Politics

In The Light Of The Morning After, How Bad Was Rubio's Repetition?

"I would pay for them to keep running that clip, because that's what I believe passionately," Rubio said of a much-aired video excerpt if him repeating a line at Saturday's debate.

All Things Considered

The Voices Of New Hampshire Voters, As They Prepare To Head To Polls

New Hampshire voters are about to vote, but many aren't so certain about their choices. New Hampshire Public Radio's Jack Rodolico heard from residents in a blue-collar town.

All Things Considered

This Year, Anger Is All The Rage In Politics. Why?

It seems that anger is all the rage in this year's election. In a commentary, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on anger as a habit, a practice and a choice.

Fact-Check: New Hampshire GOP Debate

NPR's politics team fact-checks the Republican presidential debate. Much of the policy discussion focused on taxes, including a claim by Donald Trump that the U.S. is the most-taxed country on Earth.

All Things Considered

Hillary Clinton Stops In Flint, Spotlighting The City's Struggles

The Democratic presidential candidate visited Flint, Mich., on Sunday. While on the campaign trail, she's been highlighting the city's recovery from lead contamination in its water.

All Things Considered

Fact-Check: GOP Candidates On Taxes And Downgrades

The US doesn't have the highest taxes in the world ... but it's close if you're talking about corporate taxes.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Clinton And Sanders Test New Campaign Tactics Ahead Of New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. The way they're campaigning in that state ahead of Tuesday's primary tells you something about how they're positioned in the race.

Weekend Edition Sunday

TV Ad-Spending Bonanza Revs Up In New Hampshire

Presidential campaigns are spending tens of millions of dollars ahead of the New Hampshire primary. That's a windfall for the state's only network TV affiliate, where much of the money is being spent.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Slow Jam Takes Los Angeles Drivers Out Of Fast Lane

The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Carcetti, came up with a novel way to warn drivers of a major road closure.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Carly Fiorina Pulled From Debate – But Still In The Race

Carly Fiorina was the only candidate to be excluded from Saturday's GOP debate. Rachel Martin talks with Fiorina about the debate, and her rationale for staying in the race despite her low numbers.

Lessons From Flint's Water Crisis

February 8, 2016
In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 photo, a Flint resident carries free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich. Since the financially struggling city broke away from the Detroit water system in April 2014, residents have been unhappy with the smell, taste and appearance of water from the city's river as they await the completion of a pipe to Lake Huron. They also have raised health concerns, reporting rashes, hair loss and other problems. (Paul Sancya/ AP)

Flint is a cautionary reminder of just how essential water is for life.

Christie Hopes Popularity Of Fellow Republican Gov. Baker Will Boost His N.H. Campaign

February 7, 2016
Gov. Christie, left, speaks as Baker laughs at a campaign event on Saturday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Baker spoke at a campaign rally with Christie to tell voters that it’s governors who have the most experience working with others who may not always agree, just as presidents must do.

‘The Blitz Is On’ In Presidential Campaigns Across N.H. Days Before Primary Vote

February 7, 2016

A frenzied day of campaigning in New Hampshire wrapped up Saturday night with a lively debate among the Republican presidential candidates.

Analysis: N.H. ‘Wild Card’ Democratic Primary Votes May Propel Rubio To GOP ‘Establishment Lane’ Lead

February 7, 2016
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a campaign event at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School on Friday in Derry, N.H. (David Goldman/AP)

Those left on the fence in New Hampshire are true wild cards. Only 12 percent strongly agree that they are voting the party primary they always vote in; 61 percent disagreed with that statement.

N.H. Voters Share The Issues They’re Voting For

February 6, 2016
Louise Graham, a retired school teacher who has lived in New Hampshire for 40 years, said her number one issue in this election is “working towards a more fair distribution of wealth.” (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary, our photographers are asking New Hampshire voters what issue most resonates with them this election season.

Steve Koczela On The Race As Candidates Shore Up Last Minute Support In N.H.

February 6, 2016

Pollster Steve Koczela joined WBUR’s Weekend Edition to discuss where the candidates stand ahead of the first in the nation primary.

Analysis: Undecided Women Voters Key For Rubio And Bush In New Hampshire

February 6, 2016
Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush at a GOP debate on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Aside from Carly Fiorina, Rubio and Bush are the only two candidates whose supporters are majority women.

Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop at Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

Gov. Baker Endorses Chris Christie For President

February 5, 2016
In this January 2015 file photo, Gov. Charlie Baker, right, greets New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, far left, at the State House in Boston, prior to Baker's inauguration. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The political ties between the Northeast Republicans run deep.

Week In Review: Suffolk University, Public Records Bill, N.H. Primary

February 5, 2016
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton clashed on the meaning of the word "progressive", among other issues, in last night's primary debate in New Hampshire. (David Goldman/AP)

Our week in review panel goes behind the headlines.

GOP Field Narrows, Candidates Spar In Final Debates Before N.H.

February 5, 2016
Candidates from both parties try to sway New Hampshire voters before the February 9th primary contests. (Photos, clockwise from the top, by Jewel Samad, Matthew Cavanaugh, Andrew Burton and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

With the New Hampshire primary four days away, candidates from both parties are making their final pitches to voters.

Primary Colors: Hillary, Bernie And The Fight Between Realism And Idealism

February 5, 2016
It’s not just about the nomination, Clinton and Sanders are fighting for the heart of the Democratic party. Here, the two presidential candidates debate at the University of New Hampshire Thursday. (David Goldman/ AP)

It’s not just about the nomination, Clinton and Sanders are fighting for the heart of the Democratic party.

Voter Anger And Anxiety In New Hampshire

February 5, 2016
Chuck and Katherine Stuart are one of the only households in their Meredith, New Hampshire, neighborhood that have a Bernie Sanders sign in the front yard. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

If you’ve been watching the campaign and the debates and feel like it’s an anger fest, you ‘re not alone.

Sanders, Clinton Clash In Last Debate Before N.H. Primary

February 5, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton participate in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on February 4, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic political analyst Jamal Simmons parses what this latest clash will mean, four days before the New Hampshire primary.

WBUR Poll: In N.H., Democratic Race Tightens Slightly, Trump Stays Ahead On GOP Side

February 5, 2016
The last WBUR poll before the New Hampshire primary finds Bernie Sanders holding a 15-point lead over Hillary Clinton. Here, the two Democratic candidates debate at the University of New Hampshire Thursday evening. (David Goldman/AP)

Among likely Democratic voters, Bernie Sanders is up 15 points on Hillary Clinton. Among Republicans, Donald Trump has kept his lead.

Week In The News: Cruz Wins Iowa, Clinton Edges Sanders, Zika 'Emergency'

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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