Domenico Montanaro

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'The Best And Worst Of Politics': Two-Time Mayor, Felon 'Buddy' Cianci Dies

Thursday, January 28, 2016

People are complicated.

That was certainly true of Vincent A. Cianci, better known as Buddy. He was the enigmatic former mayor of Providence, who died Thursday morning at the age of 74.

Cianci was loved and reviled in a city that, like America, has been rocked by financial troubles and ...


6 Questions Ahead Of The Trump-Fox Split-Screen 'Squirmish'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Donald Trump said this week if he went out on Fifth Avenue in New York and shot someone, he probably wouldn't lose any votes.

He chose a pretty big someone — Fox News (whose offices are one block over from Fifth).

Tune in to Thursday night's Republican debate on Fox ...


Poll Watch: How To Examine The Numbers Ahead Of Iowa

Monday, January 25, 2016

There's a new poll every day. But what do they really tell us? And can we believe them? NPR explains why voters should approach polls with increasing skepticism this year.


Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton Pick Up Endorsements From Iowa Newspaper

Saturday, January 23, 2016

As Iowans prepare to pick their presidential nominees in just over a week, the Des Moines Register announced its presidential endorsements Saturday afternoon. The paper endorsed Rubio and Clinton.


Billionaire Former N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg Eyeing Possible White House Bid

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A divorced New York businessman billionaire with a mixed political history and knack for controversy and grabbing the spotlight might run for president. Another one.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again weighing a possible independent bid for the White House after seeing an opening in a chaotic ...


3 Questions Ahead Of Tonight's Democratic Debate

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday night's Democratic debate comes at a crucial moment. The two front-runners — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — are closer in the polls than ever, and the Iowa caucus is only two weeks away.

Up until now, Clinton has done well in debates; it's a format that suits her. ...


Trump, Cruz Use GOP Debate To Attack Each Other

Friday, January 15, 2016

After months of playing nice, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz went after each other. The candidates in the race from the establishment wing were battling it out for the chance to take on the front-runners.


GOP Debate: Desperation Time Is Setting In

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday's main Republican debate airs on Fox Business Network beginning at 9 p.m. EST.

It's the home stretch in the presidential campaign before people actually start voting in less than three weeks — and that raises the stakes for Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C. (After ...


Kim Davis To Attend Obama's State Of The Union Address

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Kentucky county clerk who went to jail over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will attend President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, a group supporting her announced.

"While the President will be extolling his 'accomplishments' of the last seven years, Kim Davis and ...


Sanders Passes 2 Million Donations, Nabs Two Endorsements

Thursday, December 17, 2015

With voting in the first presidential nominating contests just weeks away, Bernie Sanders is trying to make a push before the end of the year.

His campaign announced that he has surpassed 2 million donations. The only other person to do that at this point in a presidential campaign was ...


Trump Was Once Obama's Punch Line — But Almost No One Is Laughing Now

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Twice in those bow-tied comedy dinner routines before a crowd of journalists, President Obama lambasted Donald Trump. He joked in 2011 that Trump, who was hot on the trail of Obama's birth certificate, was a conspiracy theorist waiting to reveal the fake moon landing, then roasted him for making the ...


Trump On His Plan To Ban Muslims: 'Not Politically Correct, But I Don't Care'

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The current leader for the GOP presidential nomination received a standing ovation from a crowd in South Carolina after he read aloud his statement to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.


6 Times Obama Called On Muslim Communities To Do More About Extremism

Monday, December 07, 2015

President Obama's rhetoric is a familiar punching bag for Republicans running to replace him. In particular, they focus on his reluctance to say the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."

It's meant as a way to cast doubt on whether the president takes the threat of international terrorism seriously, specifically terrorism carried ...


A Potential Act Of Terrorism Tests A President — And Americans' Nerves

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Inevitably, as news breaks of yet another international or domestic event — an explosion in Texas, a train derailment outside Philadelphia, a Molotov cocktail thrown into a nightclub in Egypt, a shooting in Colorado or California — there's one question never far from Americans' lips: "Is it terrorism?"

Even many ...


Paris Climate Talks Face A Familiar Hurdle — American Politics

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

President Obama struck an optimistic tone Tuesday on the second day of the Paris climate talks. But he also touched on the domestic political difficulty in a country still heavily reliant on coal — and when it comes to dealing with Republicans on the issue.

"Everybody else is taking climate ...


After Paris, Obama Administration Changes Visa Waiver Program

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Obama administration has announced some changes to the visa waiver program, which allows travelers from some 38 countries including France, Belgium and other European countries, to come to the U.S. without a visa.

The White House announced several steps, including attempting better tracking of past travel, fines for airlines ...


The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The annual presidential turkey pardoning event at the White House, which took place again today, is a peculiar one. Presiding over his sixth one last year, even President Obama seemed confused by it all.

"It is a little puzzling that I do this every year," Obama said, "but I will ...


After Paris Attacks, Security Dominates Conversation — And Campaigns

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Security continues to be a hot topic in politics as Donald Trump again makes controversial statements this weekend. NPR's Domenico Montanaro gives us the latest on what GOP voters thi...


Hillary Clinton Says Allies Should 'Prioritize' Fighting ISIS Over Assad

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Assad must go.

That's been the Obama administration hard line since the U.S. charged the Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad, used chemical weapons against his own people.

But Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, might not exactly agree.

"There is no alternative to a political transition that allows Syrians to ...


The Real Debate: 2 Very Different Worldviews On Terrorism

Monday, November 16, 2015

This post was updated at 9:23 p.m. ET

The next president will have to make some very big decisions about how to combat terrorism.

Paris, Beirut and the bombing of a Russian jetliner make that abundantly clear, 14 years after Sept. 11, the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. To ...