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When It Comes To Our Politics, Family Matters

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:01pm

This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam explores how unconscious ideas about the family shape the way we think about politics.

Trump Blasts Clinton's 'Deplorables' Comment In Asheville, N.C.

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 6:14pm

Donald Trump spoke to supporters in Asheville, N.C., Monday night, where he criticized Hillary Clinton's comments about his supporters but largely stayed away from her recent health issues.

India's War On Biryani Mixes Caste, Religion, Cow-Avenging Vigilantes

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 5:28pm

In an effort to save the sacred cow, one Indian state is attacking biryani, the much-loved rice and meat dish. The police is collecting biryani from homes and shops to test if it contains beef.

'New Yorker' Writer Explores History Of U.S. Political Debates

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with New Yorker writer Jill Lepore about her piece in this week's magazine looking at the history of debating and presidential debates.

'Washington Post' Reporter Searches For Proof Of Trump's Charitable Giving

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

Donald Trump is facing scrutiny over how much money he has given to his charity, the Trump Foundation, and whether its funds have been used for political gains. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, who has been following this story.

Trump Responds To Clinton's Comments About His Supporters

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

In a speech Monday, Donald Trump focused on comments from Hillary Clinton calling half of his supporters "deplorables" and largely held back from commenting on her health troubles.

Hillary Clinton Stumbles After Reluctance To Address Health Issues

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

Hillary Clinton's efforts to humanize herself and make an affirmative case for her candidacy has been complicated by a case of pneumonia and her comments about Donald Trump's supporters.

Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:06pm

The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on a plant that it says is involved in a number of deaths. Advocates say kratom can help treat opioid addiction, which is far bigger hazard.

Here's What Trump Was Up To Amid News Of 'Deplorables' And Pneumonia

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:57pm

Here's what you missed while Hillary Clinton's abysmal weekend took over Monday's news cycle.

Clinton To Release More Details About Her Health

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:00pm

Her campaign also says it could have done a better job acknowledging that the Democratic nominee is being treated for pnumonia.

Hillary Clinton's Reluctance To Address Health Issues Follows A Long Tradition

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:31am

Clinton's begrudging admission that she's being treated for pneumonia raises the question of how transparent candidates should be about their medical concerns.

Politics In The News

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

In two weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first debate. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway senior editor at The Federalist.

Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Campaign Events Canceled

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Questions are being raised after Hillary Clinton left a memorial for Sept. 11 victims due to feeling overheated. Later, her doctor revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.

New President Will Inherit The War In Afghanistan

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Fifteen years after being touched off by the Sept. 11 attacks, Afghanistan has become America's longest war. It's also become the forgotten war, all but absent from the presidential campaign.

Do Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump's Tax Proposals Add Up?

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Morning Edition examines the competing tax proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — part of an exploration of presidential policies we're calling, "What's the Issue."

N.D. Pipeline Protester: It's About Our Rights As Native People

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:07am

Protesters continue to gather at the site of a proposed oil pipeline despite Friday's announcement that the government would pause construction on federally-owned land.

Hillary Clinton Leaves Sept. 11 Commemoration Early

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 4:06pm

Hillary Clinton unexpectedly left Sunday's Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony in New York after feeling "overheated," according to her campaign.

Clinton Felt 'Overheated,' Left Early From Sept. 11 Commemoration

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:33am

"During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better," campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement.

Clinton Turns To Generalizations; Trump Plays Well With Conservative Christians

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's national political correspondent joins Rachel Martin to talk about the week that was on the campaign trail, from Clinton and the "basket of deplorables" to Trump's interview with Larry King.

What Does It Take To Moderate A Successful Presidential Debate?

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

Veteran newsman Jim Lehrer has moderated 12 presidential debates. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that successful moderation takes careful listening, not "nifty questions."




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