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The Week In Politics

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:36am

With three months left to election day, NPR's Elise Hu speaks to NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson about where the candidates go now, the Trump backlash and worries about an October surprise.

Donald Trump Campaign To Focus On Black Voter Outreach

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:36am

Donald Trump is unpopular with black voters, but Omarosa Manigault is trying to change that. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Manigault, Trump's director of African-American outreach.

After The Convention, We Check In With Independent Voters

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:36am

Gina Worthen, Travis Rechenbach and Alicia Jessop have not made up their minds about who they are voting for. NPR's Elise Hu asks them whether the conventions have helped them come to a decision.

Intelligence Officials Share Concerns, But 'Will Step Up' To Continue With Briefings

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:36am

Candidates Trump and Clinton will soon receive intelligence briefings, which makes some people nervous. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with former acting CIA director John McLaughlin about the practice.

Barbershop: Speechwriters Speak On The RNC And DNC

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 4:01pm

Republican speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, Democratic speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum and historian from the University of Virginia Barbara Perry dissect the last two weeks of speeches at the RNC and DNC.

This Week In Hacks: The Democrats, Russia And Trump

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 4:01pm

Cybersecurity experts say some evidence points to Russia in a series of hacks on the Democratic Party. Russian officials and Donald Trump both weighed in on the recent hacks as well.

Trump Responds To Slain Soldier's Father, Who Appeals To GOP Leaders

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 3:37pm

Khizr Khan gave an emotional speech at the DNC in Philadelphia. Donald Trump accused Khan of being scripted by the Clinton campaign and wondered if Ghazala Khan was unable to speak for herself.

5 Takeaways From The Democratic National Convention

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 12:35pm

As conventioneers head home after a dramatic DNC, here are 5 takeaways from Philadelphia.

Pitching A 'Clintonville' Protest During The Democratic Convention

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 11:58am

Anti-poverty activists organized a tent city in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods to protest the Democratic National Convention.

#NPRreads: These Three Stories Are A Real Catch

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:01am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

A Look At Where Bernie Sanders' Movement Goes From Here

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic race for President, but his supporters believe some of his ideas won. Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini looks at his legacy.

Clinton, Kaine Take Off On Bus Campaign Tour

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hit two swing states after the Democratic convention. They're on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Do Putin And Trump Really Have Something To Gain From One Another?

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Days after Donald Trump suggested Vladimir Putin hacked Hillary Clinton's email, NPR's Scott Simon explores the Trump-Putin mutual admiration society with veteran Russia reporter Julia Ioffee.

Democratic National Convention Flips The Script With Reagan-esque Themes

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

The DNC was chock full of chants of "USA!" and salutes to Ronald Reagan and John McCain. Scott Simon talks to conservative author Charlie Sykes, who says it almost sounded like a GOP convention.

DNC Wraps Up A Week In Philadelphia

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Democrats wrapped up their convention in Philadelphia this week. NPR's Ron Elving has all the details, and a look ahead to what both candidates need to do in the months before the election.

Trump Hits The Battleground States

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail. He's rebutting the case Hillary Clinton made against him at the Democratic convention.

For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 6:00am

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

PHOTOS: Dissent, Drama And Unity At The Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:37pm

Photographer Gabriella Demczuk explored the fractures in American politics, examining the Democratic Party's attempt to capitalize on the convention in Philadelphia to make itself "stronger together."

LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:27pm

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.

Comparing Both Conventions As TV: Did Either One Get An Edge?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

Now that the national conventions have concluded, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks back on both, judging them purely as television programs. Policy aside, did either convention make for compelling TV?

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