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Voter ID Laws Face Uncertain Future After Court Decisions

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 3:30pm

A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota from enforcing its strict voter ID law. Similar laws in North Carolina and Wisconsin have also been recently struck down. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, about the future of voter ID legislation.

Tim Kaine Suffers Backlash Over Acceptance Of Political Gifts

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 3:30pm

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine accepted $160,000 worth of free travel and gifts while serving as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia. It was all legal and disclosed. NPR explores if it is still a campaign issue.

Obama Touts Benefits Of Pacific Trade Deal With Singapore's Prime Minister

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 3:30pm

During a meeting Tuesday with the prime minister of Singapore, President Obama touted the benefits of the Trans-Pacific trade deal. But with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both on record against the deal, Obama faces a narrow path to ratification.

WATCH: Donald Trump Kicks Baby Out Of Rally

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 3:22pm

The GOP nominee first seemed to shrug off a crying baby at a rally, but then said: "I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. People don't understand."

Trump Men Weigh In On What Ivanka Would Do If Sexually Harassed

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:09pm

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his son Eric both suggest a "strong, powerful" woman like Ivanka would never allow herself to be subjected to sexual harassment.

What Would Donald Trump's Department of Justice Look Like?

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:58pm

Some Justice Department veterans said they worry about the possibility of political interference in law enforcement decisions if Donald Trump wins the White House.

Obama Calls Trump 'Unfit' To Be President, Questions Why Republicans Still Endorsing

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:05pm

The president said he has disagreed on policy with Republicans and past nominees, "but I never thought they couldn't do the job." That's different this time, he said.

People Liked The Democratic Convention Better. Will That Boost Clinton?

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:22am

On balance, Americans said Trump's convention made them less likely to vote for him. Clinton's convention, meanwhile, fared far better. What could that mean for the general election?

Trump Tweets Support For 'Lyin' Ryan' House Challenger

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:30am

Challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan for his seat in Wisconsin, Paul Nehlen seems to have brought Donald Trump on board his #DumpRyan campaign.

Politics Podcast: Trump's Response To Khizr Khan At The Democratic Convention

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:48am

The politics team is back to discuss the controversy over Donald Trump's response to the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and what impact this could have on his campaign.

NSA Director Rogers On DNC Hacking, Cyberwarfare And ISIS

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:35am

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talk about the state of cybersecurity, the recent hacking into Democratic Party systems and ISIS strategy.

Hacking An Election: Why It's Not As Far-Fetched As You Might Think

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:10pm

The recent hacking of Democratic Party emails has raised questions about the vulnerability of other election-related technology and what potential problems could arise on Election Day.

Implicitly Rebuking Trump, Obama Praises Gold Star Families For Sacrifice

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:43pm

Without using names, the president's remarks at a veterans event supported the father of a slain soldier who blasted Donald Trump for having "sacrificed nothing and no one."

Chinese React To 'Unconventional' Rhetoric In U.S. Election

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Zhang Yuanan, a reporter for a Caixan Media, a Chinese news organization. She is covering the U.S. presidential elections for a Chinese audience and she explains how citizens abroad view Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Families Of U.S. Troops Killed In Action Demand Apology From Trump

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:27pm

Families of U.S. troops killed in action sent an open letter to Donald Trump on Monday asking him to apologize to the parents of fallen Army Capt. Humayun Khan.

Trump Continues War Of Words With Muslim Parents Of Fallen Army Captain

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump is campaigning in the key battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania Monday, as his war of words continues with the Muslim parents of a fallen Army captain.

With An Assist From The White House, Clinton And Trump Start Transition Planning

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:27pm

"This is the most complicated takeover, not only on the planet, but in history," says Max Stier, president of the Partnership For Public Service.

Clinton Campaign Hopes Tim Kaine's Spanish Helps Woo Latino Voters

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:27pm

Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, speaks Spanish, including on the campaign trail. Clinton's team considers his skill a way to reach out to Latino voters, but how do they see it?

WATCH: Khizr Khan Says Trump Should Have 'Patience And Tolerance For Criticism'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:24pm

In an interview with PBS NewsHour, the father of a slain soldier spoke about his criticism of Donald Trump and why he pulled out the Constitution.

Fact Check: Clinton Says 'Comey Said My Answers Were Truthful' On Emails

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 2:08pm

The email issue, which has dogged Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for months, was brought up during an interview with "Fox News Sunday"




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