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How The Man Created The Brand In 'Trump Revealed'

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:12pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to authors Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish about their book, Trump Revealed, which explores Donald Trump's rise as a businessman, political candidate and above all, a brand.

'To Be Determined': Trump Campaign Signals He May Moderate Immigration Stance

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:57am

The GOP nominee's considering walking back a key campaign promise central to his support — whether 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be deported under a President Trump.

Politics In The News

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump last week shook up his campaign staff. What's in store this week? David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Research Challenges Assumptions On Why Voters Support Trump

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

The conclusion of new research shows supporters of Donald Trump are not experiencing economic anxiety driven by trade and immigration policies, which are common themes of his campaign.

Trump Makes Appeal To Black Voters – In Mostly White Communities

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:27am

Trump is hoping to woo black voters back to the "Party of Lincoln." While African Americans are a reliable voting bloc for Democrats, his poll numbers are especially low even for a Republican nominee.

Trump's Appeal To Black Voters May Repeat Past Mistakes Of GOP Outreach

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:27am

Speaking for "the party of Lincoln" before mostly white crowds, Trump's focus on crime and poverty may have another benefit if it doesn't boost support from African-American voters.

The Week In Politics: Trump's Campaign Shake-up; Clinton Foundation's New Donor Rules

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:08am

NPR's Mara Liasson looks back on a week of political upheaval: new leadership in Donald Trump's campaign, and changes to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation.

The Week In Politics: Trump's Campaign Shake-up; Clinton Foundation's New Donor Rules

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:06am

NPR's Mara Liasson looks back on a week of political upheaval: new leadership in Donald Trump's campaign, and changes to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation.

Money Race Accelerates For Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 7:10am

Both candidates had record months for collecting cash.

Clinton Tries To Quell Criticism With Promised Change To Foundation Rules

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:02pm

The Clinton Foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But critics say that doesn't go far enough. Politico's Katy O'Donnell explains.

The Week That Was: Does Manafort's Resignation Mean A Trump Campaign Reboot?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:02pm

This week there were major changes to Donald Trump's campaign. The Washington Post's Robert Costa looks into what they'll mean, and if they'll be enough to help Trump win the presidency in November.

Bill Clinton Turned 70 This Week. Here Are 5 Moments That Defined His Career

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 1:32pm

The 42nd president has been popular and controversial over a long career.

After DNC Hack, Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Old Machines, Vote Tampering

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Experts have long warned that America's patchwork of old and unsecured voting systems leaves votes vulnerable to tampering — and in ways that wouldn't have to involve a foreign attack.

As Campaign Management Shakes Up Again, Donald Trump Softens His Tone

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

After major upheaval in his staff, presidential candidate Donald Trump has rallied voters in North Carolina and Michigan. His supporters describe how they now feel about their candidate's chances.

Trump Brings In New Campaign Manager; Clinton Foundation Sets New Donor Rules

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

This week in politics, Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff again and the Clintons signaled they'd make changes to their foundation if Hillary Clinton were elected president.

As Trump's Poll Numbers Slide, Campaign Targets Ohio Working-Class Voters

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Donald Trump's campaign is behind Clinton's when it comes to organizing in the key state of Ohio. But his campaign believes the enthusiasm generated from Trump's visits will propel him to victory.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Works To Capitalize On Younger Support In Iowa

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Hillary Clinton's campaign is relying on a network of youthful organizers to turn out millennial voters in order to win Iowa, a state Barack Obama carried twice.

Donald Trump Tours Damaged Louisiana Flood Regions

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Flooding continues in Louisiana and thousands are still living in shelters. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid a visit to the devastated region as residents try to pick up the pieces.

#NeverTrump Candidate McMullin Envisions A Country Of Understanding And Respect

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:00am

Many consider Evan McMullin, an independent candidate for president, to be an alternative to Donald Trump for conservative voters.

Judge: No Deposition By Hillary Clinton In Email Lawsuit

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:20pm

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch had wanted its lawyers to question Clinton about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. She needs to answer written questions only.

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