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PHOTOS: Scenes From Super Tuesday

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored big wins on Super Tuesday, after a day of voting in more than a dozen states. Scroll down for scenes from the day, from polling places and campaign events to candidate speeches at some unique venues.

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Rubio And Cruz Release Tax Returns, Piling Pressure On Donald Trump

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Marco Rubio made 14 years of his tax returns and Ted Cruz released four more years of his Saturday, increasing pressure on rival Donald Trump to release his.

Rubio's returns show his family's adjusted gross income was $335,561 in 2014, the most recent year he made available. He ...

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Which Candidate Are Prius Owners Most Likely To Support? Not Who You'd Think

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Toyota Prius owners, stereotyped as Whole Foods-shopping liberal types, are 126 percent more likely to support conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz than the general population, according to a recent online survey.

The survey of 10,000 people was conducted by CarTalk, the car advice show which airs ...

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#MemeoftheWeek: What Would Honest Abe Really Think Of Politics Today?

Friday, February 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln trended on Twitter this week. Wait, what? Honest Abe proved what's become a hipster creed: Everything old becomes new again.

Friday would have been the 16th president's 207th birthday — as good a time as any to bring him back with a party hat on him (like the ...

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New Hampshire Primary In Photos: Doritos, Selfies And The Donald

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After a full day of long lines at the polls and last-minute campaigning, the results came in early. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, who had been leading polls in the state, won the New Hampshire primary. You can catch up with the results and find out what they mean at ...

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#MemeOfTheNight: Bernie Sandwich

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We all know live election coverage is hard — you have to cram a lot of quickly changing information into not a lot of time, and sometimes you forget to eat dinner. MSNBC's Chris Hayes must have been hungry, because here's what he said after Bernie Sanders was announced a ...

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How Do Voters Really Feel This Election? We Asked

Friday, January 29, 2016

Angry. Anxious. Hopeful. These are some of the responses we received from social media and public radio stations around the country.

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Sanders: Obama Has 'Tried To Be Fair' In Primary Race

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

President Obama and Vice President Biden "have tried to be fair and even-handed" in the primary process, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday following a meeting with the president at the White House.

Calling the meeting "constructive and productive," Sanders cautiously praised the Obama administration's economic work, saying there is still ...

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Jeb Bush Picks Up Endorsement From Lindsey Graham

Friday, January 15, 2016

Former GOP presidential hopeful Linsdey Graham has announced his endorsement of Jeb Bush for president.

Graham's presidential campaign went nowhere, but as a senator from the early voting state of South Carolina he hopes to still have some clout.

Graham praised Bush's temperament Friday morning, following Thursday night's GOP debate. ...

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WATCH: Dark New GOP Campaign Ads Stress Threat Of ISIS

Monday, January 04, 2016

Several GOP presidential candidates are starting to lay out their closing messages in a new round of campaign ads airing in Iowa and New Hampshire this week. The ads come ahead of the early February primaries in those states.

They strike a dark and fearful tone, with footage and news ...

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Finally Revealed: Jeb Bush's Secret Guacamole Recipe

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It all started with a question about food labeling at the Iowa Agriculture Summit earlier this year and Jeb Bush's not-so-humble brag:

"When I go to Publix in Coral Gables after church to go prepare for Sunday Funday in my house ... I'll probably make a really good guacamole ...

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Obama Makes 'No Apologies' For Fighting ISIS Within 'American Values'

Monday, December 21, 2015

In an interview with NPR, President Obama forcefully defended his strategy against ISIS and encouraged Americans to "keep things in perspective."

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Panda Cub Bei Bei Is Set To Share His Adorableness With The World

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Weighing in at 17 1/2 pounds, 4-month-old giant panda cub Bei Bei made his media debut Wednesday at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Keepers say the cub, born in August, is developmentally on track and ahead of his older sister Bao Bao in some milestones. The cub will make his public ...

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Lindsey Graham Holds His Ground On Terrorism In Undercard Debate

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Four low-polling presidential candidates — Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, George Pataki and Lindsey Graham — met Tuesday night in Las Vegas knowing they needed to do something big to stand out.

That didn't quite happen. But Graham, a retired Air Force colonel who said he has now been to Iraq ...

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Trump To Jewish Republicans: 'I'm A Negotiator Like You Folks'

Thursday, December 03, 2015

This post was updated at 10:00 a.m. ET Friday.

Fourteen Republican candidates are speaking Thursday at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, D.C. Comments made by front-runner Donald Trump are already garnering criticism on social media.

Trump spoke about Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., saying ...

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Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It starts with seemingly benign questions: Who are you voting for? Did you see that exposé about candidate X on Facebook? Before long, somebody is storming off to the basement or slamming the mashed potatoes on the table. And playing Adele's new song "Hello" won't make every family instantly get ...

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Bernie Sanders Explains Democratic Socialism In 6 Clips

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bernie Sanders laid out his brand of Democratic socialism Thursday, explaining how it informs his views on higher education, poverty, health care, the minimum wage and more.

Sanders has an uphill battle convincing most Americans to get on board with his socialist ideology — a recent Gallup poll

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House Republicans Create Task Force On Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In response to last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, House Republicans have formed a task force charged with finding a legislative response to calm fears about Syrian refugees coming into the U.S.

Speaking on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan called the attacks "pure evil."

"It's clear that ...

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LIVE CHAT: Join NPR's Politics Team For The Democratic Debate

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Three Democratic candidates for president debate Saturday in Des Moines. You can watch the debate, starting at 9 p.m. ET, with NPR's politics team — follow below or chat with us on Twitter at #nprdebate.

NPR's Jessica Taylor is also live blogging at npr.org.

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Live Twitter Chat: Republican Presidential Debate

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NPR's politics team live tweeted during the fourth Republican debate, held Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wis.

The chat has ended but you can view the archived version on Twitter at #nprdebate or below.

We are also live blogged the debate here.

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