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Platform Check: Trump And Clinton On Health Care

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:20pm

The candidates diverge sharply on Obamacare but both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see opportunities to improve health care through the tax code.

'Late Show' Host Stephen Colbert Says He's Finally Found His Post-'Report' Voice

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:02pm

The comic initially avoided joking about politics on The Late Show for fear that he would fall into his Colbert Report persona. He says, "Now, I have no qualms about being sharp and satirical."

As Calls Of A 'Rigged' Election Continue, Voting Officials Highlight Open Doors

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:14pm

"There are so many checks and balances on this system. It continues to prove itself on a daily basis," said Karen Osborne, the director of elections in Maricopa Country, Ariz.

FBI Shakes Presidential Campaign, As Clinton, Trump Try To Adjust, Capitalize

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:27am

A letter from the FBI's director on more Clinton emails, plus the likelihood of Republicans "coming home," have apparently shifted a race that looked like a Clinton rout to something more traditional.

Her Job At Risk, S. Korea President Reshuffles Cabinet As Scandal Widens

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 9:15am

President Park Geun-hye replaced her prime minister and finance chief amid a growing scandal that involves a secret advisor with ties to a mysterious religious cult.

KKK Paper Endorses Trump; Campaign Calls Outlet 'Repulsive'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 9:05am

The support of racists and white nationalists has been a campaign-long problem for Trump. Former KKK leader David Duke has repeatedly and enthusiastically backed the Republican nominee.

How To Win The Presidency With 27 Percent Of The Popular Vote

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:00am

It can be done. How? Because of the Electoral College. In fact, through the years, the winner-take-all system the U.S. employs has skewed result after result.

Court Hears Dispute Over Canceled Voter Registrations In North Carolina

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

Just days before Election Day, civil rights groups are suing the state over claims that voters have been illegally removed from the rolls.

How Officials Secure The Ballot: With Multiple People, Multiple Checks

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

Elections workers in Phoenix test each tabulation machine in advance and transport paper ballots and machine tallies by separate teams, not over the Internet, to assure the result is accurate.

With A New Sense Of Urgency, Clinton Stumps In Crucial States

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

Hillary Clinton campaigned across Florida on Tuesday, a state that could effectively seal her path to 270 electoral votes if she wins it.

The Race Tightens, But Trump Still Faces Hurdles In Key States

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

Donald Trump campaigned in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Tuesday as he tries to put states that have been leaning towards Hillary Clinton back in play.

In The U.S. And U.K., Anti-Establishment Voters Sound Similar Themes

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

Donald Trump's message to anyone who doubts he can win: Look at Brexit. The vote to leave the EU in June was fueled by some of the same issues that Trump is tapping.

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The tobacco giant is supporting its first cigarette tax — 60 cents more per pack. But some health groups oppose Missouri's ballot measure, as do some education groups that would benefit from the tax.

More Surprises: FBI Releases Files On Bill Clinton's Pardon Of Marc Rich

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 7:55pm

It's yet another puzzling decision by the law enforcement agency less than a week before Election Day, and FBI Director James Comey has a connection to this case as well.

Economists Warn: Trump 'Promotes Magical Thinking And Conspiracy Theories'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:09pm

A letter from 370 economists, including eight Nobel Prize winners, says Trump has misled the country about trade, jobs and growth.

Illinois Governor Spends Big On Downballot Republican Races

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

It's common for governors to raise money for political allies. What's not common is for governors to spend tens of millions of dollars out of their own pocket for political allies. But that's exactly what Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing on behalf of statehouse Republicans.

Immigration Advocates Challenge Obama's 'Felons Not Families' Policy

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

Immigration advocates are trying to change the narrative about which immigrants living in the U.S. illegally deserve to stay. It's a challenge to the Obama administration's policy of deporting "felons, not families." Grassroots advocates are championing the case of Jose Alvarez — a convicted felon who's also a family man.

Trump Communications Adviser Weighs In On State Of Campaign

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Jason Miller, senior communications adviser to the Trump campaign, about the state of the race one week out from the election.

Elections Expert Breaks Down Early Voting Data

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

Early voting is set to account for one-third of the vote this year. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to early voting expert Michael McDonald about what early voting data shows, which states are the most competitive based on early voting data, and if the FBI's revisiting of Hillary Clinton's emails will have a significant impact on the election.

Ohio Volunteers Remain Steadfast In Support Of Donald Trump

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Robert Siegel travels to Springfield, Ohio, which has seen the loss of many blue collar jobs in recent decades, and joins volunteer Laura Rosenberger as she canvasses a neighborhood in search of Trump supporters. Rosenberger says she doesn't always vote Republican and hasn't voted at all the past couple of years, but says Donald Trump has made her an enthusiastic Republican voter this year.

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