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Protesters Surround RNC Headquarters Amid Trump Meetings

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

Colorful protests surrounded Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning as Donald Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other officials inside.

Speaker Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump Meeting 'Encouraging'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan met with the de facto nominee of the Republican Party Donald Trump Thursday and called the conversation encouraging and a good first step, while acknowledging that the two have legitimate policy differences.

White House Request For Emergency Zika Funding Hits Roadblock In Congress

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funding to prepare against the Zika virus. Congressional Republicans say the administration doesn't need all that money now and insist the White House is asking for a blank check.

For Many Americans, Retirement Security Is No. 1 Financial Worry

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR takes a look at what the next president could do about the No. 1 financial concern for Americans: having enough money to retire. The Obama administration recently pushed through a regulation to force financial advisers to be held to a fiduciary standard, meaning they have to put their clients interests first. The next president could go further.

'Washington Post' Columnist Literally Eats His Words In Trump Columns

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank ate his prior columns in a nine course meal on Thursday. The columns noted that Donald Trump would never become the GOP presidential nominee.

Trump And Ryan Call Meeting A 'Very Positive Step Toward Unification' Of GOP

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:33am

In a joint statement after their meeting at the Republican National Committee headquarters, the two stressed that the party must unite to defeat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this fall.

In The Name Of Party Unity, Trump Heads To Washington To Meet With GOP Leaders

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 5:00am

It is Trump's first visit to Washington since he locked up the GOP presidential nomination earlier this month.

Politics In Real Life: Dying From Overdose While Waiting For Treatment

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 5:00am

Heroin and prescription opioids are killing more than 100 people a day. It's an issue candidates up and down the ballot are discussing.

Trump To Meet With Republican Leaders Of The House, Senate

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't yet support Donald Trump as the de facto nominee. He and other Republican leaders meet with Trump on Thursday. Can Republicans unify ahead of November?

Ahead Of November's Election, Progressive Groups Ready Anti-Trump Messages

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

As Donald Trump marches toward the official Republican presidential nomination, pro-Clinton superPACs are making alliances and amassing cash to take on Trump.

Immigrants Rush To Become Citizens To Vote Against Trump

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Thousands of immigrants are trying to become U.S. citizens ahead of the presidential election. Immigrant groups encourage people to become citizens so they can vote in November against Donald Trump.

Mitt Romney: Trump's Decision To Not Release Tax Returns Is 'Disqualifying'

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:46pm

"There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: there is a bombshell in them," Romney said.

Official Says 'Too Late' For White Nationalist To Resign As Trump Delegate

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:19pm

A man identified as a white nationalist leader was listed as a Trump delegate. The campaign wanted him removed, but a spokesman for California's secretary of state's office say it's too late.

Donald Trump Sets Vice Presidential Search In Motion

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has a vice presidential search in full motion, and the names being discussed reveal some weaknesses the apparent GOP nominee is looking to shore up on his ticket.

House Speaker Paul Ryan To Meet With Donald Trump In Attempt To Mend Ties

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:27pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is unable, right now, to support the Republican Party's de facto nominee Donald Trump. This has put him in direct conflict with some members of the congressional GOP who do support Trump. Ryan and Trump will meet Thursday and attempt to mend fences.

Presidential Candidates Confront Obstacles To Opioid Addiction Treatment

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:27pm

Presidential candidates have been confronted by voters over the crisis of opioid abuse and heroin addiction. One major problem is accessing treatment when someone who needs it is ready to receive it.

FBI Director Says He Feels The 'Pressure' On Clinton Email Investigation

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:16pm

James Comey says he is closely watching the Bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mails "to make sure it's being done well."

White Working-Class Voters In West Virginia Pick Sanders Over Clinton

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Bernie Sanders supporter Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, about the results of the West Virginia primary, and what's ahead for Sanders.

GOP Primary Results Were Predictable; Democrat Sanders Wins West Virginia

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Donald Trump won GOP primaries in West Virginia and Nebraska. Democrats went to the polls in Nebraska, but they awarded convention delegates back in March. Sanders won the West Virginia primary.

Colorado's GOP Voters Decide Whether To Fight For Trump Or Switch Alliances

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

How divided are Republicans about the rise of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee? Are moderate GOP voters in the swing state of Colorado rallying behind the billionaire?




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