Sam Sanders

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Groups Behind Trump Resistance Look To Use Recent Windfall Wisely

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.


Do Showers Make Oranges Taste Better? NPR Investigates

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Internet is full of things, including a Reddit subgroup devoted to the act of eating an orange in the shower. We gave it a shot ourselves.


How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

Monday, February 27, 2017

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.


Is Donald Trump Helping Or Hurting Twitter?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The tweeter-in-chief has brought a new level of notoriety to the social media company, but it hasn't helped Twitter's bottom line. Analysts say Trump-related harassment continues to hurt the platform.


Despite Getting Attention Via Trump, Twitter Falling Short For Investors

Sunday, February 12, 2017

President Trump tweets daily and often makes news when he does. Despite getting more attention, Twitter itself is having a rough time, as a new earnings report shows flat growth and some big losses.


Is Trump Tweeting From a 'Secure' Smartphone? The White House Won't Say

Friday, February 03, 2017

Cybersecurity experts agree that if President Trump is using his old Android smartphone, it poses a big risk. The same experts say there are ways for Trump to tweet securely.


Dippin' Dots Beef Puts White House Press Secretary On The Spot

Monday, January 23, 2017

Recently discovered tweets show Sean Spicer has been at odds with the "ice cream of the future" for years. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tried to end the feud with a letter asking to be friends.


Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.


Should We All Just Stop Calling 2016 'The Worst'?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Large portions of the Internet have declared 2016 one of the worst years ever. That's probably an inaccurate assessment, but it still says a lot about how we live online.


What Will Trump's Twitter Strategy Be When He Becomes President?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Cybersecurity requirements for presidential smartphones could limit Trump's use of an app like Twitter, but President Trump also could ignore any recommendations that inhibit his use of social media.


Protests Against Trump's Election Continue Across The Country

Thursday, November 17, 2016

It's been more than a week since Donald Trump became president elect and protests haven't let up. Some involved say they are challenging things bigger than Trump — such as the electoral college.


After Trump Victory, Many Bernie Sanders Supporters Say 'I Told You So'

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sanders' most ardent supporters say the Vermont socialist could have won over working-class voters in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin that Hillary Clinton lost.


Democrats Wonder If Bernie Sanders Could Have Beaten Trump

Friday, November 11, 2016

As Bernie Sanders' supporters come to terms with Donald Trump's upset victory this week, many of them say their candidate could have defeated him — but he was just never given the chance.


Presidential Candidates Await First Results In Key States

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Results are coming in from some of the first battleground states where polls have closed. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both holding election night parties in New York City.


The Memorable Online Moments That Captured Campaign 2016

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

All through this election certain moments and memes online have crystallized some of the major themes of campaign 2016. NPR takes a look at some of the biggest moments and what they tell us about the current state of politics in the U.S.


Did Social Media Ruin Election 2016?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

In our present political social life, we don't just create political strife for ourselves — we seem to revel in it.


Social Media's Increasing Role In The 2016 Presidential Election

Monday, November 07, 2016

Did social media help make 2016 one of the nastiest campaign seasons ever? In part yes, due to the nature of social networks.


Re-emerging On Campaign Trail, Melania Trump Pledges To Fight Online Bullying

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Trump headlined a campaign rally for her husband in suburban Pennsylvania Thursday, the first time she has given a speech since the Republican Convention.


2016 Has Been A Mixed Bag For LGBT Politics

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Last year was one of LGBT triumph: The Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country. But in 2016, post-marriage LGBT activism has become more complicated, and more state-focused.


At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire

Friday, October 21, 2016

The annual event, hosted by the Catholic archbishop of New York, is supposed to be a friendly, funny meeting of the two major-party presidential nominees. Thursday night, it was something else.