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NPR’s Interview With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Poverty And Politics
NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviews House Speaker Paul Ryan about his policies on poverty, his thoughts on Donald Trump — and his advice for the next Republican vice presidential candidate.
Paul Ryan’s Advice For Trump’s VP? ‘Get Thick Skin’
The House Speaker and 2012 vice presidential nominee encouraged Trump’s running mate to go into minority communities and Democratic-heavy areas to communicate GOP ideas.
Ryan Says He Believes Trump Is ‘Going To Endeavor To Try’ To Change
In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, Paul Ryan was optimistic that the presumptive GOP nominee would come around on free trade pacts, and the controversial tone he’s used on the campaign trial.
Trump Expected To Name Pence As Running Mate, Sources Tell NPR
Donald Trump was to announce his VP pick Friday morning but because of the attacks in France, he is delaying the announcement. Sources tell NPR that Trump has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Apologizes For Trump Comments
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has expanded on her statement apologizing for her critical comments about Donald Trump. In an interview with NPR, Ginsburg sought to put the controversy behind her.
LISTEN: Justice Ginsburg Expands On Decision To Apologize For Trump Remarks
“I said something I should not have said,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Apologizes Over Recent Remarks About Donald Trump
In an interview with NPR, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reiterated her mea culpa Thursday over her “ill advised” public criticism of Donald Trump.
Trump Delays Vice President Pick, Sources Say It’s Pence
The presumptive nominee has chosen the Indiana governor to be his vice presidential candidate on the GOP ticket but has delayed his official announcement following the attacks in Nice, France.
Trump Postpones VP Announcement After Truck Attack In Nice, France
Donald Trump tweeted he is postponing the announcement of his running mate in light of the truck attack in Nice. The presumptive GOP nominee planned to make his announcement Friday in Manhattan.
Goats, Cannibalism And A Sadistic Nurse: The Insults Of Britain’s New Top Diplomat
Boris Johnson has compared Hillary Clinton to a “sadistic nurse” and written poetry about Turkey’s president having sex with a goat.
What Do Contested Conventions Look Like? Ask Hollywood And Sinclair Lewis
Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.
Sen. Jeff Sessions: Loyal To Trump, Defined By Race And Immigration
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions backed Donald Trump early on. The two have at least one thing in common: both have been accused as being insensitive on issues of race.
Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias
A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
Long List Of Prominent Republicans Refuse To Attend Cleveland Convention
A long list of Republicans will not be attending the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland. Some oppose Donald Trump as the nominee. Others say they will support the nominee but do so without mentioning Trump’s name. Some say they have better things to do, even though they’ve never missed a convention. NPR reports on the most prominent no-shows.
Donald Trump Likely To Choose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence As Running Mate
The campaign says Donald Trump has not made the decision on who his running mate will be. But it’s clear Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the frontrunner for the job.
Congress Adjourns For Summer, Leaving Behind Unfinished Business
The House and Senate are set to adjourn Thursday for a seven week summer recess that leaves behind in Washington, D.C., much unfinished business and sets up what could be a contentious fall.
After Butting Heads With The Media, Corey Lewandowski Joins Their Team
Corey Lewandowski, the pugnacious former Trump campaign manager, has joined CNN as a political pundit. Lewandowski had a confrontational, hostile relationship with the media on the campaign trail. Now he’s on their team.
Hillary Clinton Campaigns With Likely Vice Presidential Pick Tim Kaine
Lots of names appear on Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential vetting lists. One name sits atop the most buzzed about list: Tim Kaine. A U.S. senator and former governor from Virginia, Kaine is an easy campaigner, fluent in Spanish and popular in his critical swing state. He and Clinton campaigned together Thursday.
In Search Of Andy Wist (Or, The 2016 GOP Convention Speakers, By The Numbers)
Featuring a chart and some old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting.
NPR Politics Lunchbox: ‘Never Trump’ Last Stand, New Sanders Book
Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and ’round the Web. Today, the anti-Trump last ditch effort and Clinton campaign’s use of Pokemon Go.
5 Things To Know About Mike Pence
Signs are pointing to the Indiana governor being selected as Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate. Trump is set to officially make the announcement Friday.
The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 9: Black And Blue
Black police officers live on both sides of the debate over race and policing. In this week’s episode, they weigh in on the limits of force diversity in bridging gaps between black people and cops.
Senate Approves Carla Hayden As New Librarian Of Congress
Hayden is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position. She’s the head of Baltimore’s library system and the former president of the American Library Association.
Ginsburg Apologizes For ‘Ill-Advised’ Trump Comments
“Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect,” the Supreme Court Justice said in a statement Thursday.
Every Position Donald Trump Has Taken On How He Is Funding His Campaign
As he has gone about reinventing presidential campaigns, Donald Trump has offered many ideas about how to finance his operation.
Mormons Uneasy With Trump Make A Question Of Reliably Red Utah
Utah has gone for every Republican presidential nominee since 1968 but this year could be different because Donald Trump is a hard sell with many of the state’s Mormon voters.
WATCH: Black GOP Senator Says He’s Been Stopped 7 Times By Police In A Year
“There is absolutely nothing more frustrating, more damaging to your soul than when you know you’re following the rules and being treated like you are not,” Sen. Tim Scott said.
Here’s Who Will Be Speaking At Donald Trump’s Republican Convention
The Republican convention’s roster includes five Trumps, five former opponents, one football star, and zero past Republican nominees
Some Trump RNC Delegates Surprised About Paying Their Own Way To Cleveland
Hotel rooms can cost $300 a night for delegates, who also have to pay for their own travel and meals. Some are turning to crowdfunding sites to pay for their trips.
Can Trump’s Business Prowess Help Him Mend The U.S. Economy?
Donald Trump has built his brand and political career based on his business success. Steve Inskeep talks to investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, who’s been examining Trump’s business career.
Rumored To Be On The VP List, Sen. Kaine To Campaign With Clinton
Hillary Clinton will soon announce her choice for vice president. On Thursday, she campaigns with one contender. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will join Clinton at a rally.
Sen. Jeff Sessions Shares Donald Trump’s Hardline View On Immigration
Sessions was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump’s candidacy. He’s campaigned with Trump and serves as an important ally for the candidate that the GOP leadership still hasn’t fully embraced.
GOP Holdouts Mull Options To Stop Trump’s Nomination
The Republican National Convention rules committee meets on Thursday in Cleveland, where anti-Trump forces will be making their last ditch efforts to throw the convention open to a contested vote.
British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet
Boris Johnson is Britain’s new foreign secretary and David Davis will manage the country’s complicated exit from the EU under Prime Minister Theresa May. She was against Brexit. They were for it.
Clinton Derides GOP For Going From ‘Party Of Lincoln’ To ‘Party Of Trump’
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, gave a speech on race in America, but she also drew a sharp contrast between and herself and her likely general election opponent, Donald Trump.
GOP Delegates Draft Conservative Party Platform Ahead Of Convention
The Republican Party is set to adopt a platform with reliably conservative positions, even as the country has moved in a liberal direction.
Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue
The GOP carried Arizona in nine of the last 10 presidential elections, but Hispanics in Maricopa County could swing the state to the Democrats this November.
Pew Report Tracks How Politics Correspond With Religion
A new report from the Pew Research Center shows how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are doing among religious and non-religious voters.
Donald Trump Calls On Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Resign
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign after she slammed him as a “faker.”
Opposition Forces Prepare Last-Ditch Effort To Thwart Donald Trump
With the Republican National Committee rules committee meeting Thursday and Friday, forces opposed to Donald Trump are preparing for a last-ditch push to thwart the presumptive GOP nominee.
Probable Vice Presidential Pick Tim Kaine To Campaign With Hillary Clinton
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is a on a short list to become Hillary Clinton’s vice president. Kaine was also a finalist to become President Obama’s running mate.
Republican Platform Tilts Right Of Trump On LGBT Issues
The platform is the work of party activists, making no concessions on issues such as same-sex marriage or transgender rights.
NPR Politics Lunchbox: Trump Vs. Ginsburg, President Barbie 2016
Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today, the Senate’s anticipated vote on a bill addressing opioid addictions and strange gaps in Clinton’s emails.
Remembering A Career Prosecutor Who Leaned Into Controversy — And Took The Heat
David Margolis died Tuesday after serving 51 years at the Justice Department. In those years, he touched nearly every major case and controversy.
Obama Talks About Race And Police … Again
In the wake of last week’s deadly police shootings and the attack on officers in Dallas, President Obama’s message has been fairly consistent. Is anyone listening?
Sen. Flake Holds Off Endorsing Trump; Won’t Go To GOP Convention
Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona about Flake’s decision not to attend the Republican convention as it nominates Donald Trump for president.
Senate Expected To Pass Broad Bill To Address Opioid Epidemic
The Senate is set to vote on a measure to target the growing epidemic of opioid addictions. The bill has many new policies and initiatives, but it doesn’t come with money to put them into practice.