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Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly Dies At 92

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 3:30pm

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has died. Schalfly championed traditional roles for women and led opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment. She helped move the Republican Party to the right on issues including abortion rights and same-sex marriage.

Obama Cancels Meeting With Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte After Insults

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 3:30pm

President Obama cancelled a meeting with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte after the Filipino leader insulted Obama's mother. The U.S. has been critical of the Filipino government's crackdown on drugs with more than 2,000 people killed in the last two months.

A Resurgence Of 'Redneck' Pride, Marked By Race, Class And Trump

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 1:25pm

The media have used a variety of epithets to describe white working-class Trump supporters. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says these terms embody the class contention that is central to this year's election.

Fox News Will Pay Gretchen Carlson $20 Million To Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 8:42am

Two months after former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson accused Fox News' then-chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, the network agrees to a payment, and an apology.

Professor Weighs In On Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Uninformed Voter Comment

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill, who says it's important that Americans, who may be considered to be uninformed citizens, vote in presidential elections.

Presidential Campaigns Begin Their Sprint To Election Day

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:02am

Labor Day marks the traditional start of campaign season but this has been anything but a traditional campaign. We examine the state of the presidential race and what we should be paying attention to.

Congress To-Do List: Fund Government Agencies, Zika Virus Battle

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:02am

After a 7-week summer break, Congress returns to Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are scheduled to spend the month of September on a very short to-do list before leaving again ahead of November' election.

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies At 92

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 8:20pm

The political activist's fierce opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment is widely credited with its failure to be ratified. Schlafly long championed conservative causes and founded the Eagle Forum.

Trump, Clinton Mix Things Up On The Campaign Trail In Ohio

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 6:12pm

Donald Trump sat down with small groups of voters in Ohio on Monday, while Hillary Clinton was also in the state and spoke face to face with reporters.

Trump, Clinton Make Pitches To Working Class Voters On Labor Day

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Labor day is traditionally the start of the last leg of the campaign season, and both campaigns on Monday made a pitch to working class voters. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made stops in Ohio, a state whose voters are critical to any presidential candidate.

Clinton Promises To Help Create Manufacturing Jobs Of The Future

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says if he's elected president he will bring back some of the millions of manufacturing jobs that the United States has lost in recent decades. Democrat Hillary Clinton has a manufacturing plan as well, one she says will help create the manufacturing jobs of the future.

President Obama Wraps Up G-20 Summit In Hangzhou, China

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

President Obama spoke about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the controversial protest by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, at the conclusion of the Group of 20 summit in China Monday.

Politics In The News: Election Campaigns Kick Into High Gear On Labor Day

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 5:08am

The Hillary Clinton camp went after Donald Trump for sticking to his hard-line immigration stance. Renee Montagne talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and GOP strategist John Feehery.

In Celebration Of Labor Day, A Look At Women In The U.S. Workforce

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 5:00am

In 1950, women made up less than 30 percent of the workforce. By 2015, women accounted for nearly half.

Polls: New Hampshire Senate Race Is Statistically Tied

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 4:03am

It's getting awkward in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race. To compete for independent voters, both sides are juggling uncomfortable relationships with the top of their tickets.

In New Memoir, Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Tactics

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 4:03pm

In his memoir True Faith and Allegiance, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defends the legacy of the Bush administration ahead of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11.

In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 4:03pm

Lisa Vogl and her partners launched Verona online to fill a fashion void. Now, it's a boutique stocked with long-sleeved caftans, full-length slit-less skirts, and more than 300 varieties of hijabs.

On Kerfuffle With Chinese Officials, Obama Says: Don't 'Over-Crank' It

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 11:36am

"The seams are showing a little more than usual," President Obama says, describing the tense chaos that marked his arrival in China. From a lack of stairs to heated arguments, friction was obvious.

The Making of Clinton: Character in the 2016 Election

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:46am

Rachel Martin explores some character traits that push voters away from the two most unpopular candidates in modern history. For Clinton, it's the way she seems to protect her privacy at all costs.

Germany's Anti-Immigrant Party Challenges Angela Merkel For Re-Election

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

Germany's Angela Merkel faces a tough regional election today — that could see the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party winning her political home state.




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