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Democratic Party Troubles Overshadowed By GOP Drama

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the state of the Democratic presidential race with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Aren't 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Are 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

Trump Leads GOP Ahead Of N.Y. Primary

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

Donald Trump holds a strong lead in his home state of New York, but the question is how many delegates he'll pick up after the state's primary on Tuesday.

After Factory Plant Closures, Job Loss, A Small NY Town Struggles To Bounce Back

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

Small towns like Massena, N.Y., have been devastated by recent plant closures, and presidential candidates are blaming free trade agreements. Former factory workers admit they had a part to play too.

Parsing The Lasting Legacy Of Clarence Thomas' Confirmation Fight

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 4:16pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Howard University professor Alvin Thornton and reporter Nina Totenberg about the Anita Hill controversy during Thomas' confirmation.

Turnout And A Trim: Bid To Boost Black Men's Voting Heads To The Barbershop

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 2:30pm

African-American men tend to vote at lower rates than other groups of Americans. So, a Philadelphia civic activist is recruiting barbers to talk to their customers about voting and local engagement.

How Social Media Inflates Our Perception Of Our Choice Presidential Candidate

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:57am

The most fervent political supporters think only their candidate can possibly win. Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle blames these beliefs on the echo chambers found on our social media feeds.

New York A 'Turning Point' For Democrat Race

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:57am

Much of the Republican presidential race is about whether Donald Trump will get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates at the Republican National Convention in July. New York votes next.

Impassioned Sanders Supporters Reach Upstate NY With DIY Activism

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:57am

As Bernie Sanders races for the Democratic nomination in New York, he's relying on enthusiastic volunteers to run a campaign on their own dime and time in parts of the state he's not able to reach.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Shouting Politicans

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 5:00am

This week's Democratic debate seemed to be the noisiest yet. And The Internet did not like that.

Hillary Clinton, The 'Gender Card' And What It Could Mean In November

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 5:00am

Data from exit polls conducted this primary season suggest Clinton has a clear advantage with women voters. If that holds up, what does it mean for her candidacy?

The Disappearing Middle: Electorate Way Less Moderate Than Past Primaries

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 5:00am

Democratic turnout is down this year. Republican turnout is way up. But they both have something in common: voters straying from the middle.

Obama Urges Opening Cable TV Boxes To Competition

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:46pm

The FCC says it costs subscribers an average of $231 a year to rent the boxes that enable them to watch cable TV. The president supports making it easier for viewers to buy the boxes instead.

Platform Check: Breaking Down The Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

This election cycle, we're bringing you conversations about the candidate's policy proposals as part of our series, "Platform Check." To kick it off, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Roberton Williams of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, about the presidential candidates' tax plans.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Defends Chances Of Winning GOP Nomination

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He addresses his prospects at the Republican convention, his position on free trade and whether he considers himself an establishment candidate.

Week In Politics: Democratic Debate, GOP Outcry Over Delegates

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Robert Siegel 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 Democratic debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donald Trump's outcry over delegate selection.

Republicans Hunt For Delegates In An Unlikely Place: Democratic Districts

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

A likely contested convention has Republicans hunting for delegates everywhere, including some of the most democratic Congressional districts in America.

GOP Efforts To Take Down Trump Echo 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

On a fateful weekend five years ago this month, President Obama faced off with Donald Trump over birtherism and the real estate magnate's political credentials — mocking him relentlessly during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner. Comedian Seth Meyers and Obama's former chief speechwriter recall what it was like to target the future Republican presidential candidate.

Sanders Takes His Message To The Vatican

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:51pm

The Democratic presidential hopeful said it was worth it to take time away from the campaign trail to attend a Vatican conference on social and economic justice.

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