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Democrats To Meet Friday To Finalize National Party Platform

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the drafters of the 2016 Democratic national platform. The Minnesota Democrat says they don't have party unity yet, but that they will get there.

Your Complete Guide To The Possible Anti-Trump Rebellion At The RNC

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00am

Longtime Republican rule-makers are coming together to try to block the "Stop Trump" movement at the GOP's national convention in Cleveland.

Attorney General: Hillary Clinton Email Case Is Closed

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 5:36pm

Loretta Lynch says she has accepted the recommendation of the FBI and career prosecutors and is closing the investigation without bringing any charges.

Donald Trump Raises $51 Million In June But Details Are Hazy

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:48pm

It's a big improvement over his previous fundraising but still far less than his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump's Business Career In Atlantic City

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, trying to draw a negative image of Donald Trump's business career and move away from the controversy over her emails.

GOP Leaders Criticize FBI Recommendation Not To Charge Hillary Clinton

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Hillary Clinton appears to have received preferential treatment in the investigation into her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. FBI Director James Comey recommended Tuesday that no charges be brought against Clinton.

A House Divided: 2 Democratic Delegates Remain Split Ahead Of Convention

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Dallas Fowler and her mother Carolyn Fowler are both delegates to the upcoming Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. But they are a house divided.

Jewish Reporters Harassed By Trump's Anti-Semitic Supporters

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump's campaign attracted a following from white supremacists, and some have directed anti-Semitic invectives at Jewish reporters and activists. One recently spoke to the public radio reporter he harassed.

Obama Slows Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan Again

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

President Obama announced Wednesday more U.S. troops than planned will remain in Afghanistan through the remainder of his presidency.

CHART: How The U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan Have Changed Under Obama

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:15pm

Once upon a time, President Obama said he wanted to pull almost all troops out of Afghanistan. That has proved way harder than he thought.

The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 7: You're A Grand Old Flag

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 1:19pm

Who is the American flag for? And what does it mean when people of color choose to wave it — or not wave it? Gene and Adrian dig in.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: U.S. Troops In Afghanistan, Trump: 'Harvard For Terrorism'

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:54pm

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today, whether election analysis is too focused on the White working class and fighting to give former felons the right to vote.

Hillary Clinton Should Thank Her Lucky Stars She's Running Against Donald Trump

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:02pm

The FBI director's upbraiding of Clinton's email practices would be damning for almost any presidential candidate, except possibly one running in a general election against Donald Trump.

Obama Slows Afghan Withdrawal Again, Keeping 8,400 Troops Through His Term

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 9:44am

At one point, President Obama had plans to essentially end the longest war in U.S. history. Over the past two years, Obama has changed those plans.

FBI Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton In Email Probe

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

The FBI director said Clinton was careless in handling classified information. David Greene Hears from GOP analyst John Feehery and Democratic analyst Mo Elleithee — as well as NPR's Tamara Keith.

In Virginia, A Battle To Give Former Felons The Right To Vote

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:00am

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. Now, the state's Republicans are suing the governor, who they say overstepped his authority.

Borrowers Rejoice: A Treasury Benchmark Rate Fell To Record Low

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:22pm

On Tuesday, interest rates fell again as investors around the world moved money into safe havens, such as U.S. Treasurys. The 10-year Treasury note yield closed below 1.4 percent for the first time.

Obama Makes 2016 Campaign Debut: 'I'm Ready To Pass The Baton'

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:01pm

Hillary Clinton flew with the president on Air Force One to North Carolina. "Everybody can tweet," Obama said. "But nobody actually knows what it takes to do the job until you've sat behind the desk."

Trump Tweets: A History Of Gaffes From Comparing Wives To The 6-Point Star

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:41pm

Trump's "sheriff star" tweet marks another unforced error for the campaign, in what's become an almost constant stream of gaffes and blunders.

Abner Mikva, Former Illinois Congressman And Obama Mentor, Dies

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Former Illinois Congressman and federal judge Abner Mikva died on Monday at the age of 90. A mentor to President Obama, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.

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