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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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4 Questions With NPR's Nina Totenberg About Justice Antonin Scalia

NPR's legal affairs correspondent talks about about Scalia's life, legacy and what's next.

On The Clock: Trump Gets The Most Talking Time In Tonight's Debate

With the South Carolina primary just a week away, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates took the debate stage. Who got the most talking time? NPR had its stopwatch at the ready.

Tributes Flow For Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

From descriptions calling him a "towering figure," to plaudits saying he was a staunch defender of the Constitution, conservatives and liberals alike remembered Scalia.

Scalia Vacancy, 9/11 And Speaking Spanish: 6 Takeaways From The GOP Debate

The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spurred debate over whether President Obama should fill the vacancy, but the rest of the event devolved into fighting and character attacks.

Get Ready For A Fight To Replace Scalia

Congressional Republicans are pledging to confirm no one President Obama appoints to the Supreme Court.

Over 1,000 Clinton Documents Released, Including 84 New Classified Emails

The latest batch of the emails from Clinton's controversial private server include 81 which had been redacted and upgraded to confidential classified status and three upgraded to secret status.

Replacing Antonin Scalia Will Be No Simple Task

The Supreme Court justice's death will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system. With the high court short-handed, here's the political turmoil to expect from the attempts to replace him.

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Staunch Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At Age 79

Senior Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed dead Saturday afternoon at a West Texas ranch. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free-Press.

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Republican Debate Preview

NPR's political correspondent Mara Liasson gives a preview of tonight's high-stakes Republican debate in South Carolina.

Trump's Business Record

February 15, 2016
In this file photo,  current GOP Presidential primary frontrunner and real estate magnate Donald Trump poses for photos above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after taking his flagship Trump Plaza Casino public in New York City on June 7, 1995.

A deep look into Donald Trump’s business biography: big successes, big failures and the mystery of his net worth.

How The Red Scare Came To Wayland In The 1950s

February 12, 2016
J. Edger Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of investigation, calls the communist party of the United States a "fifth column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" as he testifies in Washington in 1947 before the House Un-American activities committee. (AP)

The red scare swept across America in the late 1940s and 1950s, leading to the blacklisting of Hollywood celebrities and extensive loyalty reviews.

It’s Clowns Vs. ‘Soldiers Of Odin’ In Finland

February 12, 2016
In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, a group that calls themselves the Soldiers of Odin demonstrate in Joensuu, Eastern Finland. The rise of the Soldiers of Odin, which claims 500 members, has sparked both concern and ridicule in the Nordic country. They derive their name from a Norse god, and insist their patrols are needed to protect the peace in the sparsely populated nation of 5.5 million, which wasn’'t a major destination for migrants until 32,500 people applied for asylum last year. The "soldiers" are now being challenged by a group of smiling women offering hugs and even some clowns. (Minna Raitavuo/Lehtikuva via AP)

While an anti-migrant group called Soldiers of Odin patrols the streets, a parody group called Loldiers of Odin is responding.

Week In Review: N.H. Primary Aftermath, SJC Appointments, Clean Energy’s SCOTUS Setback

February 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders makes his victory speech in Concord, NH. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Our week in review panel takes you behind the headlines.

Sanders, Clinton Clash In Last Debate Before ‘Super Tuesday’

February 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton clashed over healthcare reform, the influence of money in politics, foreign policy and more.

How Superdelegates Can And Can’t Change The Democratic Primary

February 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton shake hands at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates participated in the party's first presidential debate. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Although Bernie Sanders won with a 22-point lead in New Hampshire, he and Hillary Clinton got the same number of delegate votes.

New Hampshire Primary, Debates Scramble 2016 Campaigns

February 12, 2016
People vote inside of a middle school serving as a voting station on the day of the New Hampshire Primary on February 9, 2016 in Bow, New Hampshire. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Juana Summers of Mashable and Julie Mason of The Press Pool on SiriusXM join us for our weekly political roundtable.

What Campaign Staffers Do When Their Candidate Drops Out

February 12, 2016
Rand Paul volunteers operate the phone banks at Paul's Des Moines headquarters on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Paul dropped out of the race on Feb. 3, one day after the caucuses. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

The former chief digital strategist for Rand Paul provides a window into what these dedicated workers do next.

Diplomats Aim For Temporary Syria Truce In A Week

February 12, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) gestures beside Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, on February 12, 2016. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)

Secretary of State John Kerry praised the agreement but noted that if it can be achieved, it would only be a “pause” in fighting.

Week In The News: New Hampshire Votes, Shaky Wall Street, Gravitational Waves

February 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts to the cheering crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Trump and Sanders take New Hampshire. Ferguson under fire from the Justice Department. A rocky week on Wall Street. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Fact-Checking Trump’s ’42 Percent Unemployment’ Claim

February 11, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In his New Hampshire victory speech, Donald Trump claimed the unemployment rate was much higher than the official 4.9 percent.

Why Should Iowa And New Hampshire Get To Vote First?

February 11, 2016
Voting booths in Bedford High School in Bedford, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Texas State Representative Lyle Larson proposes a rotating schedule for primaries, to highlight larger and more diverse states.

2016 Presidential Race Highlights Cultural Shifts

February 11, 2016
Clockwise from left: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speak to their supporters during their caucus night events on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Brendan Hoffman, Win McNamee, Scott Olson, Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

In addition to watching a presidential campaign, are we watching a unique cultural moment?

State Of The State: Wyoming, Connecticut And Kentucky

February 11, 2016
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, at podium, addresses a joint session of the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in Cheyenne. Mead, a Republican now in his second term, said in his state of the state address that he will continue to fight for Wyoming's coal industry even as it faces increasing ch alleges from federal regulations. (Ben Neary/AP)

As governors across the country issue their budget plans and outline policy proposals, we check in on three states.

A Senator Makes The Case For Authorizing Use Of Force Against ISIS

February 11, 2016
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) arrives at a news conference November 4, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The senator held the news conference to release and discuss a new government oversight report "detailing widespread evidence of the Department of Defense paying professional sports teams and leagues such as the NFL, MLB and NHL to honor American soldiers at sporting events." (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It’s been a year since the president asked Congress to authorize the offensive already underway. Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing for a vote.

Gov. Baker Doesn’t Think He Will Endorse Again In Presidential Race

February 11, 2016
At a recent campaign event for Gov. Christie, who has since exited the presidential race, Baker laughs as the governor speaks before a crowd in Bedford, N.H. (Elise Amendola/AP)

After staying out of the fray of presidential politics for months, Baker last Friday publicly endorsed Christie and expressed deep concerns about the capabilities of the two Republican frontrunners coming out of Iowa.

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