25 Aug 2019

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Candidates hope to replicate Ocasio-Cortez's tactics across the country

Candidates hope to replicate Ocasio-Cortez's tactics across the countryRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stunned the political world last year when she pulled off an upset victory against a 10-term incumbent who held a leadership position in the Democratic caucus. Now candidates are looking to replicate some of her tactics to take on Democratic incumbents across the country. According to the group the Justice Democrats, which backed Ocasio-Cortez in her race, the first-time candidate succeeded in part because of her unique social media strategy, a refusal to take money from large corporations and her recognition of issues that resonate with millennials.


25 Aug 2019 9:01am GMT

24 May 2019

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In quest for Gen Z votes, 2020 could be the year of the influencer

In quest for Gen Z votes, 2020 could be the year of the influencerAs the race to secure frontrunner status for the 2020 election accelerates, political campaigns are looking to win over the youngest segment of voters: Generation Z. Generally considered to be individuals born between 1997 and 2012, the freshest members of the electorate are nearly impossible to reach with traditional media. In politics, 2020 could be the year of the influencer.


24 May 2019 9:00am GMT

04 Mar 2019

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Hillary Clinton blames gutting of Voting Rights Act for her 2016 loss

Hillary Clinton blames gutting of Voting Rights Act for her 2016 lossFormer 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggested a 2013 Supreme Court decision may have cost her the White House.


04 Mar 2019 4:17am GMT

12 Nov 2018

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Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recount

Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recountPresident Trump on Monday suggested that the ongoing recounts in Florida should be halted and the races called for Republican candidates while floating baseless claims of voter fraud.


12 Nov 2018 3:04pm GMT

07 Nov 2018

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Trump tries to spin Republican losses: GOP 'defied history'

Trump tries to spin Republican losses: GOP 'defied history'President Trump said Republicans "defied history" in the midterm elections by maintaining control of the Senate and winning a "slew" of governor's races - despite losing its majority in the House of Representatives.


07 Nov 2018 5:45pm GMT

Full coverage: Midterm elections 2018

Full coverage: Midterm elections 2018Will Democrats take back the House? Can Republicans maintain control of the Senate? Tune in here for live updates and instant analysis beginning at noon ET.


07 Nov 2018 6:01am GMT

06 Nov 2018

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Candidates cast their ballots (presumably for themselves)

Candidates cast their ballots (presumably for themselves)It's Election Day in America, and voters will deliver their first verdict on President Trump's tumultuous tenure in midterm elections that are expected to draw historic numbers to the polls. Across the country, people are talking about this election as one of the most momentous in their lifetimes - a fight for the very soul of America. Here's a look at candidates, politicians and the political elite as they vote on Election Day.


06 Nov 2018 6:52pm GMT

05 Nov 2018

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On eve of midterms, polls give Democrats edge on generic ballots

On eve of midterms, polls give Democrats edge on generic ballotsIf the final round of major national polls is to be believed, Democrats are poised to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans are set to maintain control of the Senate.


05 Nov 2018 7:24pm GMT

04 Aug 2018

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A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politics

A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politicsA record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activists that there will be a record number of women on the ballot in November, and that a record number of women will be among the officials sworn in on January, especially in the House of Representatives.


04 Aug 2018 9:00am GMT

23 Jan 2009

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Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

If you've never heard of Bettye LaVette, the soul singer who belted out "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi at the Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan 18., you may be wondering why.

23 Jan 2009 10:46pm GMT

Analyzing The Text Of Obama's Inaugural Address

Although many Americans heard Barack Obama's inauguration speech, they probably weren't listening for plyptotons and catachresis - but Geoff Nunberg was.

23 Jan 2009 2:10pm GMT

20 Jan 2009

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Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

20 Jan 2009 8:24pm GMT

Eric Foner On Post-Civil War Disappointments

Eric Foner, author of Our Lincoln, talks about the era following the Civil War in which former slaves were promised equal rights and citizenship. Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.

20 Jan 2009 8:01pm GMT

Spreading The Hope: Street Artist Shepard Fairey

Street artist Shepard Fairey created the iconic red, white and blue Obama illustration that became the unofficial poster of the campaign. Although his campaign poster never became official, Fairey has been commissioned to design the official poster for the inauguration.

20 Jan 2009 6:05pm GMT

Transcript: Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America -- they will be met," President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address.

20 Jan 2009 5:21am GMT

08 Jan 2009

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Chuck Todd Examines 'How Barack Obama Won'

NBC's newly appointed chief White House correspondent talks with Dave Davies about his new book, How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election.

08 Jan 2009 5:00pm GMT

18 Dec 2008

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Political Rewind: NPR's Best Election-Related Stories

"Political Rewind" is National Editor Muthoni Muturi's biweekly take on NPR's best election-related stories from the campaign trail and around the country.

18 Dec 2008 7:52pm GMT

26 Nov 2008

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Political Junkie: Obama Selects His Team

In this week's edition of the Political Junkie, Matt Bai, writer for The New York Times Magazine, gives a rundown of this week's news in politics. Also: Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, talks about President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet and White House picks.

26 Nov 2008 3:57pm GMT

20 Nov 2008

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Obama Eyes Napolitano For Homeland Security

President-elect Barack Obama is considering Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security. Kent Alexander, who went to law school and served as U.S. attorney with Napolitano, talks about the her qualifications.

20 Nov 2008 6:00pm GMT

13 Nov 2008

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Dean Explains The Democrats' '50-State Strategy'

Howard Dean, former presidential candidate and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, implemented the "50-State Strategy" to help the Democrats win big in 2008 - and it appears to have worked. This campaign approach doesn't write states off as "unwinnable."

13 Nov 2008 5:29pm GMT

11 Nov 2008

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Where Does The Republican Party Go From Here?

After George Bush's unpopular presidency and John McCain's decisive defeat, there is a battle underway for the soul of the Republican Party. Conservative leaders weigh in on how to reinvigorate the GOP.

11 Nov 2008 6:00pm GMT

10 Nov 2008

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An Election Day Letdown For Gay Americans

Commentator Marc Acito is pleased that President-elect Obama included gay people in his victory speech, but Acito worries about the future. Voters in California, Florida and Arizona banned gay marriage on Election Day.

10 Nov 2008 7:22pm GMT

08 Nov 2008

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Election Exclamations Nationwide

Sample reaction to Barack Obama's historic election across the map. We'll keep adding more voices leading up to Inauguration Day on our Soapbox blog.

08 Nov 2008 1:00pm GMT

07 Nov 2008

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Letters From Listeners: Remembering Past Elections

This week's historic elections brought us lots of comments from listeners about the election and our coverage of it. Some people liked our remote in Ladera Heights much more than others.

07 Nov 2008 6:00pm GMT