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With $80 Million July Haul, Trump Narrows Fundraising Gap With Clinton

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:27pm

Clinton still has far more cash in the bank, but Trump has caught up considerably.

After Pulse Shooting, LGBT Folks Of Color Worry About Increased Police Attention

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:44pm

Some LGBT activists worry that more police presence won't protect them from vigilante violence — and might actually make these events less safe for the communities they serve.

Can This Campaign Be Saved? GOP Scrambles To 'Reset' Trump

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:31pm

Party loyalists are hopeful the GOP presidential nominee can change course after a disastrous first week of the general election campaign.

How Positive Thinking, Prosperity Gospel Define Donald Trump's Faith Outlook

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:31pm

"God didn't want people to be poor," is how one historian described the view the Trump family pastor.

Clinton, Kaine Driven By Their Faith In The 'Social Gospel'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:26pm

For both candidates on the Democratic Party ticket, religious faith has provided a foundation for their progressive politics.

State Dept. Calls Report Linking Payment To Iranian Prisoner Release 'False'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:25pm

State Department spokesman John Kirby said there was no quid pro quo with the $400 million payment, which he said was tied to a claim Iran launched in an international tribunal.

Establishment Topples Tea Party With Ouster Of Kansas Republican

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 9:24am

Buoyed by agriculture interest groups, obstetrician Roger Marshall easily ousted Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a conservative member of the rabble-rousing Freedom Caucus.

Reporting While Brown In The Summer Of Trump

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 8:13am

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sit down with Pilar Marrero of La Opinion and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post to see how they balance real talk and staying fair during the Summer of Trump.

Basketball Tickets, Caribbean Travel. Is Disclosure Enough For Kaine's Gifts?

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 7:20am

Clinton's vice presidential pick received more than $160,000 in gifts while governor of Virginia. He disclosed it all, as required by state law, but it could be a problem in this year of populists.

In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 4:00am

In an election year marked by vitriol toward the Muslim community, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches.

For Donald Trump, Mike Pence Brings Conservative Christian Cred

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, which examines the role of religion in public life, about the faith backgrounds of Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence. When Trump named the Indiana governor as his vice presidential pick, it seemed calculated to put evangelical Christians at ease. But a Pew study in June found that even before Pence joined the ticket, evangelical voters were strongly in favor of Trump.

Donald Trump Declines To Endorse Ryan, McCain Ahead Of Their Primaries

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR congressional reporter Susan Davis about Donald Trump's unwillingness to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain in their primaries next week. Echoing Ryan's words when Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Trump said of endorsing Ryan, "I'm not there yet."

Clinton's And Kaine's Faith Traditions Are Consistent With Political Liberalism

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Hillary Clinton was a devout church-attending Methodist as a young woman. During and after college, she retained her Methodist identity even as she moved left politically. She represents the "social gospel" wing of the denomination. Her VP choice, Tim Kaine, comes from a comparable tradition in the Catholic church.

Gen. Dempsey To Fellow Officers: Stay Off The Political Battlefield

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Two retired generals spoke out at the political conventions last month. The retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says they and other officers should keep their politics private.

As November Approaches, Courts Deal Series Of Blows To Voter ID Laws

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 4:14pm

In the past two weeks, judges have ruled against voter ID or proof-of-citizenship requirements in Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Russian Public Leans Toward Trump In U.S. Presidential Election

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

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Pavel Felgenhauer, a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, about how the U.S. presidential election is being covered in Russia and how the Russian public views Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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."

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