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Trump Poised To Nominate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence At Republican National Convention

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a look at the week's big political stories with NPR's Ron Elving, including the vice presidential pick for the Republicans.

Which Way Florida Goes Hinges On Puerto Rican Voters

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

Winning Florida's electoral votes this November could come down to winning the favor of a newly potent bloc: Puerto Ricans in and around Orlando.

Indiana Reacts To Trump's Running Mate Pick Gov. Mike Pence

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has been involved in Indiana politics for years. But lately, his reputation at home has taken a hit, even among Republicans.

'Rules Committee' Prepares To Establish Rules For Republican National Convention

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

Before the Republican National Convention starts Monday, a small group of delegates have to make the rules for it. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with delegate Matt Micheli, a member on the committee.

Assessing International Fallout From Failed Military Turkey Coup

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 7:28am

A military coup attempt in Turkey has injected more instability into a crucial ally of the the U.S. in the Middle East. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Deb Amos.

Citizens United Muddles What Is Legal In Trump's Foreign Money Case

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 6:00am

It's illegal for candidates to ask for money from non-citizens, which watchdog groups say Trump has done. But what's legal has been clouded by the 2010 Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United.

Cleveland Preps For Partying And Protests During Republican National Convention

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 5:00am

With extra police and "rock boxes" playing music for delegates and visitors, Cleveland's leaders hope to be ready for anything during next week's Republican convention.

Meet Paul Manafort, The Washington Insider Running Trump's Campaign

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 5:00am

For a candidate who loves to rail against Washington, Donald Trump's choice seems a bit of a head-scratcher. Trump hired Manafort back in the '80s to lobby on gambling and real estate.

How Picking Mike Pence As VP Might Cost The Trump Campaign Donations

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:00am

By picking Mike Pence as his vice presidential candidate, Donald Trump may cost his campaign contributions from the financial services industry.

Despite Ties To VP Pick Mike Pence, Koch Network Still Refuses To Support Trump

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:51pm

Though the Indiana governor has deep connections to the powerful tax-exempt groups led by the billionaire brothers, the Koch money network maintains its focus will be protecting the Republican Senate.

Trump And Pence: A Match Made In Heaven, Or In Haste?

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:47pm

The commonality in these cautionary tales is the speed with which the final selections were made, leaving little time for thorough vetting and testing.

Detroit's Working Class Men Split On Donald Trump

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:21pm

If Trump wants to win Michigan, he's got to win over working-class white men in suburban Detroit. But that will be tough. The state hasn't backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Disagrees With Donald Trump On Key Issues

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:35pm

Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, disagrees with the presumptive GOP nominee on a number of notable issues.

In Suburban Atlanta, African-American Newcomers Could Flip Counties Blue

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:35pm

The growing African-American population in suburban Atlanta is making Georgia appear less solidly Republican than it has recently been and could make it a presidential swing state.

Week In Politics: Terror Attack In France, Trump Chooses Pence

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the terror attack in Nice, France, and Donald Trump's new running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

#MemeOfTheWeek: The New Trump/Pence Logo That's Doing ... Something

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:10pm

Most political logos are panned. But this one, this one's really something else.

We Now Know What The Democratic Convention Will Look Like

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:47pm

The convention will feature Bernie Sanders on its first night, as well as President Obama, Vice President Biden and first lady Michelle Obama.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Trump Picks Pence As VP; Congress Breaks For 7-Week Vacation

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:12pm

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and 'round the Web. Today, Trump picks Pence as running mate; Erica Garner says ABC "lied" to her.

Breaking Down Trump's VP Announcement, On A Difficult Day

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:41am

Donald Trump ended weeks of speculation Friday by announcing his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The announcement wasn't simple, though, coming in the wake of the mass killing in Nice, France.

Donald Trump Announces His Vice Presidential Pick: Mike Pence

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:34am

Though Trump called off his news conference announcing his running mate, nevertheless he made his announcement right on time — on Twitter. In the tweet, Trump said his choice is the Indiana governor.

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