Domenico Montanaro

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A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Like many Democrats, including the current president, Hillary Clinton has had difficulty maintaining a consistent position on international trade.

As President Obama seeks fast-track authority for a 12-country Pacific trade deal and Congress inches toward giving it to him, Clinton is hedging on a deal she once strongly backed.

"She ...

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O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton is inauthentic, not transparent and will have trouble connecting with younger voters. And Republican economic theory is "bull- - - -."

That was essentially the argument Martin O'Malley made in an interview with NPR for why voters should choose him to be president over Clinton — the overwhelming ...


The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Politics, power and more money than ever can create an environment ripe for corruption.

But which states are the most corrupt, and how is that even defined?

A poll out from Monmouth University asked Americans what they think are the most corrupt states. Overall, there was not much of ...


Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Times in politics have changed.

Since it's the season for presidential campaign announcements, for evidence of just how much they've changed, look back 35 years to Ronald Reagan's announcement that he was running for president.

First, look at the timing. Reagan announced on Nov. 13, 1979. That's right — November ...


As Country Changes, Rubio And Republicans Try To Adjust

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.


Rubio 'Very Confident' He's Ready To Be President On 'Day No. 1'

Monday, April 13, 2015

This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET

Readiness to be president is a threshold question for many candidates. That's especially true when that candidate is 43 years old and a freshman senator.

No, not Barack Obama, but Marco Rubio, the Republican senator from Florida, who announced Monday that he's ...


Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

Sunday, April 12, 2015

At around the same time that Hillary Clinton's campaign team in Brooklyn, N.Y., was hitting "send" on the emails and tweets that officially launched Clinton's presidential campaign, the former first lady was hitting the road — in a van.

Clinton was scheduled to be in Iowa on Tuesday, but instead ...

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Presidential Announcements Offer Insight Into How Candidates Run

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton officially announced her candidacy for president Sunday in a video posted on her website. Where candidates choose to announce give voters a first glimpse at how they will run.


Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

Friday, April 10, 2015

The long will-she-or-won't-she charade is nearly over. A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans tells NPR's Mara Liasson she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president.

But don't expect a big rally with thousands of cheering supporters. For her second run at the presidency, the former ...


Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Take Only 'Several Days'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This story was updated April 9 at 4 p.m. ET.

Sen. Tom Cotton accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework deal on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.

"Even if military action were required, ...


4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton Is Up To

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

As Hillary Clinton is expected to officially launch her presidential campaign in the next couple of weeks, her famous, former president husband talked to Town & Country magazine, which went along with him to Haiti in February.

Here are four takeaways from that interview:

1. The Clinton Foundation is ...


Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Ron Paul stood off to the side Tuesday as his son Rand announced he was running for president.

There was no speaking role for the elder Paul, 79. There was no ceremonial passing of the torch of "liberty."

There wasn't even a hearty thank you or nod to the father's ...


Rand Paul Hopes To Court Young, Libertarian Vote In Presidential Bid

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro about where Rand Paul fits in the Republican field of contenders for president in 2016 and the issues that bolster his appeal to young people.


Can Libertarian Rand Paul Win A Republican Primary?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Rand Paul is not like other potential presidential candidates.

The Kentucky senator, who announced his candidacy for the White House on Tuesday morning, doesn't fit neatly into the molds of either party.

Socially liberal on issues of crime and punishment — especially when it comes to drug sentencing — against ...


Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. E.T.

Anyone who thinks President Obama will shy away from presidential politics in 2016, think again.

Obama scoffed at Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's suggestion that he would, on Day 1, revoke any nuclear agreement with Iran if he is elected president.

"It ...


Tom Cotton Eats Birthday Cake Almost Every Day

Friday, April 03, 2015

Every day is a birthday for Tom Cotton.

Cotton has a reputation for being a very serious man. The military veteran, Harvard Law graduate and freshman U.S. senator gained wide attention for being able to rally 46 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate to join in writing a letter ...


Americans Support Iran Talks, But Doubt They'll Prevent A Weapon

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Every politician likes to tout what they believe the "American People" want.

As the debate over the Iran nuclear deal inevitably heads toward the meat grinder that is Congress, President Obama tried to preemptively frame that debate. And he claimed to have the "American people" on his side.

"If Congress ...


Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thought exercise: What if the indictment of Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez ... could once again potentially place an appointment of a U.S. senator in the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie?

To trigger this scenario, Menendez, who was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges, would first have to step down ...


Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — not just a rank-and-file House member — alleged Tuesday that Hillary Clinton likely broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state.

"I think they all fall into one great big mistake she made," Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley ...


Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics — until something or someone pushes them to the surface.

That something early in this cycle is Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who is considering a run for president in 2016, signed into ...