By some measures, this week was the stock market’s worst since the 2008 financial crisis as traders worried about the market impacts of the new coronavirus. The administration continues its effort to project stability and preparedness. If the downturn lasts though, it does not bode well for the president’s reelection chances.Also, former Vice President Joe Biden faces what may be the most pivotal day of his half-century long political career in Saturday’s South Carolina primary. Ahead of the vote, our portrait of his candidacy at this inflection point.This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
The infusion comes after county leaders last year decided not to put a referendum to voters asking for a tax hike to fund the Preserves.
As part of our Where Voters Are series, NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Colorado Public Radio’s Bente Birkeland share their reporting from Pueblo, Colorado.Over the next several months, NPR will feature stories from eight communities around the country as our reporters embed in the community to report on the wide array of issues that will shape voters’ choices this election cycle. This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.
A state budget hearing Wednesday got heated over a state law enforcement board’s decision to hire a politically-connected contractor.
The lawsuit comes after WBEZ-ProPublica Illinois investigation threw a spotlight on the towing program’s impact on low-come residents.
United States health officials delivered a clear message Tuesday: serious measures could be required to stem the new coronavirus. One top official described the spread of the disease in the U.S. as inevitable.That tone is in clear contrast to the messages coming from the White House. After a sharp dip in the stock market Monday, President Trump tweeted that the disease “is very much under control in the USA.” He is scheduled to address the nation again tonight.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
Critics say the proposed changes don’t address the root causes of problems at Cook County Health.
In a chaotic CBS debate in South Carolina, candidates of all stripes attacked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as he continues to pull away from the pack. He faced questions about his praise for educational advancements in Cuba under the Castro regime and the cost of his domestic policy proposals.Former New York City Mike Bloomberg once again faced criticism for his comments toward women. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren accused him of telling an employee to terminate her pregnancy, which Bloomberg denies.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary. Follow along with NPR.
Moderate presidential hopefuls face a collective action problem—each wants to see voters rally behind one alternative to Bernie Sanders, but (so far) none are willing to quit the race in order to make it happen.And while Joe Biden was once the uncontested front-runner in South Carolina, lavish spending by Tom Steyer and an uptick in attention from the Sanders campaign means that Biden’s chances aren’t what they once were. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor-correspondents Domenico Montanaro and Ron Elving.