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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"

The Policy Split Between Clinton And Kaine On Abortion, Explained

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 1:05pm

The Democratic presidential nominee and her running mate have opposing views on the Hyde Amendment, a long-standing policy to limit federal funding of abortions.

Black Lives, Blue Lives: Political Conventions Reveal A Country Deeply Divided

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:16am

The rhetoric on the stage was dramatized by interactions between protesters and police on the streets.

GOP Criticism Mounts As Trump Continues Attacks On Khan Family

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 9:06am

Donald Trump continued to tweet about the family of a fallen Marine on Monday morning, despite pleas from John McCain and others for him to stop.

This Week In Politics: Trump And The Economy Take A Lashing

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:04am

Looking ahead to the general election, with both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the rear view, David Greene talks with NPR commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.




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