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June 9, 2016 Comment

President Barack Obama Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton

In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind his former secretary of state’s bid and “build on the progress” of his eight years in the White House.

June 9, 2016 6 Comments

Supreme Court Cases On Abortion, Affirmative Action And Immigration Still Pending

The court handed down several decisions today, though not in any of this term’s three most prominent pending cases.

June 9, 2016 Comment

Sanders Denounces Trump, But Says He’ll Remain In Race

Sanders said he will do everything in his power to make sure Donald Trump does not become the next president.

June 9, 2016 18 Comments

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

June 9, 2016 Comment

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

June 9, 2016 2 Comments

Bernie Sanders Visits With Obama At The White House

How will Sanders approach the rest of the campaign, and the Democratic convention next month?

June 8, 2016 Comment

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

June 8, 2016 11 Comments

How 1968 Defined The Political Fault Lines That Divide America Today

Riots, assassinations and protests against the Vietnam War all affected that year’s presidential election.

June 8, 2016 6 Comments

Hillary Clinton Claims Democratic Nomination In Night Of Historic Firsts

She is now the first woman to claim the mantle of presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

June 8, 2016 28 Comments

Stage Is Set For Historic General Election Showdown

Hillary Clinton is the first woman to become the presumptive nominee for president of a major political party.

June 7, 2016 63 Comments

Law Professor Says Trump’s Comments About Judge Signal Rise Of Authoritarianism

A legal expert says voters must consider what it means for a presidential candidate to attack judicial independence.

June 7, 2016 3 Comments

Did San Bernardino’s Terror Attack Change The Politics Of Those Involved?

The attacks began a national debate on terrorism, Muslim immigration and gun control.

June 7, 2016 3 Comments

Ahead Of Primary Vote, Trump Backs Away From Criticisms Of New Mexico's Governor

In May, Trump said Gov. Susana Martinez was “not doing her job.” But last Thursday, Trump said he’d like her endorsement.

June 7, 2016 10 Comments

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

June 7, 2016 26 Comments

Silicon Valley Shuns Donald Trump, Opens Its Wallet For Bernie Sanders

Tech workers, concerned about free trade with China, immigration and education, are keeping a close eye on the 2016 election.

June 7, 2016 20 Comments

California Republican Lawmaker Explains Why He’s Uncomfortable With Trump

Rocky Chavez decided against a U.S. Senate run because he was worried that Trump being on the ticket would make it harder to be elected.

June 7, 2016 10 Comments

Former California Governor Sees Similarities, Differences Between Trump, Schwarzenegger

Gray Davis was recalled in 2003 and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose name recognition and celebrity helped fuel his rise.

June 7, 2016 8 Comments

As New Jersey Votes, Polls Show Trump And Clinton With Lead

Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump in the Republican race, while Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead over Bernie Sanders.

June 6, 2016 8 Comments

Trump’s Words, Politics Threaten GOP's Inroads With Latinos

Latinos are skeptical and even hostile towards the candidacy of Donald Trump, but he insists he’ll win their votes.

June 6, 2016 3 Comments

The Issues At Stake In The Montana Primary

The Big Sky Country state is one of six states heading into the last “Super Tuesday” of the primary season.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.