most things, the truth's probably somewhere in between.

Ahead Of Super Tuesday, And After A Big Loss, Bernie Sanders Lowers Expectations

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 5:00am

In stump speeches since his loss in South Carolina, Sanders has taken shots at Hillary Clinton as well as Donald Trump, and seemed to temper his talk of political revolution, as well.

A History Of Super Tuesday

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 5:00am

The biggest day of the primary season began in the mid-to-late 1980s when Southern Democrats pushed their states to move up to try and stop what they saw as liberal candidates who couldn't win.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 81, Spends Big In Alabama Primary

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:02am

Presidential candidates aren't the only ones on the ballot on Super Tuesday. In Alabama, long-serving Senator Richard Shelby, who is 81 years old, is facing a tougher than expected primary election.

Politics In The News: The Day Before Super Tuesday

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:02am

Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both go into the day in strong positions. Trump just scored a series of wins, and Clinton had a blowout in South Carolina over the weekend.

Presidential Candidates Propose Changes To U.S. Tax System

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, who parses the campaign tax debate.

Hillary Clinton Counts On Texas Ties To Bring In A Super Tuesday Win

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:02am

Texas is the biggest prize in Tuesday's primary voting. Democrat Hillary Clinton and her husband have decades of history in Texas, having come up in politics in neighboring Arkansas.

Many Dislike Health Care System But Are Pleased With Their Own Care

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:54am

An NPR poll finds that many people have a low opinion of the health care system, yet they like their doctors. The perception of quality of care varies according to income.

For Some Trump Supporters, KKK Questions Are 'Overblown'

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:40am

As he campaigns through southern states in advance of Super Tuesday, Donald Trump has downplayed the endorsement of former KKK leader David Duke.

GOP Grapples With A Possible Trump Nomination

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 4:19pm

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour talks about how the Republican Party is handling Donald Trump as the frontrunner and why so many voters like him.

Campaigns Update: Controversy Ignites Over Trump And The KKK

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 4:19pm

In an interview Sunday, Donald Trump would not disavow support from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. NPR's Sarah McCammon and Tamara Keith have the latest from the campaigns.

How Harry Potter Can Explain Marco Rubio's Path To The GOP Nomination

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 3:55pm

Rubio's strategy is a lot like the fictional game of Quidditch.

Politics Podcast: Everything You Need To Know About Super Tuesday

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 11:36am

The politics team is back with a special episode of the podcast that explains everything you ever wanted to know about Super Tuesday.

Vice Chair Of DNC Resigns To Support Bernie Sanders

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 11:01am

On Meet the Press, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced she'd resign her post at the Democratic National Committee to endorse Sanders, citing her military experience as the impetus for her decision.

Fact Check: Are Women Facing The Draft?

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 10:08am

The U.S. military has lifted its ban on women in combat positions. But that doesn't necessarily mean they would soon be conscripted into service.

Trump Won't Condemn KKK, Says He 'Knows Nothing About White Supremacists'

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 9:31am

On CNN's State of the Union, the Republican front-runner was asked if he'd distance himself from the support of former KKK grand wizard David Duke. Trump refused four times, saying, "I don't know."

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