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Financial Markets Get The Jitters Ahead Of Election Day

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:22pm

With less than a week to go to voting day for the presidential election, and the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening, financial markets are starting to get the jitters. With the election almost upon us, the stock market is paying close attention — and that's unusual. Markets don't usually move too much based on who wins the presidency. But this time around it's a different story, and as Donald Trump's prospects have improved, stocks have been falling.

Senate Republicans Could Block Potential Clinton Supreme Court Nominees

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:22pm

Having gone eight months without considering President Obama's nominee to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans are now talking about stiffing any nominee from a prospective President Hillary Clinton — even if that means leaving the court stuck at 4-4 for four years.

Reemerging On Campaign Trail, Melania Trump Pledges To Fight Online Bullying

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:22pm

Trump headlined a campaign rally for her husband in suburban Pennsylvania Thursday, the first time she has given a speech since the Republican Convention.

In Las Vegas, Clinton Volunteers Remain Enthusiastic Close To Election Day

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:22pm

At campaign offices across the country, volunteers for Hillary Clinton's campaign are taking nothing for granted.

Democratic Party Sues GOP Over Alleged Voter Intimidation

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:22pm

The Democratic National Committee has taken the Republican National Committee to court, claiming that Republicans are conspiring with the Trump campaign to intimidate minority voters and prevent them from casting ballots. The Democrats would like to see a consent decree prohibiting the Republicans from engaging in such activity extended for another eight years. The RNC says it has no poll monitoring activities and is not responsible for the actions of the Trump campaign or state parties.

As Trump's Odds Of Victory Rise, Financial Markets Get Nervous

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:13pm

Wall Street doesn't exactly love Hillary Clinton, but it knows what to expect from her. That's not true of Trump. This election will be "a very big deal economically," Dartmouth's Eric Zitzewitz says.

Women Set To Make Gains In Congress, But Still Have A Long Way To Go

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:37pm

More women will likely hold seats in Congress than ever before after this election. But despite being a majority of the electorate, they still will only make up about 20 percent of the next Congress.

The 'Dangerous, Volatile Game' Trump Plays With The White Working Class

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:22pm

New Yorker writer George Packer says years of neglect from the Democrats enabled Trump to exploit the biases of the white working class and turn them into a "self-conscious identity group."

Too Many Ballot Measures? Just Explain Them In Song

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 8:36am

Voting can be a lot of work — just ask California residents, who have 17 statewide and 650 local ballot measures to educate themselves about before next week's election.

It's An Oft-Repeated Line, But Did Clinton Really Laugh At A Rape Victim?

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

In 1975, Hillary Clinton was appointed to represent a defendant charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Clinton reluctantly took the case, which ended with a plea bargain for the defendant.

Obama Tries To Bridge A 'Black Enthusiasm Gap' In Florida

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

President Obama is making a final push for Hillary Clinton, campaigning in the key state of Florida on Thursday. The campaign hopes Obama can help bring African-American voters to the polls

Complaints Of Media Bias Come From All Sides This Season

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump calls the media "a big fat cog" in a "rigged system." John Podhoretz, editor of the conservative magazine Commentary, weighs in on media bias.

Millions Expected To Vote Before Election Day

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

In key states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida, a majority are expected to cast their ballots before Nov. 8. Analysts can detect demographic trends by looking at the early voting stats.

Senate Candidate David Duke Debates Before a Largely Empty Auditorium

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 9:18pm

The former leader of the KKK made the debate cut as one of six leading candidates for a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. Debate sponsors banned the public from attending.

Episode 413: Our Fake Candidate Meets The People

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:26pm

On today's show, Planet Money's economist-approved fake candidate makes his first ads. Then we nervously watch to see what a focus group thinks of them.

Gun Control Groups Aim Their Money At States — And The Ballot

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:26pm

Borrowing tactics from campaigns to legalize same sex marriage and marijuana, gun control groups are shifting to a national strategy of tightening gun laws via state ballot initiatives.

Voters To Weigh In On Variety Of Ballot Measures On Election Day

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

Next week voters will weigh in on everything from marijuana to minimum wage laws to campaign finance. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Caroline Cournoyer of Governing magazine about state ballot measures that voters will see at the polls.

Clinton Campaign Manager Outlines Closing Arguments Before Election Day

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Robby Mook, campaign manager for the Clinton campaign, about the state of the race one week out from the election.

Donna Brazile's Resignation Illustrates Cable TV's Pundit Problem

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

The revelation that Donna Brazile, while a CNN commentator, shared CNN debate questions in advance to Hillary Clinton's campaign demonstrates how deeply the cable TV paid pundit model is broken.

Ohio Republicans Consider Future Of The GOP After Divisive Election

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

Establishment Republicans in Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine, National Committeewoman Jo Ann Davidson and Franklin County GOP Chair Doug Preisse, consider the future of the GOP.

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