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House Speaker Paul Ryan Delivers Critical Speech On State Of U.S. Politics

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 3:24pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a speech Wednesday on the state of politics in the U.S.

Ted Cruz Criticized After Suggesting Law Enforcement Patrol Muslim Areas

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 1:59pm

In the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, the Texas senator said law enforcement should be empowered to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized."

Ryan: Americans 'Shouldn't Accept Ugliness' In Politics 'As The Norm'

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 12:42pm

"Personalities come and go. But principles? Principles endure," House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday, in a not-so-subtle jab at Donald Trump.

The Mind-Boggling Story Of Our Arcane And Convoluted 'Primary Politics'

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 12:17pm

Author Elaine Kamarck explains superdelegates, the difference between caucuses and primaries, what happens in a brokered convention and how the rules of primaries can sometimes change.

Independent Investigators: State Officials Mostly To Blame For Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:38am

"Clearly, what happened here is a case of environmental injustice," task force member Ken Sikkema tells reporters. Primary blame rests with a state environmental agency, investigators concluded.

Jeb Bush Endorses Ted Cruz For President

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 8:52am

The endorsement is the latest sign that the Republican Party establishment may be lining up behind the Texas Senator.

Former Utah Governors Forge Different Paths In Quest To Defeat Trump

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt recently endorsed Gov. John Kasich for president, raising eyebrows because another former Utah governor, Mitt Romney, endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Both say their aim is to defeat Donald Trump.

Trump Taps Former Romney Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser For Team

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Walid Phares, one of Donald Trump's newly-named foreign policy advisers, shares some of the advice he has for the presidential candidate. In 2012 Phares advised then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Some Arizona Voters Faced Long Lines To Cast Their Ballots

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Some voters in Arizona reportedly waited more than four hours to cast their ballot on Tuesday. The lines were expected in at least one county, as polling places had been cut to save money.

Clinton, Cruz, Sanders And Trump Walk Away With Wins In Western Caucuses

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz both drew victories on Western Tuesday. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's wins in Arizona may likely mean their overall delegate lead won't winnow much.

Former Governors Forge Different Paths In Quest To Defeat Trump

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Ex-Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president, raising eyebrows because ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But they say their aim is the same.

What Role, If Any, Did Immigration Play In Arizona's Primary?

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Now that the polls are closed, political scientist Richard Herrera of Arizona State University provides some analysis about that state's primary and one of its hot button issues: immigration.

Birth Control At The Supreme Court: Does Free Coverage Violate Religious Freedom?

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:00am

Religious schools and other non-profits like the Littler Sisters of the Poor say the government's workaround for birth control still imposes a burden on their freedom.

Western Tuesday: Trump, Clinton Projected To Win Arizona Primaries

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 9:43pm

Republicans are hoping to stop Donald Trump's delegate climb while Bernie Sanders is looking to rebound against Hillary Clinton.

How The Obama Presidency Has — Or Hasn't — Shaped Latino Identity: You Weighed In

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 6:09pm

Our most recent #NPRObamaEffect chat explored how — or whether — the Obama years have shaped how Latino communities and people across the country think about identity today.

Republican Support For Israel Linked To Evangelical Ties

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Republican support for Israel is rooted in the evangelical wing of the party. Some Christian Evangelicals believe God gave Israel to the Jews as their "promised land." Others believe Israel's destiny is linked to Jesus Christ's return to Earth.

U.S. Presidential Candidates React To Terror Attacks In Brussels

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:32pm

The terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday spurred reactions from some of the presidential candidates in the U.S.

Utah Republicans To Test Online Voting In State's Caucus

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Tens of thousands of Utah Republicans will cast their ballots for president via the Internet. The state party says it's the largest online presidential vote yet.

No, The Terrorist Attacks In Belgium Don't Mean Donald Trump Will Be President

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 2:26pm

Trump once again turned to protectionism as a way of dealing with the world, but it won't necessarily mean it will launch him to the White House.

Presidential Race Moves West Tuesday To Arizona, Utah And Idaho

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:56am

Ted Cruz looks to stop Donald Trump in Utah and pull off an upset in Arizona. Bernie Sanders could notch wins in Idaho and Utah, but Clinton has an advantage in Arizona, the big prize of the night.




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