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Donald Trump’s Problems Are Much Deeper Than A Campaign Manager
The election challenges facing Donald Trump as he prepares for the Republican National Convention continue to grow — and they are often of his own making.
Trump’s Fundraising Lags Far Behind Clinton’s
As of May 30, Trump’s campaign had just $1.3 million compared to Clinton’s $42 million. Many Republican senators with tough re-election fights have more money than their party’s presumptive nominee.
Man Arrested At Rally Wanted To ‘Shoot And Kill’ Trump, Court Documents Show
Michael Steven Sandford tried to take a gun from a police officer at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday. He was charged in a federal court on Monday.
Full 911 Transcript Released After Lawmakers Criticize Redactions
“How In The ___ Does Censoring This ___ Make Us ___?” one Republican congressman wrote after the FBI released a partial transcript of the Orlando shooter’s 911 call.
Embattled Trump Campaign Manager Out
Corey Lewandowski’s departure appears to be a reaction to the presumptive GOP nominee’s sagging poll numbers and weeks of difficulty as he prepped for a tough fight with Hillary Clinton.
Here Are The 4 Gun Proposals The Senate Votes On Monday (Again)
Just over a week after the deadly nightclub rampage in Orlando, the Senate has been moved to action on guns. But there’s little reason for optimism as previous versions of the amendments have failed.
Sen. King On How 2016 Is Different From Other Presidential Campaigns
David Greene talks to Sen. Angus King of Maine about what he calls “dog whistle rhetoric.” Specifically, Donald Trump alienating American Muslims and insinuating that President Obama aided terrorists.
In 2016, Talking Politics Can Make Things Uncomfortable At Work
This presidential election, many workers and employers say political vitriol is carrying over into the workplace — making it a potentially hostile environment.
Politics In The News: Monday Roundup
David Greene examines the state of the GOP and what next month’s Republican convention might bring, with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.
Political Reaction To Orlando: Gun Bills, Clinton And Trump
The Orlando shooting and Donald Trump’s reaction scrambled campaign politics and complicated Trump’s relationship with the Republican Party. Meanwhile, senators will vote on gun legislation Monday.
A ‘Moral Obligation’ To Protest Trump, Says Michael Eric Dyson
Professor Michael Eric Dyson argues in a New Republic article that people “have a positive moral obligation to protest the nomination of this racist demagogue” at the GOP convention. He explains why.
Why ‘Decent People’ Could Vote For Trump
Bloomberg View‘s Megan McArdle argues in a new column that there are real reasons why “decent people” could vote for Donald Trump, even if they disagree with many of his statements.
U.S. And China Both Agree On ‘Brexit’: U.K. Should Stay In EU
As United Kingdom voters prepare to vote on whether to remain in the European Union, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping both think leaving is a bad idea for the economy.
How Donald Trump May Have Wasted A Monthlong Advantage Over Hillary Clinton
The presumptive GOP nominee spent much of May campaigning in states that he either won’t win or probably will — instead of those swing states necessary to help him put him over the top in November.
Many Voters Frustrated With Their Party’s Nominating Process
In a recent poll, both Democrats and Republicans expressed low levels of trust in their party’s nominating process for presidential candidates. We hear from voters around the country.
What Clinton, Trump Responses To Orlando Say About Their Foreign Policy
Scott Simon talks with Council On Foreign Relations President Richard Haass about the presumptive nominees’ reactions to the Orlando shootings and their different views of America’s role in the world.
#MemeOfTheWeek: Trump Asked ‘The Gays,’ And Got Answers
#AskTheGays was able to create something of a safe space online in a week where it might have been particularly hard to find those spaces in the real world or our political discourse.
#NPRreads: Make A Wager On These 3 Stories This Weekend
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Trump University Is Like Other For-Profit Colleges But Without The Degree
Trump had to drop “university” from his enterprise’s name, but it used similar tactics to institutions in the for-profit college industry, where students incur high cost and debt with low results.
F-Bomb On A T-Shirt: At Trump Rallies, Profanity Comes Onstage And Off
Politics has always been a rough game. But even by the old standards, Donald Trump’s campaign is breaking new ground. Crude language is the norm, including from the candidate himself.
Why One Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Drug-Test The Rich
Rep. Gwen Moore’s bill is unlikely to go anywhere in the GOP-controlled House, but it seems more designed to troll Republicans anyway.
Tiny SuperPAC Trolls Donald Trump About His ‘Tiny Hands’
It’s a joke about Trump that won’t go away: This superPAC is insisting that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee “release his official hand measurements.”
Trump Considering Speaking Off Site During His Own Convention
Normally, a presumptive presidential nominee doesn’t address the gathered convention delegates until he or she is actually nominated. Trump is considering ways to change all that.
Court Documents Show The IRS Focused Scrutiny On Conservative Groups
Two-thirds of the groups that faced extra scrutiny from the IRS were conservative. But the agency also closely examined applications for tax-exempt status from liberal and nonpartisan groups.
Week In Politics: Aftermath Of Mass Shooting In Orlando
NPR’s Ari Shapiro 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 mass shooting in Orlando, public reactions from around the country and the political response from Washington, D.C.
Trump, Clinton Reactions To Orlando Offer Window Into Foreign Policies
In the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting, the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees offer proposals on how they would combat terrorism.
Politics Podcast: The Aftermath Of Orlando
The NPR Politics podcast is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including responses to the mass shooting in Orlando from Democrats and Republicans.
Sanders To Work To Defeat Trump And Transform Democratic Party
Senator Bernie Sanders signaled Thursday night during a livestream web event, that he is winding down his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He did not explicitly endorse Hillary Clinton.
Will Senate Democrats’ Talk-A-Thon Get Movement On Gun Legislation?
The outcome of Monday’s gun legislation votes may surprise no one, but some Senate Democrats are convinced their talk-a-thon has prompted colleagues on the other side to brainstorm workable solutions.
U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Good Compared With Sluggish Europe, Asia
The recovery might feel slow to many U.S. workers. But the United States is in far better shape than other developed countries, according to an organization that tracks global growth.
A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA
What happens when a billionaire businessman and politician teams up with a moms-against-gun-violence group with millions of supporters?
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Says His Fight Will Continue
Addressing his supporters via livestream, Sanders says he’s looking forward to working with Hillary Clinton “to transform the Democratic Party” and called on his volunteers to run office.
‘Their Grief Is Beyond Description’: Obama Meets With Families, Survivors In Orlando
President Obama traveled to Florida on Thursday to express his support for the victims of Sunday’s deadly attack and their families.
President Obama Speaks In Orlando After Meeting With Victims’ Families
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley and Corey Ealons, former communications aide for President Obama, about their analysis of Obama’s speech from Orlando.
WATCH: 8th-Grader Nails Impersonations Of Trump, Clinton, Obama, Sanders
In his graduation speech, Jack Aiello, mimicking Bernie Sanders, said he had an improvement for the school cinnamon rolls: “We need to make them free. … What we need is a cinnamon roll revolution.”
Marco Rubio May Decide To Run For Senate Re-Election After All
The retiring Florida Republican senator is under pressure from his party to reverse course and run again this November.
3 More Prominent Republicans Say They Cannot Endorse Donald Trump
Since Trump secured the GOP nomination, he has done little to quell concerns of many Republicans. Maryland’s and Ohio’s GOP governors are now among those refusing to endorse him.
Obama Travels To Orlando In Wake Of Nightclub Massacre
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley and Corey Ealons, former communications aide for President Obama, about their analysis of President Obama’s speech from Orlando and charts the evolution of how Obama has talked about gun violence over his two terms.
Southern Baptist Convention Urges Churches To Welcome Refugees
The Southern Baptist Convention is not known for its progressivism. But this year’s annual meeting of Southern Baptist churches passed resolutions calling for the end of the display of the Confederate battle flag and urged churches to welcome refugees.
WATCH: In Conversation With Oprah, Michelle Obama Tells Men To ‘Be Better’
“Be better at everything. Be better fathers, good lord,” the first lady said at the United State of Women summit.
How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4
The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.
CHART: This Primary Season, Clinton Won States With Highest Income Inequality
Bernie Sanders ran on the idea of lessening inequality. So why did Clinton win the primaries and caucuses in the most unequal states?
Why Voter Rolls Can Be A Mess
“We can’t keep updated lists. It’s just impossible to do that,” says Michael Ryan, executive director of the New York City Board Of Elections.
Rep. Quigley: Orlando Tragedy Highlights Discriminatory Blood Donation Rule
Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL, about his push to end the FDA’s blood deferral policy. Gay and bisexual men are required to remain celibate for a year before donating blood.
DNC Network Is Hacked; Trump Research Revealed
The computer network at the Democratic National Committee has been breached by Russian hackers. Renee Montagne talks to Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike co-founder and chief technology officer.
Southern Baptists Split With Trump On Refugee Resettlement
At the annual meeting of Southern Baptist churches, delegates affirmed a Christian duty to welcome refugees and called for an end to the display of the Confederate battle flag.