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Voting Restrictions Won't 'Make America Great Again'

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 8:30am

Donald Trump's outreach to African-Americans can't erase his and the GOP's support for tactics that disenfranchise or discourage black voters, writes Mary Curtis in this commentary.

Early Voting Kicks Off

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 7:50am

Early voting starts at the end of September. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Professor Paul Gronke of Reed College about the effect early voting could have on election results.

Congress Returns: Much Ado About Little To Do

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 5:00am

There are only two must-pass items on the agenda: a short-term funding bill to keep the government running past Sept. 30, and a separate funding bill to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

The Clinton Health Rumors Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon. Here's Why

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 5:00am

How do you undo rumors and conspiracy theories? Research suggests that it's really, really hard — it may be that letting go of a conspiracy theory means letting go of who you think you are.

Picture An America With #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 6:46pm

In an election cycle filled with sharp disagreement, one man has landed on a platform everyone can seem to get behind: taco trucks on every corner.

FBI Releases New Documents Related To Clinton Email Probe

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

The FBI released documents about its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use. That probe did not lead to charges against Clinton. These documents shed light on what she told the FBI.

Latinos For Trump Founder Warns Of Taco Trucks On Every Corner

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

The founder of Latinos For Trump warned that if nothing was done about Mexican immigration to the U.S., the country would soon have "taco trucks on every corner." That spawned the hashtag #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner, which went viral very quickly and very hilariously.

Week In Politics: Donald Trump Visits Mexico

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the new FBI documents related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Donald Trump's last minute visit to Mexico.

RNC Hires Staff To Supplement Trump's Lacking Ground Game In Critical States

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:06pm

The Republican National Committee announced it's hiring almost 400 additional staffers and opening about 100 new offices across 11 battleground states.

FBI Docs: Clinton Says Concerns About Email Setup Never Reached Her

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 2:15pm

An FBI report and notes of the bureau's interview with Hillary Clinton show she relied on agency officials to deal with classified information.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Taco Trucks On Every Corner

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:37am

A Trump surrogate warned of "taco trucks on every corner" as immigration remains unchecked. But very few people on Twitter think that's a bad thing.

White House Teams With SXSW For Special 1-Day Festival

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 9:54am

The Obama administration is collaborating with SXSW to host a miniature version of the festival at the White House. It'll be called South by South Lawn and will be held Oct. 3.

Trump's Immigration Speech Was Confusing, Sen. Flake Says

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump has laid out his immigration policy. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, about Trump's proposals. Flake hasn't endorsed Trump, in part because of his stance on immigration.

Examining The Foreign Policy Outlook Of Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks foreign policy with Richard Haass, head of the Council on Foreign Relations, about where the two presidential candidates stand on pressing foreign issues of the campaign.

Trump's Outreach To Black Voters May Really Be About White Voters

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump heads to Detroit on Saturday to attend a black church. Pundits suggest Trump's outreach to black voters is really about persuading college-educated white voters that he's open-minded.

U.S. Presidential Election Interferes With Ratification Of TPP

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Miriam Sapiro, who helped negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, about why U.S. pacts with Europe and the Pacific Rim are faltering, and why that's a big deal for the U.S.

6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Trump's Border Enforcement Plan

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 5:00pm

His proposed "great wall" gets all the attention. But his plan would mean record spending on top of what's already record spending on border enforcement.

The Making Of Clinton And Trump

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:06pm

The 2016 presidential campaign has, in many ways, become a question of character. In this hour long special, Rachel Martin digs into how

Presidential Candidates Sharply Divided Over NATO

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Angela Stent, a Brookings senior fellow and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, about the presidential candidates' positions on NATO and the U.S. relationship with Russia.

Trump Affirms Tough Immigration Stance After Visiting Mexican President

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:26pm

On Wednesday, Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Hours later, he gave a speech on immigration where he promised to build a border wall and empower a new deportation force. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sean Sullivan, a reporter for The Washington Post, about Trump's stance on immigration.




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