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Bernie Sanders Campaigns In Connecticut Before Tough Slate Of Primaries

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Connecticut ahead of the next set of primaries. Sanders is facing an uphill battle in Tuesday's contests. He needs to win at least 59 percent of pledged delegates if he hopes to overtake his rival Hillary Clinton and win the Democratic nomination. But Sanders and his supporters are vowing to fight on.

Cruz, Kasich Join Forces In Last-Ditch Effort To Stop Trump

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

The campaigns of Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have coordinated their efforts in select upcoming primaries in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination.

Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.

Connecticut Democrats Divided Over Gun Control Ahead Of Primary

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Gun control has become a major subject of debate in the Connecticut Democratic presidential primary.

In Maryland, Political Money Flows Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Washington, D.C., gets a close-up view of political money excesses next door in the Maryland elections, which include a millionaire self-financing his campaign and a candidate's spouse running a superPAC.

FACT CHECK: Bernie Sanders And Whether Poor Americans Vote

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:03pm

One of Sanders' stats may be off, but it's true that low-income Americans vote in far smaller numbers than their higher-income counterparts.

The Cruz-Kasich Deal: Will Their Alliance Against Trump Work?

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:28pm

John Kasich and Ted Cruz will stay out of each other's way in three upcoming primary states. The non-aggression pact is an attempt to block Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination.

'Alter Egos' Dissects Hillary Clinton's Tenure As Obama's Secretary Of State

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:31pm

Mark Landler of The New York Times discusses Clinton and Obama's contrasting views on America's role in the world. Clinton, Landler says, was often the hawk, more willing to intervene with force.

This Week In Politics: 5 States Hold Primaries On Tuesday

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

There are primaries in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Connecticut. Steve Inskeep talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.

Populist Candidates Appeal To Voters Who Feel They're Unheard

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

Populism has been the biggest force this election year. What lasting effect might populism have on both Democrats and Republicans — even after Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have left the scene.

Race, Gender Roil Maryland Senate Democratic Primary

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

Donna Edwards is vying to be just the second black woman ever elected to the Senate. But not all of the state's black female leaders or African-American members of Congress are lining up behind her.

Cruz And Kasich Announce Joint Strategy To Block Trump

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 11:14pm

In a statement sent out Sunday, the Cruz campaign said it will focus resources on Indiana, "and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico."

President Obama To Announce U.S. Is Sending 250 Military Personnel To Syria

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:12pm

The president's announcement, set to be delivered Monday in Germany, will bring the total number of American military personnel deployed in the country to as many as 300.

What's At Stake In Tuesday's Elections

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 4:25pm

Five states in the Northeast go to the polls Tuesday. Bernie Sanders faces a tough challenge on the Democratic side, while Donald Trump leads GOP polls.

A Nation Engaged: Trade Stirs Up Sharp Debate In This Election Cycle

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 4:01pm

Americans shared their views on trade with NPR and member stations. One thing is clear: Millions of voters have deep feelings about trade — and often are at odds with each other about it.

This Candidate Is Spending More Than Anyone Ever For A Seat In Congress

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 7:00am

Wine retailer David Trone is spending $12.4 million of his own money to win a Maryland House seat, but his rivals say he's trying to buy his way into Congress.

Why Tuesday Could Determine The Nominees In Both Presidential Primaries

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 7:00am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could take major steps toward becoming their parties nominees with big days in the pivotal primaries in the Northeast.

Corruption Charges Could Cost Congressman Chaka Fattah 12th Term

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 6:47am

Indicted Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah hasn't faced a democratic challenger in more than two decades. Now he's fighting for his political life as he runs for re-election.

Between Delays And Mending Relations, How Much Has Paul Ryan Accomplished As Speaker?

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 6:47am

Paul Ryan has been speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for almost six months. How hard is his job about to get ahead of the Republican National Convention?

What Politicians Can Learn From Comedians On How To Deal With Protesters

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 6:00am

There are a few ways to deal with a noisy protester. Sometimes, a politician needs to act like a stand-up comic — command the stage, let them have their say, but have a comeback.




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