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Politics In The News: Monday Roundup

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene examines the state of the GOP and what next month's Republican convention might bring, with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.

Sen. King On How 2016 Is Different From Other Presidential Campaigns

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Sen. Angus King of Maine about what he calls "dog whistle rhetoric." Specifically, Donald Trump alienating American Muslims and insinuating that President Obama aided terrorists.

In 2016, Talking Politics Can Make Things Uncomfortable At Work

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:37am

This presidential election, many workers and employers say political vitriol is carrying over into the workplace — making it a potentially hostile environment.

U.S. And China Both Agree On 'Brexit': U.K. Should Stay In EU

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 4:24pm

As United Kingdom voters prepare to vote on whether to remain in the European Union, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping both think leaving is a bad idea for the economy.

Why 'Decent People' Could Vote For Trump

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 4:24pm

Bloomberg View's Megan McArdle argues in a new column that there are real reasons why "decent people" could vote for Donald Trump, even if they disagree with many of his statements.

A 'Moral Obligation' To Protest Trump, Says Michael Eric Dyson

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 4:24pm

Professor Michael Eric Dyson argues in a New Republic article that people "have a positive moral obligation to protest the nomination of this racist demagogue" at the GOP convention. He explains why.

Political Reaction To Orlando: Gun Bills, Clinton And Trump

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 4:24pm

The Orlando shooting and Donald Trump's reaction scrambled campaign politics and complicated Trump's relationship with the Republican Party. Meanwhile, senators will vote on gun legislation Monday.

How Donald Trump May Have Wasted A Monthlong Advantage Over Hillary Clinton

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 5:00am

The presumptive GOP nominee spent much of May campaigning in states that he either won't win or probably will — instead of those swing states necessary to help him put him over the top in November.

Many Voters Frustrated With Their Party's Nominating Process

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 4:04pm

In a recent poll, both Democrats and Republicans expressed low levels of trust in their party's nominating process for presidential candidates. We hear from voters around the country.

#NPRreads: Make A Wager On These 3 Stories This Weekend

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 7:58am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Trump Asked 'The Gays,' And Got Answers

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 7:27am

#AskTheGays was able to create something of a safe space online in a week where it might have been particularly hard to find those spaces in the real world or our political discourse.

What Clinton, Trump Responses To Orlando Say About Their Foreign Policy

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 7:19am

Scott Simon talks with Council On Foreign Relations President Richard Haass about the presumptive nominees' reactions to the Orlando shootings and their different views of America's role in the world.

Trump University Is Like Other For-Profit Colleges But Without The Degree

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 5:00am

Trump had to drop "university" from his enterprise's name, but it used similar tactics to institutions in the for-profit college industry, where students incur high cost and debt with low results.

Trump Considering Speaking Off Site During His Own Convention

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 6:24pm

Normally, a presumptive presidential nominee doesn't address the gathered convention delegates until he or she's actually nominated. Trump is considering ways to change all that.

Tiny SuperPAC Trolls Donald Trump About His 'Tiny Hands'

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:39pm

It's a joke about Trump that won't go away: This superPAC is insisting that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee "release his official hand measurements."

Why One Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Drug-Test The Rich

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:31pm

Rep. Gwen Moore's bill won't likely go anywhere in the GOP-controlled House, but it seems more designed to troll Republicans, anyway.

F-Bomb On A T-Shirt: At Trump Rallies, Profanity Comes Onstage And Off

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:29pm

Politics has always been a rough game. But even by the old standards, Donald Trump's campaign is breaking new ground. Crude language is the norm, including from the candidate himself.

Trump, Clinton Reactions To Orlando Offer Window Into Foreign Policies

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:28pm

In the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting, the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees offer proposals on how they would combat terrorism.

Week In Politics: Aftermath Of Mass Shooting In Orlando

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the mass shooting in Orlando, public reactions from around the country and the political response from Washington, D.C.

Court Documents Show The IRS Focused Scrutiny On Conservative Groups

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:45pm

Two-thirds of the groups that faced extra scrutiny from the IRS were conservative. But the agency also closely examined applications for tax-exempt status from liberal and nonpartisan groups.

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