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May 4, 2016 5 Comments

North Dakota's Only Congressman Backs Trump As The Likely GOP Nominee

Congressman Kevin Cramer’s endorsement comes after Trump won the Indiana primary Tuesday.

May 4, 2016 7 Comments

Trump Wins Indiana, Clinton Doesn’t; Both Become Likely Nominees

Trump praised Ted Cruz following the suspension of Cruz’s presidential campaign yesterday. Despite her loss in Indiana, Clinton is still likely to rack up enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee.

May 4, 2016 4 Comments

How Did Donald Trump Become The Likely GOP Nominee?

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson traces Trump’s path from his announcement to his primary election and caucus victories.

May 4, 2016 16 Comments

Indiana Primary Halts Ted Cruz's Campaign

We speak with NPR’s Ron Elving about Cruz’s campaign and the likely presidential nominees for both parties.

May 3, 2016 Comment

Indiana Congressman: Manufacturing Sector Not As Weak As Trump Says It Is

Congressman Todd Rokita, who represents Indiana’s 4th District, isn’t committing to a candidate yet.

May 3, 2016 Comment

In Detroit, Teacher ‘Sickouts’ Continue As A Pay Dispute Goes On

Public School teachers called in sick Tuesday to protest the possibility that they won’t be paid through the summer.

May 3, 2016 13 Comments

Hoosiers Cast Ballots Tuesday In A Pivotal Primary

We take a look at voter turnout in Indiana’s primary and what issues are driving people to the polls.

May 2, 2016 2 Comments

Puerto Rico To Default On Debt Payment Monday

The country is in the midst of a financial crisis and Congress is weighing whether to intervene.

May 2, 2016 3 Comments

For Ted Cruz, Crunch Time In Indiana

If Cruz loses tomorrow’s primary, Trump will be a big step closer to clinching the nomination.

May 2, 2016 3 Comments

Supreme Court, Still Down A Justice, Accepting Fewer Cases For Next Term

So far this year, the court is taking fewer cases, and fewer controversial cases, than normal.

May 2, 2016 5 Comments

Candidates Campaign In Indiana And Beyond

Ahead of the Indiana primary, Sanders holds three rallies, while Clinton campaigns in Kentucky and West Virginia.

April 29, 2016 17 Comments

What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.

April 29, 2016 5 Comments

The New Yorker Cartoon Editor Goes Full Donald With Trump-Only Issue

For Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, Donald Trump’s campaign is ripe for parody.

April 29, 2016 2 Comments

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Spurs Citizenship Rush

In Texas, many immigrants are now rushing to complete the registration process in time to vote in November.

April 29, 2016 7 Comments

Layoffs – And Lucifer – Grab Headlines On Campaign Trail

Bernie Sanders announced he will lay off several hundred staffers, while Ted Cruz was called “Lucifer in the flesh.”

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

From Capitol Hill To The Silver Screen

In the new film “The Congressman,” actor Treat Williams (left) plays Charlie Winship, a congressman based on Robert Mrazek (right).

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

House Committee Votes To Register Women For The Draft

Rep. Duncan Hunter sponsored the amendment but voted against it, saying he only wanted to raise questions about women in combat.

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat ‘Bathroom Bills’

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Ahead Of California Primary, Latina Moms Get Out The Vote

Researchers have determined that Latina mothers and grandmothers are more influential in getting family and friends to vote.

April 28, 2016 24 Comments

Falling Behind, Senators Ted Cruz And Bernie Sanders Make Campaign Changes

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz announced yesterday that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will be his running mate.

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May 3 Comment

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband's battle with Parkinson's Disease and her new book, "On My Own."

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.