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Close Senate Races In 2016 And Why The GOP Majority Could Be At Risk

Republicans now control the Senate, but a handful of competitive races around the country could flip -- giving control back to the Democrats. Close Senate races in 2016 and what Donald Trump’s candidacy could mean for “down ballot” races.


Hillary Clinton Has Edge Over Donald Trump In General Election

According to NPR's general-election ratings, Clinton starts with a big advantage over Trump based on history and demography. But we also find at least two paths for him to win — and two ties.

Is It Too Late For A Third-Party Presidential Candidate To Run?

Some Republicans who won't support Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee are calling for a conservative third-party candidate. Getting one on the ballot, though, is a complicated process.

Study: Sanders' Proposals Would Add $18 Trillion To Debt Over 10 Years

His single-payer health care plan would cost an estimated $32 trillion, according to the Tax Policy Center. And it's not balanced out enough by tax increases.


Donald Trump Attempts To Clarify Comments On Federal Debt Payments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held no public events Monday, but he nonetheless called into several cable television shows in an effort to clarify statements from last week about how he might negotiate federal deficit payments. His earlier remarks had plenty of economists in an uproar.

Veteran GOP Congressman John Duncan, Jr., Endorses Donald Trump

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Republican Rep. John Duncan, Jr., of Tennessee about his support for Donald Trump.

U.S. Intelligence Officials Carry On Tradition Of Briefing Presidential Candidates

As the presidential front-runners move closer to the July conventions, they will assume the many trappings of a president, including their very own top-secret briefings. President Truman started the tradition of providing classified briefings to presidential candidates back in 1952. NPR explores how the process will unfold this summer, how much is shared with potential nominees, and the risk of a candidate leaking intelligence secrets.

Conservative Author P.J. O'Rourke Reluctantly Backs Clinton

O'Rourke will be voting for Hillary Clinton, but he's not happy about it. "She's wrong about absolutely everything, but she's wrong within normal parameters," he said.

Clinton Must Clarify Her Economic Message To Win Primary

Donald Trump has become the de facto Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton still has a wide lead in delegates. On Tuesday, voters in Nebraska and West Virginia will cast their ballots.

'Never Trump' Campaign Now Seeks To Dissociate Trump From Republican Party

Now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, those in the "Never Trump" camp have a decision to make. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Rory Cooper, Senior Advisor to the "Never Trump" PAC.